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RE: [school-discuss] Looking for an international lecturer on free software in schools

Hello German,

I think you would find the resources at http://www.netc.org/openoptions helpful as you explore open source software options for K-12 application. Open Options is an independent research project serving K-12 educators that was developed with federal funds by the Northwest Educational Technology Consortium at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory in Portland, Oregon USA. The NETC Web site does not advocate for open source software. Our goal is to provide pragmatic information and decision support tools. We report the results of our research about how and why educators are choosing open source solutions. 

Wishing you success with your project,

Basha Krasnoff
Research and Evaluation Associate
Editor, NETC Circuit
Technology in Education Center (NETC)
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
101 SW Main Street Suite 500
Portland, Oregon 97204
ph: 503.275.9643
fax: 503.275.0443   

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From: owner-schoolforge-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-schoolforge-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of CPE-SAT (German Bustos)
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 5:51 AM
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Cc: Angela Patricia Nocua
Subject: [school-discuss] Looking for an international lecturer on free software in schools


My name is German Bustos, I'm contractor for Computadores para Educar, a 
Colombian government program which has brought computers for thousands 
of Colombian public schools since 2001, this program offers also 
teacher's training in the use of computers in classes. All these 
computers are running MS Windows, but there is a growing interest in 
free software. Packages like OpenOffice.org and Mozilla are been tested 
to be used on those machines.

A national meeting of teachers using computers will take place at June 
28th, 29th and 30th in Bogotá, it is expected that at least 500 teachers 
from all the country would participate y that meeting.

We are looking for an international lecturer who can teach Colombian 
educators how to use free software in their classes and schools, what 
are the advantages of this kind of software specifically for education. 
We have special interest in the use of computer technologies in teaching 
subjects like math, language and science.

We are also contacting national groups that promote free software to 
participate in the meeting.

Can you please help me to find such a lecturer?

Thanks a lot,


Germán Bustos
Coordinador Nacional SAT-CPE
Coreducar SAT
Tel: [+57 1] 3418937 - 3102935185


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