Link: NZ school ditches Microsoft and goes totally open source

In the midst of reports on what happened at Linux.conf.au I saw this link:

NZ school ditches Microsoft and goes totally open source

The story itself is interesting but the background it provides on the deals between the government and Microsoft for education is particularly eye-opening. I was surprised, because I remembered that Mahara was funded partially by the Ministry of Education and so I thought NZ was way ahead of other countries in that regard.

I hope the LCA session on that school was recorded, I'd love to hear more about their process with regard to OSS, and get tidbits on the non-traditional pedagogy they're using and how the tech supports it.


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