|Section Title||Primary information||Description and Notes||Suggested resources|
|Lesson Length||The expected lesson length will be approximately one hour||
Some variation possible.
Assessment Level 1
|Students||The lesson is suitable for KS3 and KS4 students||Since this is a new specification, the lesson is suitable for Year 7 to 9 students and differentiated by outcome|
|Overall Focus||The lesson focus will be to introduce how liberal licenses work in computing, and also to look at how these affect what we can do with devices and our own work produced on computers||The lesson will look in more detail at some liberal licensing and how this impacts computer use|
|Key words||copyright, license, proprietary, liberal, open source||These words need to be reinforced throughout the series of lessons|
|Assessment||Identify licenses that are liberal||Evidence here will be the students giving examples of the liberal nature of some licenses and the scope of open source. Is there an open source software for everything they do in school?||Take a look with the class at a range of different open source licenses. Discuss these in relation to more closed licenses. Students should understand the main differences, though not in great detail.|
|Key Questions||Some questions to get learners thinking about the topics||Some questions and examples will get the students thinking about what they understand by open source principles. The word itself might be initially confusing, but they will soon understand how it relates to what they do and how licenses are controlled.||Most people see open source as "free". This is not entirely true and some open source software companies, for example RedHat, are very wealthy. So what does it mean to be open. Take a look at the Lego based explanation.|
Students will need to understand open source licensing in basic terms that they can apply more rigorously in later lessons or be able to analyse to some degree
Students need to start thinking about how important open source licenses are to all of their activities on computers. If they create some programs, what license should they apply to their work.
|If you are using the Learning Machine learning system, students can add their comments and material to this site as evidence of their growing understanding. The site, if used consistently, will show progression via charts of activity and outcomes.|
|Teaching and Learning Elements||
In this lesson we need to make sure students have a good understanding of open source and how they can understand it in terms of what they do every day. This knowledge can then be transferred to how it is used in computing.
Discuss again issues about sharing material and the aspects of copyright, focusing on their legal obligations.
Use some of the student's own work examples to share with the group and discuss the quality of the examples chosen. Check for understanding.
|Lesson Structure||Possible structure||
|Homework||Get students to write a report about one open source application and compare it to a closed source one.||Students can vary their homework depending on their level of understanding.||Get students to document their experience on their portfolio system for assessment|