Beyond Linux From Scratch
- A project with the aim of assisting Linux From Scratch (LFS) users to go beyond the base system. Available in Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish.
Connexions - Sharing Knowledge and Building Communities
- A collection of 7,000+ modules and 400+ courses developed by a worldwide community of authors in a wide variety of fields and a collection of open source tools to assist students, authors and educators. Developed by Rice University.
- A project about improving Debian to make it the best distribution for educational purposes.
- A cross-platform graphical tool for creating electronic pronunciation dictionaries (for natural languages). The system allows a user to develop a pronunciation dictionary without requiring expert linguistic knowledge or programming expertise.
Digital Doorway Home
- This project provides freely available open source software and computer kiosks throughout rural and disadvantaged areas of South Africa. The aim is to provide an environment for people to experiment with and learn computer skills without formal training and with minimal external input.
FSL - OpenUSS
- Freestyle Learning (FSL) and Open University Support System (OpenUSS) are specifications for the Learning Content System (LCS) and Learning Management System (LMS). They provide J2SE, J2ME and J2EE reference implementations onthose specifications. Latest stable releases: FSL 3.5, 2007-10-03 and OpenUSS 4.0.1, 2008-02-18.
Open Source Schools
- The main objective of this UK initiative is to help schools with awareness, adoption, use, and development of Open Source Software (OSS). This project will work to share their experiences along with good OSS practice from other sectors with the wider community of educational practitioners, including teachers, decision makers and IT specialists. This site has case studies, forums, and a directory of useful education software.
- A collection of open source software for users of the Microsoft Windows platform. The goals of this project are to provide free alternatives to costly proprietary equivalents and to educate people about the Linux operating system. There is also an OpenEducationDisc specifically targeting the education sector. Continues TheOpenCD project. Latest release is 08.10, 2008-10-08.
- An international project that provides a platform for the collaborative sharing and creation of free educational and training materials intended for courses on free/libre software and open standards. Also available in Dutch, Portuguese, and Spanish.
- Multi-user resource management system, primarily for universities. Latest stable release is 1.3.2, 2008-08-19.
- A meta site for SEUL mailing lists and other related lists; divided into active and inactive lists.
- Open source e-learning software for higher education.
- The purpose of this site is to unify independent organizations that advocate, use, and develop open resources for primary and secondary education. SchoolForge members advocate the use of open source and free software, open texts and lessons, and open curricula for the advancement of education and the betterment of humankind.
SchoolNet Namibia Home Page
- A volunteer-driven organisation that is working to ensure that all Namibian schoolchildren have access to a computer. Linux is the OS of choice.
- A project to develop common global school administration infrastructure tools for educators.
- A repository of open content resources using Free, Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) in UK education.
- Skolelinux is the Debian-edu project's Custom Debian Distribution (CDD) which provides an out-of-the-box localised environment tailored for schools and universities. It comes with 75 applications aimed at schools, as well as 15 network services pre-configured for a school environment. Available in English, French, German, Norwegian, and Spanish.
Software Libero e Scuola
- Open source software (Tuxpaint, Gimp, OpenOffice) for primary school curricula. Italian site.
- Sugar is the graphical user interface originally developed for the One Laptop per Child Project, and is now available on many Linux distributions such as Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, and Ubuntu. It improves how computers are used in education, and provides a simple yet powerful means of engaging young children in the world of learning.
The KDE Education Project
- Educational software for the K Desktop Environment. The primary focus is children from ages 3 to 18. Categories of software include: games, languages, mathematics, science, and teaching tools. Internationalization is excellent with translations into 65+ languages.
The Open Book Project
- This project is aimed at the educational community and seeks to encourage and coordinate collaboration among students and teachers for the development of high quality, freely distributable textbooks and educational materials on a wide range of topics.
- Computer art software for children ages 3 to 12.
Why Open Source in Schools
- An essay which makes the case for open source software in schools. Includes references to websites devoted to open source software in the education sector.
iTALC - Intelligent Teaching And Learning with Computers
- A cross-platform education tool for teachers. It allows the user to monitor and control computers in labs, and interact with students using these computers. Also available in French, German, Italian, Norwegian, and Spanish.