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FOSS in education: IT@School Project, Kerala, India

  title={FOSS in education: IT@School Project, Kerala, India},
  author={Girija Krishnaswamy and Dora Vasileva Marinova},
IT@School Project is termed the single largest simultaneous deployment of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) based Information and Communication Technology (ICT) education in the world. It was setup in 2001 as a project of Department of General Education, Government of Kerala to foster Information Technology (IT) education in schools. Capacity Building in ICT is one of the prime objectives of IT@School Project; it also integrates diverse activities such as content development, infrastructure… 

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