An overview about how public schools and an private college in Brazil are facing and working with Linux from the fundamental education to the high technology degree.
An overview about how public schools and an private college in Brazil are facing and working with Linux from the fundamental education to the high technology degree. Public schools working with Linux guided by the Federal Educational Governament Program - Linux Educacional - helping to support free software culture and benefits to the fundamental education and a case about a Private College that's support the use and develop opensource in IT courses and Social Comunications such as Journalism, Publicity, Public Relations, Digital Media and TV & Radio. Case showing TV programs and Newspaper using free software tools.
Moodle supports many import/export formats for test and quiz questions. The GIFT format is an easy to use text markup that allows the instruc tor to concentrate on the questions rather than the tool.
The talk will give examples and live imports of GIFT formatted questions. Supported question types include automagic grading for types such as MCSA, MCMA, TF, short answer, matching, fill in and numerical. It also supports essay questions. Categories, comments, question names, question feedback, multiple answers and weighted answers are all supported.
Find out how you can be a part of this exciting worldwind opensource educational project.
One of the most fun and interesting open source success stories is that of OLPC's XO computer and the associated Sugar software. Hundreds of volunteers of all ages, from countries all over the globe are contributing their talents and expertise to help bring new and exciting ways to learn to over a million children worldwide. Come find out the latest OLPC and Sugar Labs news, and how you can get involved in this exciting project. Whether you are a developer who wants to code, a hacker who wants to try to break (test) new programs, or a hardware geek who wants to find neat ways to connect new and wonderful things to the XO computer, there is a place for you. Teachers and students, parents and children, are also needed to provide feedback and suggestions for new ways to use the Sugar software. For starters, we will take a look at some of the favorite Activities (programs) included in the latest software releases and explain how you and your friends and family can get it free to run and test on your own computers Then we will look at some of the many Contributors Program project success stories, including hardware and software projects and small deployments around the world. We will explain how you may be able to borrow XO computers to develop your own project that will contribute to the greater OLPC community. Come play with us!
Experiences with Open Source at Los Angeles Charter Schools
Eugene and John met at Academia Avance Charter High School. Eugene was a systems programmer. John was teaching algebra and assigned the task of implementing a robotics program. They collaborated, pooling experiences and expertise. School administration promoted Open Source in the classroom, and was supportive of this collaboration. This is a report of that project: what worked, what didn't, and where to go next.
Etoys is a visual tool for teaching children powerful ideas. It can be used to create active essays, do simulations, program games etc. Etoys is free software written in Squeak Smalltalk and has a world-wide community. Its most notable deployment is on OLPC XO laptops under Sugar as well as Gnome, but Etoys runs identically on all major computing platforms, including Mac OS X and Windows.
The most disruptive technologies of the 21st Century
Open-source software, open standards, and open content have been described as "the most disruptive technologies of the 21st century." While open technologies are fast making inroads into education, most of the discussion has focused on cost. The mentality of "doing the same for less" has sadly overlooked the true benefit of open technologies: value. The potential of open technologies is not merely cost savings but a fundamental transformation of the way education technology leaders drive innovation. From infrastructure to classroom applications, this session will demonstrate tangible benefits and real world examples of open solutions in action on a large scale. Discover the value of open technologies, as well as their impact on ed-tech innovation from the perspective of a large Southern California school district with a well-established open technologies program.