#LibreOffice is a privacy-friendly free open alternative to Microsoft Office. It's a suite of apps including a word processor, spreadsheet editor, presentation app, database editor, drawing app and maths formula editor.
It's compatible with all major document formats including Microsoft.
You can download it for Windows, Mac and Linux from the official website:
Here's a bit of an expose on the OERu's technology infrastructure... https://tech.oeru.org/2018-update-oeru-technology-stack It's all #FOSS and exists to make #OER more accessible around the world.
I think this is worth watching for folks doing Lida courses. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upu0gwGi4FE (there're some challenging concepts and perhaps language depending on your sensibilities, but it's worth it).
If you're not one of the 0.001% of the population who truly get Git (I'm not), you should watch this if you want your mind gently bent in (not always) pleasant ways: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ffBJ4sVUb4 If nothing else, this offers an amazing metaphor for how the universe can achieve such amazing complexity, beauty, and depravity from a few simple, remarkably elegant rules (and nothing else) :)
From the "intellectual property is neither" department:
@aral - read your Reclaiming RSS post with interest! At the OERu, we're making active use of RSS (& Atom), and have just built a tool to help people find useful feeds on their own (or others') blogs... https://course.oeru.org/blog-feed-finder/ - the code: https://github.com/oeru/blog-feed-finder (will be moving to our own gitlab in the coming weeks) @mackiwg
@firstname.lastname@example.org I note that you often interview lawyers on air, and often they give their opinions. Lawyers, in addition to being people, are great actors on behalf of their paying clients... and in many cases will assert things they don't personally agree with believe in support of their client's position. I've never heard an RNZ interviewer ask a lawyer to disclose whether a stated position is their own or on behalf of a client. We need to get better at highlighting conflicts of interest.
Oops - should be OStatus, not OSocial - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OStatus And other references: fediverse - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fediverse, ActivityPub - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ActivityPub, and Matrix - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matrix_(communication_protocol), and, of course Mastodon (on which I'm publishing this post, regardless of where you see it): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastodon_(software) - if you're curious, join this Mastodon instance: https://mastodon.nzoss.nz - I maintain it here in NZ & https://catalystcloud.nz generously provides sponsored #FOSS cloud hosting.
Getting exited for our international partners #oeru2018 meeting later this year in Port Macquarie - hosted by Charles Sturt Uni.
#introductions Hi I'm Jayakrishnan from India and I work in the area of Teacher Professional Development.. Just logged into my mastodon instance for OERu course. Though I am more of lurker in many MOOCs, I like to explore various technologies (especially open source) and how that could be used for improving teaching-learning process.
Are you autistic? Have a loved one or friend who is? Worth watching this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8hHGIJKf3o
Just published this new Docker-based Limesurvey howto: https://tech.oeru.org/installing-limesurvey-docker-ubuntu-1604-nginx-and-mariadb
Limesurvey is a superb #FOSS replacement for SurveyMonkey and Google Forms). If you want a mature full-featured solution, to manage your own data/questions & protect both your survey designers' and respondents' privacy, I highly recommend it.
Open Source Technologist with the OER Foundation - I blog about OERs and free and open source tech for delivering them on https://tech.oeru.org.
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