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Spoken Tutorial Project: An initiative for spreading awareness about Open Source Software

Publication Date : 19/06/2015

Author(s) :

Madhukriti Srivastava.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 6
(06 - 2015)

Abstract :

Abstract In present world of technology and globalization, the IT literacy can contribute significantly in building an economically strong nation by providing computer-related skills for numerous employment opportunities. Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) are licensed free, free to download and use with the openly shared source code in contrast to expensive proprietary software which are under restrictive copyright and the source code is hidden. Open source software such as Linux, LibreOffice, Java, C, C++, etc. are widely utilized today powering millions of servers, desktops, and other devices, and in other technical applications. Spoken Tutorial project is an initiative of IIT Bombay with the government support that holds the potential to build an IT literate nation using FOSS. The project uses simple and user friendly pedagogic principles in the form of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) based audio-video tutorials for teaching different Open Source Software. At present the software training programs are provided in Colleges and School campuses, NGOs, Government Organizations, and Armed Forces through the distance learning mode. The project has been implemented successfully in India and has proved to be one of the best initiatives for spreading awareness about the free and open source software. Key words: ICT in Education, FOSS, audio-video tutorial, free software training.

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Spoken Tutorial Project: An initiative for spreading awareness about Open Source Software

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