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Gamifying education the libre way


Giselle Jhunjhnuwala is an artist, self-taught programmer, and Outreachy alumna. Their work uses exclusively free software, and explores the intersections of art, science, and technology. Giselle’s professional experience has taken them back and forth between the US and China, giving them a unique perspective on art and technology at home and abroad. Charlie Koch is a digital creative who champions the confluence of technology and art, and he loves showing others how to do the same.

In this talk, Giselle and Charlie talk about how gamification can enhance learning, and how they combined this concept with free software to create and modify their own game. You’ll also learn how you can apply this work to empower educators and students to gamify their own interests.


2 years, 7 months ago

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Empowering Users · LibrePlanet conference · LibrePlanet 2021 video · LibrePlanet 2021 · LibrePlanet · lp2021 · video · FSF


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This talk was presented at LibrePlanet.


LibrePlanet is the Free Software Foundation's annual conference. The FSF campaigns for free/libre software, meaning it respects users' freedom and community. We believe that users are entitled to this; all software should be free.


We do not advocate "open source".

That term was coined to reject our views. It refers to similar practices, but usually presented solely as advantageous, without talking of right and wrong.


Richard Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 by announcing development of the free operating system, GNU. By 1992, GNU was nearly operational; one major essential component was lacking, the kernel.


In 1992, Torvalds freed the kernel Linux, which filled the last gap in GNU. Since then, the combined GNU/Linux system has run in millions of computers. Nowadays you can buy a new computer with a totally free GNU/Linux system preinstalled.


The views of the speaker may not represent the Free Software Foundation. The Foundation supports the free software cause and freedom to share, and basic freedoms in the digital domain, but has no position on other political issues.