I have the opportunity to co-present with Michael Gras and Miguel Guhlin at Tech Forum Southwest on Friday. Find below the session summary and the slideshow I prepared for the roundtable discussion. It is pretty cool to be asked to present at the same one day conference as David Warlick, Miguel Guhlin, and Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach. Who knows? Maybe the bandwidth will play nice and we can UStream the session.
Is education ready for free, open source solutions to education problems? According to our presenters, the answer is YES. They will share examples of how open source technology is allowing for open knowledge sharing—the creation of a global table at which student and educators share ideas—while saving money that can be used for staffing and other much-needed resources. Learn how students, teachers and administrators in their districts are using open-source software, including Moodle, NeoOffice, OpenOffice, WordPress and Joomia, to create an online world compatible with but outside the bounds of costly, proprietary software.
- Presentation: open source goes to school
- Visit Miguel’s online book (using code given out at conference)
Scott Floyd and Michael Gras