Another month passed without me noticing it. There is currently so much going on, that I did not find as much time collecting edu news as usual. If you come accross anything that might be worth mentioning in this series, please drop me a note or, even better, drop it on the edu-eu mailinglist!
The article is quite old, but t’s nice to see that more and more professors discover the value(s) of Free Software.
Dr. Andrea Hickerson (Rochester Institute of Technology):
“The values that underlie open source, like transparency and open communication, are the same values that underlie journalism and democracy,” Hickerson said. “It seems like a natural marriage to [...]
FSFE Edu-Team activities Sebastian warns in a blog post to put the cost argument in front My last edu news summary was well received on the edu-eu mailinglist and let to the idea of creating an edu news planet. Anybody interested to join? We are working on updating the NLEDU campaign page as there [...]
I just want to recommend reading a blog post I found on KDE: A school in the southeast of England, began switching its student-facing computers to GNU/Linux. Stuart Jarvis interviewed the school’s Network Manager, Malcolm Moore. I think it’s an excelent case study to refer to.
Here are some gems:
To the question what caused the descision [...]
I’ve been looking for a web based XMPP client and found about 20 in the list on xmpp.org. I skimmed through them and as a Free Software license is mandatory for me, I was left with 7 clients. I haven’t had the time to try any of them on my own machine yet, but [...]
Here are three months of education news related to Free Software! Sorry for the delay, I was somewhat tied up with FuxCon and was traveling for a month. Enough said, here we go:
Finland Finnish education board funds Free Software cloud services for schools. A Webinar on KDE-based learning programs took place on April 24. [...]
End of February, a UNESO conference (WSIS+10) took place which in parts dealt with Free Software in education. The final report has been published for a while and just recently, I found the time to go through it.
For those who don’t have the time to read the entire document, here are the passages I [...]
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 [...]
For the fourth time now, the FSFE is celebrating the Valentines Day for Free Software. So it is slowly becoming a tradition
This year, my Valentine’s “Thank You” goes to Roland Olbricht, creator and developer of the Overpass API for OpenStreetMap.org.
Just recently, I heard a podcast (German) about it with Roland and enjoyed [...]