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Why use FOSS in schools?

There will be several benefits for schools to start adopting free and open-source software programs in their computer laboratories and in their curriculum. They cost less, they are more secured, and software raids of law enforcers and lawsuits are unlikely to come to your school gates.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 02 Sep 2013 under Thoughts

penguin, wildebeast, and fox, associated with Linux, GNU, and Mozilla, are drawn on a chalk board

Why Wikipedia is not suitable for academic research?

Wikipedia is a popular source and possibly currently the largest repository of data. Despite its success, several teachers, professors and other academics discourages if not outright forbid students from using Wikipedia as reference material. There are reasons not to trust the credibility of Wikipedia and many of these reasons are from its original design.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 25 Apr 2013 under Thoughts

Kinds of Educational Computer Games

Educational games have been useful in both hooking-up the learners to practice concepts and processes that are taught in school as well as in measuring what they have learned so far. This article covers the different ways we could classify educational games based on purpose and to encourage teachers and instructional designers to develop games with specific objective(s) in mind.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 04 Jan 2012 under Thoughts

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