Open Source in Education (2005)Presentation Transcript
Steve Sorden Northern Arizona University Teaching & Technology Conference Tucson, Arizona January 29, 2005 Open Source Software for Education
Open Source Software
Software whose source code is made freely available so users and developers can adapt it to their own taste.
A form of software distribution where the author retains copyright of the software, but makes the program available to others at no cost. The program may not be resold or distributed by others for profit.
Why OSS Makes Sense
Community collaboration can stretch education funding.
Business and higher education are starting to embrace open source and k-12 education can ride its coat tails.
Linux/FreeBSD Operating Systems
Fedora 3 ( http://www.redhat.com/fedora )
Mandrake ( http://www.mandrakesoft.com )
K12 Linux Terminal Server Project ( http://www.k12ltsp.org ) Bisbee USD has a lab
Knoppix (Installation-Free CD bootable Linux) ( http://www.knoppix.net/ )
Mac OS (Free BSD)
OSS Education Sites
School Forge ( http://schoolforge.net/ )
SF CMS ( http://opensourceschools.org )
Simple End-User Linux Education pages ( http://www.seul.org/edu/ )( http://richtech.ca/seul )
KDE Edutainment project ( http://edu.kde.org )
Open Source Now ( http://www.redhat.com/opensourcenow )