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Opening Opportunities - Freeing Learning
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (BST)
London, United Kingdom
What it is
This conference has been designed by school leaders and others in the Open Source Schools' community to showcase to school leadership teams the best of educational free and open source software whether used alone or blended with proprietary software.
Why you should come
Using open source software in your school will allow you to:
The conference will provide:
Speakers will include
Paul Haigh, Assistant Head for Innovation at Notre Dame High School, Sheffield, an ICT consultant and writer of The New Technologies Handbook for Schools
Miles Berry, senior lecturer in ICT at Roehampton University and Community Manager of Open Source Schools
Mark Taylor, CEO of Sirius Corporation plc the UK's first Office of Government Commerce Open Source Company
Tony Parkin, Independent consultant (formerly head of ICT Development, SSAT)
Brian Lockwood, Director of IT, Egglescliffe School, Stockton-on-Tees
Ian Usher, e-Learning Co-ordinator for Buckinghamshire County Council's Children & Young People's Service
Paul Hynes, Head of New Technologies, SSAT
Jason Meers, Chief Technical Officer at One Planet Consulting and Independent IT Advisor to the Cabinet Office
An outline programme is available here http://opensourceschools.org.uk/oofl
For snap shots of open source in practice see our YouTube channel.
Open Source Schools is a community of educators and technologists who have extensive experience of the freedoms, flexibility and cost savings of using open source software in education.
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