Energize Education Tip of the Day!

LnCity-NG is an open source counterpart to SimCity. Users can create their own civilizations complete with inducstry, services and culture. Users have a first-hand opportunity to learn about the principles of economics, such as supply-and-demand and inflation versus recession. Best of all, users create a world of their own.

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The author’s LinCiity-NG session (you can see industry, housing, a school and a sports arena).

Energize Education Tip of the Day!

So you think that open source software isn’t exciting or thrilling? Check out Super Tux Kart. This is an open source first-person POV racing game. Tux, Wilbur and the other open source mascots are racing cars against each other and time in such exotic locations as Scotland, the Amazon Rain Forest and Outer Space. Better still, they can pick up items to help them along the way, either as weapons or boosts, such as bombs, speed boosts and anchors (to hang on opponents’ cars). Check out the screenshot below and this video.

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Tux races against the other open source maskots in Super Tux Kart.

Energize Education Tip of the Day!

For today’s Tip of the Day, I want to focus on SALSA (Styled & Accessible Learning Service Agreements), which is an open source Web-based tool for creating syllabi. This tool incorporates a form-based interface for easy use. Users can easily outline course objectives and policies. Best of all, once a syllabus is published, you’ll be provided with a link to the permanent read-only syllabus, which will be available in either PDF or HTML formats.

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A preview of my SALSA syllabus