This paper describes how Open Source philosophy – a movement that has developed in opposition to the proprietary software industry – has influenced our educational practice in the pursuit of scholarly freedom and authentic learning activities for our students and ourselves. This paper provides a brief overview of the Open Source movement, and describes three Open Source-inspired Web-based tools/environments developed to promote open sharing and constructing of scholarly work on the Web.
Dunlap, J.C., Wilson, B.G., & Young, D. (2002). Xtreme learner control: Examples of the Open Source movement’s impact on our educational practice in a university setting. ED-MEDIA 2002 Proceedings. Charlottesville VA: Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education (AACE).