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Serverless Online Education - The platform is dead, long live the platform!

Date Friday, Nov 24  Time   –    Room Rook

It may surprise you, but online education doesn't need centralised platforms. The web browser has transformed into the new operating system that can present content offline and provide access to decentralised storage and communication. However, these potentials are barely or not at all used in new teaching and learning scenarios. Instead, centralised and expensive server applications are still dominant.

In this How To, we will delve into various decentralised concepts and shed light on these. Bring your laptop and you will have the opportunity to:

  • Generate interactive educational content using LiaScript in small groups and share it across different channels.
  • Get to interact with other users in classrooms based on various decentralised communication methods. 
  • Collaboratively edit and execute code by using Edrys(-Lite) and setup a laboratory wiith Arduino hardware, solely through the browser. 

Join this workshop for a hands-on exploration of the future of online education, where the browser becomes the platform, and learning and creating educational content can happen anywhere, anytime.

Session takeaways:

  • You'll have a clear idea of how a modern browser can open up new ways of communication and collaboration for you.
  • You'll learn about different methods to share content on the internet without needing a server.
  • You'll start to critically evaluate centralised platforms and solutions, considering aspects such as cost, sustainability, and the scope of functionalities they offer.

OEB speaker André Dietrich

André Dietrich

Researcher, Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Germany

OEB speaker Sebastian Zug

Sebastian Zug

Professor for Robotics and Software-Engineering, Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Germany