Preparing the Ne(x)t Generation: Lessons learnt from Free/Libre Open Source Software

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Andreas Meiszner, Rüdiger Glott and Sulayman K.Sowe gave a presentation at the 4th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education, March 31 - April 2, 2008. …

Andreas Meiszner, Rüdiger Glott and Sulayman K.Sowe gave a presentation at the 4th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education, March 31 - April 2, 2008.
The presentation and underlying paper focused on “Preparing the Ne(x)t Generation: Lessons learnt from Free/Libre Open Source Software”. Both are also available at the www.FLOSSCom.net download area.
This forth edition of the GUNI Conference explored the role of higher education in order to contribute to human and social development in the context of globalization.
The Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI) is a global network made up of over 120 members from the five continents. These members include the UNESCO Chairs in higher education, higher education institutions, research centers and networks related to higher education. GUNI was set up in 1999 by UNESCO, the United Nations University (UNU) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).

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  • 1. Preparing the Ne(x)t Generation: Lessons learnt from Free/Libre Open Source Software Why free and open are pre-conditions and not options for higher education! Andreas Meiszner, Rüdiger Glott, Sulayman K. Sowe 4th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education: new challenges and emerging roles for human and social development Barcelona, April 2008
  • 2. The Past Learning as a finished and delivered product to be consumed
  • 3. The Future Learning as an active creation process in disperse environments
  • 4. Today – The FLOSS Case The diverse FLOSS learning ecosystem