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3 Reasons Linux Doesn't Star In U.S. Schools

Ellis Booker | InformationWeek | May 29, 2013

Come December, about 500 Indonesian schools will be running openSUSE Edu Li-f-e (Linux for Education). Read More »

Blackboard Buys into Open Source

Joseph Thibault | OpenSource.com | March 28, 2012

To be honest, I wasn't completely shocked that Blackboard stepped into the Moodle ring in a major way on Monday...What Blackboard has done is position itself to grow its list of services and extend the shelf life for its current LMS customers (especially the ones that were slowly edging their way towards another LMS) while shoring up its client base and reach. Read More »

Canada's Largest Art And Design University Leverages Canvas Open Source For Its LMS

Press Release | Instructure | October 11, 2012

OCAD University, Canada's largest school for art and design, has moved to Canvas by Instructure for the 2012-13 school year. OCAD U is the first university in Canada to implement Canvas Community Version, the open-source version of Canvas, for its students and faculty. The university has been running Canvas since January 2012 and has 4,500 students and 1,500 courses on the system today. Read More »

Education Management with Moodle: The Beginning, Middle, and Today

Moodle is the de facto standard in open source learning management systems. It is described as "a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalised learning environments." Plus, Moodle is free software, licensed under the GPL. Martin Dougiamas, Moodle's founder and lead developer, generously took time from his busy schedule to have a good, long talk with me about why he created it, where it is today, and what's next in open education. First let me give you a little background. I was introduced to Moodle in 2005 while visiting a public school district in Portland, Oregon, which was using Moodle as part of their instructional delivery...

How to Create an Internet-in-a-Box on a Raspberry Pi

If you're a homeschool parent or a teacher with a limited budget, Internet-in-a-Box might be just what you've been looking for. Its hardware requirements are very modest—a Raspberry Pi 3, a 64GB microSD card, and a power supply—but it provides access to a wealth of educational resources, even to students without internet access in the most remote areas of the world. I recently had a chance to visit with developers Adam Holt and Tim Moody about the project. Adam said this wonderful initiative began with One Laptop per Child at MIT. From there it was forked in 2012 into the School Server Community Edition project, and now it is called Internet-in-a-Box. I learned of the project while attending LinuxConNA last summer in Toronto, where I first met Adam... 

Mark Johnson Of OSS Watch Opens Up About The Challenges Of Open Source Procurement

Jen Wike | OpenSource.com | June 2, 2014

The OSS Watch blog has been on our radar for a while now as a great resource for open source commentary. We've looked to their team, including development manager Mark Johnson, for thought leadership on how open source software is being used and to gauge the pulse of the open source movement...

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New Microsoft Office 365 Open Source Integration With Moodle Transforms Education Technology

Press Release | Microsoft Open Technologies, Remote-Learner | January 19, 2015

New Microsoft Office 365 open source integration with Moodle transforms education technology Plugins developed by Microsoft Open Technologies and Remote-Learner provide speed and efficiency for Moodle users.

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Open Source Cloud Player Enovation Partners With Content Giant Alfresco

John Kennedy | Silicon Republic | January 15, 2013

Irish open-source software company Enovation, which specialises in enterprise content management, has forged a partnership with US content management player Alfresco, which manages more than 4bn files and documents in the cloud and on mobile devices. Read More »

When People Freely Share, It Makes Things Better For Everyone

Ginny Skalski | OpenSource.com | September 18, 2013

Joshua Holm is the kind of guy you want to have on your chat list if you’re ever looking for an open source tool to tackle a task. That’s because he actively keeps up with the latest open source tools and projects because much of his work involves helping people find the right software tool to meet their needs. So if you’re looking for an open source version of something, chances are Joshua can make a recommendation...

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