Embedding free online tools and open source software in learning and teaching


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This presentation describes how to use open source software and free online tools for teaching and learning. It also introduce the Project CEDAFEC. A presentation at Software Freedom day, Oye Ekiti Nigeria

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Embedding free online tools and open source software in learning and teaching

  1. 1. AES Concept www.aesconcept.com Embedding free online tools and open sourcesoftware in learning and teaching Emmanuel Sofolahan Project CEDAFEC (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  2. 2. D ow n loa d t h is P r es en t a t ionhttp://www.aesconcept.com/downloadsC on t a ct – aesconcept@gmail.com 2348038089779 2348054136774 (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  3. 3. W h a t t o exp ect … At the end of this presentation, everyone should be able to: ➔ Understand the capabilities of ICT and its educational usage. ➔ Identify lack of awareness and cost as the major impediments to ICT usage. ➔ Identify available alternatives through open source software and free on-line tools ➔ Utilize these software and tools for learning and teaching ➔ Understand What is Project CEDAFEC ➔ What we do at AES Concept (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  4. 4. “Technology is not inherently good or bad,the outcome depends on how it is used” - Ajit T.J (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  5. 5. DefinitionWhat is ICT (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  6. 6. What is ICT? ICT (Information and Communications Technology) “These are the computing and communicationsfacilities and features that variously support teaching, learning and a range of activities in education.” Hardware SoftwareCPUs, printers, digital Text editors, databases,cameras and audio, etc. e-mails, spreadsheets, Internet, browsers, CAD software, etc. (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  7. 7. USAGES OF ICT IN EVERYDAY LIFEEDUCATION Banking ICT Industry Business (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  8. 8. IMPEDIMENTS TO ICT USAGE IN EDUCATIONLack of AwarenessInternet UsageInsufficient ICT projectsContent and CurriculumLack of technical supportHigh cost of softwareLack of ICT facilities, Internet and electricity problem (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  9. 9. Solutions/Alternatives What do you think is the way out ofthese impediments? (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  10. 10. ● In essence: ● OS source codes are freely assessable and modifiable. ● Anybody can use it ● Full definition can be found at www.opensource.org (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  11. 11. In Contrast● Proprietary ● Software that has restrictions on use, distribution and modification● Freeware ● There is no fee to use but you cannot study, modify, or redistribute● Shareware ● Obtained free of charge for a certain amount of time then a payment is requested after the trial period● Public domain ● No laws restrict any use (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  12. 12. Benefits of Open SourceYou can modify the software( to your specific needs – there are lots of control and eventually satisfaction)Can increase the quality of the softwareNo forced updates or license(renewal purchase)Global collaboration with skilled developersCost saving – the application is free! (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  13. 13. Disadvantages of Open SourceAdministration and supportlack software resources and documentationLack of time to really learn the software (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  14. 14. List of a few out there… (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  15. 15. What are we expected to do with all these in the curriculum? Use to support and enhance learning teaching in all subject areas (where appropriate) (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  16. 16. Why? There is a clear evidence that ICT, when used well,Improves attainment in all subjectsImproves reading & creativityMakes learning funMakes teaching effective etc. (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  17. 17. Open & Free Technology for Classroom (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  18. 18. Using Open & Free Technology in the Classrooms (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  19. 19. Using Open & Free Technology in the ClassroomsOnline Tools - Wikis Online Tools – FlickrAs a Classroom Website and Resource To add information into images (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  20. 20. G oogle (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  21. 21. to your school: “Project CEDAFEC”What is Project CEDAFEC? Project CEDAFEC is an ICT initiative intended for Nur-Primary & JSS students. It is aimed at giving every child the advantage of computer education using open source software and free on-line tools (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  22. 22. Features…Open and FreeTargets Nur-Primary and JSS (K-12) students (With emphasized attention given to under represented children, female gender and students having special needs)Integrates with class-room contentsEnhance & enrich the national curriculumImproves reading & makes learning funImproves problem solving creativityAttends to the need of every child to your school: “Project CEDAFEC” (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  23. 23. Powered by AES Concept AES Concept provides ICT,training and marketing services for small businesses, schools, religious institutions and non- profit organizations... (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  24. 24. How We Facilitate Project CEDAFECAwarenessDevelop Project CurriculumAdministration and supportTrainingMonitoring and EvaluationOutsourcing of donors to give:computers, connectivity, Computer labs.ICT systems development for schools (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  25. 25. Donate >> Financial support Computers Connection (Internet Service) Computer Lab. OthersVolunteer: Volunteer to work with us in your state www.cedafec.blogspot.com/p/get-involved.html 08038089779 08054136774 (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  26. 26. Our Solutions @ AES Concept ICT Services Web solutions and applications mobile and embedded applications Cloud solutions hardware consulting and sales Training ICT Strategic Training, Application development, Business Development marketing and New media Marketing DirectMail Marketing | BB Broadcast SMS Marketing | Social Media Marketing B2B marketing | Viral marketing (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012
  27. 27. Thank you! Lots more available on our website: www.aesconcept.com Emmanuel Sofolahan 0803-808-9779@aesconcept aesconcept aesconcept Project CEDAFEC (c) Project CEDAFEC 2012