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  1. http://tdm.info enquiries@thedevelopmentmanager.com Mobile: 0779 256 9415 Free Software for Education

  2. Who are http://tdm.info?? We improve e-Learning and e-Business with Open Source.

  3. Hosting • Training • Consultancy • Theme design • Technical support • Software support • Software administration • Software modifications • Software integrations • Instructional design • Content design • e-Moderation service • Typing pool service • Health checks • Tender writing • Strategy writing • Report writing

  4. http://tdm.infoare an official http://mahara.org PartnerOrganisation

  5. Focus of this presentation • e-Learning and e-Business WEBOGRAPHY of Free Software applications – all available at zero financial cost • Make you aware of the importance and practical benefits of: • Software Freedom • emerging technologies

  6. An MLE - not just a VLEMLE = A Managed Learning Environment • Video/Audio/Text Conferencing • Content Management System • Podcast / RSS feed • Repository with Version control • Project Management System • Customer Relationship Management? • VLE • e-Portfolio • KnowledgeBase • e-ILP • Network Hub • Course Authoring tools • NVQ Tracking • M-Learning

  7. Why do you need an MLE? WBL 2.0 !! = e-Moderated Learning • Peak-Oil & the Transition Economy • Web2.0, Learning2.0 and Work2.0 • Return on Investment • Scaffolding the ZPD & e-Moderation

  8. Free Software Context(OSS / FOSS / FLOSS) • “Free” as in “Cost-Free”. • “Free” as in “Free milk for babies” – i.e. relinquishing control over your own data. • “Free” as in “Freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve” the software you use. WARNING!! Logos shown on these slides with RED boxes represent software which is NOT “Free as in Freedom”

  9. Free e-Portfolio http://mahara.org Some Alternatives: • MyStuff (OU)‏ • Elgg • MooFolio • Moodle • OSP (with Sakai)

  10. Free VLE = Virtual Learning Environment http://moodle.org/ Some Alternatives: • Dokeos • DrupalEd • Bodington • Sakai • Claroline

  11. Free Course Authoring • Xerte: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/xerte/ • eXe: http://www.exelearning.org/ • LAMS: http://www.lamsinternational.com/ • Udutu: http://www.udutu.com/

  12. Free Knowledgebase • KBPublisher: http://www.kbpublisher.com

  13. Free Conferencing • DimDim: http://www.dimdim.com/ • WengoPhone: http://www.openwengo.org/ • GizmoProject: http://www.gizmoproject.com/ • Yugma: http://www.yugma.com/

  14. Free Comic Creation • MakeBeliefComix: http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/ • Comiqs: http://comiqs.com/ • Pixton: http://www.pixton.com/home

  15. Free Online Whiteboards and note-sharing • Google Notebook: http://www.google.com/notebook • Jotspace(Alpha): http://www.jotspace.com/ • Skrbl(Beta): http://www.skrbl.com/

  16. Free Drawing & Mind-Mapping • FreeMind: http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page • Dia: http://live.gnome.org/Dia • OOo Draw:http://www.openoffice.org/product/draw.html

  17. Cost-Free Screencasting • Wink: http://www.debugmode.com/wink • Screencast-o-Matic: http://www.screencast-o-matic.com • Istanbul (Linux-only): http://live.gnome.org/Istanbul

  18. Jane Hart’sDirectory of Learning tools • The Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies: http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/Directory/index.html • Fill yer boots!!

  19. Free Blogging • Wordpress: http://wordpress.org/ • b2evololution: http://b2evolution.net/ • Blogger: http://www.blogger.com

  20. Free Podcasting • Ardour: http://ardour.org/ • Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net • The Levelator: http://www.conversationsnetwork.org/levelator • Juice: http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/ • Pod-O-Matic: http://www.podomatic.com

  21. Free Wikis • MediaWiki: http://www.mediawiki.org • Twiki: http://twiki.org/ • PmWiki: http://www.pmwiki.org/

  22. Free Surveys • LimeSurvey: http://www.limesurvey.org • SurveyMonkey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/ • Joomla/Drupal/Moodle, etc.

  23. Free Software for e-Business • The Ethical Case • The Business Case • The Technological Case

  24. The Ethical Casefor choosing Free Software • Cost-Free Software for ALL • Sharing is more fun • We still want to live in a “FREE” world • National Security

  25. The Business Casefor choosing Free Software • Enterprise class software available • Open Data Standards • Avoid vendor lock-in/being tied to a company • Cost-savings + cost and control implications • YOU can be involved in the development process

  26. The Technological Casefor choosing Free Software • Increased security, reliability & stability • Easily modified to suit YOUR needs • Faster development / reduced bugs • Flexibility and Freedom

  27. More discussionson the benefits of choosing Free Software • http://www.oss-watch.ac.uk/ • http://jisc.ac.uk/publications/publications/inform19.aspx#anopen • http://www.fsf.org/ • http://www.opensource.org/ • http://www.netc.org/openoptions/pros_cons/comparing.html • http://www.openadvantage.org/about/opensource • http://open-source.gbdirect.co.uk/migration/benefit.html • http://ec.europa.eu/idabc/en/chapter/452 • http://www.idealware.org/articles/true_costs_software.php • http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Finance-IT/Are-Open-Source-and-Capitalism-Worlds-Apart/ • http://www.dwheeler.com/oss_fs_why.html • http://www.diaplous.org/response.htm

  28. Free Website CMSs http://www.joomla.org Some Alternatives: • Drupal • Typo3 • Plone • Wordpress

  29. Free ECMS= Enterprise Content Management System http://www.alfresco.com Alternatively run Open Office with a Subversion plug-in

  30. Free CRM= Customer Relationship Management http://www.sugarcrm.com Some alternatives: • vtiger • openCRX • CiviCRM

  31. Open Source Integrations • Mahoodle= Mahara + Moodle • MahJoodle= Mahara + Joomla + Moodle • MAhJoodle= Mahara + Alfresco + Joomla + Moodle • MAhJoodleCRM= Mahara + Alfresco + Joomla + Moodle + SugarCRM (or vTiger) ... And the names can get sillier and sillier.... !!

  32. Free Project Management dotProject: http://www.dotproject.net Some alternatives: • Collabtive • Gantt Project • Project Fork • Open Workbench

  33. Free Website Authoring • Amaya: http://www.w3.org/Amaya/ • Kompozer: http://kompozer.net/ • EasyEclipse: http://www.easyeclipse.org/site/home • QuantaPlus: http://quanta.kdewebdev.org

  34. Free Graphics / Publishing • GIMP: http://www.gimp.org • Inkscape: http://www.inkscape.org • Blender: http://www.blender.org • Scribus: http://www.scribus.net

  35. Free Office Software • OpenOffice: http://www.openoffice.org • Google Docs: http://docs.google.com • Zoho: http://www.zoho.com/

  36. Free VOIP http://www.trixbox.org/ Some alternatives: • Wengophone • Gizmo (not FOSS)‏

  37. Free e-Groupware Manage your business online! http://www.egroupware.org Some alternatives: • phpGroupware • dotProject • TUTOS

  38. Free Finance Management • GnuCash: http://www.gnucash.org/ • PayThyme: http://www.paythyme.com/ • TurboCash: http://www.turbocashuk.com/

  39. Free Resource Planning(ERP = Enterprise Resource Planning) • OpenTaps: http://www.opentaps.org/ • Compiere: http://www.compiere.com/ • SQLLedger: http://sql-ledger.org

  40. Free e-Commerce http://www.oscommerce.com Some alternatives: • CubeCart • Magento • Fishcart • Ubercart • Drupal / Joomla

  41. The list is endless... • Accountancy / Payroll • Multimedia / Conferencing • Enterprise Resource Planning • Data Storage • File sharing • Time-Tracking • Educational software • Security software • ...etc...etc...etc...

  42. More Free Software Links: • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open_source_software_packages • http://www.osalt.com/ • https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ListOfOpenSourcePrograms • http://www.opensourcewindows.org/

  43. A Free Desktop OS A Linux Operating System http://www.ubuntu.com/ Some Alternatives: • Mandriva • Fedora • PCLinuxOS

  44. Mac/PC/Linux Spoofs Novell have produced these funny clips (on You Tube): • “There’s someone else around...” • “If the jacket fits...” The Linux (and other FOSS) developer communities can leap off each other’s shoulders!!

  45. Many organisations already use Linux Desktops... • Municipal Council of Munich • Junta de Andalucia

  46. http://tdm.info http://www.thedevelopmentmanager.com http://thedevelopmentmanager.com/blog Derrin Kent derrin@thedevelopmentmanager.com Mobile: 0779 256 9415 For more information and practical support...

  47. Feel “Free” to reuse this presentation... • This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-ShareAlike License. • To view a copy of this license, visit: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, California 94305, USA. • Any images used in this presentation have licenses compatible with the licensing terms of the text (see notes for details). • Feel free to email derrin@thedevelopmentmanager.com with comments, questions, or corrections.

  48. AnyQuestions??