@lightweight see this new UNESCO report on education in a post-COVID world? https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000373717/PDF/373717eng.pdf.multi
#OERu partner Thompson Rivers University are leading from the front! #OER based micro-courses now an option for global credit transfer. See: https://inside.tru.ca/2020/06/09/tru-takes-lead-role-in-global-education-accessibility/
"Bassari said his daughter's school board has yet to offer an alternative to G Suite for Education, even though the consent form said the board would provide one." https://www.cbc.ca/radio/spark/401-google-for-education-1.4694935/as-google-for-education-tools-enter-classrooms-across-canada-some-parents-are-asking-to-opt-out-1.4694939
@mackiwg we are getting there!!
I think there is a critical mass effect. As soon as a critical mass of governments switch to open source, and contribute upstream, the software improves so rapidly that other governments will join too, and then those also contribute upstream etc.
During the time of the LiMux project, there was a small but constant amount of commits to LibreOffice by Munich city employees.
Hamburg planning to become "“a model in digital sovereignty” by migrating to open source: https://news.softpedia.com/news/another-german-city-wants-to-replace-microsoft-with-open-source-software-530156.shtml
Thanks #LiDA103 team especially Dr Wayne Mackintosh for developing this interesting course loaded with resources and activities . First time for me to hear about Personal Learning Environment (PLE). I enjoyed very much and thank you for the free certificate issued for the competency test.
All the very best for future participants.
Wow. This is huge news, and a milestone, for #Linux!
"Lenovo has announced that all of its ThinkStation desktop PCs and ThinkPad P series laptop will be available to buy with Ubuntu preloaded starting this summer."
It's not just the easier availability of hardware known to work "out of the box", it's also what this signifies. Lenovo would not do this if they did not see it as a good market opportunity. https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/06/ubuntu-on-lenovo-laptops #Lenovo
Publishers/authors are trying to officially kill the Internet Archive https://torrentfreak.com/publishers-sue-the-internet-archive-over-its-open-library-declare-it-a-pirate-site-200601/
It's become very clear that these publishers and authors want to kill libraries and it would be a dangerous precedent if they win.
For example: libraries never needed permission to lend books, and these same publishers are trying to change that with this suit. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200519/13244644530/libraries-have-never-needed-permission-to-lend-books-move-to-change-that-is-big-problem.shtml
I am so much grateful for this. I did not regret finishing this course. The content of the lesson is so comprehensive. I learned a lot. Thank you OERu #LiiDA103
We invite all #lida103 learners to certify your competency in copyright for free. You get a badge as well :-). (Yes I passed the test 😄) There is a pretest you can try before attempting the competency test: https://course.oeru.org/lida103/course-guide/optional-pretest/
@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.
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