Open Thinking Wiki

Various Resources compiled by Dr. Alec Couros

Open Source and Free Software Resources


- Understanding Open Source in Education (educationaltechnology.ca)
- Short List of Open Source Software (educationaltechnology.ca)
- Software for Starving Students - Free and Open Source Software on One CD (Mac/Windows)
- Open CD - collection of high quality Free and Open Source Software on One CD (Windows)
- Open Source Mac and Open Source Windows (two great lists of software)
- Moodle (excellent course management system)
- Audacity
- OpenOffice.org (full featured MS Office alternative)
- Edubuntu(educational distribution of Linux)
- Eduforge (open source in education community)
- Picasa
- Paint.net (similar to Photoshop)
- Skype
- A Primer for Open Source Software in Education (IOSN) - PDF article

Open Content


- Creative Commons
-- Comic book about Creative Commons.
- MIT OpenCourseware
- University Podcast Collection
- Open Educational Resources (UNESCO)
- eGranary Project
- Wikipedia
- Online Mathematics Textbooks
- Public Library of Science (PLOS)
- Wikiversity
- OurMedia.org
- Librivox(Audiobooks)
- Top 25 Educational Podcasts on iTunes
- OER Commons
- CC Mixter
- Flickr (Creative Commons)

Open Publishing and Web 2.0


- Emerging Technologies Wiki (many examples here)
- Huge List of Web 2.0 Applications
- Wesley Fryer's Wiki on Many Web 2.0 and Other Technology Related Applications for Education

Selected Tools


- Twitter
- LibraryThing
- Flickr
- fd's Flicker Toys
- Yahoo! Pipes
- Google for Educators
- Pageflakes
- BlueDot
- SuprGlu
- Remember The Milk
- Technorati
- Bubbl.us
- Moodle
- Open Office
- Democracy Player
- PBWiki
- Wikispaces
- oh wait, there's more ...