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In this video, a UBC - MET student, Byron Kask, gives a brief history of Linux and then examines reasons why Linux should be used in education rather than Windows or MacOS. This video was created with Linux, using free and open-source software. This video was created for the UBC - MET program, ETEC 531.





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Open Source Resource Websites


Curriki
From the Curriki website:

"Curriki is more than your average website; we're a community of educators, learners and committed education experts who are working together to create quality materials that will benefit teachers and students around the world. Curriki is an online environment created to support the development and free distribution of world-class educational materials to anyone who needs them. Our name is a play on the combination of 'curriculum' and 'wiki' which is the technology we're using to make education universally accessible. Curriki is built on the XWiki platform, an open source development platform and "Next Generation Wiki" application developed in Java and released the LGPL open source license."

Connexions
From the Connexions website:

"Connexions is a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone may view or contribute:
  • authors create and collaborate
  • instructors rapidly build and share custom collections
  • learners find and explore content"