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Three unspoken blockers that prevent professors from teaching open source community participation

http://opensource.com

Sebastian Dziallas and I sat down last weekend at the 2010 Frontiers in Education conference with a group of professors from the Teaching Open Source community. "What are the biggest blockers that you're facing in doing this,"

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Use Your Linux PC to Teach Students Basic Science

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If you’ve ever experienced one of your kids saying “Mom, how do I solve this math problem? What should I do? I’m bored”, then you’ll appreciate KDE Edutainment to help you teach your kids basic mathematics and other sciences.

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Fostering free software education: FTA and FSF partner

http://www.fsf.org

The Free Technology Academy and the Free Software Foundation announced today their partnership in the FTA's Associate Partner Network. The Network aims to expand the availability of professional educational courses and materials covering the concepts and applications of free software and free standards.

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Legacy hardware for new age code-monkeys

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Leveraging existing distribution channels to streamline supply, is an age old business methodology. But can a downstream software distribution channel be used for upstream hardware collection? I don't see why not.

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The Marvel of Marble

http://cristalinux.blogspot.com

Marble is one of the initiatives that are part of the KDE Education project. This application provides several different "skins" to a 3D rendering of the Earth, ranging from temperature maps to very detailed street maps based off OpenStreetMap.

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DRM In (and Out) of Schools

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

There are two major reasons why Kindles and iPads have no place in schools, both of which are related to DRM (Digital Restrictions Management).

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KDE and Science

http://dot.kde.org

he scientific mindset shares a lot with that of free software and so it is no surprise that there are plenty of scientists within our community, nor that KDE has some strong applications in the world of science.

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Final conclussions about Free Software and Education at Kerala

http://wiki.hipatia.net

We, the undersigned, call on all educational institutions, policy makers, students and teachers from all corners of the world to discard all proprietary software and use exclusively Free Software.

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More Than 60 Schools in Kaohsiung City Signed the Software Freedom Manifesto

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Principals from more than 60 elementary, junior high, and senior high schools of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, signed a "Software Freedom Manifesto" at the invitation of the city's Education Bureau on Sep 9 Thursday morning in a press conference.

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Eben Moglen on learning through collaboration

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A professor of Law and legal history at the Columbia University, Moglen preaches what he practices -- free software and the role it plays in improving education. As part of Bangalore's Christ University's conference on distributed education, Moglen delivered a (recorded) talk on how he uses Wikis to teach his Law courses.

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State of open source software in finnish schools

http://flosse.blogging.fi

To be honest, for a couple of years now I have been pretty skeptical about the future of Free and Open Source software in Finnish schools and education sector in general. In Finland we have a lot of open source expertise and know-how. We have developers. I also assume that majority of the (liberally) higher educated people in Finland, at least know what is "Open Source" and "Linux".

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5 of the Best Free Linux Educational Music Software

http://www.linuxlinks.com

Music education is a field of study connected with the learning and teaching of music. Music is an essential part of the fabric of our society, and the intrinsic value of music is widely recognized. Human culture uses music to carry forward its ideas and ideals.

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Blackboard and TSC Block GNU/Linux in Education

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Schools continue to be dominated by Windows not just because of Microsoft but also because of close partners of Microsoft

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5 of the Best Free Linux Student Information Systems

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A student information system (also known as a student management system or school management system) is computer software for educational institutions to manage student data.

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GNU High School: Teaching Kids by Contributing to Open Source

http://www.turnkeylinux.org

All over the world millions of kids are studying computers and technology. Imagine what a difference we could make if we could figure out how to help the open source community embrace that opportunity. What if we could help kids explore how computer systems in the real world work in a friction-less playground that allows them to crack open the box, explore its insides and tinker.

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