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In Karjan, students already work on Linux

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Gujarat government is gearing up to use Linux operating system in schools in the state, but a city-based foundation has been teaching use of this system to students in Karjan for the last one year now.

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50 Open Source Tools That Replace Popular Education Apps

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The educational community has discovered open source tools in a big way. Analysts predict that schools will spend up to $489.9 million on support and services for open source software by 2012, and that only includes charges related to operating systems and learning management systems.

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How to Sell Linux to Schools- Part 2

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Building on the last post, I welcome the opportunity to share some of my experiences with deploying Linux in schools. It is a very broad topic however I will stay with the previous outline. First of all, it is a matter of migrating schools to Linux, not selling them. Second, the approach is different based on whether the school in located in a developing country, the EU or North America.

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How to Sell Linux to Schools

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In my earlier post ‘How to Sell Linux’ I looked at three different ways how to popularize Linux and make it more mainstream as well as a household name. In the post I will look specifically at how I would sell Linux to schools, examining all the aspects of such a deployment and how I would do it and what distro and software I would use.

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Writing made easy for young students: Introducing WriteType

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After several months of development, it is finally time to introduce the world to WriteType. WriteType is an application designed to aid young students in writing and typing on the computer. It offers text completion to make touch typing more efficient.

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Moodle: The free e-learning platform

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Moodle, the e-learning system, is one of the most significant and successful projects in open source. Despite its success, with hundreds of thousands of people taught by courses written in Moodle, as a product it is not well known

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Academia's obligation to software freedom

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The Free Software philosophy is founded in the ideals of freedom, openness, and sharing. Educational institutions support the same ideals within academic freedom and the open dissemination of knowledge and information common in academia.

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Microsoft Pulls an EDGI in Russia to Block GNU/Linux in Schools

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Microsoft is dumping Windows on all Russian schools in order to hinder the nationwide migration to GNU/Linux, which it has already attempted to derail several times before

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1,500 teachers will learn to create educational software

http://www.checkpoint-elearning.de

Bucharest (RO), October 2009 -- The Romanian Ministry of Education and Research has launched the ``The Teacher - Educational Software Developer'' strategic project that is to be implemented between September 2009 - September 2011 (24 months). The target of the project is three million pupils around the country.

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Open Source Web Conferencing for Distance Education

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For University or Colleges looking to offer a high-quality learning experience to remote students, we've released a new version of BigBlueButton. BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system that offers real-time sharing of slides, voice, chat, video, and desktop sharing.

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NZ school ditches Microsoft and goes totally open source

http://www.cio.com.au

A New Zealand high school running entirely on open source software has slashed its server requirements by a factor of almost 50, despite a government deal mandating the use of Microsoft software in all schools.

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Is this for real?

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When I was in high school, during IT classes we worked with DOS, WordPerfect for DOS and BASIC. When my sister showed me her school textbook ‘Information technologies for gymnasium’, I was expecting tons of Windows screenshots. But, I was surprised.

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GCompris Release 9.0 ... Finally.

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After two years of work, the GCompris development team is happy to share with you the release of the version 9.0. GCompris is almost 10 years old and it required some deep code restructuring. This release brings many mandatory changes to make it easier to enhance, maintain and distribute.

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The Children are the Future...for Linux

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Whenever I read articles or hear discussions about Linux’s ability to take over the desktop market, Whitney Houston’s song “The Greatest Love of All” comes to mind (actually, I think of Arsenio Hall’s–aka The Sexual Chocolates–rendition in the movie Coming to America). “Why?” You may ask. Because the children are the future in so many ways, but especially for Linux.

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Learning is Childsplay

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After I finished my recent articles on Teaching with Tux and Learning with Gcompris, I received a couple of suggestions from readers that I take a look at Childsplay. I spent some time looking at Childsplay and if you have small children, I think you should too.

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