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  • Open Source

    1. 1. Open Source for Educators Geoff Cain, M.S. Tacoma Community College
    2. 2. The Software Problem <ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrades </li></ul><ul><li>Who Pays? </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is “Open Source?” <ul><li>OLD MODEL </li></ul><ul><li>NEW MODEL </li></ul><ul><li>Built by a Company </li></ul><ul><li>Need from Company </li></ul><ul><li>Companies Sells Product </li></ul><ul><li>Companies Create Demand </li></ul><ul><li>Product Slowly Evolves </li></ul><ul><li>Created by Everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Need Evolves from Use </li></ul><ul><li>Product is Free </li></ul><ul><li>Companies Sell Services </li></ul><ul><li>Updated by Users </li></ul>
    4. 4. For Example… <ul><li>Operating systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linux </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free BSD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ubuntu (User Friendly) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Server Software </li></ul><ul><li>Content Management Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drupal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning Management Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Office Suites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NeoOffice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Camtasia/Jing </li></ul>
    5. 5. Why Use It? <ul><li>Free for the Students </li></ul><ul><li>Free for the College </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers Can be More Creative </li></ul><ul><li>Expand Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage Multimodal Teaching </li></ul>
    6. 6. Ups and Downs <ul><li>Good News </li></ul><ul><li>Bad News </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Responsive to Change </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Tailored to Needs of Community Rather Than the Dictates of the Market </li></ul><ul><li>Works in Progress </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>No One Responsible/Blame </li></ul><ul><li>Authorship Disappears </li></ul><ul><li>Disorganized </li></ul><ul><li>Hard to Adopt Institutionally </li></ul>
    7. 7. Why Isn’t Everything Like This? <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Televisions </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Where Do We Find It? <ul><li>School Forge </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source Alternative to Commercial Software </li></ul><ul><li>Source Forge Open Source Software </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source Software for Educators </li></ul><ul><li>Open Education Disc </li></ul>
    9. 9. Further Investigations <ul><li>The Cathedral and the Bazaar by Eric S. Raymond </li></ul><ul><li>The Open Source Initiative website </li></ul><ul><li>Why Open Source Software? By David A. Wheeler </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source Textbooks – COSTP </li></ul><ul><li>WA Open Educational Resources – Cable Green </li></ul>

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