Schedule: Education sessions

Open source is shaping, and will be shaped by, today’s education system. Hear from educators deploying open source in the classroom, understand how important it is to educate tomorrow’s developers about open source, and learn from the phenomenal success of open source in education in the developing world.

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Location: D133
Tags: education
Karsten Wade (Red Hat/Fedora Project), Mel Chua (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
HFOSS, TOS (CMU/RIT), POSSE, UCOSP, and SoaS: what do these acronyms stand for, why is each a model for a type of open source in education interaction that could revolutionize the way the world learns, and what can you do to help? Read more.
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Location: D133
Gopinath Ganapathy (Essentia), Vel Murugan (Velammal Educational Trust)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
India’s audacious goal to educate 500 million people by 2022 can only be met using an open source approach. We will our experience building and delivering a peer-based, self-paced, community-driven 21st century learning environment using open source and freely available content, sustained by a micro-finance model that completely flattens the hierarchical approach strictly embraced in India. Read more.
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Location: D133
Jay Pfaffman (University of Tennessee)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Research suggests that what's keeping computers from being a normal part of school is now having enough hardware. (US average is about 4 kids per computer.) This session will describe technical implementation details as well as reactions from students, teachers, and technical support staffs. In general, the less people know about computers, the more they like Linux thin clients. Read more.
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Location: D133
Bryant Patten (National Center for Open Source and Education)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 5 ratings)
... or at least the part of it we call K-12 education? School budgets are tight, schools need to transform into 21st Century Learning Centers and no one is sure how this can happen. Except perhaps the FOSS community. This talk is targeted at FOSS project leaders and community members and will explain how our skills, knowledge and experience can be invaluable to educators in our home towns. Read more.
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Luis Ibanez (KITWARE Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
An entire generation of engineers is currently being educated exclusively with proprietary software. As a consequence, these students do not get to learn how hardware and software systems really work. For three years we have been working on changing this by offering a college course on Open Source Software Practices. Come to hear about our experiences and help us make this a better course. Read more.
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Heidi Ellis (Western New England University), Gregory Hislop (Drexel University), Luis Ibanez (KITWARE Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Student contributions to OSS projects have great potential to benefit both projects and students. While student involvement in OSS projects can take effort on the part of the OSS community, student contributions are well worth the effort required. This talk covers the variety of ways that students can become involved in an OSS project as well as the benefits and roadblocks to student involvement. Read more.
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Location: Portland 252
Florian Cramer (Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy), Michael Murtaugh (Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy), Aymeric Mansoux (Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Open Source plays an increasingly important role in arts and design through Web applications and open licenses. The Networked Media design programme of the Piet Zwart Institute has, for years, employed Open Source more radically for all course work, on servers and clients, with a focus on the command line, coding and FLOSS philosophy to foster rethinking of media instead of off-the-shelf design. Read more.
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