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Open Source in Education v.2

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Update from an earlier presentation on Open Source in Education

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Open Source in Education v.2

  1. 1. Open Source in Education “Can I do this?”
  2. 2. William Stites• Director of Technology - Montclair Kimberley Academy• Collaborator - Educational Collaborators • www.educollaborators • williamstites@educollaborators.com • @educollabor8or• @wstites• www.williamstites.net
  3. 3. What is open source?• Software & OS• Source code is available, modifiable & can be redistributed• FREE• Community support (paid support possible)• Examples: Moodle, WordPress, MySQL, Open Office, Gimp & Linux
  4. 4. Misconception Alert• Not “Real World” app(s)• Learning curve• Inferior• Support• Security
  5. 5. Freeware, Fremium & Shareware ≠ Open Source
  6. 6. Benefits• Reliability• Stability• Cost: Initial, ongoing & TCO• Flexibility & Freedom• Support & accountability• Cross-platform
  7. 7. Small steps...
  8. 8. Bigger...
  9. 9. Biggest...
  10. 10. www.opensource.org
  11. 11. William Stites• Director of Technology - Montclair Kimberley Academy• @wstites• www.williamstites.net !

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