BigBlueButton: A Free, Open Source Videoconferencing Platform
BigBlueButton enables universities and colleges to deliver a high quality learning experience to remote students, for free.
50 Excellent Open Courses on Teaching With Technology
This is a listing of 50 free online courses that are offered on a wide variety of instructional technology topics. The courses are free, self-directed, and accessible over the internet.
The Freesound Project: Thousands Of Free Sound Effect Downloads
Digital sound effects can help computer users in various ways. For example if you are creating a presentation, a slide show, or editing a scene in a movie, you could add a digital sound to fully achieve the desired effect.
Diaspora Preview – All You Need to Know About The New “Open Source Facebook”
Diaspora came about when a group of New York University students from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Science were inspired by a speech about freedom and privacy online. Columbia University law professor Eben Moglen described centralised social networks as “spying
20 Classy Open Source Alternatives for 12 Costly Software
A great list of free, open source software for all needs!
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Open-Source Lecture Capture
A new project from the online educational technology collective OpenCast, called Matterhorn 1.0 devoted to the lecture capture market. The Opencast Matterhorn project is an enterprise-level, easy-to-install open source podcast and rich media capture, processing and delivery system.
5 Free Operating Systems You Maybe Never Realized Existed
Your operating system is undoubtedly the most important bit of software you will ever install.
Even if you’re firmly based in the Microsoft or Apple camp, taking a walk on the wild side and installing a secondary computer operating system …
The Best Places To Get Royalty-Free Music & Sound Effects
The music and sounds here are royalty-free and it’s just an easy matter of searching and downloading them. Of course, credit should be given to the source when they’re used in online projects.
Harvard Releases OpenScholar 2.0
Harvard University has now released version 2.0 of OpenScholar, an open source software package that lets scholars build personal and project-oriented web sites in a matter of minutes. It’s a quick, easy, and free solution that allows academics to build …
SoftLogr: Download Hand-Picked Free Software
Free software sites are dime a dozen so why bother looking into a new one? Well, for starters, SoftLogr is not an average collection of free software where every Tom, Dick and Harry can upload a software. It is a …
Free Software Wins Court Battle in Quebec
In a court battle in the province of Quebec, Canada, initiated more than two years ago, free software activists Savoir Faire Linux (translated ‘Linux know-how’) won the right to submit offers when the government takes public requests for submissions to …
Udemy Launches free Online Teaching Platform
Udemy, a free platform for teaching online has officially launched for public use. Udemy offers a variety of tools for delivering content online. Course creators can publish slideshows, publish videos, and create mash-ups of slideshows and videos synched together. Course …
Open Source Web Conferencing / Videoconference Tools
A list of free open source desktop conferencing tools for online courses.