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:
How We Helped Our Reporters Learn to Love Spreadsheets https://open.nytimes.com/how-we-helped-our-reporters-learn-to-love-spreadsheets-adc43a93b919
This is how the NY Times answered the “should reporters learn to code” question. Turns out a little tech fluency goes a long way. There’s something here to emulate in legal education and the practice of law.
The Guardian: Pearson to axe 3,000 jobs after slump at main US business. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw8Mis7zk
Amazon grows its education footprint with Amazon Inspire, a free platform for learning materials | TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2016/06/27/amazon-jumps-into-online-learning-with-inspire-a-platform-for-free-crowdsourced-and-premium-materials/
Are games fun? This is an important question for people in training because not only animation but now “gamification” is a new trend. But are “games” fun? Winning is fun. Interacting with others with whom you are playing can be fun. Games can be entertaining and sometime they are fun, but when we think about making training more effective, we need to think less about having fun and more about what it means to learn.
How to connect apps to Slack for use in the classroom – TechRepublic http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-connect-apps-to-slack-for-use-in-the-classroom/#ftag=RSS56d97e7
Learn alongside innovators, thought-by-thought, in context – O’Reilly Media https://www.oreilly.com/ideas/oreilly-oriole-learn-alongside-innovators-thought-by-thought-in-context
Built on Drupal, the Getty Institute’s Getty Scholars’ Workspace provides a platform for art historians, and researchers in similar fields, to work collaboratively on multiple projects without having to use several different platforms.
A Drupal-based platform for collaborative research | Opensource.com https://opensource.com/education/16/3/getty-scholars-workspace
The platform includes scholar friendly features like importing Zotero files to create bibliographies and collaboration tools like forums and shared documents. If course it is Drupal so it’ll take some take configuration to get it going. With checking out.
Sony Is Building An Education And Testing Platform Powered By The Blockchain | TechCrunch http://techcrunch.com/2016/02/22/sony-is-building-an-education-and-testing-platform-powered-by-the-blockchain/?ncid=rss
Why the community needs an open credential system | Opensource.com http://opensource.com/business/15/11/3-reasons-open-badges-credentials?sc_cid=70160000000x3xCAAQ