Open Source Smackdown (x) - Pedagogy Online

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4 Δεκ 2013 (πριν από 3 χρόνια και 11 μήνες)

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Barry Dahl


Lake Superior College

James Falkofske


St. Cloud Technical College


FREE Software!


Also referred to as

FOSS = free,

open
-
source software


Shared
Authorship

/
Free
Use


No licensing fees for software.


Anyone can modify it.


Anyone can add to it.


Anyone can create

extensions / enhancements.


If you are clever and talented enough


you can
make the software do exactly what you want.


Academia and Nonprofits


Academics and researchers


Student

programming projects


Governmental grants


Generous hobbyists



Commercial


Corporations selling hardware & network solutions
(Sun, IBJ, Silicon Graphics, AT&T)


Vendors giving a “taste of” their talents /
demonstrations of their abilities


Free versions which can be “upgraded”


Great in some cases…


Large user communities help identify

bugs, request feature enhancements,
and provide code enhancements


Popular software develops a
reputation worth protecting (*security
patches, updates)


No user support


No 1
-
800 number for technical support


Unpredictable documentation


Some applications

require exploration
and

Do
-
It
-
Yourself style users


Choose the more
popular

programs
from
known sites
to self
-
guard against


Spyware and viruses


System crashes


Data loss


Web Browser


Add
-
Ons

/ Extensions


Extend the capabilities


Customizable by each user


Themes / Skins


Appearance can be

changed / customized


Institutional branding

(colors, logos, icons)


Web Browser Suite


Browser


Email


Editor


IRC Chat


Content

Management for

running websites


Allows distributed authorship


Different levels of rights


Newspaper like with

Categories

within
Sections


Over 3000 Extensions!


modules, components, plug
-
ins, themes, language
translations


Low learning curve


PHP and
MySQL

install on Linux


www.cmtdmn.com/administrator




Content Management for

large sites or running multiple

domains from a single

“code base”


Ability

to create complex,

context
-
sensitive “views” of

information


More types of controls / modules allows

great flexibility


Over 2000 enhancements

(modules, themes, translations)


PHP and
MySQL

install on Linux


www.PedagogyOnline.com/admin



Blogging on steroids


Basic blogging


Media and Design Extensions


Polling


Contact management


Website publishing software


PHP and
MySQL

install on Linux


Web meeting software combining


Document sharing


Screen sharing


Video, voice, and instant
-
message
communication


Install on own servers, or choose hosted
solution


GNU Image

Manipulation Program


Adobe Photoshop

alternative


Plugins

for effects,

gradiends
, filters, etc.

http://registry.gimp.org



Vector graphics editor similar to Adobe
Illustrator


Drawing and tracing for 2D diagrams, logos, and
clipart


3D box models for

creating objects which

can be rotated and

manipulated


Ability to write computer

code to “build” drawings

based on sets of points


Clone of Microsoft Office 2003


More “standards compliant” for document
file formats


but can save in MS 2003
formats


Save directly as PDF files


Operating System based
on Linux


Mac
-
like interface avail.


Setup a
webserver


Run on an older
computer!


Few viruses (its LINUX!)


Audio recording and editing


Customizable effects

and filters


LADSPA Plug
-
ins

Linux audio developer’s

simple plug
-
in API



for Linux & Mac


Nyquist

Plug
-
ins

programming language for

creating sound effects and filters


VST
Plugins


virtual studio technology
-
for instruments, effects, and
filters


D2L without the price! Instructional
management system widely adopted by K
-
12
institutions and many higher
-
ed

schools.


PHP and
MySQL

allow easy installation on
Linux servers


MUCH SIMPLER interface to learn

(everything on one page)



Free Wiki package in PHP and
MySQL


WikiPedia

is powered by
MediaWiki


Combinations of text, graphics,
and media



Even more applications out there… here are
just a few more to explore…


FTP (file transfer protocol) program allowing
you to quickly upload and download files
from a
webserver


Multiple stream support (upload/download
several files simultaneously)


Archive / Compression / De
-
compression
software


Works with multiple archive file formats


Easier management of ZIP files


Convert from one media file format to
another


Wizard walks you through basic settings


Standardize files to

consistent formats and

bitrates


Mind
-
mapping tool

to create charts and
graphs.


Demo video



http://www.artemissoftware.biz/

videos/freemind
-
demo1.mov



CD / DVD burning

program


Erase old discs


Frederico

Caldeira

Knabben

Editor


Online HTML text editor (runs off a website),
providing powerful editing features


Paste & clean
-
up MS Word documents for
online use (using demo site and view HTML)



Appears

as a “printer” in your Windows
programs


Create PDF files from virtually any program