As we ramp-up Mozilla Education, I also wanted to make you aware of another effort that's happening in parallel. My colleague, Chris Tyler (Seneca and Fedora), has recently launched teachingopensource.org in order to to provide a neutral connection point between all the various open source-education projects (schools and open source companies/projects) that are active in this space.
If you've spent any amount of time working in open source and education you'll know what I mean when I say that there is currently too much duplication of effort: everyone has their own mailing list, wiki, planet, etc (I'm registered on about a dozen). This makes it hard for us all to "meet" and work on things together. Wouldn't it be better if we had a light-weight hub so we could all see one another and share ideas? We think so.
The goal of TeachingOpenSource.org is to provide a meta-community, not to compete with existing open source-education projects (e.g., I help lead Mozilla Education and the Centre for Development of Open Technology at Seneca, both of which remain distinct but benefit from greater connectivity/visibility through TeachingOpenSource.org). TeachingOpenSource.org is not run by or hosted at Seneca.
I encourage you to join your work/communities to TeachingOpenSource.org so that we can better leverage the various smaller discussions happening around open source and education on the web. Specifically:
Add your name to the Roll Call so others know about you working in this space. Educators, developers, community leaders, etc. are all welcome.
Join the mailing list (currently a good discussion about how to address peer reviewed journals and open source).
Watch for details about a regular public conference call.
Let others know who should join us.
We hope that by creating a neutral, de-branded space where schools, communities, and companies can connect that we will be able to support one another much better.