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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.

The Schedule

Speakers and structure specifics are yet to be defined. The basic break up of the day is as follows:

Times Duration Detail
09:00 - 10:00 60 Keynote speaker
10:00 - 10:30 30 Morning Tea
10:30 - 12:15 125 Welcome and housekeeping

The Open Source Secondary School - Mark Osborne
Kidsmart Rollout: Early childhood project - Carl Klitscher
Through the Looking Glass: Open Source from a Student's Perspective - Elizabeth Garbee
OLPC and Sugarlabs - Improving education on a global scale - NZ 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 and Richard Mansfield
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

Miniconf Presenters' biographies

Follow the links in the agenda.

Contact Tabitha if require further information.

Miniconf Presenters' slides and handouts

Watch this space for slides and handouts released under a Creative Commons license.