I have some great news about Boston Public Schools and free software. You may know that my Co-op has been hosting some Boston Public School courses over the summer using free software.
Assessments of student progress shows that the teachers that stuck with BBB had better assessment scores for their students!! Especially the Math teachers. Scores were SIGNIFICANTLY higher by about 10-15 percentage points and it is believed that is because BBB allowed for student engagement more than Zoom did.
"There’s Now an Even Worse Anti-Encryption Bill Than EARN IT"
Get your IT business out of the US. This needs to have an impact on the economy.
Historic opportunity... https://invidio.us/watch?v=7CMUtKWubxg missed. Why are so many governments run by colossally corrupt dimwits?
@mackiwg Prompted by your words of motivation, I share my certificate and badge here. Thank you for all your efforts in facilitating us from various parts of the world to achieve this.
Yes - open isn't about total "purity". It's all about honest intent - https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/saying-no-even-once.html (and this is aligned with one of my most read blog posts: https://davelane.nz/nethui-insight-open-about-intent )
Step By Step To Use BigBlueButton for Teachers
I must say, I'm pretty excited to be part of the #OER4Covid initiative (see https://oer4covid.oeru.org) - Open Educational Resources + Free and Open Source Software are the fastest, lowest cost, and most equitable way there is to help people emerge from the COVID crisis and arrive in a *better* place then where they came from. And we're doing it *together*.
Essential watching for anyone even vaguely interested in "IP", particularly Copyright. https://invidio.us/watch?v=1Jwo5qc78QU
Lunch at the #OERF Chch canteen today is scratch built chana chaat... Vegan for the flavour win! Zing...
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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