Rebuilding Crowducate platform using Meteor 1.x
There are many ways to get involved:
- Join our team chatroom:
- Contribute to our Planning Documents
- Add a task to our Github issue queue
- Send a pull request with your custom code! :-)
Our planned system includes a full system model for collaboration on and sharing of Open Educational Resources.
This application is built with Meteor.js. You will need to have Meteor installed.
Install Meteor on:
Once Meteor is installed, make sure you install Git.
Now you can clone and run the application with the following commands:
git clone https://github.com/crowducate/crowducate-platform.git- clone the repository
cd crowducate-platform- change into the sourcecode directory
meteor- run the application
You should now be able to visit the running app at localhost:3000
We have an open Hackpad discussion where we are planning the future of Crowducate. Come and add your opinion, expertise, and vision!
Our work is inspired by, and tries to align with, principles described by many thoughtful, committed people. Following, are some principles of primary importance:
- Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free.
- Work towards Universal access to all knowledge
- Foster cultural diversity
- Support participatory culture and the rights to produce and remix
- Knowledge is constructed
- Facilitate peer learning
- Build trust through open communication and transparency
- Respect freedom, privacy, and decentralization
- Think and communicate in systems (1, 2, 3, 4)
- Preserve and improve the open data and knowledge commons (linked, open data)
- Align with existing common good initiatives
Common good initiatives
Examples of related common good initiatives include:
- Creative Commons
- Free Culture
- Free Software
- Knowledge Commons
- Open Access
- Open Data
- Open Knowledge
- Open Standards
Crowducate is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License (GNU AGPL). We chose the GNU AGPL as it fosters and protects an open knowledge ecosystem, which is essential for an open education project. You can follow the licensing discussion on the Crowducate blog.
Help us grow
Bear in mind, we are in early alpha. For more info read this blog post.