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NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON FOSS ADOPTION IN EDUCATION

NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON FOSS ADOPTION IN EDUCATIONSaturday, August 27, 2011 C-DAC, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai About Workshop Many softwares have been developed for adopting technology in education for resource availability, sharing, and access to them even after school/college hours. There have also been developments aimed to ease other educational activities like course enrollment, conduct of examination from setting question papers to correcting answers and displaying results. Such softwares are available in the market in both forms proprietary and open source. Unlike the proprietary softwares, Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) alternatives are free of cost, source code is available with the software, and the institution has freedom to modify the source code to customize the software as per requirement. For modification and maintenance the institution has full freedom to develop the required skills in-house with the help of faculties and system admin staff or they can choose to hire external…