Education

Aseem Sharma writes that improving the state of education and making children better learners is a human endeavor. It requires understanding the behavior of children, what motivates them, and what demotivates them. Technology solutions based on open data can strengthen and fuel that human endeavor... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 Oct 2014 by Aseem Sharma Feed
In February 2014, the Government of India declared the South Asian language Odia as the 6th classical language of India which is one among 22 scheduled languages of India and has a literary heritage of more than 5,000 years. There are documents for more than 3,500 years, and the rest are... Read more
4 comments Posted 22 Oct 2014 by Subhashish Panigrahi Feed
The ever rising cost of academic journals is a major burden for researchers. Academic libraries cannot always keep up with increases in subscription fees causing libraries to drop journals from their collection. This makes it harder for students and professors to quickly and easily access the... Read more
3 comments Posted 21 Oct 2014 by Joshua Holm Feed
Open door with open education and Moodle
In 2001, Moodle was launched as an online solution for educators to freely adopt as a tool to reach and engage students in the learning experience within their own websites. Today, Moodle’s design and evolution continues to achieve this goal as a free and open source learning platform with clear... Read more
6 comments Posted 6 Oct 2014 by Samantha Gartner Feed
Charlie Reisinger talks to Scott Nesbitt and Opensource.com about migrating an entire school district to Linux and open source.
1 comment Posted 29 Sep 2014 by Scott Nesbitt Feed
Penguins gathered together in the Artic
How Don Watkins, a technology director at a New York state high school, introduced Linux to the system.
7 comments Posted 29 Sep 2014 by Don Watkins Feed
Youth Digital just moved into their new offices, tucked away in a nondescript office park in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It's a big step up from their humble beginnings, when company founder and director Justin Richards hauled a laptop to his students' houses, tutoring them on web and graphic... Read more
1 comment Posted 26 Sep 2014 by Michael Harrison Feed
The director of Open Source Training tells the story of how he got away from traditional teaching and testing methods and found joy again in teaching with the open source way.
3 comments Posted 18 Sep 2014 by Steve Burge Feed
When we started talking about hosting a 'back to school' week at Opensource.com, I decided to take that quite literally, and went back to NC State University earlier this month to attend the inaugural Geospatial Forum at the Center for Geospatial Anaytics. Geospatial analytics and GIS (geospatial... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Sep 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
Last summer was special for the Creative Commons China Mainland team, Wenzhou Medical University, and Guokr.com. These three parties co-hosted an Open Education Resources (OER) summer camp on Luxi Island off the coast of China. For Wenzhou Medical University, the summer camp had been a part of... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Sep 2014 by Jane Park Feed

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