CBOX OpenLab is a powerful, flexible, free software platform specifically designed for teaching, learning, and collaboration. Unlike closed, proprietary educational systems that allow their users only limited control, CBOX OpenLab empowers members to create and customize vibrant, attractive spaces where students, faculty, and staff can share their work with one another and the world.
Openness brings important benefits to the learning process: students begin to write not just for their own teachers, but also for a wider public, and can share their work with friends, family, and potential employers; faculty can create best practices and open educational resources; staff can gain insight into the classroom and coordinate initiatives; members of all kinds can work together across institutional boundaries; colleges can make their work visible to potential students, external partners, alumni, and the world.
While CBOX OpenLab emphasizes openness, it also provides robust features that protect member privacy (see question below) and, unlike commercial social media platforms, does not seek to monetize user data.
From a technical perspective, CBOX OpenLab simplifies the complex task of creating and maintaining an education-focused WordPress and BuddyPress installation. By adopting open source software, CBOX OpenLab users benefit from the contributions of others in the WordPress community, and can collaborate with other projects around the world, sharing ideas and innovations, and reducing the cost of implementing new features and functionality.
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