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This Wiki is being used to support the Open Source: An In-Depth Look Mini-Academy which is part of the NSBA T+L Conference being held Opryland Nashville, TN - October 17-19, 2007


You are welcome to add comments and resources to the Open Source Wiki.  You will need the password "open" to add to this wiki.


Open Source: An In-Depth Look

Friday, October 19, 2007

9:00 am - Noon, Bayou E


Featured Speakers:


Amee Godwin, Program Director, Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME)

Marie Wardall, Cory Jaeger, D.C. Everest Area School District (WI)



Get your questions answered by one of the leading experts in Open Educational Resources and learn how one district has embraced Open Source solutions. Open Source Applications are a viable solution to school districts looking for ways to be fiscally responsible yet being able to meet the needs of students and staff. This presentation will highlight the advantages/disadvantages of Open Source Applications and will illustrate how to put these applications into practice for both students and staff. Participants who attend this session will learn what the advantages/disadvantages are to using Open Source Applications and how students and teachers have adjusted to the changes.


Participants who attend this session will learn:


  • A basic understanding of the various issues & definitions encompassed under "Open Source";
  • Some of the resources that are available to K-12 educators;
  • Pro's and Con's of selecting and using Open Source solutions;
  • How students and teachers have adjusted to the changes;
  • International growth and trends in education;
  • Capturing the questions and concerns about Open Source among participants so we may discover the most appropriate programming to provide in the future!



Facilitator: Dan Morris, Education Consultant, CM Consulting, Inc. (CO)

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