FLOSS request from the Commonwealth of Learning

This came to us from Dr. Clayton Wright. You might be willing to offer your two cents worth about FLOSS to the wiki COL has established on WikiEducator.

I’m working on a small “celebration” of SFD 2006 in relation to FLOSS for education around the Commonwealth. Nothing major – but given your interests in FLOSS, I’m hoping that you can make a small contribution – just a few paragraphs.

The Commonwealth has played a leadership role in promoting FLOSS for education with a large number of LMS’s developed within Commonwealth Countries and many institutions using FLOSS technologies.

Many of COL’s projects would simply not be possible without FLOSS technologies and free content. In tribute, and celebration of SFD 2006 around the Commonwealth, I’m collecting a few personal narratives from people like you and me on what free and open source software has meant for your work in education and learning. I looking for personal reflections and anecdotes emphasising that real warm blooded folk are involved in this movement .

I would really appreciate two or three personal paragraphs and possibly an informal photograph on WikiEducator – hope that you can find a gap in your schedule before before 16 September.

If you can find the time please create a page linked from http://www.wikieducator.org/SFD_around_the_Commonwealth on WikiEducator – and spread the word among friends to do the same.

I’ll also post an open invitation to the OER list to encourage more folk to participate.

Much appreciated & chat to you soon.

Wayne Mackintosh
Education Specialist, eLearning and ICT Policy
Commonwealth of Learning
1055 West Hastings Street, Suite 1200
Vancouver, BC V6E 2E9


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