OSS is the UK’s Open Source Software Advisory Service.  They have recently released a document presenting the best open source software options suitable for education.

This document presents options for open source software for use in the education sector. Some of these may have uses outside of education, but they are presented here in the context of their specific benefits to educational establishments, or their use in the course of teaching and learning.

The document covers the following topic areas and offers real-world examples and comparisons to their commercial couterparts:

  1. E-Learning
  2. Assessment
  3. Classroom tools
  4. Mobile Solutions
  5. Library Systems
  6. Enterprise Architecture and Service Management
  7. Subject-specific tools

The organisation also prepares quarterly newsletters on open source issues, research, events and news.  Read the latest issue here.