Open Source Making Huge Inroads

It is already clear that open source is making a larger impact than ever on educational technologists. Walking through the Sails Pavilion, I was pleasantly startled to see that a hands-on open source lab occupies a corner of the main conference hall this year! At 8:45 this morning, I walked by a David Thornburg workshop on open source software — this standing room only workshop was taking place in one corner of the main convention hall! Last year, the Linux Garden was relegated to a remote corner of the Penn Convention Center. I think a huge mass of people are getting excited about the potential for open source in their schools. I will be interested to find out what people find most promising in the open source world (Moodle? Linux?) and how much of a definite plan people have for implementing open source software in their schools.

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