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Free educational software in Taiwan

Translation(s) of this article : français
Speaker(s) :Sabrina Tseng, Dr. I-Yuan Chiang
Nature :Videoconferencing
Level :Newbie
Date :Wednesday 8 July 2009
Schedule :09h00
Duration :40 minutes
Language :English
Place :Amphi I - Ireste

OSSACC , short form as OSS Application Consulting Centre, is a project organised by the Ministry of Education and executed by the Software Liberty Association in Taiwan (SLAT). The goals of the project of OSSACC is to promote open source software and free licensed teaching/learning materials to elementary and high schools in Taiwan, and also to colleges and graduate schools; furthermore, integrate those softwares into education and daily routines in schools.

During this talk, we will focus on the introduction of OSSACC, IT integration into courses application and the three sub-project of OSSACC, “Wekey-wiki”, “Tryneeds-Chinese”, and“EzGo-a Linux for education”.

Wekey-wiki: a wiki-based platform for users to suggest and edit brief introductions of open source software. Thus, it makes software friendlier and easier to new users.

Tryneeds-Chinese: The aim of this online translation web is to lower the technique barrier and let more people to help translations and contribute their professions (such as physics or chemistry). People do not need to know what po/pot/mo files are, they do not need to how to transfer ts files to qm files by qt-linguist, because these problems are already been solved by the Tryneeds-Chinese platform. Thus, they can do painless translations.

EzGo: a Linux distro enhanced with educational software and free licensed teaching/learning materials. The main features of EzGo disk are easy to use, and ready to use. No matter for high teachers or professors, the software and teaching materials inside the disk offer an easy way to teach. For students, the EzGo disk is also a good means for self-learning. EzGo updates and integrates the information from Wekey-wiki and Tryneeds-Chinese, and has been released periodically.

Through the topic of IT integration into courses application, we will invite Dr. I-Yuan Chiang, a member of free software community, who will present some software applications on educational courses for us.


time schedule:
- 09:00 - 10:00 (French time)
- 15:00 - 16:00 (Taiwan’s time)


Links to other videoconferences:
- (coming soon)