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9 Essential Linux Classroom Tools

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 encountered.

Information and communications technology (ICT) plays an important role in the planning, delivery, assessment and recording of classroom lessons. The software featured in this software offers indispensable ways to help manage a computer-based classroom, and provide the freedom to offer an exciting, creative, and challenging environment.

With this software, educators can create, administer, and grade tests, help manage a computer-based classroom, create an interactive whiteboard, and produce modular courses. All of the software featured in this article is released under a freely distributable license and can be downloaded without charge. With even tighter constraints facing the public sector, cost is an important consideration for any ICT solution.

To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 9 of the finest classroom tools covering a wide variety of different ways to effectively integrate ICT into the classroom. Here’s our verdict.

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Now, let’s explore the 9 classroom tools at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot of the software in action, together with links to relevant resources.

Classroom Tools
iTestComputer monitoring and classroom management
MoodleProduce modular internet-based courses
RogōPowerful and highly usable e-assessment tool with many features
TCExamFLOSS Computer-Based Assessment system
ATutorDesigned with accessibility and adaptability in mind
EpoptesComputer lab management and monitoring tool
MandoInteractive whiteboard using a camera and a projector
ClarolineCollaborative e-Learning and eWorking platform
iTestComputerised examination

Read our complete collection of recommended free and open source software. The collection covers all categories of software.

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2 comments

  1. I miss a very good one : Chamillo
    I have to work with BlackBoard on a daily basis and I find it counterproductive. As Moodle has the same philosophy and feel as BlackBoard it is a no go for me.

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