Title

Open Source, Open Classroom: Collaborating to Identify Trends in OS Education

Date

5-26-2016 5:15 PM

End Time

26-5-2016 5:30 PM

Location

ED 204 / 205

Department

Teacher Education

Session Chair

Zig Derochowski

Session Chair

Alicia Wenzel

Session Chair

Melanie Landon-Hayes

Session Title

Teacher Education Presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Mary Bucy and Gregory Zobel

Abstract

The work of a dozen graduate student educators in a Winter 2016 online course focused on Open Source technology demonstrated both trends in use of Free and Open Source technology as well as trends in the ways that students/educators can use the philosophy of Free/Open Source Software to increase classroom access and conversation. The resulting portfolio of work and analysis, available at http://opensourcewou.wordpress.com, showcases the best student work and illustrates the growth that students experienced through hands-on FOSS experience. This presentation will include a summary of the work and highlight the trends demonstrated, providing important take-away tips for educators and students considering using FOSS in their courses. This includes a discussion of the ways that FOSS is now less attractive to students (in terms of competitive cost) while it should be more attractive (in terms of intangible cost) to all educators.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
May 26th, 5:15 PM May 26th, 5:30 PM

Open Source, Open Classroom: Collaborating to Identify Trends in OS Education

ED 204 / 205

The work of a dozen graduate student educators in a Winter 2016 online course focused on Open Source technology demonstrated both trends in use of Free and Open Source technology as well as trends in the ways that students/educators can use the philosophy of Free/Open Source Software to increase classroom access and conversation. The resulting portfolio of work and analysis, available at http://opensourcewou.wordpress.com, showcases the best student work and illustrates the growth that students experienced through hands-on FOSS experience. This presentation will include a summary of the work and highlight the trends demonstrated, providing important take-away tips for educators and students considering using FOSS in their courses. This includes a discussion of the ways that FOSS is now less attractive to students (in terms of competitive cost) while it should be more attractive (in terms of intangible cost) to all educators.