Open source – opens learning

or “Why open source makes sense for education” is an article by Chris Coppola and Ed Neelley (r·smart group)

From the Introduction:

Because of the rise in popularity and consideration of open source applications in all markets from education to government to business, it is critical for all decision makers to understand what open source applications are and what the implications are for their organization.

This is especially true in the education market where budget pressures make the right decision an imperative. This white paper will offer a simple, yet thorough definition of open source in the context of education, describe the new market models, and dispel the myths
about open source.

Well, if understanding what open source applications and knowing what the implications are is specially critical for the education market, see if its true for the education for development “market”, specially these projects run by non-profit organizations.

The source:
Open Source – Opens Learning (333 Kb)

[via eLearnspace]


If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:

Peña-López, I. (2004) “Open source – opens learning” In ICTlogy, #12, September 2004. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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