I like using Miro for my teaching. I applied for an Educational license, which is available for teachers at academic institutions like Universities. Unfortunately it got declined. Do you think I could argue that as an IGDORE members we should considered affiliates to an institution similar to a University?
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We’ve reviewed the attached documents, and I’m afraid your organization is not eligible for our Educational license since we only provide them to the following types of institutions:
Middle schools and high schools
Colleges, universities, and technical schools
Online schools accredited by the local Department of Education that award an academic degree
As much as we’d love to help, your institution does not comply with the types of organizations eligible for the program. You may want to benefit from our NPO supporting program, though
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Unfortunately, I don’t IGDORE fits their definition of an educational institution, as IGDORE isn’t accredited to award degrees. Sorry This may change in future, but currently our primary activity is as a research organisation. However, as a Swedish foundation, IGDORE would at least be eligible for the NPO discount.
Heidi, Hello, thanks for the pointer to MIRO. I would be more inclined to seek out and disseminate open source, freely accessible resources. I would be interested in a discussion as to what material you find in MIRO for which an equivalent cannot be found freely accessible online. I have found more valuable material available for free, than paid. Of course, it may require research and assembly. I d love to see IGDORE produce its own open access resources
Hi @paoladm, yes I fully agree and would prefer to have an open source solution. However, I haven’t found a good alternative for online learning and brainstorming. Miro is just really good at that. I’d be super interested if anyone has pointers.
Heidi and all, this was shared on Ronin Slack seems pertinent to this thread. would be great to have a critical review from you Heidi, and to have you compile some new materials to upload. I d be interested to know if it works, LibreCommons