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A new list for Ed Tech purchasers

Every few months, a nice list rounding up the open source alternatives to expensive, proprietary software makes its way around the web. As the body of free and open source software continues to grow and mature, these lists present increasingly viable solutions for those of us in Ed Tech.
Written by Christopher Dawson, Contributor

Every few months, a nice list rounding up the open source alternatives to expensive, proprietary software makes its way around the web. As the body of free and open source software continues to grow and mature, these lists present increasingly viable solutions for those of us in Ed Tech. Since we not only need to cut financial corners wherever possible, but also have a responsibility to teach computing concepts rather than proprietary interfaces, these lists are always worth at least a quick read-through.

While this list featured on whdb.com stretches a bit (sorry, Nvu can't really be considered a replacement for Dreamweaver), it does provide 50 different programs, the vast majority of which meet our Ed Tech needs just fine. Nvu, for example, while no Dreamweaver, is more than enough to implement most classes on web design and HTML at the secondary level.

Check out the list and save some cash. We don't need Adobe Premier, Photoshop, or Microsoft Office, no matter how pretty they might be.

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