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    2011 04-04 (educon2011) emadrid grobles urjc new trends from libre software that may change education 2011 04-04 (educon2011) emadrid grobles urjc new trends from libre software that may change education Presentation Transcript

    • Libre software and education Experiences from libre software projects Experiences beyond the libre software world New Trends from Libre Software that May Change Education EDUCON 2011 - Advances in the eMadrid Excellence Network Gregorio Robles, J. M. Gonz´lez Barahona, J. Fern´ndez a a grex@gsyc.urjc.es GSyC/LibreSoft, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Amman, Jordan, April 4th, 2011Gregorio Robles, J. M. Gonz´lez Barahona, J. Fern´ndez a a New Trends from Libre Software that May Change Education
    • Libre software and education Experiences from libre software projects Experiences beyond the libre software world c 2011 Gregorio Robles, Jes´s M. Gonz´lez-Barahona, Jorge Fern´ndez u a a Some rights reserved. This presentation is distributed under the “Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0” license, by Creative Commons, available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/Gregorio Robles, J. M. Gonz´lez Barahona, J. Fern´ndez a a New Trends from Libre Software that May Change Education
    • Libre software and education Experiences from libre software projects Experiences beyond the libre software worldContribution of Libre Software to *-Learning Figure: Libre Software has contributed with products. Gregorio Robles, J. M. Gonz´lez Barahona, J. Fern´ndez a a New Trends from Libre Software that May Change Education
    • Libre software and education Experiences from libre software projects Experiences beyond the libre software worldIn this presentation... We focus on procedural aspects that could be extrapolated from the libre software world to the general educational sector. (think of practices of creation and dissemination of knowledge) Gregorio Robles, J. M. Gonz´lez Barahona, J. Fern´ndez a a New Trends from Libre Software that May Change Education
    • Libre software and education Experiences from libre software projects Experiences beyond the libre software worldLibre Software and e-learning Main reason why developers join (and stay) in libre software projects is because of learning Actually, getting involved in a libre software project is a learning activity! Based on constructivism Understanding is applied to learning (remember keynote: knowledge, wisdom!) Acquired knowledge is more than hard skills Programming (and debugging)! But social, legal, organizational, communication and other soft skills as well Gregorio Robles, J. M. Gonz´lez Barahona, J. Fern´ndez a a New Trends from Libre Software that May Change Education
    • Libre software and education Experiences from libre software projects Experiences beyond the libre software worldGoals To present some learning experiences from libre software projects. To present learning experiences based on the philosophy and practices of libre software projects in educational settings To have a brief discussion about them Gregorio Robles, J. M. Gonz´lez Barahona, J. Fern´ndez a a New Trends from Libre Software that May Change Education
    • Libre software and education Experiences from libre software projects Experiences beyond the libre software worldRelated experiences Linux certifications RedHat, SuSE, LPI... Many materials But in the end not very different from getting certified for any other technology Seneca’s (Canadian College) agreement with the Mozilla Foundation Public materials ... but courses not open to outsiders It is an adaptation of the traditional curriculum to new ways of developing Gregorio Robles, J. M. Gonz´lez Barahona, J. Fern´ndez a a New Trends from Libre Software that May Change Education
    • Libre software and education Experiences from libre software projects Experiences beyond the libre software worldExperiences from libre software projects How do libre software projects manage learning of their participants? Do they have systematic methods to enhance learning? Do they have specific roles to promote learning? ... Some experiences will be presented in the next slides... Gregorio Robles, J. M. Gonz´lez Barahona, J. Fern´ndez a a New Trends from Libre Software that May Change Education
    • Libre software and education Experiences from libre software projects Experiences beyond the libre software worldMySQL University Technical education program aimed at participants in the development and inner workings of MySQL Weekly sessions (now, after Oracle bought Sun, unclear) Sessions are open to the public and recorded including slides and audio, Materials available under a free Creative Commons license Gregorio Robles, J. M. Gonz´lez Barahona, J. Fern´ndez a a New Trends from Libre Software that May Change Education
    • Libre software and education Experiences from libre software projects Experiences beyond the libre software worldGNOME Love Initiative that aims to help people who want to start contributing to the GNOME project, Specific mailing list, an instant messaging channel (#gnome-love) on IRC and a web page with documentation for beginners. Encourages GNOME developers to mark simple bugs (or beginners) in the bug tracking system Gregorio Robles, J. M. Gonz´lez Barahona, J. Fern´ndez a a New Trends from Libre Software that May Change Education
    • Libre software and education Experiences from libre software projects Experiences beyond the libre software worldLearning Ubuntu Umbrella for various educational initiatives within the Ubuntu project. Program of conferences similar to the one by MySQL University (although just text thru IRC) Professional team specifically for organizing these tasks, led by the Ubuntu Community Manager. Gregorio Robles, J. M. Gonz´lez Barahona, J. Fern´ndez a a New Trends from Libre Software that May Change Education
    • Libre software and education Experiences from libre software projects Experiences beyond the libre software worldDebian Well defined process to be admitted as a new Debian package maintainer is a learning process, while at the same time a selection process Part of quality assurance efforts of Debian maintainers of Debian are the members of the project and have special rights Guided by a mentor (a Debian maintainer) Several steps from the knowledge and acceptance of the philosophical guidelines of Debian, procedures or packaging activities Gregorio Robles, J. M. Gonz´lez Barahona, J. Fern´ndez a a New Trends from Libre Software that May Change Education
    • Libre software and education Experiences from libre software projects Experiences beyond the libre software worldExperiences beyond the libre software world Some organizations have tried to offer (formal and informal) educational activities that are community-centered, open to anybody and transversal to institutions Some experiences will be shown in the next slides... Gregorio Robles, J. M. Gonz´lez Barahona, J. Fern´ndez a a New Trends from Libre Software that May Change Education
    • Libre software and education Experiences from libre software projects Experiences beyond the libre software worldGoogle Summer of Code Program of scholarships / internships funded by Google during the summer months College students can perform remunerated work offered by participating organizations Organizations offer mentors (who also get paid) According to sources at Google, about 30% of students who attend the GSoC program remain in the projects Gregorio Robles, J. M. Gonz´lez Barahona, J. Fern´ndez a a New Trends from Libre Software that May Change Education
    • Libre software and education Experiences from libre software projects Experiences beyond the libre software worldopenSE Open Educational Software Framework For Computer Science Engineering Initiative of institutions of higher education, libre software projects and companies in various countries of Europe and Africa Provides educational materials focused on software engineering as well as resources and support so that students can carry out their own learning within the community of libre software The novelty is that it systematically combines formal and informal learning in an informal and unrestricted learning environment. Gregorio Robles, J. M. Gonz´lez Barahona, J. Fern´ndez a a New Trends from Libre Software that May Change Education
    • Libre software and education Experiences from libre software projects Experiences beyond the libre software worldp2p University Project carried out by volunteers that organizes courses outside institutions and gives students recognition for their achievements Course organizers are volunteers who propose an idea and receive help from a group of experts and community members to create a comprehensive study guide, including material and social structure for the course Evaluation design in P2PU focuses on participants to assess and provide feedback to the work of others. Gregorio Robles, J. M. Gonz´lez Barahona, J. Fern´ndez a a New Trends from Libre Software that May Change Education
    • Libre software and education Experiences from libre software projects Experiences beyond the libre software worldSummary Solutions based on the libre software philosophy: Learning is done in a community There are sometimes roles, but these are dynamic and often not assigned The learning process goes beyond the organization. No affiliation is required There is a trend towards professionalization of those in charge of making the community keep on learning There is usually no accreditation. Recognition is given by/inside the community Gregorio Robles, J. M. Gonz´lez Barahona, J. Fern´ndez a a New Trends from Libre Software that May Change Education
    • Libre software and education Experiences from libre software projects Experiences beyond the libre software worldSummary (and II) What of the previous characteristics can be found in the initiatives presented? Figure: Summary of initiatives and characteristics. Gregorio Robles, J. M. Gonz´lez Barahona, J. Fern´ndez a a New Trends from Libre Software that May Change Education
    • Libre software and education Experiences from libre software projects Experiences beyond the libre software worldDiscussion Will this way of learning be more frequent in the future? How will it impact education and institutions (as we know them)? ... Gregorio Robles, J. M. Gonz´lez Barahona, J. Fern´ndez a a New Trends from Libre Software that May Change Education
    • Libre software and education Experiences from libre software projects Experiences beyond the libre software worldConclusions Libre software has already had high impact on tools and content A second wave of influence could come from procedures and new organizational models Community learning, informal learning, flexible mentoring and learning outside the scope of institutions are some of the elements that should attract the attention of researchers and education institutions Gregorio Robles, J. M. Gonz´lez Barahona, J. Fern´ndez a a New Trends from Libre Software that May Change Education
    • Libre software and education Experiences from libre software projects Experiences beyond the libre software world New Trends from Libre Software that May Change Education EDUCON 2011 - Advances in the eMadrid Excellence Network Gregorio Robles, J. M. Gonz´lez Barahona, J. Fern´ndez a a grex@gsyc.urjc.es GSyC/LibreSoft, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Amman, Jordan, April 4th, 2011Gregorio Robles, J. M. Gonz´lez Barahona, J. Fern´ndez a a New Trends from Libre Software that May Change Education