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ProjectLibre Project Management | SourceForge.net

ProjectLibre Project Management | SourceForge.net | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Open source Project Management replaces Microsoft Project & OpenProj

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, January 7, 2014 5:27 AM

* #Manage #Your #Projects in the #Open #way...

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How to Find License Free Content for School Projects

How to Find License Free Content for School Projects | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
I recently read an amusing, but instructive article, entitle "PSA: Don't Let Salami and Google Images Get You In Hot Water." While amusing, it also highlights a rising concern for educators and stu...
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Nicely done post about images and copyright!! Don't get caught by a site that says "free to use" only to find out there is a hefty "membership fee" in order to use for free!!!!

 

Good information about where to find license free content!!

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Dual boot USB drive – tutorial | Linux User

Dual boot USB drive – tutorial | Linux User | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Want to carry around a multi-booting hard drive you can connect to any computer? Then this quick tutorial may just be for you
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What a great way to "take your computer"with you wherever you go!!

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Cable on Free vs Open

Cable on Free vs Open | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Cable Green sent a frustrated email today to the Educause Openness Constituent Group. Here's the key point: The Babson Survey Research Group has released a new report: Growing the Curriculum: Open ...
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Be fully aware of the meaning of ALL the words you use.

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Webcasts

About to start a webinar for the next hour - Netflix: Building Up and Scaling Out on Open Source http://t.co/mEHLVAYTRV
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The Linux desktop is already the new normal

The Linux desktop is already the new normal | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
We're so busy seeking release from Windows that we overlooked all the ways Linux had already freed us

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, June 9, 2013 1:43 PM

[... that we overlooked all the ways Linux had already freed us.]

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Android no es Linux (*pero casi...)

Android no es Linux (*pero casi...) | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Si camina como pato, grazna como pato y se ve como un pato... ¡Entonces es un pato!
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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, June 6, 2013 5:31 AM

# continuación de http://sco.lt/4vD8mP

... y dice: [... Linux es el sistema operativo de los hackers, de los servidores, de los usuarios que están todo el tiempo encerrados en un sótano, tratando de robarle secretos al gobierno o a las grandes corporaciones. ...] *¡Qué Barbaridad!

- Al margen de la 'Afirmación' del Titular, la opinión se cae por el peso de la 'falta de rigor'... ¿Qué les habrá hecho Linux...?

= ...en la página de desarrollo de Android...
(https://developer.android.com/about/index.html)
[... Building on the contributions of the open-source Linux community and more than 300 hardware, software, and carrier partners, Android has rapidly become the fastest-growing mobile OS. ...]

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Is Linux Still Short on Apps vs Windows? Reality Check | Open Source Application Software Companies content from The VAR Guy

Is Linux Still Short on Apps vs Windows? Reality Check | Open Source Application Software Companies content from The VAR Guy | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
A comparison between popular Windows and Linux apps shows few areas where Linux lacks tools that are available to Windows users.
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Nicely written comparision!

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Bringing presentations to Facebook with authorSTREAM Facebook app

Bringing presentations to Facebook with authorSTREAM Facebook app | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

Now, upload PowerPoint presentations from within Facebook! Yes, you read it right. authorSTREAM has brought PowerPoint right into the heart, nope, right into the Wall of Facebook with its new, improved app!

We won’t be wrong in saying that we’re the only platform at present that lets you play your animated, multimedia presentations on Facebook.


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I don't use FB for class but this would make for a great presentation of vacations or experiment photo presentation for others! Just a thought.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 24, 2013 12:02 PM

You can now upload and post your presentations on your Facebook wall. You just have to use Facebook app from authorStream which you can get on Facebook (follow the link in the post).

IMA-EDU.GR's curator insight, April 24, 2013 2:39 PM

 

Από blog.authorstream.com - Σήμερα, 16:02

Τώρα, ανεβάστε τις παρουσιάσεις του PowerPoint μέσα από το Facebook!Ναι, διαβάσατε σωστά.authorSTREAM έφερε PowerPoint ακριβώς στην καρδιά, Όχι, ακριβώς το Τείχος του Facebook με νέα, βελτιωμένη εφαρμογή της! Δεν θα είναι άδικο να λένε ότι είμαστε η μόνη πλατφόρμα επί του παρόντος, που σας επιτρέπει να παίξετε κινουμένων σχεδίων, παρουσιάσεις πολυμέσων σας στο Facebook.

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Create An Interactive, Label-Based Image Quiz!

Create An Interactive, Label-Based Image Quiz! | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for sharing this resource! ImageQuiz is a fantastic new website that lets users create image-based quizzes with ease. Just upload your image, choose a title, and begin tagg...

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Useful for either academic classroom, for students of most any age or subject, or healthcare office, for patient education of any disease, disorder or treament regime!

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 8, 2013 4:44 AM

Upsss! Another digital toy. Seems to be use useful for proactive techno-teachers

Armando's curator insight, January 9, 9:16 AM

Create An Interactive, Label-Based Image Quiz!

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 11, 7:29 AM

This is one of the coolest resources. I already have a project that I want to use it with that I will be #teaching . So many #teachers and #speakers will love this.

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Eliademy - For Creating and Managing Online Classes

Eliademy - For Creating and Managing Online Classes | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Eliademy support educators and students with free online classrooms that enable them to create, share and manage courses. Eliademy works for universities, colleges, coaches, trainers and their students.

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DoS Nexus's curator insight, April 12, 2013 7:54 AM

This looks interesting.

academiPad's curator insight, April 12, 2013 11:30 AM

Eliademy could be your solution when you are looking to offer a course online, or maybe even only when you want to support your in-class activities with an online environment.

Juan Moreno's curator insight, April 13, 2013 2:16 AM

Interesante entorno para cursos online.

Una buena opción para ofrecer un curso online o un apoyo virtual a las clases presenciales.

Dispone de una interfaz nítida e intuitiva. 

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Interesting environment for online courses.
A good option to offer an online course or support in-class activities with an online environment..

It has a clear and intuitive interface.

 

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Open Standards Can Change Everything

Open Standards Can Change Everything | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

With properly defined standards, both hardware and software become irrelevant and innovation can happen with longevity in mind. Does Vimeo care if your phone is made by HTC? Does Gmail mind if the person you’re sending email to is running Ubuntu? Can you think of anywhere that SMS won’t go? And it’s not simply about making the next few devices talk to one another – it’s about defining new ways to share anything.


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ET Russell's curator insight, April 4, 2013 6:34 PM

Great example of the impact from lack of standardisation during emergencies and crisis.

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Killer open source admin tools

Killer open source admin tools | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

13 Open Source Tools for system and network admins looking for an edge


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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, March 20, 2013 5:38 AM

*The Future Will Be Open or IT Won't Be.

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180 MOOCs to Start the New Year (Is This the Crest of the Wave?)

180 MOOCs to Start the New Year (Is This the Crest of the Wave?) | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
If you haven’t tried a free MOOC, I’d do it sooner than later. In recent weeks, the whole MOOC project took a hit when a University of Pennsylvania study found what was becoming empirically obvious — that MOOCs generally have very low participation and completion rates, and what’s more, most of the students taking the courses are “disproportionately educated, male, [and] wealthy,” and from the United States. This study, combined with other disappointing experiments and findings, will likely make universities think twice about sinking money into creating MOOCs (they can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $50,000 to develop). It might take another 6-12 months to see the shift. But I’d hazard a guess that this January might be the peak of the free MOOC trend. Enjoy them while they last. Whatever their shortcomings, they can be quite informative, and you can’t beat the price.

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Very little of this do I find this surprising.

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gustavo salazar's curator insight, January 7, 2014 7:50 AM

180 mooc's para empezar el año en la cresta de la ola

MFaculty's curator insight, January 7, 2014 10:44 PM

The insights revealed through the previous studies serves to codify what many educators, and even more marketers knew intuitively; free always begs the question of quality. Don't hear what I'm not saying. I'm not saying ALL MOOCs are low quality, I'm merely saying that without academic rigor and effective management, even the best intentions can slide off the rails.

 

I too had noted a number of previous MOOC supporters distancing themselves from the initiatives. Was there ever an identified demand for MOOCs, or were they simply a result of benevolent thinking? Regardless, it is interesting that the 'target audience' for MOOCs are apparently the ones taking least advantage of them. Perhaps the age old marketing rendition of supply and demand has merit still has merit.

Tammy Morley's curator insight, January 8, 2014 7:43 PM

Food for thought.

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52 Tips And Tricks For Google Docs In The Classroom

52 Tips And Tricks For Google Docs In The Classroom | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
52 Tips And Tricks For Google Docs In The Classroom
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Open-Source Web-Conferencing and Collaboration with Apache OpenMeetings

Open-Source Web-Conferencing and Collaboration with Apache OpenMeetings | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, September 6, 2013 9:40 AM



Open Meetings is an open-source server-based web conferencing and collaboration platform that works on multiple operating systems and which integrates audio and video conferencing, instant messaging, recording, whiteboarding, calendar and groupware facilities.


OpenMeetings requires SUN/Oracle JRE 6.


Free to use. 


Find out more: http://openmeetings.apache.org/ 


Downloads: http://openmeetings.apache.org/downloads.html 


Installation info: http://openmeetings.apache.org/installation.html 


Commercial support: http://openmeetings.apache.org/commercial-support.html 


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Acer Kills Windows 8 Smartphone Release Plan for 2013

Acer Kills Windows 8 Smartphone Release Plan for 2013 | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Acer would “love to do” a Microsoft Windows Phone 8 handset but until demand for the platform is stronger, don’t expect the Taiwanese company to toss its hat in Redmond’s ring.
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Root 101 Tablet Offers An Open Source Alternative To Mainstream Tablets - Geeky gadgets

Root 101 Tablet Offers An Open Source Alternative To Mainstream Tablets - Geeky gadgets | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Geeky gadgets Root 101 Tablet Offers An Open Source Alternative To Mainstream Tablets Geeky gadgets A new open source tablet has been designed called the Root 101 to provide a more hands on approach to owning a tablet device, allowing you to easily...
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Free eLearning Templates | eLearning Templates

Free eLearning Templates | eLearning Templates | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Thanks for checking out our Freebies Page! Take a look at our freebies, and download as many as you want. Also, help us spread the word about our cool products

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Kathy Lenard's curator insight, June 10, 2013 11:53 AM

The templates may add some value for you.

Avil Beckford's comment, June 10, 2013 4:28 PM
I downloaded three templates, but most of them weren't free!
Sarah Tucker's curator insight, June 12, 2013 6:53 AM

Another great free resourse page foe developing e-learning

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Effective Time Management Techniques For Online Faculty Members | IAO Blog

Effective Time Management Techniques For Online Faculty Members | IAO Blog | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Instructors need to develop new time management skills when transitioning to online teaching.
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What is open source? | opensource.com

What is open source? | opensource.com | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
Open source commonly refers to software that uses an open development process and is licsened to include the source code. Find out what open source is and how it works. (Bilmeyenlerin "Acik Kaynak Da Nedir?
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How to install Google chrome extensions on Firefox | Arunkumar's Blog

How to install Google chrome extensions on Firefox | Arunkumar's Blog | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
How to install Google chrome extensions on Firefox

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, April 16, 2013 2:31 PM

Great tool as I use both browsers

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Modern Taxonomy Wheel

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Modern Taxonomy Wheel | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
"Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Modern Taxonomy Wheel" good read http://t.co/WUC6Hbce9d

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Small business software guide for free open source by SMB-Soft.com

Small business software guide for free open source by SMB-Soft.com | Open Source Resources for Education | Scoop.it
SMB-Soft.com guides Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) find and use free and open source software for Management, Accounting, Tracking and Scheduling. Click here to learn how SMBs can save money, improve customer satisfaction and gear-up for growth.
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Great resource for learning about free software and how to use them in a small business, educational or any other small business.

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Open: Decreasing Costs, Improving Access, and Increasing Quality of...

While "open educational resources" initiatives like MIT OpenCourseWare generated media buzz during the 2000s, a new wave of initiatives is leveraging OER to dra

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