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  • 1. Present of the OpenOffice.org Education project And it's role inside OpenOffice.org Education Project Project Co-Lead 35 minutes 4 November 2009
  • 2. Agenda
    • Introducing Education Project
    • 3. Goals of the education project
    • 4. 'Who' is the Education project?
    • 5. The limits of the OpenOffice.org project..
    • 6. Objectives
    • 7. Educoo
      • Future actions
      • 8. The results
      • 9. Examples
  • 10. License
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  • 11. Education Project is an incubator and INTERNATIONAL project type
  • 12. The goals of the Edu Project ? This is a young project , Belonging to OpenOffice.org with the main goal to create a bridge between Educational World and OpenOffice.org
  • 13. 3 main objectives
      • Create a network of teachers using OpenOffice.org
      • 14. Provide a space for exchanging pedagogical contents, under free file formats
      • 15. Teach, provide young (core-)developers to write code for OpenOffice.org
  • 16. network of teachers 1 st Objective, create a teacher network
      • Notion of Academical correspondent (all levels)
      • 17. Don't stay isolated, inform, animate …
    See (French link): http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Fr-EDUCATION
  • 18. provide a sharing area 2 nd Objective Not possible with the current structure :
    • Missing (or not adapted) tools
    • 19. Make a change accepted takes too much of energy/time
    • 20. Creativity needs independence
    Retained Solution : find external resources Through a 1901 law non profit association: EducOOo
  • 21. provide new developers 3 rd Objective Idea : Associate : theory (the teachers) The know how (professional developers) The actors (students, profs, and so on) Mentors (OpenOffice.org Project developers) The needs (features for OpenOffice.org) Providing developers
  • 22. What is EducOOo?
  • 23. … this is a French 1901 law type non profit association , Who aims to be a resource for the OpenOffice.org Education project http://www.educoo.org What is EducOOo?
  • 24. Sharing Area The association website: http://www.educoo.org/ EducOOo's blog : http://educooo.blogspot.com/ Campus Libre : http://campus-libre.educoo.org Mailing Lists : http://www.educoo.org/pages/contribuer/
  • 25. Campus Libre http://campus-libre.educoo.org already 120 users Less than a year old Contributions concern now more than 12 courses (lot of) documents waiting for validation
  • 26. Other future action...
      • Documents mutualization
    (free licenses, open formats)
      • Maybe a day .. : cooperate for new documents creation (cf Sesamath)
  • 27. ...and Work in cooperation with other non profit associations and free projects : Sesamath Ofset AFUL April Edulibre Kolekti Scenari FramaSoft ....
  • 28. Already started action
    • Online Courses « ClassRooms »
    • 29. Projects with engineers schools students, and schools contributions
  • 30. ClassRoom Online Courses ( IRC ) See: http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Education_Project/ClassRoom
  • 31. Education Project Effort
    • Mentored projects with active participation of the schools
    http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Education_Project/Effort
  • 32. School joined the project Epitech/Epita (Paris, France) École Centrale Nantes (Nantes, France UTBM (Sévenans, France) Seneca College (Toronto Canada)
  • 33. Examples Aude Quintana, Olivier Girardot (École Centrale Nantes): implementation of the eraser features, with Tablet PC and Impress. Code review in progress. Developers who contributed : Thorsten Behrens (Novell) Managed by Morgan Magnin, for Ecole Centrale Nantes
  • 34. Examples Frédéric Gelot, Pierre-Jean Parot (École Centrale Nantes): annotations implementation with Tablet PC and Impress Developers who contributed : Thorsten Behrens (Novell) Managed by Morgan Magnin, for ECN
  • 35. Other example : Seneca College, Toronto Professor : Fardad Soleimanloo (4 projects started, expected for Summer 09) All other proposed subjects : http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Education_Project/Effort
  • 36. Conclusion The creation of reliable relations with engineers schools from everywhere works well (promising) This project does only need help .. We miss - developpers - sponsors - … mainly money in fact (founding travel, hardware)
  • 37. Track for the future...
    • Teach OpenSource
    • 38. Example of Seneca College Toronto : propose an OpenSource curricula assumed by OpenOffice.org source code skilled professors
    • 39. Work Sugar Labs, MIT( Machines XO + OOo4Kids)
    • 40. -> Other project in progress : Ooo4Kids !!