The Open University with the Free Technology Academy. Teachers of this new training will teach from January 2010 on the use of open source software. That has let the trainer know. The first module of their master, the student the basic knowledge about free software development and teaching.
Other modules will include the management of Linux systems and application development. It's consisted primarily of practical skills. The study is designed for ICT professionals, students, teachers and managers.
The new training body is largely an initiative of the Dutch Open University (OU). The Free Knowledge Institute and the Open University of Catalonia in Spain the new examination.
"This initiative responds to a social need," said OU Dean Lex Bijlsma earlier this year with the announcement of the Academy. "Many companies want to do more with open source products, but there is a lack of knowledge. Also fits the idea that open source software can remove barriers to training good idea of the Open University. "
The course material is available free from the trainer. Not so with guidance from teachers, conducting examinations and reviewing papers. "With free software there are no restrictions on the use of the source code and the product. The material of the course so should all ways be used. It can even commercially deployed," said Bylsma.
At this time, students will only register for the module "The concepts of free software and open standards" and the module on Linux operating system. The trainer, the tendering for the section on application development start soon.
Here is the link to download the (free) PDFs
1 http://ftacademy.org/materials/fsm/2 # 1
. This is a course Linux administrator, total size: 540 pag.
. This is a course concepts of free software.