I might have snickered a little the first time Brian suggested SPLOT as a name for a group of projects I’d work on here at TRU. It was either Smallest Practical Learning Online Tool or Simplest Possible Learning Open Tool or …
But the name is not important, it’s the idea.
Because of challenges with FIPPA legislation (dealing with Canada institutions and their limitations of using web services based in the US that might transmit student information), the goal was to create simple learning applications that do not require any creation of accounts.
As a place to develop these, we registered the splot.ca domain and set up a WordPress multi-tsite as a development and testing environment.