Julien

About me

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LMS Learning Management System.

When an institution wants to offer online cursus and distant education, a LMS is needed. The biggest name in this field is the opensource software Moodle. I implemented Moodle at the Institut Français de Russie and created a whole cursus with interactive activities & videoconferences from a technical and didactical perspective (see video). I also created small interactive modules for the Moodle of Monash University.
I have a bit of experience with Opale Scenari and Chamillo LMS, but the most valuable knowledge I have is with H5P (beta tester). Despite not being a LMS, H5P is an extremely versatile multi-purpose tool for creating LMS content. It also makes content remarkably more user-friendly.

Making videos

I learned the basics at the university. Shooting videos since 2018 helped me to improve my technique, my workflow and pick up better material. I present, shoot, edit and publish videos which gives me a valuable knowledge about the whole process. I use exclusively Free&Opensource softwares for that: Kdenlive for video editing, Inkscape and Gimp for graphic creations, Audacity for audio corrections, Peertube to publish in a video platform that has ethical standards. Respecting copyrights should be a standard, but to make it easier, I most of the time use medias with Creative Commons licences, like the music I find in digccmixter.org.

Privacy respecting technology

For educationnal institutions, implementing and using Free&Opensource softwares (FOSS) comes with great benefits considering costs, sustainability, resilience, local developement and ultimately control over the data. For students, it’s a clear gain in terms of privacy and education, as they learn software they may reuse later on, for free, and even learn coding. For teachers, it’s a neat improvement: they’re not longer responsible of imposing privacy invasive softwares on students and they develop knowledge in their work that they may reuse in different contexts. Broadly speaking, at a time where big companies harvest the educationnal system’s data without informed consent and with little legal supervision, FOSS stands as an ethical approach of technology.
I use 95-98% of FOSS since 2008. I participate in different ways to the life of this wide community, mostly by promoting best informatic practices in the educational field (I have a video channel for teachers interested in opensource : https://video.tedomum.net/video-channels/pro_channel/videos  This way I’m being updated about the latest developments or issues of the softwares I use in education.