OpenKE Screens

Development on my newest project openKE moves on quite good. I think I can start the Beta Testing in the Mid of November. Below I insertet 2 screens of the app, so you can gather a quick overview what it look like and what features it will cover.
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The first Image shows the Resources Page, which is the heart of the application. Here all the open books, videos, elearning courses etc. are stored. There will be soon more details on every resource: a picture of every book for example and so on. I also plan to host several files on a the openKE server to guarantee its accessebility.

The second pic shows just a forum view of the java proramming intrest group. nothing particular to tell you about that feature. Another Features will be, according to the navigation items you see:
– Special Intrest Groups with forums for knowhow exchange
– User and contact management
– A Skill and Intrest Profile

Feedback is as usually very welcome. Feature Request? – bring em in!!

OpenKE News

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The last few days I was working hard on my open knowledge community project (formerly anounced as openiktbook). I decided to change the name into OpenKE, which means open knowledge enviroment or exchange – i’m not quite sure at this stage about the name. I registered the domain openke.org for this project, already symbolising the non profit character of it. As you can see I’ve made a few logo design for the page – my favorite is the one that I inserted at the top. Feedback is very welcome!!

Besides a little bit of artwork I spent a lot of time on the architecture, database design of the whole application. The DB strucure is at this stage done and I’m just optimizing the queries and so on. For your intrest: I made a own approach of a tagging implementation, which is actually not that new cause also utw uses it, but the performance and handling of it is quite good. I dont‘ think it could be done significant better. If you are intresting in this information I can write a tutorial on it. It’s quite hard to find infos on building a tagging implementation on the net, so I think it’s a good recource for all of you.

I don’t talk much about the features of this application, cause I just keep thinking on new cool features and this and that…There’s no clear picture of it in my mind at this stage, so I can just tell you that is is about free knowledge resources like book, videos of conferences, free e-learning courses and so…This is one part, another is the interaction between the users on the plattform. To prove that I’m not talking shit, here are my notes on the features:

---Global Feature List----
- Resources Area
* Tags/Tagcloud/Taglist
*Popular Searches/
*Latest and Popular Stuff Lists
- Knowledger Area
*Visualisation of all resources
*ability to discover new field of intrest
- Exchange Area
*Forum
*e-learning courses
_ User Profile
* Skill Table
- Popular Searches
- Log User interaction for a user profile