Vor einiger Zeit hat sich in den USA eine Vernetzung von Unis formiert mit dem Ziel, unabhängige, nichtkommerzielle Online-Infrastrukturen bereit zu stellen. Am 27.5. um 16 Uhr findet dazu ein Webinar statt, das von OER Sverige organisiert wird.
Many universities are investigating the opportunities of cloud computing for storing learning resources and sharing platforms and tools. However many are reluctant to sign major agreements with global corporations and there are fears of student data being exploited for commercial purposes. In the USA a number of universities have formed Unizin to share a common infrastructure without commercial interests.
Unizin is a University-owned consortium focused on improving teaching and learning outcomes in the evolving world of digital education. Unizin provides a digital teaching and learning platform, as well as software solutions that help Universities take greater control over their content, more effectively manage data and incorporate analytics to quickly identify and respond to educational trends.