Open source

All the open source tools are great. But I generally feel like a giant idiot when I first try them—the documentation is written for someone other than me—typically the designer of the tool, or someone who already understands how to use the software already. I know that I should volunteer to rewrite some of the documentation. Even after using some of the tools, I likely don’t understand enough of them to write decent documentation.

I am sure there is a teaching lesson in here, somewhere.

One response to “Open source

  1. I know what you mean about the documentation with most Open Source tools. I struggle with it daily as I attempt to use a variety of programs in my classroom. After a year of searching for something consistently useable, I decided to create my own resource. The tool is in its infancy but the potential for users of Open Source programs, especially teachers, is great!

    Check it out!

    http://learningwithlinux.blogspot.com/

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