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Seb Bacon and Teresa Dillon: The potential of open source approaches for education. An Opening Education report from Futurelab

Seb Bacon and Teresa Dillon: The potential of open source approaches for education. An Opening Education report from Futurelab

CONTENTS

Glossary
Executive summary
1. Introduction
2. Some key terms
3. Evidence and resources in the field
4. Historical overview
5. Discussion of some strengths and weaknesses of FLOSS approaches
6. Peer-production approaches for education
7. Conclusion
Links
References
Appendix 1: Commonly used FLOSS solutions within schools
Notes

Free, Libre, Open Source Software (FLOSS) refers to any software distributed under a licence that allows users to change or share the software source code. The three most important characteristics of FLOSS are that:

  • it allows free (unrestricted) redistribution
  • the source code is available at minimal cost
  • derived works may be redistributed under similar non-restrictive terms.
These principles have emerged from a long and complex history that is intricately bound up with early development practices around mainframe computers, debates over the nature of knowledge and information, and the emergence of home PCs and the commercial software market. FLOSS principles have, from these origins, inspired new approaches to copyright (such as Creative Commons) and have come to inform a cultural phenomenon that is underpinned by technological development with the aim of contributing to the public good.

Futurelab’s interest in this area stems from the belief that FLOSS provides an example of peer-production which is driven by collaborative, social modes of interaction and knowledge exchange. This paper discusses some of the potential ways in which the approaches that characterise FLOSS might be applied in educational contexts; specifically, whether they can act as a model for education in:
  • offering new approaches to teaching and learning, specifically enabling personalised learning and enhanced learner voice
  • enabling knowledge sharing and collaboration between teachers
  • overcoming structural divides between developers of educational software and its users.

The paper does not discuss the pros and cons of schools adopting open source software systems, but examines the possibilities opened up by pursuing an open source philosophy.

The eLearning Guild: Future Directions in e-Learning Research Report 2006 (PDF)

The eLearning Guild: Future Directions in e-Learning Research Report 2006 (PDF)

This is our second annual report on the subject of future directions in e-Learning. As we did last year, the Guild Research Committee asked Guild members to take a close look at the e-Learning programs and initiatives in their organizations and report to us on what they expect to see in these activities in the next twelve months. More than 650 industry professionals responded to this survey. Once again, we found that e-Learning remains a rapidly growing practice with a bright future in the vast majority of our respondents’ organizations — indeed, 75 believe the term “e-Learning” serves a useful purpose and is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

Although this report shows levels of increased activity in key practice areas consistent with the results of last year’s survey, we are seeing even greater focus on both content quality and rapid development, as well as development of the resources that make better, faster e-Learning possible. Another explosive focus area, which grew significantly year-over-year, is the extension of e-Learning programs to our respondents’ organizations’ customers and partners. In addition, for the first time, we looked at trends for some emerging e-Learning modalities — blogging, podcasting, mobile learning, and games — and we found that their levels of adoption are on the rise in many of our respondents’ organizations.

ICT and e-learning in Further Education. The challenge of change (PDF)

ICT and e-learning in Further Education. The challenge of change (PDF)

This is the full report of the ICT and e-learning in Further Education survey 2005. This study is the sixth in a series that assesses progress in the provision of ICT within further education and sixth form colleges since 1999. It also forms part of the evidence base that will inform the development of the post-16 e-learning programme by examining the integration of this provision into the teaching and learning process.

Ferl First, 04/11/05

El e-learning encuentra poco a poco su lugar

Primero revolucionó, después decepcionó y ahora se encuentra en fase de reubicación. Esta es la principal conclusión del informe realizado para Santillana Formación por la consultora Millward Brown sobre "La situación del e-learning en las grandes empresas y la administración pública en España 2005".

Informe sobre integración de las TIC en centros de secundaria del País Vasco

Informe sobre integración de las TIC en centros de secundaria del País Vasco - El Instituto Vasco de Evaluación e Investigación Educativa (ISEI-IVEI) ha presentado el informe Integración de las TIC en centros de ESO. Este estudio, coordinado por Mikel Urkijo, ofrece entre otras las siguientes conclusiones:

-La mayoría de centros dispone de un equipamiento informático básico, aunque mal repartido, mal ubicado y con espacios dedicados al alumnado incorrectamente diseñados.
-La actitud del profesorado y alumnado hacia las nuevas tecnologías es muy positiva. Aunque las iniciativas reales de uso todavía dependen de la actitud personal de parte del profesorado.
-El uso de las nuevas tecnologías en clase no crea un clima favorable si se reproducen esquemas tradicionales de enseñanza-aprendizaje.
-Una mayoría del profesorado piensa que el futuro de la educación está en el profesor y el libro de texto.
-El uso de las nuevas tecnologías en las tareas administrativas y de gestión se ha generalizado.
-El 90% del profesorado afirma tener una formación básica o media en el uso de las nuevas tecnologías.

El informe está disponible en formato PDF (1,47 MB)
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Download Report: SREB Report on State Virtual Schools

Download Report: SREB Report on State Virtual Schools - Most of the 16 SREB states now have a state virtual (online) school, and several more are in the process of creating one to help meet the need for more middle grades and high school academic courses. [Distance-Educator.com]

E-Learning in the UK

E-Learning in the UK - A recent poll by CIPD Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development offers an overview of e-learning in the UK. [Distance-Educator.com]

E-Learning Experts Share Their Visions for 2005 - Lisa Neal, eLearn Magazine

E-Learning Experts Share Their Visions for 2005 - Lisa Neal, eLearn Magazine - Where will e-learning take us in 2005? How will learning be impacted by the use of portable devices, blogs, and search engines? Will we better understand and have metrics for quality e-learning? Read on for predictions from some of the most thoughtful [Online Learning Update]

CELEBRATE Evaluation Report

CELEBRATE Evaluation Report -

I'm passing along this item that I noticed in Scott Leslie's EdTechPost. The download is in pdf. The preview link for the report reads "This report provides an evaluation of the extent to which new, more flexible forms of content development and distribution (based on reusable LOs) had an impact upon the learning process and supported new pedagogy for eLearning in schools. While CELEBRATE provides an analysis of how a large number of schools in six countries exploited new forms of content, the report does not attempt to outline how specific national content strategies can facilitate the widespread use of LOs. However, it is hoped that the recommendations made in chapter 8 of the report will help policy makers to decide how to best support Learning Object use by a much larger number of schools." _____ JH

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EdTechPost

In case you somehow overlooked it, CELEBRATE (Context eLearning with Broadband Technologies) has been a rather massive 30-month demonstration project (June 2002-November 2004) co-ordinated by European Schoolnet and supported by the European Commission's Information Society Technologies Programme. It's task was seemingly to examine all things 'learning object' to determine the extent to which it is a good strategy to pursue and how it should be pursued within the EC.

Their evaluation report is now available. Be forewarned - at 202 pages it is book-length and while I haven't read it all, the bits I have read indicate it's worth more than just a skim. It includes detailed case studies on the lifecycle of a couple of learning objects, detailed recommendations on how to move forward, and survey results from educators on their experiences with learning objects. With all the snow we just got (yes, 4 inches and counting in Victoria!) I guess I know how I'm spending my weekend. - SWL

[EduResources Weblog--Higher Education Resources Online]

Connectivity and Learning in Canada's Schools

Connectivity and Learning in Canada's Schools - Stats Canada checked out the online world for schools and this research paper takes a look at the stats. A very interesting read. Connectivity and Learning in Canada's Schools... [Teaching an Developping Online]

Connectivity and Learning in Canadian Schools

Connectivity and Learning in Canadian Schools - StatsCan has released another report in the Connectivity series that details the key indicators for Internet connectivity in Canada. The report can be downloaded here: http://www.statcan.ca:8096/bsolc/english/bsolc?catno=56F0004MIE2004011 It was good to see Saskatchewan in the list of provinces/territories that were identified...From [Edu_RSS]

Impact of ICT on Teaching and Learning: What the evidence shows

Impact of ICT on Teaching and Learning: What the evidence shows - This BECTa leaflet summarises key findings from recent research and Ofsted evidence indicating the positive effects that ICT has on learning and standards, and asks some key questions of schools. It is aimed at headteachers and school leadership teams and has been jointly published by Becta and the National College for School Leadership. [EdNA Online]

ICT and e-learning in Further Education: embedded technology, evolving practice

ICT and e-learning in Further Education: embedded technology, evolving practice - "This is the full report of the 2004 ILT Survey. This study was carried out in January and February 2004 on behalf of the Learning and Skills Council. The survey seeks to assess progress in the provision of information and learning technology within the sector along with the extent to which this provision is integrated into the teaching and learning process." FERL, 25 August 2004 ICT and e-learning in Further Education: embedded technology, evolving practice Available as a Word document to view or download Listed on e-Learning in Further and Higher Education... From What's New at the e-Learning Centre on September 8, 2004 at 4:06 p.m. [Edu_RSS]
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