Can schools trade in expensive technology for free alternatives?

07/17/2013 | eSchool News (free registration)

Arthur Beltran, who is pursuing an educational doctorate, writes in this opinion article about the possibility of schools trading in expensive technology systems for free -- openly available -- alternatives. He offers some examples of free and open-source software, including OpenOffice.org, which is an alternative to Microsoft Office, and Moodle, an online management system. Using such tools, he writes, can help free schools from the commercial software market.

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