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|Open Source Software Adaptation in Africa: Is a Matter of Inferior or Cheap is Not Quality?
Abubakar Diwani Bakar, Abu Bakar Md. Sultan, Hazura Zulzalil, Jamilah Din.
The African continent has long benefited from adopting OSS in its private and public organizations that have changed their way of development, the use and how to acquire proprietary software. This frequency of adaptation does not appear to be in balance with the contribution to the OSS community. Using...
Open Growth: The Impact of Open Source Software on Employment in the USA
Roya Ghafele, Benjamin Gibert.
Open Source Software (OSS) is well established in sectors as diverse as aviation, health, telecommunications, finance, publishing, education, and government. As nations increasingly rely on knowledge assets to grow, the adoption of OSS will have profound economic consequences. This paper identifies the...
Success of Open Source in Developing Countries: The Case of Iran
Alireza Amrollahi, Mohammad Khansari, Amir Manian.
Open Source approach has been recognized as one of the best methods for software development in developing countries. Previous research however underemphasized different aspects of Open Source Software (OSS) success in context of developing countries compared to western context. In this research the...
A Model of Cultural Competence in Open Source Systems
Doris Wright Carroll.
Open source software and the open source movement have changed how users access the Internet and produced equality of access for the global community. Despite the access to free software and code sharing for the public and corporate users, open source users remain unaware of cultural competency...
Open Source Approach to Contemporary Research: The Case of Geo-Information Technology
As the open source paradigm is influencing the modern economic world, an increasing number of scientific disciplines use the open working model in knowledge production process. The contemporary research field requires a new shift towards the constantly evolving digital age where collaboration and...
Facilitating the Integration of Open Educational Courses
Yolanda Debose Columbus.
The open educational movement is primarily about facilitating a philosophical view: the idea that universal access to quality education should be a global priority. Open educational courses are byproducts of the implementation of this philosophy. Unfortunately, the principles that are fueling the open...
Creating a Digital Learning Community for Undergraduate Minority Science Majors
Gladys Palma de Schrynemakers.
Over the last three-decades, educators and policymakers have been alarmed about the state of American education and whether the Unites States can continue to lead the world in innovation. At risk is the performance of our students and their ability to be competitive in today’s increasingly complex and...
Analyzing the Competitive Dynamics in Open-Source Publishing Using Game Theory
Using a game theory model to analyze whether a content developer should pursue publishing with an open-source or proprietary publisher, this work describes a strategy for those content developers working in higher education in terms of an articulated strategy for publishing. This research also suggests...
Virtualized Open Source Networking Lab
Lee Chao .
This chapter considers a virtualized open source networking lab to support Web based IT education. It discusses the difficulties in teaching networking related IT courses online. The discussion leads to the solution of virtualized open source technology. The chapter also examines some strategies in...
Deploying Digital Educational Resources with Free and Open Source Technologies
Jason G. Caudill.
Digital educational resources are an increasingly visible and important component of the online learning environment. Concurrently, many organizations are faced with limited financial resources with which to provide their materials to the learners. In order to continue delivering materials but reduce...
Building Open-Source Resources for Online Learning in a Higher Education Environment
Faculty, administrators, and staff at institutions of higher education are singularly well poised to create open-source digital learning contents. Creating open-source digital learning contents seems to fit with a university’s mission and the education paradigm of sharing knowledge and training up...
Open Source for Higher Conventional and Open Education in India
Ramesh C. Sharma.
Distance Education in India has come a long way since the launch of correspondence courses in 1962 at the Delhi University. There have been many changes over the period of time, and thus, a transition was observed from print based correspondence courses to media supported distance education. With the...
Open Source Educational Initiatives to Improve Awareness of Rabies Prevention
Peter Costa, Deborah J. Briggs.
Rabies is the deadliest infectious disease known to humans and animals and yet is almost always preventable even after an exposure has occurred. The lack of educational awareness is a major reason why over 55,000 people die of the disease every year. The Global Alliance for Rabies Control, in...
The Web 2.0 Mandate for a Transition from Webmaster to Wiki Master
This chapter focuses on the how the advent of Web 2.0 has influenced the role of webmaster and given rise to the wiki master. In section 1, the author provides an overview of the role of webmaster and how a Web 2.0 mindset began to exert an influence on the duties of this individual. The section...
Creating Open-Source Interactive Articles for the Wider Publics
A core form of the international sharing of research and analysis is done through articles, both those presented in live conferences and those published in any number of journals. Interactive articles integrate various elements to the basic text: hyperlinks; immersive simulations; electronic games;...
Creating a Video Based Educational Game: A How-To Guide
Brent A. Anders.
Although the subject of educational games has become a massive area of study, this chapter will present a small overview of what an instructor/facilitator should know and comprehend so as to start to put together an educational game. Through understanding of the components, structure, and utilization...
Aligning Practice and Philosophy: Opening up Options for School Leaders
The educational use of digital technologies such as mobile devices, computers, and the Internet are progressively replacing pens, books, and the physical spaces known as libraries. Both online synchronous and asynchronous learning modes are emerging as part of the learning styles used with children...
Selectively Employing Open-Source Resources for Online Learning
Those who work in instructional technologies and design have long been turning to the usages of open-source resources (learning / course management systems, software tools and apps, authoring tools, digital learning objects, simulations, games, and virtual spaces) for online learning—for many...
Open Source Software Dynamics, Processes, and Applications
The innovative process of open source software is led in greater part by the end-users; therefore this aspect of open source software remains significant beyond the realm of traditional software development.Open Source Software Dynamics, Processes, and Applications is a multidisciplinary collection of...
An Empirical Study of Open Source Software Usability: The Industrial Perspective
Arif Raza, Luiz Fernando Capretz, Faheem Ahmed.
Recent years have seen a sharp increase in the use of open source projects by common novice users; Open Source Software (OSS) is thus no longer a reserved arena for software developers and computer gurus. Although user-centered designs are gaining popularity in OSS, usability is still not considered...