We, the FLOSSCom team & Ubuntu education, just started the “Learning the
Open Source Way” project .
The project is not about using open source software in education, but
about the way open source communities and individuals learn.
We believe that the open source way of learning could help improving
(formal) education, e.g. the support model, the way of content creation,
the individual skills people gain…
Would there be a chance to promote this project through opensuse
education? I don’t think that there should be any competition between
opensuse EDU and edubuntu, but a common interest for all - but if there
is, just let me know.
I included below the promotion text as to be announced at the Ubuntu
side, more information can be found at www.flosscom.net
, or just ask me
Learning the Open Source Way Project Announcement
You use open source software. You work with it and you know how to help
yourself when you run into a particular problem. You share your
experiences and know-how with others on the internet. You participate.
Perhaps you didn't realise that this makes you one of the more advanced
learners on our planet? Have you considered yourself being a very
talented learner and communicator?
At the beginning of July, the FLOSSCom team and Ubuntu Education have
launched the “Learning the Open Source Way” project. We want to advance
our collective understanding on how learning, communication and
collaboration works in open source and how these experiences can help to
improve (formal) education.
We are interested in learning what you are doing out here, your
experiences and how you see things work.
I invite you to join me and our group of interested learners and
educators, currently including people from Germany, Greece, Portugal,
the Netherlands, South Africa and the United Kingdom... Please come
along for our virtual meetups and share your experiences and insights
from the open source world! We are itiching to learn from your way of
doing things in the open source community!
We just started so there are still many ways to get involved and to help
us shaping this project.
Want to get a picture of what we are up to? Than check out what we did
so far at Launchpad (http://launchpad.net/flosscom
) and the FLOSSCom
) , or join or re-listen to some of our
meetings and talks (http://wiki.ubuntu.com/flosscom/talks
Our last three meetings/talks focused on:
1. Topic: What is the motivation to participate in FLOSS?
2. Topic: What does FLOSS learning feel like?
3. Topic: What are the roles in FLOSS?
The coming three meetings/talks will focus on:
1. Topic: Summer University Newbie Introduction
2. Topic: What is the FLOSS support system?
3. Topic: How is FLOSS learning different from ‘normal’ education?
You know that you can make a difference in open source, so you certainly
can make it here too!
With kind regards,
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Com os melhores cumprimentos
Institute of Educational Technology
The Open University
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