At LearnIn's Regional Task Force we are using various tool and platforms to organize the work we are doing. We have build up in the last four weeks a digital environment, that gives us the opportunity to collaborate, communicate, work on tasks, inform others and document our work at the same time. The table shows what we are using and what for we chose the tool or environment.
|Tool / Software||What for||Alternatives (Open Source, Freemium or free product related)|
G Suite (Google) (free for Education)
|Collaborative workspace, email (gmail), Drive, Documents, Presentation, Groups, SSO, Analytics|
Rocket Chat (open source, installed on a cloud server)
|Team communication, chat, channels, discussion groups|
Jitsi Meet (open source, installed on a cloud server)
|Video chat 1:1 and groups, integrated into Rocket.chat|
|Miro (paid, free for single without collaboration)||Online collaborative whiteboard platform, Kanban board, illustrations, design|
|Rebrandly → go.learnin.info/...||URL Shortener with domain integration|
|Amazon Web Services (paid)||Virtual Server Instances (EC2), DNS (Route 53)|
wiki.js (open source, installed on a cloud server)
|Wiki, content curation, documentation|
|LearnIn Projects (CRI Paris, free)||Projects, workspace for Communities of Practice|
|Bookwhen (paid)||Registration for Workshops etc.||many alternatives. We tried to install a few open source tools but didn't succeeded|
To understand what knowledge is needed to build up a digital ecosystem like that, we have created a profile of an EdTech specialist. LearnIn thinks that technology has to support pedagogy and should never be there for itself. We don't support a "there is an app for that" approach. Following frameworks and models might help to understand each of the three pillars of LearnIn and the similarity to other models.