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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 10:30 Welcome and housekeeping

10:35 The Open Source Secondary School - Mark Osborne
10:55 Kidsmart Rollout: Early childhood project - Carl Klitscher
11:10 Through the Looking Glass: Open Source from a Student's Perspective - Elizabeth Garbee
11:30 OLPC and Sugarlabs - Improving education on a global scale - NZ Volunteers group

12:15 - 13:30 75 Lunch
13:30 - 15:15 125

13:30 Koha - Nau te rourou, naku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi - Chris Cormack
13:45 Art education and open source - Maksim Lin
14:00 The use of FOSS in teaching Software Engineering - Ashley Maher
14:15 Moodle features workshop - Jonathan Newman

15:15 - 15:45 30 Afternoon Tea
15:45 - 17:30 125

15:45 Mahara development workshop - Penny Leach and Richard Mansfield
16:45 Why Educational Technology Deployments Fail - Belinda Lopez
17:00 Structuring a multi-day technical training course - Jacinta Richardson
17:15 Voice and vision interaction - John Graves
17:20 Closing of the day

Miniconf Presenters' biographies, slides and handouts

Follow the agenda links to see biographies, slides and handouts released under a Creative Commons License, as they become available.

Contact Tabitha if require further information.