Daily archives: April 24, 2009

Implementing Open Source at the London Borough of Camden – London 14/05/09

Alasdair Mangham, Head of Information Systems and Development, London Borough of Camden will explain the rationale behind implementing Open Source at the London Borough of Camden on 14th May 2009 from 1830 hours for the Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) at the BCS Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA.

To book a place to attend this event please email your name to the events coordinator

For further information please contact Mark Elkins at mark_elkins@bcs.org

Free buffet and refreshments available.

Open Source Schools Unconference – Nottingham 20/07/09

The Open Source Schools community, a project supported by Becta, is delighted to invite teachers and technical staff who use, or are interested in, open source software to participate in a friendly, informal day of sharing enthusiasm, experience, and expertise at NCSL’s Conference Centre in Nottingham, on Monday 20 July, 10.00 to 16.00.

Places are free for those working in schools or local authorities and for those presenting; there’s also the chance to stay at NCSL the night before for those interested.

We hope as many delegates as possible will be willing to offer presentations or facilitate discussions.
Topics are likely to include: Moodle, Open Source netbooks, design software, teaching programming, management information systems, and whatever you would like to talk about! Unconferences, such as TeachMeets and BarCamps, owe their success to their participants rather than organizers.

However, to inspire you and provoke discussion we have two keynote speakers:

Graham Attwell, Director of Pontydysgu, is well known in the field of technology-enhanced teaching and learning. Graham’s recent work focuses on new applications and approaches to e-Portfolios and Personal Learning Environments and use of social software for learning and knowledge development.

George Auckland, Head of Learning Innovation, BBC Learning, whose experience and expertise spans the original ‘open source’ education computer, the BBC Micro, and the most recent BBC open source project, BBC Open Lab.

There are further details at http://opensourceschools.org.uk/unconference09.

To register, create an account on our site, making sure you tick the ‘Unconference 09’ group. http://opensourceschools.org.uk/user/register, or join ‘Unconference 09’ via the groups menu if you’re already registered.

To offer a session, simply create a proposal at http://opensourceschools.org.uk/node/add/sessionproposal