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Exploring Open Source for Educators: We're Not in Kansas Anymore--Entering Os PROCEEDINGS

, University of Victoria (Candidate M.Ed. Leadership Studies)/ School District 64 Gulf Islands, BC, Canada, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


The session/proceedings will provide an overview of the open source and free software movements with reference to programs of interest to educators. The presenter will share a brief history of the Free Software and Open Source Movements, a discussion of the differences between free software & open source; an annotated directory of freely sourced educational software; and a basic methodology to assess readiness to migrate from proprietary to freely sourced software. References cited include unique personal communications from Free Software Movement founder, Richard M. Stallman and Minix creator, Andrew Tanenbaum.


Hengstler, J. (2007). Exploring Open Source for Educators: We're Not in Kansas Anymore--Entering Os. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4286-4291). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 14, 2018 from .


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