Computers have been used in education for over a decade, and while the scope of their usage has changed over the years, they are still largely restricted to be used as instructive media. This usage stems primarily from the use of closed systems that are unavailable for study.
With FOSS, students get to experience a whole new way of learning - by doing. This not only takes a large load off of an instructor's shoulders, but also prepares students for an industry that moves too fast to jump on to.
This talk will cover how FOSS helps in education, and also touch upon the role of computers in education. We will also list real world examples where students have benefited from an open curriculum.
Blog post: http://tech.bluesmoon.info/2005/11/why-foss-in-education-makes-sense.html