Welcome to Ethical EdTech
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A collaborative wiki of software for ethical pedagogy.
Much of what passes for educational technology is designed for purposes of profit-seeking, surveillance of students, and user lock-in. Other kinds of technology exist, but they typically lack the marketing and sales budgets of competing vendors. This is a directory, made by and for higher-ed educators, for sharing tools and use-cases.
These need to be organized and categorized in some way
- Page template for new page creation
- MLA Humanities Commons: Non-profit digital commons that allows users to build public or private Wordpress websites for course discussion, personal academic websites, and public academic resources.
- Commons in a Box: Host your own WordPress digital commons for your institution or group.
- Discourse: Can be used a mailing list, discussion forum, long-form chat room. Install/host on your own for free or pay for the hosted version.
- Loomio: Discussion tool with a focus on decision making and roots in Occupy Wall Street.
- Rocket Chat: Slack alternative chat forum.
- Mastodon: Networked discussion tool similar to Twitter.
- Hypothesis: Annotate any webpage/online text for social reading.
- CommentPress: WordPress theme that enables paragraph level comments of long form texts. Available on the MLA Humanities Commons or install on your own WordPress site.
- Scalar: Platform for creating multimedia, non-linear academic and student texts. Developed at the University of Southern California.
- Omeka:Platform for sharing digital collections and creating media-rich online exhibits. Developed at George Mason University.
- Neatline: Platform for allowing students and scholars to tell stories with maps and timelines. Developed for Omeka.
- Manifold:Academic-developed publishing platform great for iterative, media rich and/or long form academic texts. Allows for crowd-sourced text annotation.
- Rebus Press
Word processing/text editing
- LibreOffice: FLOSS alternative to MS Office Suite. Includes software for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and more.
- Etherpad: Realtime, collaborative online text editor.
- CodiMD: Realtime, collaborative online text editor in markdown. FLOSS version of HackMD.
- DuckDuckDo: Search engine that doesn’t track user data. Note that it is not completely open source.
- Searx: Self-hostable, free-software meta-search engine