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Jonah Bossewitch
Day DebConf Day 1 / Debian Day (2010-08-01)
Room Interschool Lab
Start time 11:30
Duration 01:00
ID 628
Event type
Track Community Outreach

Pedagogical Freedom

Debian, Free Software, and Education

Educational contexts are powerful testimonies to the value and importance of free software. This panel will discuss various ways that Debian and free software are currently being used to help improve education, in the broadest sense of of the term. Free software is being used effectively across educational institutions, libraries, and grassroots advocacy efforts. We will examine various ways that new media and technology are being used to transform teaching, learning, access, and communication.

  • Jonah Bossewitch (http://alchemicalmusings.org), Technical Architect at CCNMTL (http://ccnmtl.columbia.edu) and doctoral student in Communications at Columbia's School of Journalism.
  • Mallory Knodel (http://malloryknodel.net), May First/People Link (http://mayfirst.org)
  • Professor Matt Curinga (http://matt.curinga.com), Adelphi University
  • Professor Alycia Sellie (http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/pub/Faculty_Details5.jsp?faculty=968), Brooklyn College
  • Ahamed Shameem (http://www.projectfedena.org), Fedena is an Open Source School Management System based on RoR technology. It is a one stop solution for all teaching and school management related issues and it helps to manage all school related activities online.

Details and panelists to follow.