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Why Educational Institutions Should Embrace Freeware

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Title:Why Educational Institutions Should Embrace Freeware
Authors:Hayes, Sherry
Author Affiliation:Sherry Cooke Hayes - Texas Woman’s University
Date Issued:2009
Abstract:Educational systems have historically led the way for freely sharing knowledge. As the costs of education rise many are curtailed from continuing their pursuit of knowledge. To be successful as a student or educator, we rely upon our computers and our word processing and office suite program. Popular belief is there is only one choice, priority software. However, there are viable alternative office software solutions. These alternatives are offered freely to the world by the open source community. These alternatives are offered either entirely without cost or at minimal cost if technical support is needed. It is imperative that educators take the time to learn of the benefits of freeware and incorporate it into the educational system.
Pages/Duration:10 pages
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
Appears in Collections: TCC 2009 Proceedings

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