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Something new under the Sun

http://www.haaretz.com

Even the unadventurous Israeli education system may soon discover that there is (computerized) life after Microsoft. The country's schools will forgo Word and Windows in favor of parallel programs from Sun Microsystems. For the first time, the education system's tenders committee has authorized cooperation in principle with Sun, in a move that could undermine Microsoft's sovereignty in Israeli classrooms.

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Why Microsoft Wants to Control One Laptop Per Child

http://technocrat.net

It's a threat Microsoft can't let stand: the entire third world learning Linux as children, and growing up to use it. And Microsoft is going to get its way. It comes after a sudden wave of SCO-like problems for the OLPC project. A specious patent lawsuit over keyboards. Board-member Intel thrown out of the project for attempting to convince national governments to drop OLPC purchases and go with its own (Windows) product. First, OLPC is shown what its problems will be if it doesn't cooperate with Microsoft. Then, Microsoft approaches with money and technical help - you just have to run Windows to get it.

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Universities Worldwide Offer Free Open Courseware

http://www.allheadlinenews.com

Boston, MA (AHN) - More than 100 universities worldwide - including Johns Hopkins, Tufts and Notre Dame - have joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in a consortium of schools promoting open courseware.

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Free software in Polish schools

http://polishlinux.org

Thousands of Polish high school students now have a chance to learn about GNU/Linux and the benefits of using free software as Polish FLOSS foundation together with school headmasters, supported by local authorities organize a series of lectures on free software in education. PolishLinux.org has a report — summary of the first 3 months of the campaign.

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Defusing Peru's 'Crisis in Education' One Laptop at a Time

http://www.linuxinsider.com

Peru's head of educational technology, Oscar Becerra, is betting the OLPC program can reverse the rural exodus to Lima's shantytowns four hours away. It's the best answer yet to "a global crisis of education" in which curricula have no relevance, he said. "If we make education pertinent, something the student enjoys, then it won't matter if the classroom's walls are straw or the students are sitting on fruit boxes."

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Embracing PCLinuxOS and Open Source

http://www.edsupport.cc

As other countries embrace free, open source software (like Austrian schools learning how to use OpenOffice), especially GNU/Linux distributions on the desktop as alternatives to Windows/Mac, the burning question is, how long before the USA catches on? That said, consider how 10th and 11th grade Vietnamese and foreign students are learning...

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Vietnamese Students use PCLinuxOS in the classroom

http://www.saigonnezumi.com

10th and 11th Grade high school students at the American International School in Saigon, Vietnam, are using PCLinuxOS in the classroom. They are even learning how to use the command line.

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A Linux thin client for every child

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In September this year, the Macedonian government announced one of the most ambitious educational technology projects ever proposed: to provide 180,000 of its school-age children with computer access.

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Free/Open-source Educational Software for Kids

http://junauza.blogspot.com

I have here a list of some of the most valuable free/open-source educational software applications for kids. I hope this will in some way serve as a guide to those who want to teach their child at home without the need for spending some extra money.

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Project of Uppsala University awarded for integrating IT and life science

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"...Georg Greve, president of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) gave the jury’s motivation: 'Bioclipse is breaking new ground by integrating different research areas in life science and making the tools available as Free Software for everyone. It is the jury’s expectation that the project will have major impact in the future of life science research and education.' ..."

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Mobile likes Linux

http://justanystuff.blogspot.com

I've read an article today about a school in US that equipped its students with a new Asus eeePC 701 laptops. Aside the pedagogical issues, I find that very interesting from technological and social points of view.

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MIT OpenCourseWare expands for high school students

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is taking on the issue of inadequate education for youth by extending its OpenCourseWare (OCW) program to include secondary level students.

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Fresno Unified officials buy 1,000 wireless laptops that will fit on students' desktops.

http://www.fresnobee.com

Thursday, school officials said they purchased 1,000 wireless laptops that fit on a desk alongside textbooks and notebooks, as well as give students the opportunity to build a digital portfolio of essays, drawings and other creations.

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An Open Letter to the New Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd

http://wisdomofganesh.blogspot.com

"Your campaign promised Australia a world-class education system, with an emphasis on "digital schools" and a computer for every child in Years 9 to 12. I laud your vision and extend my support and best wishes towards its successful implementation."

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Macedonia: A New Sun of Linux Freedom Rises

http://www.linuxplanet.com

The Republic of Macedonia is one of the poorer nations in southeastern Europe to come from the break-up of the former Yugoslav republic. But thanks to Linux, they do have the wherewithal to get a computer to every student in the country, thanks to a program launched in 2005 known as the 'Computer for Every Child' (CEC) project.

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