Open-Source Software for Higher Education: How and Why

Thursday, November 01 | 3:15PM–4:00PM MT | Board 700, Poster Area, Exhibit Hall B-E
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
In this session, we will provide background on open-source software in the service of higher education. We will outline potential solutions to current problems and how community-supported open-source software can provide a basis for open, collaborative innovation, including the realization of the next generation digital learning environment (NGDLE).

Outcomes: Understand the potential for open-source software to support the current and future needs of higher education * Explain the role of the Apereo Foundation in providing collaborative frameworks to support 100% open-source software for higher education * Understand the potential for open-source software to provide components vital to the realization of the NGDLE


  • David Ackerman

    Chief Digital Officer and Associate Vice President, Research Technology, New York University
  • Lucy Appert

    Director of Educational Technology, Faculty of Arts & Science, New York University