6 open source teaching tools for virtual classrooms :: opensource.com

As schools and universities are shutting down around the globe due to COVID-19, many of us in academia are wondering how we can get up to speed and establish a stable workflow to get our podcasts, online lectures, and tutorials out there for our students. Open source software (OSS) has a key role to play in this situation for many reasons, including:

Source: 6 open source teaching tools for virtual classrooms

Live video streaming with open source Video.js | Opensource.com

Video.js is an open source JavaScript framework for creating custom HTML5 video players. Video.js is incredibly powerful, and it’s used by a host of very popular websites—largely due to its open nature and how easy it is to get up and running.

Source: Live video streaming with open source Video.js | Opensource.com

Understanding the Meerkat live-streaming magic | Computerworld

When you start streaming with Meerkat, the stream is automatically announced on Twitter in a tweet with a link to the stream on the MeerkatApp.co website. It’s also announced inside the app for users who are following you on Twitter and also using Meerkat.

Replies to the tweet are treated as comments, which show up superimposed on the live-streaming video, at least for users who are viewing in the app.

Understanding the Meerkat live-streaming magic | Computerworld http://www.computerworld.com/article/2896228/understanding-the-meerkat-live-streaming-magic.html#jump

This is intriguing, but I’m not sure it’s enough to get me to fire up my iPad.