Open Scholar – Free Website Development Software

Open Scholar, produced by Harvard, is a free software package for educators to use to develop scholarly websites. Open Scholar provides an intuitive drag and drop user interface that enables anyone to design and develop a website. Institutions using Open Scholar can develop as many websites as they like using the free software.

Watch the video below to learn more about Open Scholar.

Scholars Web Sites Project Overview from IQSS on Vimeo.

Before you get too excited, Open Scholar does not provide hosting for websites. To use Open Scholar you have to have someone install it on a server. Open Scholar uses Drupal.

Applications for Education
If your institution is looking for a platform to deploy system-wide for instructors to use to develop their own websites, it might be worth your time to investigate Open Scholar.

H/T to Open Culture.


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