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Name: GNU Education
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This group is related to webmastering. It's part of the GNU Project.

About This Group

It provides an answer to the need for a comprehensive approach to the adoption of Free Software in educational institutions. Its aim is to promote and encourage the use of Free Software in universities and schools of all levels, emphasizing awareness of the positive impact of Free Software on society as a whole. We believe that, along with technical support and availability of adequate free educational programs, an improved understanding of the fundamentals of the GNU philosophy will significantly aid the decisional process. This approach will ensure success and effectiveness of the migration
experience over time. 

In order to fulfill its mission, the team performs the following tasks:

+ Builds an Education section under the GNU Project website.

+ Finds out about educational institutions around the world who are committed to Free Software and chooses those which best represent the
GNU philosophy to list them under the Case Studies subsection in the website.

+ Finds out about Free (as in freedom) programs that are being used by educational institutions with specific purposes; for example, to show and effectively put into practice the freedoms that Free Software grants them. It lists those programs under the Educational Resources subsection in the website.

+ Finds out about universities around the world that offer degree courses focusing on Free Software so as to provide this information to the public.

+ Maintains a dialogue with educational institutions to listen to their difficulties and provide support.

+ Keeps in contact with other groups around the world committed to the promotion of Free Software in education.

What this group does not do:

- It does not list every single educational institution that uses Free Software. There are other projects and groups that attempt to do that [1].

- It does not list every single free program used or suitable for educational purposes. Such database already exists [2].

For further information about this group and to learn more about its mission statement, see The Education Team.

If you agree with our vision and would like to help, please have a look at our TO DO list and drop us a note at <> to
let us know which of those tasks you would like to undertake.

If you come across any piece of information that you think may be
useful, please send us an email to the above address.


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Registration Date: Tue 20 Jul 2004 01:48:28 AM UTC


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Schools in Italy Migrated to Free Software
     posted by dora, Sat 18 May 2024 05:15:18 PM UTC

New Addition to Education Case Studies - Italy

All Italian-Language Schools in South Tyrol Migrated to Free Software

Along: an app to collect students' data for marketing purposes
     posted by dora, Tue 03 May 2022 08:08:26 PM UTC

The nonfree app Along, developed by a company controlled by Zuckerberg, leads students to reveal to their teacher personal information about themselves and their families. Conversations are recorded and the collected data sent to the company, which grants itself the right to sell it.

Teachers: Help Your Students Resist Zoom
     posted by dora, Wed 11 Nov 2020 06:25:31 PM UTC

New article published by the GNU Education Team.
Read and share at

Teachers: Help Your Students Resist Zoom

In the wake of the global COVID-19 emergency, the urgency of ensuring the continuity of classes left little to no space for a healthy debate on how to favor [...]

Teaching Software Freedom to Young Students
     posted by dora, Fri 01 Jun 2012 11:38:57 AM UTC

The GNU Education Team has released a new video that shows an example of how to teach software freedom at school. Watch it at  or

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