FSFE Edu-Team activities
- As in the previous months, we worked on the edu pages
- Slovakia school open source campaign to continue A group of Free Software enthusiasts visit schools in the cities of Bratislava, Košice, Poprad and Žilina, where they introduce teachers and students to the benefits and fun of using Free Software solutions.
- Linux Voice launches Hacking competition to find security bugs in Moodle
- José Luis Murillo wrote a blog post about another workshop (as far as I understood)
- Not really a FS in edu news item, but as universities were involved, I wanted to mention it here: Free Software ORG-LIST-END-MARKER summer course for Greek authorities organised by the Greek Free/Open Source Software Society (Eel/Lak) – representing 25 universities and research centres in Greece – and the School of Informatics of the Faculty of Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
- Spain: Valencia Linux school distro saves 36 million euro
- Spain again: Revamped Linex website part of Extremadura’s digital agenda
- MINT-Day Sachsen-Anhalt Oct 21, 2014
- OwnCloud @ University: 18 universities in Northrhine Westphalia, Germany will provide an OwnCloud based solution for more than 500.000 students this winter
- Geneva class-rooms switching to free softwareYay!
- Tablets in school: The German federal state Saxony asked a group of professors to evaluate the use of tablets in class (German)
- A new version of Dr. Geo is out (14.07). Its comes with Athens, its new graphic canvas, it is faster with a nicer display.
- There will be a GCompris sprint during Randa meeting in August (see upcoming events)
- Python is Now the Most Popular Introductory Teaching Language at Top U.S. Universities
- Another summary of the SUGAR labs activities
- Good to see that the five largest learning management system providers – Blackboard, Desire2Learn. Instructure, Moodle and Sakai – have coalesced around some common standards.
- Raspberry Pi Education Fund now accepting applications a £1 million pot of money to be distributed to projects that “encourage young people to learn about computing or illustrate how computing can be used to enhance education in STEM or the creative arts.” (via Michael Horne)
- The MNC Horizon Project has released its latest report, the NMC Horizon Report > 2014 K-12 Edition
- RaspberryPi blog: Exploring computing education in rural schools in India
- Open Education Europa: TELL US Awards to support successful and scalable learning technologies, open for applications The contest is open for entries until 30 September 2014. The Open Education Challenge that ended last month rewareded only proprietary projects as it seems. Was it because no Free Software projects applied?
- A new start for the Free Knowledge Institute and the Free Technology Academy
- This is from April, but I haven’t brought it here yet: Jessy Irwin explains Why Net Neutrality Matters to Education
- Nice Interview with Ken Starks about the Reglue project
- Blogpost on Mozilla, Learning and MOOCs
- Teaching children to code in Lebanon with the Raspberry Pi
- Open access to proceedings from conference on robotics in education that was held in Padova, Italy, July 18, 2014
- Aug 9-15 2014: Randa Meeting with GCompris, Switzerland
- Aug 23-24: This year’s FrOSCon will have the Froglabs again, a two day workshop for kids with Freedroidz, PyGame, Blender and much more Free Software!
- also Skolelinux will have a booth at FrOSCon again
- August, 2014: A group of Free Software enthusiasts visit schools in the cities of Bratislava, Košice, Poprad and Žilina again
- Sep 5-7, 2014: workshop Fab4Teachers: 3D-printers in schools in Oldenburg, Germany
- Oct 11-17, 2014: CodeWeek.eu Something like SFD or DFD for learning to code. An initiative by the Young Advisors and the EC,
- Oct 21, 2014: MINT-Day Sachsen-Anhalt
- Oct 25, 2014: not really FS related, but still: OER Cologne
Thanks to all contributors!