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Learning, freedom and the web: Drumbeat 2010

Learning, freedom and the web: Drumbeat 2010

Chris Drage visited Barcelona to check out open source at Mozilla Drumbeat

The first-ever international Mozilla Drumbeat Festival was held in Barcelona during two days in November. Entitled "Learning Freedom and the Web", it attracted more than 400 educators, learners and inspired folk to reinvent education, the web, and lifelong learning as we know it.

Wikipedians, digital librarians, educators and their collaborators gathered to discuss how to make the web a more open and participatory place, as well as promoting the Open Web, mass collaboration and open content. The ethic of Drumbeat was: learn something by building something.

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OSS ready for business - and ramped-up support

OSS ready for business - and ramped-up support

Open Source Schools (OSS), the organisation funded by government ICT agency Becta, had its first public airing this week with its “Unconference” at the National College for Sc...

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Digital 'treasure trove' breakthrough for UK schools

Digital 'treasure trove' breakthrough for UK schools

The elusive promise of a wealth of digital resources available for free use by learners and teachers throughout the UK is finally about to be realised. The National Digital Re...

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UK universities put their faith in the Google cloud

UK universities put their faith in the Google cloud

By Bill Hicks

More evidence of Google’s  advances into the UK education system came today as three high-profile academic institutions went public with their reasons for opting ...

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Open source in UK schools starts here

Open source in UK schools starts here

To describe Miles Berry as a man on a mission could be an understatement. Because there are multiple missions. He's one of the most connected educationalists you are likely to...

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