Open Source Meets Education - Outstanding Linux Applications
Linux is blessed with a good range of open source education
software. The purpose of this article is to identify top
notch open source software targeted at instructors and
educational institutions. Educational establishments are constantly
examining ways to reduce their overheads and save money, yet retain the
delivery of high quality educational courses. Open source software solutions
represent a way of fully embracing technology without causing a hole in
the institution's finances.
Educators face a constant variety of challenges that can
impact classroom management and the learning process. An inattentive
audience, mobile phone texting, disruption by unruly students,
absenteeism, time constraints, students forced to take a course they
would rather have avoided, and regular changes to the curriculum are
just a few examples of the difficulties faced by teachers. Fortunately,
there are many different ways for those involved in education, whether
in teaching, training, or leadership, to help to improve student's
learning in the classroom, and overcome the obstacles that are
To provide an insight into the software that is available, we
have compiled a list of the 20 finest open source education tools.
There is a real mix of applications featured in this article catering
for the needs of academics, the teaching institutions, as well as students.
Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for anyone who is
involved in the education profession.
So, let's explore the 20 education applications at hand.
For each application we have compiled its own portal page, a full
description with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots,
together with links to relevant resources and reviews.
|Education Top Picks
||Produce modular internet-based courses
e-assessment system led by the University of Nottingham
||Intelligent Teaching and Learning with Computers
capture system tool
||Set up a conference on the Web in an instant
|| Web conferencing platform
manage, cite, and share research sources
||Classroom information assistant and school management
global school administration infrastructure
||Library resource portal designed and developed for
libraries by libraries
with accessibility and adaptability in mind
||Computer lab management tool
white board that uses a free standard format
||Teaching, learning, research, and ad-hoc project
||Web-based reservation and scheduling system
portfolio, weblog, and resume builder
||FLOSS Computer-Based Assessment system
timetables for schools and universities
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