Showing posts with label white paper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label white paper. Show all posts

Monday, March 23, 2009

Survey for Senecans who took the open-source course

I am writing a research paper regarding the skills that you gain as a Seneca student from taking the open-source courses for my BTR820 course.

If you are taking the course(s) or have taken it, I would greatly appreciate if you can give few minutes to do this survey that I have prepared. 

I am not sure if you can fill the form from the blog post so I recommend you to follow the link provided.

Thanks ahead of time!

If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out online:

Open-source course survey

This survey is totally anonymous and tries to gather information regarding students' opinions regarding if taking the open-source course will help them in their career or if the open-source course has motivated them in any special way compared to a traditional course.

By doing this survey you are contributing on how this course can be helpful for other people who might want to implement this type of course in other schools. This survey is done by Armen Zambrano a Seneca's BSD student. No personal information is being collected and I will make the results publicly available at before the end of the semester.

No, not reallyYes, it will be really useful

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Chattanooga here I come!

Study week is around the corner and I will be flying to Chattanooga, TN to attend a one day symposium called "FOSS Sypmposium 2009" in which the sessions will be about integrating FOSS into the Undergraduate Computing Curriculum.

This opportunity arose thanks to Chris Tyler and Dave Humphrey who suggested me to take part of it since I am writing a white paper in open-source and education.
The good thing is that it is happening during my study week and Mozilla Foundation was able to fund this trip (Frank, thanks again!) to meet all these educators that are trying to break the molds and integrate open-source into the CS curriculum with some of them with amazing success stories as well!

I am really excited because there are many interesting people attending and I want to hear first hand what they have to say and what they have done already.

It is going to be great. Stay tuned for more posts!