Another month past since the last edu news entry. Here’s what I found in March:
E-learning tools gradually make their way into Francophone Belgium schools
There was a webinar about the “Open Library 2013 project” as Elias writes in his blog.
The paedML (sample solution) in Baden-Württemberg is migrationg to UCSSchool by [...]
Time for edu news again. Here’s what I collected in February:
Community CC licenced FS promo material at the FLOSS Competence Center Network, they started to provide some creative commons licensed promo material to spread the word. Pressing need for FS skills Well, I admit, the source for this news item might be seen as [...]
Hello everybody! It’s been a while since I wrote my last post with edu news. So, I am planning to post news more regularly again. I start trying on a monthly basis. Here’s what I collected in January:
Community Michael Shiloh from Arduino asks teachers on a mailinglist why they want to use Arduino in [...]
As I already wrote in the edu-team summary for 2012, I will be going to FOSDEM. It seems that the program is not entirely ready yet, but there are not enough education related talks for my taste. Well, on the other hand, the whole event is about educating hackers, right?
The only plain edu [...]
After last year’s edu-team report, here is a brief summary of what the Edu-Team did in 2012. I’ve tried to keep it as short as possible at the risk that some things might not be clear. Please point me to these cases that I can explain them sufficiently.
Talks and similar activities
The edu-team members [...]
Last FrOSCon, Kurt Gramlich, leader of the German part of the Skolelinux project, gave a brief overview on the Skolelinux pilot in Rhineland Palatinate. What happened after the first euphoria and listed reasons why the pilot may be considered a failure.
It was a very entertaining and informative talk. I learned quite a bit and [...]
Bei der Recherche für das Bildungs-Team der FSFE, stieß ich auch das offizielle Bildungsleitbild für Südtirol. Schön zu lesen, wie einige Passagen geradezu nach Freier Software schreien:
Sich zu bilden ist ein Grundrecht – von Anfang an, innerhalb und außerhalb der Bildungseinrichtungen bis ins hohe Alter. Bildung ermöglicht individuelle Lebensgestaltung, persönliche Entwicklung, berufliche Qualifizierung und [...]
When I talk to people as a member of FSFE’s education team, there’s always the question what we are actually doing. It is not so easy to come up with something specific. I know we’ve been busy all the time, but ad hoc, it’s difficult for me to name examples, that are worth mentioning. A [...]
Cleaning up my notes folder, I found an article about the seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education:
1. encourages contact between students and faculty, 2. develops reciprocity and cooperation among students, 3. encourages active learning, 4. gives prompt feedback, 5. emphasizes time on task, 6. communicates high expectations, and 7. respects diverse talents [...]
I found an interesting news entry on osor.eu: “DK: Students to develop open source software for the Danish public sector”
I think this is really great. Students get involved in Free Software development and learn a lot without using “sandboxes” and get paid while at the same time public administrations get the software they really [...]