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IMIH.Open Free Software


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Presentation during the first VVOB CEGO conference by Mikis Putseys and Bart Cornille.

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IMIH.Open Free Software

  1. 1. Opportunities of Free and Open Source Software for Education VVOB - Open Resource Centre, Cambodia VVOB – IMIH, Vietnam
  2. 2. What is Free & Open Source Software (FOSS)? <ul><li>FOSS is software that offers the freedom </li></ul><ul><li>to run the program for any purpose, </li></ul><ul><li>to study and modify the program, and </li></ul><ul><li>to redistribute copies of either the original or modified program </li></ul>
  3. 3. Advantages of FOSS <ul><li>Localization and translation </li></ul><ul><li>Price </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Local job creation and capacity building </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft looks ahead </li></ul>
  4. 4. Examples of FOSS <ul><li>GNU/Linux </li></ul><ul><li>Open Office </li></ul><ul><li>Mozilla/Firefox </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Apache </li></ul><ul><li>Centre / Focus SIS </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Hot Potatoes </li></ul>Other interesting initiatives
  5. 5. Open Resource Centre project, Cambodia <ul><li>ICT as a tool in education, not as an end in itself </li></ul><ul><li>In line with national policy </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers and school managers primary schools (16 pilot schools) </li></ul><ul><li>Students and teachers Teacher Training College </li></ul>
  6. 7. What is Hot Potatoes ? The Hot Potatoes suite is a set of six authoring tools, created by the Research and Development team at the University of Victoria Humanities Computing and Media Centre. They enable you to create interactive Web-based exercises of several basic types.
  7. 8. <ul><li>Hot Potatoes  enables you to create interactive Web-based teaching exercises which can be delivered to any Internet-connected computer equipped with a browser. </li></ul><ul><li>The exercises use HTML and JavaScript to implement their interactivity, but you do NOT need to know anything about these languages in order to use the programs. </li></ul><ul><li>All you need to do is enter the data for your exercises (questions, answers, responses etc.), and press a button. The program will create the Web pages for you, and you can then upload them to your server. </li></ul>What do these programs do?
  8. 9. Five basic programs in the  Hot Potatoes suite: <ul><li>JCloze </li></ul><ul><li>JQuiz </li></ul><ul><li>JCross </li></ul><ul><li>JMix </li></ul><ul><li>JMatch </li></ul>
  9. 10. JCloze The JCLoze  program creates gap-fill exercises. Unlimited correct answers can be specified for each gap, and the student can ask for a hint and see a letter of the correct answer. A specific clue can also be included for each gap. Automatic scoring is also included. The program allows gapping of selected words, or the automatic gapping of every nth word in a text.
  10. 11. Main screen of the JCloze program.
  11. 12. JQuiz The  JQuiz  program creates question-based quizzes. Questions can be of four different types (multiple-choice questions, short-answer questions, hybrid question, multi-select question ) . Specific feedback can be provided both for right answers and predicted wrong answers or distructors.
  12. 13. Main screen of the JQuiz program.
  13. 14. JCross The JCross  program creates crossword puzzles which can be completed online. You can use a grid of virtually any size. As in JQuiz, a hint button allows the student to request a free letter if help is needed.
  14. 15. Main screen of the JCross program.
  15. 16. JMix The JMix  program creates jumbled-sentence exercises. You can specify as many different correct answers as you want, based on the words and punctuation in the base sentence, and a hint button prompts the student with the next correct word or segment of the sentence if needed.
  16. 17. Main screen of the JMix program.
  17. 18. JMatch The JMatch  program creates matching or ordering exercises. A list of fixed items appears on the left (these can be pictures or text), with jumbled items on the right. This can be used for matching vocabulary to pictures or translations, or for ordering sentences to form a sequence or a conversation.
  18. 19. Main screen of the JMatch program.
  19. 20. How do the programs work ? Stage 1 : Enter your data Stage 2 : Adjust the configuration Stage 3 : Create your Web pages     There are three stages in creating exercises with these programs:
  20. 21. You type in the questions, answers, feedback etc. which forms the basis of the exercise. In this step you also can add a reading text, a timer, graphics, links, sound and video. Stage 1 : Enter your data
  21. 22. The &quot;configuration&quot; is a set of information used to compile the Web pages. It includes instructions for the student, captions for navigation buttons, and other information which is not likely to change much between exercises. It allows you to change the language output of the web pages. Also, when you need a special font (like Khmer font), you can choose it here.   Stage 2 : Adjust the configuration
  22. 23. Example on how translate output
  23. 24. This is simply a matter of pressing the &quot;Export to Web&quot; button on the toolbar, choosing a file name, and letting the program do the rest. Stage 3 : Create your Web pages
  24. 25. Hot Potatoes: conclusions <ul><li>Easy to create exercises in local language </li></ul><ul><li>Access to internet and image library is helpful </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes independent learning and self-study </li></ul><ul><li>Not a replacement, but complementary to classroom teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Training is necessary and takes time </li></ul>
  25. 26. What is Moodle? <ul><li>is a free, open source course management system, which helps educators to create and publish online course material, a true example of electronic learning. </li></ul><ul><li>It has been translated in 75 languages and is being used in 130 countries. It can easily be scaled and adjusted to the needs of your local institution. </li></ul>
  26. 30. e-learning on Moodle? <ul><li>The following types of learning delivery could be regarded as e-Learning : </li></ul><ul><li>Accessing or downloading a course from a virtual learning environment, and working through it online </li></ul><ul><li>Reading through and reflecting on supportive information compiled at the Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating with a tutor or peers via e-mail, messages on a bulletin board and entering a chat box or reflecting in a blog </li></ul><ul><li>Participating in etivities as part of knowledge building in groups </li></ul>
  27. 31. Pedagogy is in the lead! <ul><li>Flexibility in the pedagogical structure: </li></ul><ul><li>learning by searching for information, with multimedia, increased communication, collaboration, documentations, exploration, representing learning results, simulation, and in virtual reality </li></ul>
  28. 32. Pedagogy is in the lead! <ul><li>Moodle promotes a social constructionist pedagogy which includes collaboration, activity-based learning, critical reflection and useful evaluation tools. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  29. 37. Some findings and conclusions <ul><li>Realistic, rich learning tasks are the driving force for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Well designed and stimulating learning tasks </li></ul><ul><li>A fertile knowledge base that allows for transfer to daily life or future work settings </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of guidance and feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Add supportive and JIT information </li></ul>
  30. 38. Some findings and conclusions <ul><li>Cost: 0 USD </li></ul><ul><li>Hosting + domain name: 4.95USD/month </li></ul>
  31. 39. JOOMLA
  32. 42. IMIH BLOG