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[News] Futurist Suggests Taking Education Online (with FOSS?)

...Where it's platform-agnostic, of course (and it typically runs FOSS on the

Futurist: To fix education, think Web 2.0

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| Online communities are forming around a wide variety of topics.
| Amateur astronomers, for example, are sharing information among
| themselves and even with professionals.


Communities, sharing, collaboration... sounds like the Open Source mantra,
which is why the so-called Web 2.0 is assimilated to FOSS.


Welcome to the Open Schools Alliance

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| The Government spends a fortune and ignores its own
| research
| The DfES and Becta ignore their own research that
| Open Source Software can save schools between 24%
| and 44% on ICT and advise schools to buy through
| eLearning Credits and procurement frameworks thato
| ffer virtually no Open Source Software.


Web 2.0 Companies choose MySQL


Winning OpenSource Frameworks in Web 2.0

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| When I started computing more than a decade ago I remember it took me weeks 
| to learn a new program for self-expression, calculation or collaboration. 
| Today it's fun, it takes me about five minutes total, it doesn't require 
| any skills and within seconds I can take part in a worldwide distributed 
| live-communication.
| [...]
| The open source community provides various tools that offer a useful
| environment for complex Web 2.0 applications and can help an organization
| to
|     * take advantage of the new social and workplace trends
|     * lower costs and improve functionality
|     * embrace innovative new products, services and applications
|     * increase knowledge and capability


SOA + RIA + OSS = Web 2.0

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| Open source software is the underpinning of many SOA and RIA solutions. 
| Open source software is the dominant solution for Ajax RIA interfaces... 
| Web 2.0 is also about collaboration and using the Internet as a social
| network. It is hard to find a better example of this spirit than within
| the open source communities. Open source software is built socially.
| Communication and transparency are core values of an open source
| project.


'MySQL, Linux powers Web 2.0' - O'Reilly

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| Without Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP many Web 2.0 companies would not
| exist today. This is according to Tim O'Reilly, CEO of O'Reilly Media and
| the person most often credited for coining the term Web 2.0.


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