Open Source Software and the Invisible Revolution
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2007
San Antonio, Texas, USA
March 26, 2007
Roger Carlsen, Karen McFerrin, Jerry Price, Roberta Weber & Dee Anna Willis
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While many educators are familiar with proprietary software like Microsoft Internet Explorer, Word, and Adobe Acrobat, few are aware of the subtle and pervasive presence of open source software (OSS). OSS is a technology and social movement where legions of computer programmers collaborate to produce software products with transparent code. Although there are more than 130,000 OSS projects available online, only about 200 are active. In the last decade, these active projects have stealthily permeated nearly every facet of computer technologies fueling a global technology revolution. In education, OSS delivers a cost-effective solution to managing servers, operating personal computer systems, browsing the Internet, managing courses, providing software applications, and facilitating social networks.
Stuckart, D. (2007). Open Source Software and the Invisible Revolution. In R. Carlsen et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (pp. 1690-1694). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved December 13, 2013 from http://www.editlib.org/p/24812.
- Exploring Open Source for Educators: We're Not in Kansas Anymore--Entering Os
- An introduction to open-source software in education
- The use of free, open-source, and web-based tools in education
- Open Source and the Diffusion of Teacher Education Software
- How to effectively use free and open source software in education
- Evaluating a pilot implementation of OpenOffice.org in a K-12 Public School
- Open Source Strategies for Educational Multimedia
- Which Web Tool to Select
- Current and future trends in Free and Open Source Software
- Is Content Instruction?
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