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  • Open Source in Education “Can I do this?”
  • William Stites• Director of Technology - Montclair Kimberley Academy• Collaborator - Educational Collaborators • www.educollaborators • williamstites@educollaborators.com • @educollabor8or• @wstites• www.williamstites.net
  • What is open source?• Software & OS• Source code is available, modifiable & can be redistributed• FREE• Community support (paid support possible)• Examples: Moodle, WordPress, MySQL, Open Office, Gimp & Linux
  • Misconception Alert• Not “Real World” app(s)• Learning curve• Inferior• Support• Security
  • Freeware, Fremium & Shareware ≠ Open Source
  • Benefits• Reliability• Stability• Cost: Initial, ongoing & TCO• Flexibility & Freedom• Support & accountability• Cross-platform
  • Small steps...
  • Bigger...
  • Biggest...
  • www.opensource.org
  • William Stites• Director of Technology - Montclair Kimberley Academy• @wstites• www.williamstites.net !