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Exploring and Building Open [Source] Software for Learning Ecosystems and OER

EXPERIENCE DESIGN / EDUCATION / OER/ MULTI-DEVICE / GRAV CMS

Diagram of Grav Course Hub with Git Sync supported collaboration and workflows
Figure 1. Grav Course Hub with Git Sync supported collaboration and workflows.

Grav Course Hub with Git Sync Visualization
Figure 1. Grav Course Hub with Git Sync workflow visualization.

I recently tweeted some reasons for using the Grav Open Educational Resources (OER) Content Space, and I thought I would share them here:


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With the recent addition of the GitSync and Add Page by Form plugins along with the arrival of the Gantry 5 Framework to the Grav universe, 2017 holds even greater promise for (open) educators to benefit from Grav. With these new elements, not only will the setup of the multi-device friendly and collaborative Grav Course Hub be easier and quicker, but a whole new range of applications with Grav opens up in relation to open blogging and online OER authoring/sharing. Let’s start with the Grav Course Hub!


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Since I first started exploring using Grav almost two years ago as an open and collaborative platform for the field of education, I have dreamed of a seamless 2-way sync of Grav site content to such services as GitHub or GitLab. Now, with the great work of the Trilby Media team (the people who created Grav) not only will this possible for myself but also the entire Grav community. By sponsoring the development of the open source Git Sync Plugin I was able to not only support the team behind Grav but also increase the audience for my own Course Hub skeleton package and consultation services about the use of Grav in the education space.


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I recently tweeted some examples of how the Grav Course Hub can help change your teaching (as it has certainly changed mine!), and I thought I would share them here:


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