[Slightly edited — KJC]
|SOURCE||Linux Weekly News|
.LRN ('DOT-LEARN') CONSORTIUM FORMED Several universities (including MIT, Heidelberg University, and the University of Sydney) have gotten together and announced the formation of the .LRN Consortium, which is dedicated to the development of open source educational software. More information is available at http://dotlrn.org/ Just to be clear: this seems to be a consortium to support and promote a particular suite of open source educational software: ".LRN is an open source application suite for learning and research communities."
From Etienne Goyer:
Another project with similar goals would be SchoolTool at http://www.schooltool.org/.