Education

open hardware for education with littleBits
Littlebits is disrupting the open hardware space. It's "an open source library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets for prototyping, learning, and fun." The company is the invention of Ayah Bdeir, an MIT graduate and TED senior fellow, and was founded in September 2011. This is the... Read more
1 comment Posted 15 Nov 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
education in the 21st century
The communication technologies of the 21st Century have disrupted both the time-honored ways of delivering education and its social and cultural purposes. Today, the debate over delivery is whether the digital technologies and open source applications are actually a means for enlightenment. Many do... Read more
2 comments Posted 13 Nov 2013 by Edward Renner Feed
Linux and open source communtiies
The Linux kernel is one of the largest and most successful open source projects today. A report from the Linux Foundation addressing Who Writes Linux (2013) shows that recent releases of the Linux kernel, that happen now at 70-days intervals, include over 10,000 patches, made by more than 1,100... Read more
37 comments Posted 12 Nov 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
Help wanted: seeking help for code with an open source project
Who wants to tackle the complex problem of helping educators create learning service agreements? I don’t see too many hands. How about you there, reading this article? Wait, you weren’t aware that this is an issue that impacts the education system? Well, here's an open source project that solves... Read more
5 comments Posted 12 Nov 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
open source education resources
I am a community moderator for opensource.com as well as a mother, a librarian, and a former public school teacher. When I began writing for this site over two years ago, it was due to my son's education and how both private and public schools were largely neglecting digital technology, global... Read more
9 comments Posted 7 Nov 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
disrupting education for the better
Higher education is not just about producing valuable workers, but about educating people to become thinking, lifelong learners who contribute in many positive ways to society, be that local or global.
11 comments Posted 5 Nov 2013 by Matt Jadud Feed
teaching with open source
Opensource.com has a community moderator program, and I am proud to be a part of it. Recently we all met in person with the Opensource.com team in downtown Raleigh, NC at Red Hat Tower. One of our discussions centered around open source software for education, and Ruth Suehle, who leads Fedora's... Read more
4 comments Posted 30 Oct 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
Teaching your children open source skills
By day, Red Hat product manager Burr Sutter works to make developers more successful and productive with open source tools, technologies, and techniques. So it's no surprise that he wants to ensure his own children know how to solve technical problems as well. So when summer vacation rolled around... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Oct 2013 by Ginny Skalski (Red Hat) Feed
digital literacy
Educators in the US and worldwide are increasingly preoccupied with: 1) how children learn, 2) how best to prepare children for the future, and 3) what role digital technology plays in the classroom—all of which is controversial and widely debated. Various theories and models of education and... Read more
6 comments Posted 25 Oct 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
Raspberry Pi used at SUNY Albany
The Raspberry Pi has replaced the textbook at the State University of New York at Albany in the class, Information in the 21st Century. Ethan Sprissler is the instructor for the 900 student class (split into two sections, 400 and 500 students respectively). He uses the Raspberry Pi instead of the... Read more
16 comments Posted 23 Oct 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed

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