Open-Source Pathways to Educational Development
This chapter will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of open-source software solutions to particular pedagogical challenges. I explore the implementation of various open-source platforms to facilitate the achievement of learning outcomes. Specifically, I will look at the use of open-source software to facilitate peer-assisted and problem-based learning. Readers will gain an appreciation for the potential educational value of these important new open-source resources. Subtopics will include: open-source educational technologies, peer-assisted learning, problem-based learning, and flexible ICT policies for continued innovation.
Flexible ICT policies with sufficient internal quality control will allow individual departments and members of staff to identify open-source technologies that meet their pedagogical needs. Such policies can, with minimal cost, reduce the amount of time required to achieve desired learning outcomes and free academics to contribute to knowledge creation through research.
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