Open Source In Education

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

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

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  • 1. Open Source Software and Education bertrand delacrétaz www.codeconsult.ch egin seminar, november 2nd, 2006
  • 2. What can Open Source software bring to education? and vice-versa!
  • 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. Open Source Software Feel free to experiment! You can do whatever with it. Some assembly required... image by ckirkman at Flickr
  • 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. Open Communities It’s not the code that counts It’s the community
  • 7. Do You Use Open Source Software?
  • 8. Open Source Software Runs The World! (more or less) image: wikipedia
  • 9. Students and Open Source Software?
  • 10. Copying Open Source Software is LEGAL
  • 11. Using Open Source Software is FUN (often)
  • 12. Knowing Open Source Software is ESSENTIAL
  • 13. Creating Open Source Software is a GREAT WAY TO LEARN
  • 14. Students contributing to Open Source Software?
  • 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. Learning by Doing
  • 17. The Community image by jusben at morguefile.com
  • 18. Remote Collaboration image by carmemlucia at morguefile.com
  • 19. Efficient Communication (in written form) image by earl53 at morguefile.com
  • 20. High-level teams image by jusben at morguefile.com
  • 21. Learning by Doing For teachers as well...
  • 22. Examples
  • 23. Google Summer of Code http://code.google.com/soc/
  • 24. XML course at comem.ch
  • 25. How to get started?
  • 26. Select a (useful) project
  • 27. Get to know the people
  • 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. Motivate Students!
  • 30. Conclusion..
  • 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