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The Prevalence, Perceived Barriers and Benefits of Open Source Software in K-12 Public Schools in Southwest Ohio
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, , Miami University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This exploratory study investigates the prevalence, perceived benefits and barriers to the use of open source software (OSS) in public K-12 educational institutions in southwest Ohio. Using a 102-item survey, 45 representatives of school districts provided information about the use of OSS in their district and also responded to items about perceptions of benefits, barriers, and software characteristics important to OSS implementation. The results of the study suggest areas in which OSS is more likely to be implemented and also identify several perceived barriers to successful implementation of OSS on teacher and student workstations as well as server and network systems.

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Abbitt, J. & Davis, D. (2010). The Prevalence, Perceived Barriers and Benefits of Open Source Software in K-12 Public Schools in Southwest Ohio. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1296-1300). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 16, 2019 from .

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