Deadline extended: FOSS for Education accepting proposals until May 18th
Apereo Foundation is co-sponsoring the FOSS for Education track at FOSSY 2023 in Portland, Oregon, USA. Apero community members are strongly encouraged to propose talks to the Foss for Education track.
For more information, visit the CFP page on the FOSSY website.
The CFP is now open until May 18th.
Educational institutions have a long and impactful history in the development of multiple open initiatives. In addition to free and open source software, colleges and universities have played significant roles in producing and propagating a variety of other open educational resources, for example, open content, textbooks and courses, open access journals, open data, science and research.
Institutions of higher education play an essential role across several free and open source communities. As adopters, campuses occupy a unique space in--and provide a unique perspective for--the use of free and open source software at the enterprise level, often in conjunction with government and research institutions. At the same time, campus constituencies--students, staff, and faculty--provide yet another perspective as independent desktop and mobile end users.
Higher education is also fertile ground for development; educating the next generation of developers while often actively creating and managing their own projects and communities of practice.
The FOSS For Education Community Track would provide sessions dedicated to using, developing, and managing open resources within academic environments, from multi-institutional consortia to departmental projects. The track organizers would emphasize presentations and topics highlighting the common principles, practices, benefits, challenges, and models spanning the variety of open initiatives impacting teaching and learning environments and campus administration.