Courses at the Free Technology Academy

Escudo gnuImage via WikipediaI was looking for training materials for open texts and open software in general and I found this in Europe. Their classes are a little pricey but their texts are open licensed (e.g. Introduction to Free Software & Gnu & Linux Basic).

“The lack of high quality educational trajectories based on Free Software and Open Standards is often mentioned as one of the factors that slow down the adoption of these technologies.

The Free Technology Academy aims to bridge this gap by providing a comprehensive list of educational modules aimed to a broad audience. These modules range from an introduction to the main aspects of Free Software and Open Standards to more technical courses on software development or network technologies.

The courses provided by the FTA can be followed entirely online and with a flexible schedule, which makes them compatible with a full time job or other studies.”

This is exactly what we need for other disciplines besides technology.

“The Free Technology Academy consists of an advanced virtual campus with course modules that can be followed entirely on-line. The learning materials are Open Educational Resources that can be studied freely, but learners enrolled in the FTA will be guided by professional teaching staff from the participating universities. The full master programme can be concluded at one of the three universities. The Free Technology Academy (FTA), financially supported by the Life Long Learning programme (LLP) of the European Commission, is a collaboration between the FKI and three European universities.”

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