Today and tomorrow the #OER community will meet in the north of Germany to join/give sessions and workshops on various topics.
The event will be in German, please find more information on the website http://www.oercamp.de/17/nord/workshops/
@xldrkp Hi! I'm going to be connecting virtually with this conference tomorrow at 5:45 Hamburg time! See here: http://virtuallyconnecting.org/blog/2017/05/22/we-are-vconnecting-from-oercamp17-on-jun-23-24/
@xldrkp I know there has been some discussion in the community about the platform but I haven't been part of that discussion yet. I know that the ability to both live stream and record is important, along with being easy to set up and use. And free--we are a bunch of volunteers. Jitsi looks possibly promising, but perhaps a bit complicated for a newbie to set up? Seems like a lot of tools & I don't know which to use.
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