TUSK knowledgebase for health sciences goes open source

Leila Meyer | Campus Technology | April 4, 2012

Check out this latest news from Campus Technology about the Tufts University Sciences Knowledgebase going open source.

"Tufts University is taking its enterprise content, course, learning, knowledge, and curriculum management system for health sciences, known as Tufts University Sciences Knowledgebase (TUSK), open source. Medical schools around the world now have the opportunity to install TUSK at their own institution, customize it to suit their own needs, and optionally contribute their customizations back to the TUSK source code."

"TUSK's many features include the ability to create online virtual patients for learning purposes and store repositories of information and course content for reference and study purposes. It also enables mobile access, so students can study on their smart phones as they ride the subway or look up information while working through their rotations at hospitals and clinics. While the TUSK software will be open source, each school is responsible for developing its own content, although sharing is possible through the software's export and import functions."