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ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style
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F. Questier, ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style, presentation at Universidad 2012, Havana Cuba

F. Questier, ICT in education network: sharing, reusing and collaborating in the Free Open Source style, presentation at Universidad 2012, Havana Cuba

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  • 1. ICT in educationnetwork:sharing, reusingand collaboratingin the Free OpenSource styleProf. dr. Frederik QuestierVrije Universiteit Brussel16th of February 2012
  • 2. This presentation can be found at http://questier.comhttp://www.slideshare.net/Frederik_Questier
  • 3. My background 3
  • 4. My research interestsCopyleft Frederik Questier, Vrije Universiteit Brussel 4
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  • 7. Universidad contributions A continuing story...➢ 2006: Advantagesand opportunities of free & open source software for education➢ 2008: Open Source development for academics➢ 2010: Strategies & Policies for the implementation of Free & and Open Source Software in Higher Education Institutions➢ 2012: How to reach national implementation? 7
  • 8. Our social responsibility:how open is the future? 9
  • 9. Bridging the digital divide➢ "bridge the digital divide by adopting open source thus narrowing the effect of techno-colonialism"➢ “Need for technology that is controlled by local communities and not by foreign companies, that is public property and empowers people to be self-reliant” www.FOSSFA.net
  • 10. "The most fundamental way of helping other people, is to teach peoplehow to do things better or how to better their lives. For people who use computers, this means sharing the recipes you use on your computer, in other wordsthe programs you run." 13
  • 11. 1980s: Stallman defined “Free Software”➢ The freedom to ➢ use ➢ study ➢ distribute ➢ improve the program 14
  • 12. 1998: “Open Source” sounds better as “Free Software”?
  • 13. 1991 comp sci studentUsenet posting to thenewsgroup"comp.os.minix.":“Im doing a (free)operating system (just ahobby, wont be big andprofessional like gnu) for386(486) AT clones.”
  • 14. 6117 persons, 659 companieshave contributed to Linux kernel
  • 15. "Congratulations, youre on the winning team.Linux has crossed the chasm to mainstream adoption." ➢ Jeffrey Hammond, principal analyst at Forrester Research, LinuxCon, 2010“Linux has come to dominate almost every category ofcomputing, with the exception of the desktop” ➢ Jim Zemlin, Linux Foundation Executive Director, 2011
  • 16. The possible effects Example: Extremadura➢ poorly developed region → economic revival ➢ based on FLOSS (customized GNU/Linux)➢ computer access for every student ➢ saved >18M € on initial 80,000 school computers ➢ total software cost: 1.08 Euro/PC/year➢ bigger project ➢ stimuli for companies, centres for citizens➢ economic revival -> European regional innovation award 19
  • 17. SEPAD Sistema de Enseñanza personalizada a distancia E-learning environment developed at UCLVCopyleft Frederik Questier, Vrije Universiteit Brussel 22
  • 18. Free Software repository
  • 19. Open educational resources (OER) digitised materials offered freely and openlyfor educators, students and self-learners to use and reuse for teaching, learning and research
  • 20. Believing that OER can widen access to quality education, particularly when shared by many countries and higher education institutions, UNESCO champions OER as a means of promoting access, equity and qualityin the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • 21. ocw.mit.edu
  • 22. www.merlot.org
  • 23. cnx.org 28
  • 24. S. Ternier et al., Interoperability for Searching Learning Object Repositories: The ProLearnQuery Language, D-Lib Magazine, 2008, Volume 14 Number 1/2, doi:10.1045/january2008-ceri 29
  • 25. But content is no longer king! 30
  • 26. What is good learning? Jonassens Model for(constructive) learning environments 31
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  • 31. Recommendations for openness➢ Research network: strategies for Cuban context ➢ how to increase awareness? ➢ how to migrate? ➢ barriers? ➢ licenses for software and OERs? ➢ ...➢ Share experiences and collaborateCopyleft Frederik Questier, Vrije Universiteit Brussel 36
  • 32. Recommendations for openness infrastructure➢ Implement national portals and repositories for: ➢ Free Open Source Software ➢ E-learning materials ➢ Scientific publications ➢ Research data➢ Open up and connect your Virtual Learning Environments ➢ OERs ➢ Roaming for students and staffCopyleft Frederik Questier, Vrije Universiteit Brussel 37
  • 33. DARE TO SHARECopyleft Frederik Questier, Vrije Universiteit Brussel 38
  • 34. ¿Pr egun¡Gr t as acia ? s!
  • 35. Credits➢ Cartoon Open Source Fish by openssoft➢ “Sorry. Were closed” CC-by-nc by Tommaso Galli➢ Open arrow, CC-by-nd by ChuckCoker➢ OPEN, CC-by-nc-sa by Tom Magliery➢ Share matches CC-by-nc-nd by Josh Harper➢ Question mark CC-by by Stefan Baudy

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