Chris’s summary of BigBlueButton

Our mission is to make BigBlueButton the best web conferencing system for distance education. In his Web Master Dearborn Schools blog, Chris Kenniburg gave his assessment of our progress so far: [BigBlueButton] is a video meeting/conferencing software package that is integrated with Moodle. … It is a very complex program but the developers have made

Google Supports BigBlueButton

The BigBlueButton open source project has been accepted into the 2010 Google Summer of Code! You can see us in the accepted list. We’re looking forward to working with the GSoC students to improve BigBlueButton. (Here the list of projects ideas that we submitted for the application.) Let the coding begin!

We’re Big in Russia

As BigBlueButton becomes localized into other languages, we see a huge spike in traffic from other countries. Most folks in the chat session this morning are from Russia. Looks like we got covered in habrahabr.ru.

Free Technology For Teachers

Some good coverage of BigBlueButton in theFree Technology For Teachers blog — though we tend to characterize the project as open source web conferencing as opposed to open source video conferencing.

Push the BigBlueButton

Thanks Betsy for the good words on BigBlueButton. Yes the BigBlueButton developers do occasionally hang out on the demo server. We find it an excellent way to interact with users and get direct feedback.