2:30pm–3:10pm Thursday, 07/28/2011
The current buzz in K-12 education is about 21st Century skills and self-directed learning. But this vision is at odds with the passive consumer attitude of many of our current students. Open Source can be the transformative key by enabling engaged cooperation on a global scale on projects of substance.
Come learn about Makerbot 3D printers, humanitarian FOSS projects and the new Open IT Lab.
1:40pm–2:20pm Thursday, 07/28/2011
The first generation of telephones were off-grid, using local batteries and crank generators. The MAG*NET project at Saint Joseph's College developed a method of allowing historic telephones to be used, without modification, to operate on the modern telephone network. Asterisk, openWRT and heyu are Open Source tools under the hood.