FOSSMeet 2019

FOSSMeet is an annual event at NIT Calicut that brings together the Free and Open Source Community from around the country.

Jagannath Bhat

@jagannathbhat

What can the education system learn from FOSS?

Submitted Jan 3, 2019

Open Education is a philosophy on how educational resources should be produced and shared. It derives from the need to make high-quality knowledge accessible to everyone. It shares a lot of resemblence with FOSS.

My talk aims to spread the idea of Open Education and Open Educational Resources by drawing a parallel between Open Education and FOSS.

Outline

FOSS is more than just software licensing
Open Education
Open Educational Resources
Benefits of making educational resources
Why the world needs Open Education right now
Challenges to overcome

Requirements

Basic knowledge on FOSS and lot’s of curiosity

Speaker bio

I’m an engineering student who loves teaching. But I don’t like the way the Indian education system is setup. I’ve been learning about the faults of the educational system and alternative systems that can replace the current system. I was shown the FOSS way by an online community for FOSS advocacy in Tech education - BEARly (https://t.me/BEARlyDev) and I have been an active admin of the online community since. (Last October, I officially became a contributor to one of my favorite projects - NodeJS; #HumbleBrag). All this led me to discover the Open Education philosophy and I’ve been researching on it ever since.

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