Hello everyone, and greetings from Qatar. I was looking into digital literacy materials for a project I am working on here for digital literacy. As per usual, Mozilla is great, from Rust language development and the ubiquitous Firefox browser as my gold standard, to civic engagement. I just discovered this blog this evening, by way of P2PU. I am looking into your material, augmenting some efforts here.
Part of my literacy project here will be setting up computer labs, and training students to take donated computers and build them to spec for the project. Super exciting, at least to me. In an attempt to be forward thinking, I wanted to have online courses and community building. I like the idea of P2PU, but also wanted something more interactive.
I am looking into static pages a la P2PU and their Course in a Box system, or even a more robust LMS. I am an IT guy by trade, and I like the idea of OpenedX, but the admin burden and cost of serving that material out of my pocket might be doable, but steep. Instructure Canvas LMS is also open source, appears to be more friendly for a smaller infrastructure and community, but also will pose a burden to involve others beyond me.
What are others on this site doing for online teaching and communities beyond static web pages? I know I can just host embedded Youtube video, but I really want to take this the last mile with Open Badges as well to push these kids, so a LMS with coursework and achievements seems like an aspirational goal for everyone involved, and a wonderful learning challenge for me too.