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Slides prepared for the Debconf10 held at New York City.

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Fedena Debconf10 - Projectfedena and Pedagogical freedom Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Pedagogical Freedom Debian, Free Software, and Education August 1, 2010 – DebConf10, New York City
  • 2. Fedena is an open source school management system (SIS) based on Ruby on Rails
  • 3. Fedena is an ideal solution for all teaching and school management related issues and it helps to manage all school related activities online.
  • 4.
    • Initially developed by Foradian Technologies with the intention of providing an efficient, user friendly school related solution to the whole World
    • to provide a system that should make the user feel that the real power is in their hands.
  • 5. Why open source ?
    • No such open source solutions (especially web2.0)
    • No simple & user friendly alternative
    • Our dream that every one should get benefited from it
  • 6. Apache License 2.0
    • It allows use of the source code for the development of proprietary software as well as free and open source software.
    • Business friendly
  • 7. Features
    • Eye Catchy UI design and easy navigation
    • User friendly and simple
    • Any one with basic knowledge in computer and internet can easily operate fedena
  • 8. Modules available with Fedena 2.0
    • Student Admission
    • Student Management
    • Messaging System
    • Event Scheduling
    • Examination Management
    • Attendance Management
    • Time Table Allocation
    • SMS alerts
    • Human Resource Management
    • Finance Management
    • Report generation for all the above
  • 9. Some screenshots
  • 10. Dashboard
  • 11. Calendar
  • 12. Event creation
  • 13. Graphical reports
  • 14. Timetable
  • 15. Attendance
  • 16. SMS settings
  • 17. Feel the power at http://demo.projectfedena.org/
  • 18. Benefits for teachers
    • Improvement in productivity
      • Easy tracking of students
      • Analyzing their performance and attendance
      • Instant Report Generation
      • As the entire data is online and secure, any analysis can be done at any desired point of time.
  • 19. E-Learning with Fedena 3.0
    • The Project currently focuses on an E-learning solution with which the teachers and students can collaborate with each other and undergo knowledge sharing. This way teachers and students can get in touch 24/7
  • 20. Response for Fedena
    • Many schools in Asia and Africa are excited about this project and started implementing the same in their schools/institutions/campus
    • Schools of USA/UK already have proprietary SIS systems. We are getting good reviews about the project. But implementations are very low
  • 21. Challenge
    • Customization requirements
      • The main challenge that we have found while implementing the application in different schools is that, as the mode of working of each school differs, there is a great need for customization.
  • 22. Possible solution
    • Since the development framework is Ruby on Rails, the customizations can be integrated in a short span of time. We need contribution from opensource enthusiasts all around the world so that most of the customizations will be available for free download.
  • 23. Future plans
    • Fedena 3.0 – E-Learning (2010 December)
    • Fedena 4.0 – E-Schooling (2012)
    • Fedena 5.0 – E-University (2013)
      • Fedena 5.0 is code named as “Taxila” in honour of one of the first universities of world, which was part of Ancient India.
  • 24. @projectfedena