Fedena: Opensource School Management System released

Posted on September 6, 2012

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The latest version of Fedena – the opensource school management system is now available to public for free download.

Official Blog post – http://projectfedena.org/blog/17-fedena-2-3-released
Github – https://github.com/projectfedena/fedena
Download instructions – http://projectfedena.org/download

Fedena is a free and opensource school management software that has more features than a student information system. Thousands of institutions around the globe use fedena to efficiently manage students, teachers, employees, courses & all the system & process related to their institution.

Fedena now powers more than 40,000 institutions around the world. It includes the most notable implementation in 15,000 Schools of Kerala – India, which is now a case study for successful implementation of big data e-gov projects across the world. http://projectfedena.org/pages/sampoorna. The same project is acclaimed by ruby on rails community and David Heinemeier Hansson – creator of Ruby on Rails.

Highlighted Features of Fedena 2.3
Support for CCE(CBSE), CWA & GPA grading standards
Supports 4 new languages – Japanese, Portuguese, German & Marathi. (Already supports Spanish, Arabic, Hindi & English)
Enhanced report centre for examination
Seperate dashboard for Parent (Previously parent & student view were same)
Enhanced timetable & attendance

Now any company can develop plugins for fedena using the documentation and support available in projectfedena website. The developers can list their plugins in the marketplace for free or for a price. This is the first step towards building an ecosystem around Fedena. http://www.projectfedena.org/plugins

The Big Blue Button plugin of Fedena is available for free download from plugin marketplace. BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system for distance education. The goal of the project is to enable universities, colleges, and K12 to delivery a high-quality learning experience to remote students. BigBlueButton supports real-time sharing of slides (including whiteboard), audio, video, chat, and desktops. It also record lectures for later playback. More info here: http://www.bigbluebutton.org/

A Tunisian professor writes how fedena is helping them reorganize and innovate after the Arab Spring revolution – http://opensource.com/education/12/6/learning-fedena
Foradian CEO interviewed in opensource.com, sharing the importance of opensource in education – http://opensource.com/education/12/8/foradian-ceo-explains-benefits-open-source-school-management-software
What problem does Fedena solve? http://www.quora.com/What-Problem-Does-X-Solve/What-problem-does-Fedena-solve

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