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State of Open Source Software in Finnish Schools: some good news, something crucial still missing

To be honest, for a couple of years now I have been pretty skeptical about the future of Free and Open Source software in Finnish schools and education sector in general. In Finland we have a lot of open source expertise and know-how. We have developers. I also assume that majority of the (liberally) higher […]

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Wikipedia article traffic statistics are hypnotics

I am trying to get offline, to the vacation mood, to read some good books in a hammock. I took some notes in the WikiSym / Wikimania. I take notes in rather unstructured way. I carry several paper notebooks with me: often an A5 size and a small A6 sketchbooks. Then I always have with […]

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Imagine courses that take place in wikis, blogs, social networks…

I am this week in the WikiSym / Wikimania double conference. Its’ another great opportunity to spend some time with the world’s brightest wiki-minds: academics, developers, community members and bureaucrats. I am going to give a short talk on Friday in the Wikiversity session. I am going to present the EduFeedr, a small and beautiful […]

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Open education: if you can do it, do it

Some time ago the New York Times wrote about the fathers’ leave in Sweden. The articles ends with these words: In Sweden I am on the right,” Mr. Westerberg said, “but in the United States, I’m considered a Communist.” Some days ago David Wiley wrote that with the open content the Open Knowledge Foundation gets […]