The presence of FLOSS (Free/Libre and Open Source Software) in education has not stopped growing in the last years. The trend has been clear both in K-12 and higher education. While using FLOSS can support teaching computer science and other disciplines, its benefits lie in teaching FLOSS itself as part of the curriculum.
Computational thinking education has been globally addressed almost exclusively with FLOSS technologies, both by using FLOSS platforms and programming languages, such as Scratch or Alice, but also by including in the curriculum the social aspects of software development that characterize FLOSS movements, like sharing and contributing to the community.
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together free software experts and educators to discuss challenges that we face in the educational world at present and and that we will face in the future and how they can be undertaken from a FLOSS perspective.
The topics of interest of this workshop include but are not limited to:
Specific questions that are of special interest to this workshop are:
Papers length: 4 to 8 pages.
When your paper is finished, submit it in PDF format through EasyChair.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed single blinded.
Proceedings will be published in the website. Authors will keep the copyright of their work.
Notification of acceptance to authors after review process.
Early bird registration for workshops.
Final version of the paper due.
The workshop is scheduled for 2 June 2016.
Tampere University of Technology
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
This workshop is sponsored by the eMadrid Network of Excellence.
This workshop is co-located with the 12th International Conference on Open Source Systems, which will take place 30 May - 02 June 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden's second biggest city. This city has a strong free software community with several free software associations, companies and enthusiasts. The conference venue is Lindholmen Conference Center. The venue is in te city centre and is an internationally renowned Science Park in the fields of intelligent transport systems, mobile internet and media.
Workshop registration will be handled via the conference registration system. Conference participants will have access to the workshops. It is possible however to register to workshops only, registration fees will be around 100 Euros for early bird and 130 Euros for late rate.
|8:30 - 9:00||Registration for workshops|
|9:00 - 10:00||Invited talk:
|10:00 - 10:30||Coffee break|
|10:30 - 11:30||Paper presentations:
|11:30 - 12:00||Discussion with a panel of all presenters|
The proceedings is a collection of the papers presented at the FLOSSEdu Workshop. The programme contained 3 technical presentations discussing topics related to education and computational thinking, from various angles and perspectives. For the selection of the presentations, authors had to submit contributions that have been peer reviewed by at least two members of the programme committee.