My university seems to be continuing is slide into MS control. Can't really have a local server to host things anymore. Can't really even have my own web pages hosted by the university.
Pretty much all of the tech knowledge is being outsourced to big tech companies.
Really makes me appreciate the stuff I see at places like OERu. Which I think is largely maintained by @lightweight
@drb departments can join independently, too :) - in any case, as an open charitable foundation, happy to chat and nothing to hide.
@drb if your university identified just one #FOSS service from our many proven services (https://tech.oeru.org/oeru-web-services-february-2021 ) and deployed it for the benefit of your university, they're likely to save many times the membership cost. And with your CC-By Basic Principles of Work and Energy videos, you're already most of the way towards providing two OER-based courses for learners across the globe!.😉 Just sayin'
Some kind of action program would be nice, where student bodies 'unionize' on using proper tech. Having their own platform, they take everything from the walled garden tech, process and collaborate on their own terms, and only send final results back on a minimal-as-possible interaction basis.
@wyatwerp @humanetech Yes - all our courses are designed for others to replicate at their whim. Universities can offer formal academic credit for them without the investment in building their own courses. Each course is already accredited by one or more of our partner institutions.... so lots of options. Happy to discuss it further!
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