Certified Open EdTech Products

ProductOpen SourceSustainableDirected by EducatorsCommunity of developersOpen EdTech standards
Big Blue ButtonBigBlueButton was launched as an open source project in 2007 under the LGPL 3 license and to date has received over 40k commits from the community.BigBlueButton is sustained by a core group of commercial companies that fund and support its core development.The focus of the project is to build the world’s most effective virtual classroom for educators. Our roadmap is based on pedagogy and the features for each release are taken directly from educators.– Over 195 contributors world-wide and actively supports developers through interaction on our GitHub issues and bigbluebutton-dev mailing list. We provide extensive documentation to our community to help them installdevelop, and integrate.xAPI, LTI, WCAG 2.1 AA BigBlueButton integration for Moodle
MoodleMoodle was first released in 2001 under the GPL license (originally v2 and now v3)Core team of 280 supported by professional services at moodle.comConstant UX research
Core product advisory groups with key users
Issue tracker and forums
1006 contributors from 60 countries
Developer support
Over 2000 community plugins
Issue tracker and forums

Open EdTech Interoperability Standards

These are standards that we recommend that all Education technology should support, where appropriate.

They allow interoperability among software and people, enabling organisations to create systems that work well for both educators and students.

(These are currently drafts, the OET Association is actively discussing all these standards and many more!)

Standard MaintainerDescription
ActivityPubW3CAllows for content to stream
LTI1EdTechLearning Tools Interoperability allows tools to use each other across the internet, passing user data one way and grades back. FoundationMatrix is an open protocol for decentralised, secure communications.
RSS RSS BoardRSS allows the stream of content including text and media of all kinds. It is not a perfect standard but it is very popular and widely supported.
WCAGW3C Web Accessibility InitiativeAccessibility standards enable applications and media to be used by anyone regardless of capability
WebRTCGoogleFor streaming video
The association is actively discussing these standards and new ones.