Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This paper (18 page PDF) details the work being done at OERu to create their own version of a next generation digital learning ecosystem (NGDLE) using free and open source software (FOSS). The paper itself documents the technologies involved, surveys the advantages of taking this approach, costs, and a case study involving Mautic, a FOSS “marketing automation” tool used to automate email communications with both existing and prospective learners and partners. I can say from experience that there's a lot of things going on behind the scenes that aren't mentioned in this paper but which represent a lot of the real value of this work to developers and practitioners.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada

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