Supporting Oregon K-12 Education with Open Source

Accepted Session
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Scheduled: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 10:00 – 10:45am in B201


How a partnership between the Oregon Department of Education and Oregon State University is using open source technology to help Oregon's K-12 teachers.


Since 2006, Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Education have been partners in providing the Oregon Virtual School District to help K-12 education. Neither a school nor a district, ORVSD uses a variety of open source tools to facilitate the use of technology in Oregon’s K-12 classrooms.

Come learn how open source is being used to enhance education while simultaneously minimizing cost to the schools.

Speaking experience

I've presented both solo and as part of a panel at OSCON (, previous Open Source Bridge (, GOSCON (numerous sessions), and other non-tech education conferences.