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Free Software and homeschooling: a match made in heaven?

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Free Software is widely used in education due to its lower cost and huge flexibility. Homeschooling is relatively popular in the USA and other countries. One would expect Free Software to be very popular among homeschoolers, due to their own philosophy: how could an homeschooling advocate not love software that is all about being "free as in freedom" and doing things by yourself?

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University provides open source computing degree

http://jordanopensource.org

The Aberystwyth University located in Aberystwyth, Wales provides a Bachelor of Science degree in "Open Source Computing" within its Computer Science Department. The Aberystwyth's Department of Computer Science is ranked first in Wales and came number 17 in the United Kingdom.

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DE: Open source professorship at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

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Germany's first open source professorship was established at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.

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An Open Source Tool for Every Task

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For the last several years, I’ve organized sessions on open source software (OSS) at ed-tech conferences. But this year was markedly different, with an awareness of these tools among educators that I’d never seen.

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Nicaragua is Moving to GNU/Linux for Independence

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Schools across Nicaragua are the latest part of this nation which is being digitally liberated

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Students line up for new free software master at open universities

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Two of Europe's open universities, the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Spain and Open Universiteit in the Netherlands, are about to start the first courses of what will become a Master programme on free and open source software and open standards.

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What Microsoft Does to GNU/Linux in Russian Schools

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As Russia prepares to move to GNU/Linux Microsoft is sitting on its veins

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Learning with Gcompris

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Today, I'm going to discuss the Gcompris education suite. Gcompris is meant for younger children from 2 to 10 years old, though it seems to focus on the younger part of this range.

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Project to encourage Free and Open Source Software use at school level

http://beta.thehindu.com

There is a reason why the geek image has been stereotyped as a bespectacled IIT lad with a nervous smile on his face. Only the young have the time and the inclination to fiddle around with Operating System kernels and programme source codes just for the fun of it.

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One Computer per child

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If we could digitize paper, music and video and store them in files on a computer and then bring it alive when needed, why not a digitize a whole computer into a file? These days, computers are so fast that it is possible to feed them a description of an ideal child's computer and have it bring it alive on the screen in a flash.

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Teaching with Tux

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As a homeschooling family, my wife and I are very involved in our children's education and since we're both a couple of nerds, much of our children's education is done on the computer. I was a bit curious to see if there were any good children's educational programs for Linux; it turns out that there are some very good ones and I'm going to discuss 3 of them today.

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Post tenebras lux

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"Post tenebras lux" is the maxim of the republic and city of Geneva. It means something like "After the dark the light". Although it is related to the Reforme, coincidently (may be not) it applies nicely to the recent move of the Geneva's State Council and particularly the Department of Public Education to open format and free software.

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A math teacher with his students bring Desktop4education to austrian schools

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This is an introduction to a case study that was published recently, this case study is a good example for everyone of us, if we need to extend the use of opensource and especially Linux we need to start from the basic, that are our children, and the best place where to start , are the schools .

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Linux in Education: Athens Schools

http://www.raiden.net

One of the things I love to hear about is success stories of Linux in education, especially in the K12 arena. Early adoption and exposure to Linux and Open Source has the very positive effect of opening the horizons of these students to the vast array of options available to them.

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Schools start to move to OpenOffice

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The administration of the Danish municipality of Lyngby-Taarbæk is installing OpenOffice on some 1700 school desktop PCs, in Germany the city of Münster has started a pilot using OpenOffice in schools

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