Consistent with the OER4Covid initiative goal to provide examples of open technologies to minimize the risks of proprietary vendor lock-in during this crisis, the OERu has donated use of its free and open source software (FOSS) technology tools to support participant communications for this initiative.
OER4Covid participants are invited to create accounts on each of the relevant websites they would like to use:
|Discussion forum||community.oeru.org||Start here. We use the Discourse platform for longer conversations not suitable for chat.|
|Social||mastodon.oeru.org||Our primary social media channel is powered by Mastodon. Use the #oer4covid hashtag.|
|Chat||chat.oeru.org||Digital messaging platform powered by Rocket.Chat for team collaboration.|
|Video conferencing||TBD - awaiting funding confirmation.||Web conferencing is hosted using BigBlueButton for synchronous video conference calls.|