This is a switchboard linking articles that we have developed about Marketing Open Source Solutions.
We focused upon these articles because some Open Source advocates promote Open Source software as "low cost, cheap or free" solutions for school districts.
This attitude of "nothing is to good for our students, as long as it is cheap" does a disservice to our schools, and continues the cycle of under funding of inadequate solutions.
Teachers to IT Departments: You have Professional Development Homework
The articles may take a hard line stance, but some school district administrators could be seduced by the rhetoric of saving money on technology. Of course, to have done the job right, our school systems needed to have…
Of course, the technology folks went astray by failing to…
It seems unfair to hold teachers responsible for the less than stellar outcomes of these under funded technology integration efforts, especially when school district decision-makers cannot demonstrate commitment to programs such as these by providing the requisite funding.