The case for open source in information and network technology education: Experiences from the EuropeAid @lis technology net project

Steven Willmott, Julian Padget, Agostino Poggi, Juan Luis Díaz De León, Edgar Casasola, Homero Latorre, Maria De Los Angeles Junco Rey

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Abstract

Open source, open formats and open content have a significant role to play in the development of educational programs. Until now the debate has focused on open methods for delivery and licensing of educational material. But open methods are just as important for education itself, and IT in particular, as they are for delivery. We reflect on the experiences of the @LIS-TechNET project and argue that in emerging regions such as Latin America, a focus on open methods in IT education provides a more sustainable long-term benefit to the IT sector and the economy as a whole than proprietary methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-83
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2007

Keywords

  • Agent technology
  • Learning environments
  • Open content
  • Open source
  • Semantic web
  • Sustainable information technology development
  • Web services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Engineering(all)

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