This one day Education Mini-conference will focus on educational uses of Free and Open Source initiatives used around the world including tools for teaching and school management.
It has talks and workshops directly useful to educators, administrators, developers and those interested in supporting education initiatives and/or influencing their direction and uptake.
You can email Tabitha if you require further information.
The call for proposals is now closed.
Speakers and structure specifics are yet to be defined. The basic break up of the day is as follows:
|09:00 - 10:00||60||Welcome and/or Keynote|
|10:00 - 10:30||30||Morning Tea|
|10:30 - 12:15||125|| Welcome and housekeeping
The Open Source Secondary School Mark Osborne Open Source Software in the class room Josh Campbell Through the Looking Glass: Open Source from a Student's Perspective Elizabeth Garbee OLPC and Sugarlabs - Improving education on a global scale Volunteers group
|12:15 - 13:30||75||Lunch|
|13:30 - 15:15||125|| Koha - Nau te rourou, naku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi
Chris Cormack Art education and open source Maksim Lin The use of FOSS in teaching Software Engineering Ashley Maher Moodle features workshop Jonathan Newman
|15:15 - 15:45||30||Afternoon Tea|
|15:45 - 17:30||125|| Mahara development workshop Penny Leach
Why Educational Technology Deployments Fail Belinda Lopez Structuring a multi-day technical training course Jacinta Richardson Voice and vision interaction John Graves Closing of the day
Titles of the Miniconf Presenters' papers
To be defined. Contact Tabithaif you would like to get involved.
First accepted presentation: One Laptop Per Child and Sugar Labs: Why you should care about Linux and education and what people in the region are doing about it Overview of OLPC in the region (Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific), Sugar Labs, OLPC Friends, deployments coming up and community support and development Target: People interested in getting involved or learning about a not for profit humanitarian education project
Miniconf Presenters' biographies
To be defined. Contact Tabitha if you would like to get involved.
Miniconf Presenters' slides and handouts
Watch this space for slides and handouts released under a Creative Commons licence