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  • Jisc Rscwm Nov.2008 Free Software For Education

    1. 1. Free Software for Education <ul><ul><li>http://tdm.info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile: 0779 256 9415 </li></ul></ul>
    2. 2. Who are http://tdm.info ?? We improve e-Learning and e-Business with Open Source.
    3. 3. <ul><li>Hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Theme design </li></ul><ul><li>Technical support </li></ul><ul><li>Software support </li></ul><ul><li>Software administration </li></ul><ul><li>Software modifications </li></ul><ul><li>Software integrations </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional design </li></ul><ul><li>Content design </li></ul><ul><li>e-Moderation service </li></ul><ul><li>Typing pool service </li></ul><ul><li>Health checks </li></ul><ul><li>Tender writing </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy writing </li></ul><ul><li>Report writing </li></ul>
    4. 4. http://tdm.info are an official http://mahara.org Partner Organisation
    5. 5. Focus of this presentation <ul><li>e-Learning and e-Business WEBOGRAPHY of Free Software applications – all available at zero financial cost </li></ul><ul><li>Make you aware of the importance and practical benefits of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software Freedom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>emerging technologies </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>VLE </li></ul><ul><li>e-Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>KnowledgeBase </li></ul><ul><li>e-ILP </li></ul><ul><li>Network Hub </li></ul><ul><li>Course Authoring tools </li></ul><ul><li>NVQ Tracking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>M-Learning </li></ul></ul>An MLE - not just a VLE MLE = A Managed Learning Environment <ul><ul><li>Video/Audio/Text Conferencing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content Management System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast / RSS feed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repository with Version control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Management System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer Relationship Management? </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Why do you need an MLE? <ul><li>WBL 2.0 !! = e-Moderated Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Peak-Oil & the Transition Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 , Learning 2.0 and Work 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Return on Investment </li></ul><ul><li>Scaffolding the ZPD & e-Moderation </li></ul>
    8. 8. Free Software Context (OSS / FOSS / FLOSS) <ul><li>“ Free ” as in “ Cost-Free ”. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Free ” as in “ Free milk for babies ” – i.e. relinquishing control over your own data. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Free ” as in “ Freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve ” the software you use. </li></ul><ul><li>WARNING!! Logos shown on these slides with RED boxes represent software which is NOT “Free as in Freedom” </li></ul>
    9. 9. Free e-Portfolio <ul><li>http://mahara.org </li></ul><ul><li>Some Alternatives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MyStuff (OU) ‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elgg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MooFolio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OSP (with Sakai) </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Free VLE = Virtual Learning Environment <ul><li>http://moodle.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Some Alternatives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dokeos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DrupalEd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bodington </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sakai </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Claroline </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Free Course Authoring <ul><li>Xerte: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/xerte/ </li></ul><ul><li>eXe: http://www.exelearning.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>LAMS: http://www.lamsinternational.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Udutu: http://www.udutu.com/ </li></ul>
    12. 12. Free Knowledgebase <ul><li>KBPublisher: http://www.kbpublisher.com </li></ul>
    13. 13. Free Conferencing <ul><li>DimDim: http://www.dimdim.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>WengoPhone: http://www.openwengo.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>GizmoProject: http://www.gizmoproject.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Yugma: http://www.yugma.com/ </li></ul>
    14. 14. Free Comic Creation <ul><li>MakeBeliefComix: http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Comiqs: http://comiqs.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Pixton: http://www.pixton.com/home </li></ul>
    15. 15. Free Online Whiteboards and note-sharing <ul><li>Google Notebook: http://www.google.com/notebook </li></ul><ul><li>Jotspace(Alpha): http://www.jotspace.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Skrbl(Beta): http://www.skrbl.com/ </li></ul>
    16. 16. Free Drawing & Mind-Mapping <ul><li>FreeMind: http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page </li></ul><ul><li>Dia: http://live.gnome.org/Dia </li></ul><ul><li>OOo Draw: http://www.openoffice.org/product/draw.html </li></ul>
    17. 17. Cost-Free Screencasting <ul><li>Wink: http://www.debugmode.com/wink </li></ul><ul><li>Screencast-o-Matic: http://www.screencast-o-matic.com </li></ul><ul><li>Istanbul (Linux-only): http://live.gnome.org/Istanbul </li></ul>
    18. 18. Jane Hart’s Directory of Learning tools <ul><li>The Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/Directory/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Fill yer boots!! </li></ul>
    19. 19. Free Blogging <ul><li>Wordpress: http://wordpress.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>b2evololution: http://b2evolution.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger: http://www.blogger.com </li></ul>
    20. 20. Free Podcasting <ul><li>Ardour: http://ardour.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net </li></ul><ul><li>The Levelator: http://www.conversationsnetwork.org/levelator </li></ul><ul><li>Juice: http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Pod-O-Matic: http://www.podomatic.com </li></ul>
    21. 21. Free Wikis <ul><li>MediaWiki: http://www.mediawiki.org </li></ul><ul><li>Twiki: http://twiki.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>PmWiki: http://www.pmwiki.org/ </li></ul>
    22. 22. Free Surveys <ul><li>LimeSurvey: http://www.limesurvey.org </li></ul><ul><li>SurveyMonkey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Joomla/Drupal/Moodle, etc. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Free Software for e-Business <ul><li>The Ethical Case </li></ul><ul><li>The Business Case </li></ul><ul><li>The Technological Case </li></ul>
    24. 24. The Ethical Case for choosing Free Software <ul><li>Cost-Free Software for ALL </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing is more fun </li></ul><ul><li>We still want to live in a “FREE” world </li></ul><ul><li>National Security </li></ul>
    25. 25. The Business Case for choosing Free Software <ul><li>Enterprise class software available </li></ul><ul><li>Open Data Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid vendor lock-in/being tied to a company </li></ul><ul><li>Cost-savings + cost and control implications </li></ul><ul><li>YOU can be involved in the development process </li></ul>
    26. 26. The Technological Case for choosing Free Software <ul><li>Increased security, reliability & stability </li></ul><ul><li>Easily modified to suit YOUR needs </li></ul><ul><li>Faster development / reduced bugs </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility and Freedom </li></ul>
    27. 27. More discussions on the benefits of choosing Free Software <ul><li>http://www.oss-watch.ac.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://jisc.ac.uk/publications/publications/inform19.aspx#anopen </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.fsf.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.opensource.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.netc.org/openoptions/pros_cons/comparing.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.openadvantage.org/about/opensource </li></ul><ul><li>http://open-source.gbdirect.co.uk/migration/benefit.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://ec.europa.eu/idabc/en/chapter/452 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.idealware.org/articles/true_costs_software.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Finance-IT/Are-Open-Source-and-Capitalism-Worlds-Apart/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dwheeler.com/oss_fs_why.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.diaplous.org/response.htm </li></ul>
    28. 28. Free Website CMSs <ul><li>http://www.joomla.org </li></ul><ul><li>Some Alternatives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drupal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Typo3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul></ul>
    29. 29. Free ECMS = Enterprise Content Management System <ul><li>http://www.alfresco.com </li></ul><ul><li>Alternatively run Open Office with a Subversion plug-in </li></ul>
    30. 30. Free CRM = Customer Relationship Management <ul><li>http://www.sugarcrm.com </li></ul><ul><li>Some alternatives: </li></ul><ul><li>vtiger </li></ul><ul><li>openCRX </li></ul><ul><li>CiviCRM </li></ul>
    31. 31. Open Source Integrations <ul><li>Mahoodle = Mahara + Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>MahJoodle = Mahara + Joomla + Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>MAhJoodle = Mahara + Alfresco + Joomla + Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>MAhJoodleCRM = Mahara + Alfresco + Joomla + Moodle + SugarCRM (or vTiger) </li></ul><ul><li>... And the names can get sillier and sillier.... !! </li></ul>
    32. 32. Free Project Management <ul><ul><li>dotProject: http://www.dotproject.net </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some alternatives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collabtive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gantt Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Fork </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Workbench </li></ul></ul>
    33. 33. Free Website Authoring <ul><li>Amaya: http://www.w3.org/Amaya/ </li></ul><ul><li>Kompozer: http://kompozer.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>EasyEclipse: http://www.easyeclipse.org/site/home </li></ul><ul><li>QuantaPlus: http://quanta.kdewebdev.org </li></ul>
    34. 34. Free Graphics / Publishing <ul><li>GIMP: http://www.gimp.org </li></ul><ul><li>Inkscape: http://www.inkscape.org </li></ul><ul><li>Blender: http://www.blender.org </li></ul><ul><li>Scribus: http://www.scribus.net </li></ul>
    35. 35. Free Office Software <ul><li>OpenOffice: http://www.openoffice.org </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs: http://docs.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho: http://www.zoho.com/ </li></ul>
    36. 36. Free VOIP <ul><li>http://www.trixbox.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Some alternatives: </li></ul><ul><li>Wengophone </li></ul><ul><li>Gizmo ( not FOSS) ‏ </li></ul>
    37. 37. Free e-Groupware <ul><li>Manage your business online! </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.egroupware.org </li></ul><ul><li>Some alternatives: </li></ul><ul><li>phpGroupware </li></ul><ul><li>dotProject </li></ul><ul><li>TUTOS </li></ul>
    38. 38. Free Finance Management <ul><li>GnuCash: http://www.gnucash.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>PayThyme: http://www.paythyme.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>TurboCash: http://www.turbocashuk.com/ </li></ul>
    39. 39. Free Resource Planning (ERP = Enterprise Resource Planning) <ul><li>OpenTaps: http://www.opentaps.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Compiere: http://www.compiere.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>SQLLedger: http://sql-ledger.org </li></ul>
    40. 40. Free e-Commerce <ul><li>http://www.oscommerce.com </li></ul><ul><li>Some alternatives: </li></ul><ul><li>CubeCart </li></ul><ul><li>Magento </li></ul><ul><li>Fishcart </li></ul><ul><li>Ubercart </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal / Joomla </li></ul>
    41. 41. The list is endless... <ul><li>Accountancy / Payroll </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia / Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Resource Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Data Storage </li></ul><ul><li>File sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Time-Tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Educational software </li></ul><ul><li>Security software </li></ul><ul><li>...etc...etc...etc... </li></ul>
    42. 42. More Free Software Links: <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open_source_software_packages </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.osalt.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ListOfOpenSourcePrograms </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.opensourcewindows.org/ </li></ul>
    43. 43. A Free Desktop OS <ul><li>A Linux Operating System </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ubuntu.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Some Alternatives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mandriva </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fedora </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PCLinuxOS </li></ul></ul>
    44. 44. Mac/PC/Linux Spoofs <ul><li>Novell have produced these funny clips (on You Tube): </li></ul><ul><li>“ There’s someone else around...” </li></ul><ul><li>“ If the jacket fits...” </li></ul><ul><li>The Linux (and other FOSS) developer communities can leap off each other’s shoulders!! </li></ul>
    45. 45. Many organisations already use Linux Desktops... <ul><li>Municipal Council of Munich </li></ul><ul><li>Junta de Andalucia </li></ul>
    46. 46. For more information and practical support... <ul><ul><li>http://tdm.info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.thedevelopmentmanager.com http://thedevelopmentmanager.com/blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Derrin Kent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>derrin@thedevelopmentmanager.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile: 0779 256 9415 </li></ul></ul>
    47. 47. Feel “Free” to reuse this presentation... <ul><li>This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-ShareAlike License. </li></ul><ul><li>To view a copy of this license, visit: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, California 94305, USA. </li></ul><ul><li>Any images used in this presentation have licenses compatible with the licensing terms of the text (see notes for details). </li></ul><ul><li>Feel free to email [email_address] with comments, questions, or corrections. </li></ul>
    48. 48. Any Questions??

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