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Friday, 20 May 2011

Open for Education

I attended a JISC event today, in the National eScience Centre in Edinburgh, entitled Open for Education. The event had a number of speakers and workshops around how education can use open source software.

I throughly enjoyed the event. I was particularly impressed with the Google Docs and Facebook talks. Colin Maxwell, of Carnegie College, gave a very persuasive talk on how colleges can use Facebook as an alternative to the traditional VLE, pointing out how difficult it can be to get students to engage with a VLE and how easy it is to get them to use Facebook.

It was a good event but was the last one from JISC North & East Scotland, which closes in July. I've benefitted from many of their services and events.

Contact Kenji Lamb if you want to know more about this event or this topic.

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