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Linux is Full with Educational Software

Postby aquiline » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:10 am

If you are having problems with getting good educational software that is affordable, then think again because Linux is here for you. Okay what a lot of people are not aware of is that there is a lot of wonderful educational software that can be used on the Linux operating system. Of course Linux as you may already know is open source and freely distributed, which means that it is also free. Now here is a list of the different educational software that you can use on the Linux operating system.

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Re: Linux and Education

Postby faruqkhan » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:13 pm

Scratch, a programming language for kids
http://opensource.com/education/12/10/s ... guage-kids


Four Games to Increase Your Vocabulary and General Knowledge
http://linuxmigrante.blogspot.com/2012/ ... ulary.html
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Re: Linux and Education

Postby faruqkhan » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:15 pm

Open Sankoré: Open source whiteboard software
Interactive whiteboards are something you find in pretty much every school, college and university these days. Mostly these come from one of two companies, Smart and Promethean, both of which also supply the main software application that typically teachers and students interact with. This application is closed source and runs on Windows and does some basic things like allowing the teacher or student to draw on the board using drawing tools, import presentations and documents, and include some interactive content.

Open Sankoré is an open source whiteboard application, and it does basically the same kinds of thing the Smart and Promethean software does.
http://osswatch.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2012 ... -software/
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Re: Linux and Education

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Re: Linux and Education

Postby faruqkhan » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:51 am

Throwing Money at Shiny and Worthless Technology
http://beirutspring.com/blog/2012/10/24 ... echnology/
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Top Open Source Learning Management Systems

Postby aquiline » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:35 am

Open Source Learning Management Systems can also be converted to social learning platforms. You can create an online community through your Learning Management System. For example your learners can chat, blog, connect to social network sites (facebook etc.) and have polls on your open source Learning Management System.


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Re: Linux and Education

Postby faruqkhan » Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:41 am

Kids' size KDE ----KDE Education to the kids in Kindergarten.
http://marcuzzokde.blogspot.com/2012/12 ... e-kde.html



Open source's fortunes in Poland could be about to change, thanks to education
http://www.zdnet.com/open-sources-fortu ... 000008611/

(digital school) project, run by the government, in which textbooks are digitised.
http://www.cyfrowaszkola.men.gov.pl/
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Re: Linux and Education

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Re: Linux and Education

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Re: Linux and Education

Postby faruqkhan » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:07 am

Bio Linux

The scientific community has heartily embraced the open-source Linux operating system on systems ranging from desktops to workstations to supercomputers. Bio Linux 7 is a perfect example of scientists using Linux as a workstation OS for data analysis that is free and can be used by anyone around the world
http://nebc.nerc.ac.uk/tools/bio-linux/bio-linux-7-info
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Re: Linux and Education

Postby faruqkhan » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:12 am

Poseidon Linux

Poseidon Linux is another open-source operating system aimed at the scientific community. It is developed by a number of scientists and researchers led by oceanographer Christian dos Santos Ferreira. Poseidon Linux features a Portuguese-language UI by default but does include English translations out of the box. This distribution is the spiritual successor to the Knoppix-based Kurumin Linux project, however Poseidon now uses Ubuntu as its base.
http://www.en.poseidonlinux.org/
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Reference-Management-Tools

Postby aquiline » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:01 am

Reference management software is software for academics and authors to use to record and use bibliographic citations. This type of software typically uses a database to store the bibliographic references, together with a system for filtering the list in a format needed desirable to scholarly journals and publishers.

This category of software is one of the most useful digital tools for a researcher today. It enables users to import references from sources, manage and edit the references, export the references, format the bibliography, and in accordance with international standards. Researchers and academics appreciate the essential functions offered by reference management tools, minimising the tedious task of collecting, organising and citing their sources.
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Open Course Library's best resource

Postby aquiline » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:47 am

Open Course Library has now released 81 high quality, free-to-use courses to the public. Users are can adapt and distribute content under a Creative Commons license and download, remix, or teach using them. All content is stored in Google docs making it easy to access, browse, and download.
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4 Free Software alternatives to Matlab

Postby aquiline » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:13 am

For those involved in data analysis, numerical computation and taks of that nature, Matlab is an industry standard software to use, though it is not necessarily the best available. The problem is that (Matlab) is commercial and can be expensive.

Recently I took a class on Machine Learning and was surprised to find that the professor was not going to use Matlab, but a Free Software alternative called GNU Octave, which was good news because it meant not having to spend money on a proprietary software.........

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Best Open Source Mathematical Software

Postby aquiline » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:54 am

:idea: :arrow: Best Open Source Mathematical Software

Mathematical software is software used to model, analyze or calculate numeric, symbolic or geometric data.

All math software listed below are free and open-source and many of them can be used in all popular operating systems. Feel free to suggest any other free math software not mentioned in the article.....


:idea: :arrow: http://www.calculatorius.com/best-open-source-mathematical-software/
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