In the world of education, a multitude of software and applications are available free of charge, from free, public or non-proprietary domains. In agreement with the Association pour le développement technologique en éducation ADTE (the Association for Technological Development in Education), the Freeware team is working to promote freeware, or free software, to colleges, associations and organizations by providing (among other things) access to a database and a slideshow on the added value using these resources.
This collaboration also results by accessing, through the ICTProfile.ca Webspace hosted at Profweb, to freeware or free software according to the ICT Profile for College Students skills. This great indexation work is done by the ADTE. The ADTE and the Réseau REPTIC / IT Rep Network also plan to offer an argumentation that presents the benefits and drawbacks of appealing to freeware in teaching and learning.
Freeware or free software database for the College network
The Freeware or Free Software Database for the College Network gives access to freeware, or free software, for use in pedagogical contexts for the college network. One can find freeware, or free software, according to the discipline, program or college.
Added value associated with freeware for college education (in French)
More than a trend, the world of freeware is based on values similar to those found in the college network. That is what this slideshow, produced by Martin Bérubé (La Pocatière), presents.
Orientations and current policies in the College network on freeware, or free software (in French)
- This document presents results from a survey sent by the Freeware Team to all REPTIC/IT REPS on the work being done in colleges (May 2011 – in French):
- College policies on freeware and/or free software
- Perception of colleges towards the installation of this software
- Freeware and/or free software installed on work stations
- Access to free software web applications (WordPress, Joomla, Moodle, Mahara, etc.) in colleges
- Free software applications available in colleges
- Authorization for teachers to install software of their choice on their work station at the college
- Access to and perceptions of this software