Supporting Oregon K-12 Education with Open Source*
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.
I've presented both solo and as part of a panel at OSCON (http://www.oscon.com/oscon2009/public/schedule/detail/8384), previous Open Source Bridge (http://opensourcebridge.org/sessions/309), GOSCON (numerous sessions), and other non-tech education conferences.
Greg has nearly two decades of experience as a developer, system administrator, and technical manager. Currently Greg is part of the team at Squishymedia, designing and building elegant information systems to government, nonprofit, and health care organizations. Prior to joining Squishymedia, Greg was part of the leadership team at the Oregon State University Open Source Lab providing infrastructure and support to many of the world’s leading open source projects.