Linux in London

Filed Under (OpenSource) by elearning4bradford on 04-11-2008

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I attended the LinuxLive Expo at the Olympia in London on 24th of October. It was a well arranged event with lots of exhibitors and much to interest. I managed to understand a lot more about Ubuntu, Joomla, Debian and Fedora!

The wider implications and methodology of deploying OpenSource solutions within a College of 23,000 students have yet to be explored in full but the potential in terms of the robustness of these solutions and their growing support base seem to indicate thta this is possible. I was pleased to see some headway had been made in education terms, for example a version of the European Computer Driving License (ECDL) was now available for OpenOffice whereas previously it had only had an MS focus. At Bradford College we use some OpenSource solutions; Plone to power our website albeit rather ineffectively at the moment and of course we use Moodle as our VLE together with ELGG and Mahara as e-portfolio solutions.

I made some excellent contacts so watch this space for more on OpenSource and a trailblazing experiment from Learning Resources!

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