Building a Sustainable Open Source Training Academy Using QGIS
For the past five years the GeoAcademy has been developing a series of GIS courses based on open source tools, like QGIS. This work is funded by the US National Science Foundation and Department of Labor and has resulted in the first complete set of FOSS4G curriculum freely usable by any educator. The material is all copyrighted under Creative Commons BY 3.0 allowing for its free reuse and modification with attribution. The courses are all aligned with the national US Dept of Labor's Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM). They are currently in use in numerous college and university GIS programs nationwide. This session will discuss the creation and use of the material and demonstrate how it has been used to create and teach Massive Open Online Courses worldwide.