Sciences and learning — Teaching from school to University

The topic “Sciences and Learning” of the Libre Software Meeting gathers educators, teachers, staffs of associations, institutions and territorial collectivities, animators, parents… They can meet developers and users of free-libre applications and resources of interest for education, and discuss about professional or associative practices touching the usage, the making or the adaptation of free-libre software and resource.

Speakers and their teams will present their projects or animate workshops or round tables about the following subjects:

  • free-libre software dedicated to education;
  • free-libre software dedicated to popular education;
  • free-libre resources and software interesting education;
  • free-libre resources and software for associations;
  • educational uses of tools;
  • free-libre software and databases coming with free licenses;
  • integrated educational platforms;
  • platforms for open training and distance training;
  • mutualization of educational products;
  • etc.

Specific workshops are open for children, teenagers and adults.

Using hypermaps to explain free software

Speaker(s) : René Mérou

  • Language : English
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Monday 9 July 2012
  • Schedule : 14:00
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail R160
Target audience : General public
Red threads : Societal challenges
This are the objectives of the talk:
Present the actual version of the free software concept maps and all the derived works. Including the new maps. Explain the utility to use hipermaps in secondary schools. Show the utility of using inkscape to develop this maps. Share experience about using this... Read more

Experiments for Young Engineers and Scientists (ExpEYES )

Speaker(s) : Abdullah KK , Subha PA,

  • Language : English
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Monday 9 July 2012
  • Schedule : 14:40
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail R160
Red threads : "Libre" economy
Target audience : General publicProfessionalsDecision makers
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ExpEYES (Experiments for Young Engineers and Scientists) is from the PHOENIX project [1] of Inter-University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi, India (http://expeyes.in/). It is a hardware & software framework for developing science experiments, demonstrations and projects a... Read more

Using Wikipedia in the classroom: a process for media education

Speaker(s) : Carol Ann O'Hare

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Monday 9 July 2012
  • Schedule : 15:20
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail R160
Red threads : Common goods
Target audience : General public
In a few years, the cost-free, fast and open access tool Wikipedia has become the most used information tool for students on the Internet. Open to all and collaborative, what about the reliability of its contents? How to cope with the copying and pasting by students? Who is in control of the informa... Read more

Workshop expEYES

Speaker(s) : Abdullah KK , Subha PA,

  • Language : English
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Atelier
  • Date : Monday 9 July 2012
  • Schedule : 15:20
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail 1193
Red threads : "Libre" economy
Target audience : General publicGeeks
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Train yourself with expEYES box, the open measurement device presented during the conference “Experiments for Young Engineers and Scientists (ExpEYES )”.
ABDULLAH K.K
Awarded Degree (B.Sc) and Post Graduate Degree (M.Sc) in Physics from Union from Christian College(1981), Aluva ... Read more

Teach freely with Android?

Speaker(s) : Jean-François CAUCHE

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Monday 9 July 2012
  • Schedule : 17:00
  • Duration : 20 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail R160
Target audience : General publicGeeks
Tablets are becoming increasingly attractive for teachers, but they are too often "proprietary". Free-libre software is not visible enough in the area of Android. The initiative Fdroid [http://f-droid.org/] is a 100% free-libre "market".
Docteur en Histoire Médiévale et diplômé en Sciences de l̵... Read more

Free-libre authoring for audio and video with consumer equipment

Speaker(s) : Aimé Vareille

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Monday 9 July 2012
  • Schedule : 17:40
  • Duration : 20 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail R160
Target audience : General public
Various consumer sound and video recording devices will be described for their usage and their encoding formats. Free-libre environments for transcoding, mixing and production will be presented. This talk aims to present optimized free software to create quickly sound or video documents for the educ... Read more

Scenari editorial chains and usages in education

Speaker(s) : Stéphane Poinsart

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 09:20
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail R160
Target audience : General publicProfessionals
Scenari introduces a new family of document production tools: the "editorial chains". They constrain their users to write within a structure, but provide good practices and advantages: separating look/sense, multiple outputs, reusing content atoms...
Scenari is used in various domains and document ... Read more

Free-libre software to teach computer science in high schools

Speaker(s) : Jean-Pierre Archambault,

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Table ronde
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 09:20
  • Duration : 80 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail 1193
Red threads : Societal challenges
Target audience : General publicDecision makers
In France, a new optional curriculum "Informatique et Sciences du numérique" will exist in year 2012 for graduating students. This is an important first step to give a general culture in computer science. The question is how free-libre software will participate in this curriculum.
Curses of computer... Read more

Open standards and free-libre software in the "Departement of public instruction, culture and sport" of the State of Geneva

Speaker(s) : Cyril Roiron

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 10:00
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail R160
Target audience : General publicDecision makers
This talk presents: benefits for the education [10 good reasons to promote FLOSS [2]], the official directives at DIP [directives and director schedule], realizations up to now [in various areas] and deployment schedule [next steps, including migrating to GNU/Linux]
Chief of the project “FLOSS”... Read more

La génération complète des systèmes d'information collaboratifs à partir de modèles centrés sur les processus métiers.

Speaker(s) : Amen Souissi, Michael Launay

  • Language : Français
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 11:00
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail R160
Amen Souissi currently a student researcher at INRIA (french National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control) and the Ecréall company will present its PhD theme:
The complete generation of collaborative information systems from models that focus on business processes.
Amen Souissi as... Read more

Structure and features of the free encyclopedia Wikipedia

Speaker(s) : Carol Ann O'Hare,

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Atelier
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 14:00
  • Duration : 80 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail 1193
Red threads : Common goods
Target audience : General public
Following the conferences « Utiliser Wikipédia en classe » , aiming to educate the students to media and criticism, to contribute to Wikipedia, we propose you a workshop where attendees will be able to discover more finely the structure and the features of the free encyclopedia. It aoims to make mor... Read more

Open numeric software like LibreOffice Calc, Scilab, Freemat... to the world with dynamic libraries.

Speaker(s) : Pierre Dieumegard

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Confirmed
  • Nature : Atelier
  • Date : Tuesday 10 July 2012
  • Schedule : 16:20
  • Duration : 80 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail 1193
Target audience : General publicGeeks
To provide to the numerical computation softwares great quantities of numbers to be treated (to draw charts, to compare, to model…), we are not forced to use files made previously by other software. When these numerical computation softwares have possibilities of programming, we
can directly program... Read more

Learning programmation for the youngest - Scratch

Speaker(s) : Jean-François CAUCHE

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Thursday 12 July 2012
  • Schedule : 09:20
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail R290
Target audience : General public
"Now, either you can code or you are coded." (Dominic Basulto - Washington Post?) - Teaching children to code is increasingly important since technology is becoming primordial in our society. However French education avoids quite always this question.
Coding is central in the project OLPC, on XO lap... Read more

Dr. Geo II, geometry and interactive coding

Speaker(s) : Hilaire Fernandes,

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Thursday 12 July 2012
  • Schedule : 10:00
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail R290
Dr. Geo II is an interactive geometry and programming environment. It is an excellent tool to teach programming within a geometric and mathematics context. In top of a classic interactive geometry environment, Dr. Geo II comes with a set of tools to ease programming: mathematics classes and methods,... Read more

AbulEduLive

Speaker(s) : Jean Peyratout

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Thursday 12 July 2012
  • Schedule : 11:20
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail R290
Target audience : General publicDecision makers
Now a derivative of Ubuntu, yet rich of 13 years of experience, AbulEdu 11.08 is a ditribution which teachers and students can use at home to complement the Abuledu server at school. It can also be used on a personal computer, specially for kids (but not only for them).
It features an evironment, se... Read more

Platform to modernize the curriculum of computer science and management in Cameroon's high schools

Speaker(s) : Marcellin Nkenlifack, Raoul NANGUE, Victor KUATE

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Thursday 12 July 2012
  • Schedule : 14:00
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail R290
Target audience : General publicDecision makers
This talk describes how a platform to teach remotely computer science has been modelled, designed and deploied in colleges in Cameroon, with the integration of modules to acquire and structure knowledge, train and evaluate students.
This work shows what can be really done as educative ICT with free-... Read more

Project Educlick in Benin: outcome and future

Speaker(s) : Romaric Sagbo

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Thursday 12 July 2012
  • Schedule : 14:40
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail R290
Red threads : Cloud"Libre" economy
Target audience : General publicProfessionals
The intecration of ICT in education becomes hardly a reality inbase education in Benin. Projects to ease this integration are urging.
This is why we created the project Educlick [3].
It is a project to create and educative and communitary network for students in Benin. This project is based on ... Read more

Usage of free-libre software in primary and secondary schools - UNESCO's world facts

Speaker(s) : Yves MIEZAN EZO, Davide STORTI

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Thursday 12 July 2012
  • Schedule : 15:20
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail R290
Red threads : Societal challenges
Target audience : General publicDecision makers
UNESCO asked FOSSFA, the Free and OpenSource Software Foundation for Africa, to study the deployment of free and open source software in the educative area, particularly in primary and secondary schools throughout the world.
This study, carried out from October 2011 to Februar 2012 comprizes two ca... Read more

Elearnware : a contribution to integrate ICT in pre-graduate education in Central Africa (cancelled)

Speaker(s) : Paulin Melatagia Yonta, Christiane Kamdem

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conférence
  • Date : Thursday 12 July 2012
  • Schedule : 16:20
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Uni Mail R290
Target audience : General publicDecision makers
Unfortunately, the speakers will be unable to come to RMLL.
L’intégration des TIC dans l’éducation est un processus qui, dans les pays africain en général et au Cameroun en particulier, se met en place progressivement et vise à terme à doter les enseignants et les apprenants d’outi... Read more