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Open Source Educational
Technologies for Teaching &
Learning
Potential Online Educational Resources :
Ro...
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Key terms
∗ Open Source Tools : Programs that perform a very
specific task, in which the source code is ...
SponsoredbyGoogle
Why these technologies??
∗ Don Knezek, the CEO of the International Society for
Technology in Education,...
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Better Simulations and Models
4
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Virtual Manipulatives
5
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Google
More Efficient Assessment
6
Sponsoredby
Google
E-books
7
E-books hold an unimaginable potential for innovating education, though
as some schools have ...
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Tools role in teaching & Learning
• In an on-line multimedia learning environment,In an on-line multimed...
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Google
Free web tools for teaching & Learning
∗ There is a rich variety of free web tools that helps
students,...
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At a glance!!
10
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#1 Google Earth
11
∗ A global view across the curriculum
∗ Did you see that one coming? Most of
us have ...
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#2 ePals
12
Connect with other students worldwide to learn
For a global view from a different perspectiv...
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#3 ThinkFree Online Office
MS Office-compatible freeware
13
∗ How about a free substitute for
Microsoft ...
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#4 OpenOffice
word processor, spreadsheet, presentation software, Microsoft compatible
14
∗ If you'll be...
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15
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#6 Many Eyes
Data visualization and collaboration
16
∗ IBM's Many Eyes is a
visualization and
collaborat...
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#7 Wikispaces for Educators
Collaborate in a private, ad-free online environment
17
∗ Teachers and stude...
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#8 Audacity
Create digital music for multimedia
presentations
18
∗ Audacity is a downloadable
software s...
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#9 Flickr and Picnik
Edit and share your photos
19
∗ Flickr is a website where you share
and edit your p...
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#10 Photoshop Express
Upload, edit, & share photos with freeware version
of Photoshop
20
∗ Adobe has cre...
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#11 Slide Rocket
Presentations with a twist
21
 This webware eases the task of
collaboration on a prese...
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#12 VoiceThread
22
 Using VoiceThread, you
combine pictures, documents
and videos to create a personal
...
SponsoredbyGoogle
Open source e-learning
applications
23
 A variety at a glance.
 Efront
 Moodle
 Dokeos
 Caroline
 ...
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Open source software:
eFront
24
 It is an open source eLearning platform to assist
with the creation of...
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25
 Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning
Environment (MOODLE) is a free source e-learning
software ...
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Open source software: Dokeos
 Dokeos is an open source online learning
software.
 It provides all the ...
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27
 Claroline is an open source of
elearning and eWorking platform
allowing teachers to build effective...
SponsoredbyGoogle
28
 ILIAS is a powerful Open Source Learning
Management System for developing and
realizing web-based e...
Open source software: SAKAI projectOpen source software: SAKAI project
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29
 The Sakai CLE is a free, com...
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30
 OLAT is free software and is open
source Learning Management System
that supports any kind of onlin...
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31
Way forward : Teaching aids will change
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 # Google Docs – Google.
 # Live@Edu – Microsoft.
 Scratch
 # etc…
OTHER OPEN SOURCE RESOURCES & ...
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References
 Awesome Web 2.0
Tools for Teachers and
Students By Lravid
Learner founder :
www.Learning...
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Open source educational technologies for teaching and learning

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Various Open Source Technologies that can support both the teacher and student exist and here we take a closer look at them

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  1. 1. SponsoredbyGoogle Open Source Educational Technologies for Teaching & Learning Potential Online Educational Resources : Robert Mugonza 1
  2. 2. SponsoredbyGoogle Key terms ∗ Open Source Tools : Programs that perform a very specific task, in which the source code is openly published for use and/or modification from its original design, free of charge. ∗ Educational Technologies : Are tools that might prove helpful in advancing student learning and may be measured on the impact they cause in individuals. ∗ Web Based Learning: is associated with learning materials delivered in a Web browser, via the world wide web. 2
  3. 3. SponsoredbyGoogle Why these technologies?? ∗ Don Knezek, the CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education, compares education without technology to the medical profession without technology. “If in 1970 you had knee surgery, you got a huge scar,” she says. “Now, if you have knee surgery you have two little dots.” ∗ Technology is helping teachers to expand beyond linear, text- based learning and to engage students who learn best in other ways. Its role in schools has evolved from a contained “computer class” into a versatile learning tool that could change how we demonstrate concepts, assign projects and assess progress. ∗ However, in the slides to follow, technology has shown its potential for improving education. 3
  4. 4. SponsoredbyGoogle Better Simulations and Models 4
  5. 5. SponsoredbyGoogle Virtual Manipulatives 5
  6. 6. Sponsoredby Google More Efficient Assessment 6
  7. 7. Sponsoredby Google E-books 7 E-books hold an unimaginable potential for innovating education, though as some schools have already discovered, not all of that potential has been realized yet. “A digital textbook that is merely a PDF on a tablet that students can carry around might be missing out on huge possibilities like models and simulations or visualizations,” And so many as per this website: http://mashable.com/2010/11/22/technology-in-education/
  8. 8. SponsoredbyGoogle Tools role in teaching & Learning • In an on-line multimedia learning environment,In an on-line multimedia learning environment, tools avail an environment where:tools avail an environment where: – teaching & learning is ‘one-to-one’teaching & learning is ‘one-to-one’ (individual)(individual) – more interactivitymore interactivity (in normal classroom, it varies with the(in normal classroom, it varies with the class size).class size). – learner-centered.learner-centered. – Learner monitoring & grading system,Learner monitoring & grading system, – And so many others.And so many others. 8
  9. 9. Sponsoredby Google Free web tools for teaching & Learning ∗ There is a rich variety of free web tools that helps students, teachers, and homeschool parent- teachers share their learning with other students, teachers... even the world. ∗ My focus in this presentation is on webware - freeware - that can be used in any subject area. ∗ This is a sampler of the different kinds of web tools available to kids and educators. There are more than 300 and more of free web tools listed on www.LearningReviews.com . 9
  10. 10. SponsoredbyGoogle At a glance!! 10
  11. 11. SponsoredbyGoogle #1 Google Earth 11 ∗ A global view across the curriculum ∗ Did you see that one coming? Most of us have seen Google Earth in action on CNN News as they zoom in on some disaster. But GE's uses for learning are limited only by the imagination of students and teachers. ∗ If you're studying Earth Science, I can't imagine doing it without a volcano or mountain tour like those you can download from Mountains and Volcanos. History teachers can help students explore Ancient Rome in 3D. ∗ Be sure to take a look at the Google Earth for Educators for lessons, tutorials and tips, and a teachers' forum.
  12. 12. SponsoredbyGoogle #2 ePals 12 Connect with other students worldwide to learn For a global view from a different perspective, try out ePals. Many of you may have heard of its usefulness in foreign language learning as a secure means that a class in one country can communicate with classes in other countries. But it is so much more than that. It combines secure e-mail and blogging features. The collaboration features make it useful for virtually any subject area and grade level. You can create your own project, or choose from several available on the website. ePals is completely Internet-based and nothing needs to be installed on your desktop or laptop
  13. 13. SponsoredbyGoogle #3 ThinkFree Online Office MS Office-compatible freeware 13 ∗ How about a free substitute for Microsoft Office? ∗ You can opt to work completely online, or download the desktop version. If you opt to download the desktop version, you can work on documents online from anywhere, and synchronize them with your home or office computer when you return to it. ∗ Visit : http://member.thinkfree.com/member/goAboutService.action?page=o
  14. 14. SponsoredbyGoogle #4 OpenOffice word processor, spreadsheet, presentation software, Microsoft compatible 14 ∗ If you'll be working just from your desktop or laptop, consider using Sun Microsystem's OpenOffice. This productivity suite has a word processor, spreadsheet, database and presentation package that all look very similar to MS Office. ∗ Aside from these features, OpenOffice.org provides forums where users can resolve problems, study tutorials, and share templates. Altogether, this highly rated open source software provides lots functionality for teachers, students and parents.
  15. 15. SponsoredbyGoogle 15
  16. 16. SponsoredbyGoogle #6 Many Eyes Data visualization and collaboration 16 ∗ IBM's Many Eyes is a visualization and collaboration tool that puts a whole new twist on your data and charts. It's simple. You upload a data set, then pick a visualization tool. ∗ Among the visualization tools are maps, graphs, bar charts, histograms, scatterplots, pie charts, tree maps, word trees, and tag clouds.
  17. 17. SponsoredbyGoogle #7 Wikispaces for Educators Collaborate in a private, ad-free online environment 17 ∗ Teachers and students can now create their own Wikipedia-like space for collaborating on and communicating what they're learning. ∗ You can learn more about it at their Wikispace blog. There's also an excellent collaborative wiki for teachers, Classroom 2.0, with some great ideas for classroom uses of wikis. ∗ Create your own "Wikipedia" of classroom learning.
  18. 18. SponsoredbyGoogle #8 Audacity Create digital music for multimedia presentations 18 ∗ Audacity is a downloadable software sound editor. This award-winning sound editor helps students and teachers personalize their projects. ∗ The digital recordings can then be used in combination with presentation software or video software. ∗ Convert your favorite old records and tapes to digital recordings
  19. 19. SponsoredbyGoogle #9 Flickr and Picnik Edit and share your photos 19 ∗ Flickr is a website where you share and edit your photos. Flickr handles the organization and sharing, and its partner, Picnik, provides the photo editing features. ∗ You can create private groups of students and teachers to share and view photos. ∗ Flickr has integrated itself well into established online applications and services, such as blogs and Facebook. ∗ You also have Picasa, for your desktop photo management. Try it.
  20. 20. SponsoredbyGoogle #10 Photoshop Express Upload, edit, & share photos with freeware version of Photoshop 20 ∗ Adobe has created a free webware version of their best-selling photo editing software, Photoshop Express. ∗ They offer a free membership that includes 2GB of file storage, the ability to organize and share photos, and many of the most frequently used editing features.
  21. 21. SponsoredbyGoogle #11 Slide Rocket Presentations with a twist 21  This webware eases the task of collaboration on a presentation, as each member of a team can work online on the presentation at the same time.  The feature set and effects go far beyond what is available in PowerPoint.  Your presentation can include video as well as the usual spreadsheet documents, pictures and text.
  22. 22. SponsoredbyGoogle #12 VoiceThread 22  Using VoiceThread, you combine pictures, documents and videos to create a personal narrative around your theme.  Then invite other students or teachers to look at your presentation and make comments  This gives all students a unique secure access to the site under their teacher's email account.
  23. 23. SponsoredbyGoogle Open source e-learning applications 23  A variety at a glance.  Efront  Moodle  Dokeos  Caroline  Ailas  Sakai  Olat
  24. 24. SponsoredbyGoogle Open source software: eFront 24  It is an open source eLearning platform to assist with the creation of online learning communities while offering various opportunities for collaboration and interaction through an icon-based user interface.  The platform offers tools for content creation, tests building, assignments management, reporting, internal messaging, forum, chat, surveys etc.  It is an open source eLearning platform to assist with the creation of online learning communities while offering various opportunities for collaboration and interaction through an icon-based user interface.  The platform offers tools for content creation, tests building, assignments management, reporting, internal messaging, forum, chat, surveys etc.
  25. 25. SponsoredbyGoogle 25  Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (MOODLE) is a free source e-learning software platform and modular design allowing any developer to create additional modules and features.  Many universities and colleges use it in their daily teaching and learning.  It is a free source software (ie) the developer can make modification based on their needs. Open source software: MoodleOpen source software: Moodle
  26. 26. SponsoredbyGoogle Open source software: Dokeos  Dokeos is an open source online learning software.  It provides all the features needed for e- learning and blended learning management : From Authoring to Reporting. 26
  27. 27. SponsoredbyGoogle 27  Claroline is an open source of elearning and eWorking platform allowing teachers to build effective online courses and to manage learning and collaborative activities on the web.  Special type for MUST. Open source software: Claroline
  28. 28. SponsoredbyGoogle 28  ILIAS is a powerful Open Source Learning Management System for developing and realizing web-based e-learning.  The software was developed to reduce the cost of new media in education and further training and to ensure the maximum level of customer influence in the implementation of the software. Open source software: ILIAS
  29. 29. Open source software: SAKAI projectOpen source software: SAKAI project SponsoredbyGoogle 29  The Sakai CLE is a free, community source, educational software platform distributed under the Educational Community License (a type of open source license).  The Sakai CLE is used for teaching, research and collaboration.  The Sakai CLE is a free, community source, educational software platform distributed under the Educational Community License (a type of open source license).  The Sakai CLE is used for teaching, research and collaboration.
  30. 30. SponsoredbyGoogle 30  OLAT is free software and is open source Learning Management System that supports any kind of online learning, teaching, and tutoring with few educational restrictions. Open source software: OLAT
  31. 31. SponsoredbyGoogle 31 Way forward : Teaching aids will change
  32. 32. SponsoredbyGoogle 32  # Google Docs – Google.  # Live@Edu – Microsoft.  Scratch  # etc… OTHER OPEN SOURCE RESOURCES & OTHER TOOLS FOR YOU.
  33. 33. SponsoredbyGoogle 33 References  Awesome Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers and Students By Lravid Learner founder : www.LearningReviews.com  Edutechwiki : http://edutechwiki.unig e.ch/en/Educational_tec hnology .  Technology-in-education http://mashable.com/2010/  And thank you for now ;);)

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