How Does Open Source Software Facilitate Education?


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How Does Open Source Software Facilitate Education?

  1. 1. How Does Open Source Software Facilitate Education?
  3. 3. Module 1 <ul><li>In this module we will discuss Open Source software.
  4. 4. How Open Source software is organized
  5. 5. Available open source software for schools
  6. 6. Reading
  7. 7. Opensource education
  8. 8. What does open source mean
  9. 9. What is open source software? </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Anyone can see the programming code, change the code and market and/or sell the resulting edited code in whatever way they want. Therefore one software may have many versions by different authors. Programmers will rewrite codes to suit their specific needs. </li></ul>WHAT IS OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE:
  11. 11. Available Open Source Products for Schools <ul><li>Open Office </li><ul><li>is a popular office suite comparable to
  12. 12. Microsoft Office. www. </li></ul><li>Foxfire </li><ul><li>Internet Browser – </li></ul><li>Linux </li><ul><li>Operating System </li></ul><li>Moodle </li><ul><li>Course Management System – </li></ul></ul>Click on Icon to visit website
  13. 13. <ul><li>Biblio </li><ul><li>Library Management System </li></ul><li>Type Faster </li><ul><li>Typing Tutor -Http:// </li></ul><li>Markus </li><ul><li>Online grading system, report cards/grades/ID- </li></ul></ul>Reference : <ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>Available Open Source Products for Schools Click on Icon to visit website
  14. 14. ● For schools that have limited or no money for technology, open source software can provide excellent software at little or no cost. What Role Can Open Source Play in Education? ● T his software can help to improve the functioning of a school and increase productivity. ● A school maybe able find a developer who is willing to tailor a specific program to their needs.
  15. 15. LINUX V WINDOWS LINUX WINDOWS Cost Free $100+ Reliability Very Good Good Installing Operating System Difficult Easy Application Software Many -Free Many - $$$ Desktop Publishing Yes Yes Security Excellent Poor Running Printer Software Poor Very good. Home or Business Use Yes Yes Support Yes, Online, books,Docs Yes,built in help section
  16. 16. LINUX V WINDOWS <ul><li>Linux is an open source product that is well suited for business users, but can be difficult to set up for Home users. It is said to be a very stable system with very few, if any viruses. Laptops and Desktops can be purchase with Linux already loaded from some stores. </li></ul>OPERATING SYSTEMS
  17. 17. LINUX V WINDOWS <ul><li>Windows is the most popular operating system available for a price.
  18. 18. Click the link below and watch the video about the difference between the products. </li></ul> OPERATING SYSTEMS
  19. 19. Purpose Proprietary Open Source Software Operating System Window Linux / Desktop publishing, Word Processor, Spreadsheet Presentations, Database Microsoft Office Open Office Library Management Follett/Destiny OpenBiblio Grade book/Attendance Smartweb http://www, Schooltool Internet Browser Internet Explorer Fox fire SOFTWARE CHOICE PROPRIETARY V OPEN SOURCE
  20. 20. FAITH INTIGRATION <ul><li>The Ellen G. White Estate Inc. has made available many of her books online free of cost.
  21. 21. Students are be able to research and print.
  22. 22. website gives in depth knowledge of the Seventh Day Adventist Beliefs according to the bible and commentary on bible. </li></ul>Click icon to visit website <ul><li> </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Free website offers bible answers to many topics concerning the bible.
  24. 24. Free publications that can be downloaded or mailed upon request.
  25. 25. Students will be able to ask personal questions and get emailed or mailed responses. </li></ul>FAITH INTIGRATION <ul>WWW.AMAZING FACTS.ORG </ul>Click Icon to visit website
  26. 26. Open Source Help for Schools <ul><li>The British Open Source Schools organization provides support of schools using open source software at: </li></ul>
  27. 27. Open Source Help for Schools <ul><li>Openoptions is a website that discusses the pros and cons of using open Source programs. </li></ul><ul><li>It discusses applications, their uses for students parents, teachers and administrator. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Conclusion <ul><li>From the internet research I have undertaken, I believe that one can operate a school using only open source software.
  29. 29. All the software that a school might need to performs major activities are available free of cost. The website Datmation has 65 Open Source educational software documented. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Conclusion <ul><li>It is recommended that the school have someone available that can offer technical support . </li></ul>
  31. 31. REFERENCES
  32. 32. <ul><li>By Beverley Murphy-Anderson
  33. 33. 12/1 / 2011
  34. 34. Herbert Fletcher University
  35. 35. Facilitator Dr. Jules Pagna Disso </li></ul>