Open Source In Education

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What can Open Source software bring to (IT) education, and vice-versa.

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Open Source In Education

  1. 1. Open Source Software and Education bertrand delacrétaz www.codeconsult.ch egin seminar, november 2nd, 2006
  2. 2. What can Open Source software bring to education? and vice-versa!
  3. 3. Closed Source Software You can play with it. Don’t open it. Don’t try to find out how it works. Nice, isn’t it? image by shawnzlea at Flickr
  4. 4. Open Source Software Feel free to experiment! You can do whatever with it. Some assembly required... image by ckirkman at Flickr
  5. 5. The Four Freedoms Freedom to run the software Freedom to study and adapt it Freedom to redistribute it Freedom to improve it source: gnu.org
  6. 6. Open Communities It’s not the code that counts It’s the community
  7. 7. Do You Use Open Source Software?
  8. 8. Open Source Software Runs The World! (more or less) image: wikipedia
  9. 9. Students and Open Source Software?
  10. 10. Copying Open Source Software is LEGAL
  11. 11. Using Open Source Software is FUN (often)
  12. 12. Knowing Open Source Software is ESSENTIAL
  13. 13. Creating Open Source Software is a GREAT WAY TO LEARN
  14. 14. Students contributing to Open Source Software?
  15. 15. Contributing by... Creating examples and tutorials Writing documentation Participating on mailing lists Testing and reporting bugs Writing code Designing software Creating new projects
  16. 16. Learning by Doing
  17. 17. The Community image by jusben at morguefile.com
  18. 18. Remote Collaboration image by carmemlucia at morguefile.com
  19. 19. Efficient Communication (in written form) image by earl53 at morguefile.com
  20. 20. High-level teams image by jusben at morguefile.com
  21. 21. Learning by Doing For teachers as well...
  22. 22. Examples
  23. 23. Google Summer of Code http://code.google.com/soc/
  24. 24. XML course at comem.ch
  25. 25. How to get started?
  26. 26. Select a (useful) project
  27. 27. Get to know the people
  28. 28. Contribute..anything Creating examples and tutorials Writing documentation Participating on mailing lists Testing and reporting bugs Writing code Designing software Creating new projects
  29. 29. Motivate Students!
  30. 30. Conclusion..
  31. 31. Open Source is Good for teachers... for students... for schools... ..If they are actively involved in it! Einstein image by Apostelman at morguefile.com
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