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Open Education 2011 - Call for Proposals

http://openedconference.org

Open Education encompasses a wide range of ideas and practices: open educational resources, open learning support, open credentialing, open access, open scholarship, open teaching, and others. Sometimes open education is enacted by a national government or as an institutional initiative, other times an open education practitioner can feel like a lone voice crying in the wilderness.

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Free Software University

http://opensource.com

Marrying technology, innovation and this curious internet thing of giving stuff away for free, consultant and Cong-base Englishman, Lloyd Hardy, is hoping to kick start an online learning revolution. Hardy proposes to deliver university courses for free over the internet using an “open source” model.

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Linux in education: a genuine alternative

http://www.techradar.com

Using free software in education is not just about saving money. It's also about preserving choice, not locking a student's experience into a certain way of doing something.

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Moodle 2.0 is now available!

http://moodle.org

Moodle is a software package for producing Internet-based courses and web sites. Moodle 2.0 contains a lot of large new features, some completely rewritten features, and hundreds of bug fixes.

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Thomas Fischer on KBibTeX, the KDE Reference Manager

http://dot.kde.org

While they are not busy doing (crazy) research, most scientists do a lot of technical writing: papers, presentations, posters, reports. Such writing is usually accompanied by large number of references; managing them by hand can be tedious and long. That is why scientists use bibliography managers.

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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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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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FSFE Fellowship interview: Colin Turner

http://fellowship.fsfe.org

Colin Turner is a dedicated Free Software activist and Fellowship member, working as a scientist and teacher at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. He has been advocating Free Software in schools and universities for many years and generously shared some of his experiences with us in this fourth instalment of our Fellowship interview series.

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Once shunned by academics, Wikipedia now a teaching tool

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Wikipedia, the upstart Internet encyclopedia that most universities forbid students to use, has suddenly become a teaching tool for professors.

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University Defies RIAA Demand to Release Student Downloaders' Names

http://www.readwriteweb.com

"The University of Oregon (my alma mater, coincidentally) is believed to be the first US educational institution to refuse an RIAA demand to hand over the names of students alleged to have illegally downloaded music..."

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HP Scores 5,000 Seat Ubuntu Linux Deal

http://techiqmag.com

No, HP hasn’t announced plans to pre-install Ubuntu Linux on selected PCs. But the computing giant has scored a deal to provide up to 5,000 Ubuntu PCs to a major university.

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