Free and Open in Education: ISTE and NETP 2010

Today I presented to a room of K-12 education professionals at NYSCATE on how FOSS, FOSS projects and Open Content can help them achieve the goals set forth in NETP 2010 and ISTE 21st Century Skills. When I look at the both sets of goals FOSS fits naturally with the goals in a way proprietary solutions just can not. The very DNA of FOSS communities and projects matches the detailed bits in ISTE and NETP 2010.

cprofitt starting his presentation

cprofitt starting his presentation

Several of the educators were excited with the ideas presented and said they would look for ways to weave FOSS in to their curriculum. Some took multiple live CDs to hand out to colleagues and friends. The lady who won the Fujitsu mini notebook said she would contact me to help her through installing Ubuntu on her new prize.

I have attached a PDF file here: Free and Open in Education: ISTE and NETP 2010

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3 Responses to Free and Open in Education: ISTE and NETP 2010

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  2. Randall says:

    Nicely done Charles!
    Did you get any “But why Ubuntu and not ______?” questions? (where the blank is some other flOS)

    • Charles Profitt says:

      I actually did not get that… it was likely due to the fact that I focused on how the Ubuntu project provided a collaborative network of multi-cultural projects that students could become involved in more than the technical bits and bytes of the software.

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