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
I did see that on the website. The uni's financial situation might not be in a place to do much of anything at the moment but I'll keep an eye on it.
@drb our annual membership fees are incredibly modest - probably less than a single seat of some of the Uni's more expensive proprietary software tools... or a rounding error on a departmental budget ;)
@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.
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