Monthly Archive: August 2016

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In-house or Out-house

A couple of weeks ago Robin DeRosa, someone¬†I follow on twitter, posted the following observation: I don't get why universities, with so many depts/experts, sub out all the design/building of learning infrastructure to 3rd party vendors. — Robin DeRosa (@actualham) August 10, 2016 The entire thread is worth a read, and I’d encourage you to go take a look at it. ¬†While this is similar to the question often asked with regards to self hosting (or not) things like email, the question of academic infrastructure brings a nuance that is worth exploration.