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[school-discuss] Fwd: Open Source Schools Think Tank [March, in the UK]
Caroline Ford of Tux Paint received this, and I suggested passing
it along to the T4K lists to see if anyone in the neighborhood
would be interested in attending. (Also including Schoolforge).
Miles -- I hope that's ok! Thanks for contacting us & good luck!
----- Forwarded message from Caroline Ford -----
> From: Miles Berry <miles@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: 28 February 2010 16:33:30 GMT
> To: caroline.ford.work@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Open Source Schools Think Tank
> Dear Caroline,
> The Open Source Schools team would be delighted if you could join us
> for a cross-sector 'think tank' event on open source in schools on
> Friday 26th March. We would like to bring together a few of the key
> of our own community, including both teachers, technical staff and
> those with more strategic roles together with representatives of the
> wider open source world to explore a few common concerns from a range
> of perspectives, and would be very pleased if you were able to
> participate in this meeting.
> We'd like your input on what could and should be done now to support
> and extend the use of open source applications in education, at a
> range of scales from handheld devices and open source on Windows, to
> region wide web-based services. We'd also appreciate some input on the
> future direction of the Open Source Schools community, in particular
> addressing why you chose to become involved and what could be done to
> increase participation amongst those in a similar role to yourselves.
> Our intention is that the day will result in a set of practical
> recommendations to Becta for how to strengthen the position of open
> source in the schools technology ecosystem, together with some idea of
> the role that the Open Source Schools community might play in this.
> The 'think tank' will meet at the British Academy, Carlton House
> Terrace, in their Council Room. We're confident that venue will be
> conducive to convivial conversations. We have in mind running the
> from 10 am to 4:30 pm.
> I do hope you'll be able to attend.
> Best wishes,
> PS - we've been using TuxPaint with our undergraduate and PGCE teacher
> training students at Roehampton - it's been universally popular, and I
> suspect more than a few will be taking it into school with them. Many
> Miles Berry
> Senior Lecturer, ICT | Roehampton University | roehampton.ac.uk | 0208 392 3241
> Community Manager | Open Source Schools | opensourceschools.org.uk | 07779 628656
> Blogger | milesberry.net
> Twit | twitter.com/mberrys,
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