Education

open source teaching and learning
At the age of 77, I have published my first eBook and have a MOOC. These were not endeavors I ever intended to undertake. I wanted to write Forms for a Future—a book about the civic discussions we need to have to have a future worthy of living. So, in the fall of 2007, after a 15 year absence from... Read more
0 comments Posted 26 Sep 2013 by Edward Renner Feed
Open source educational materials
What if teachers could fork educational materials just like software developers fork code? Imagine if educators far and wide could collaborate on curriculums beyond their school, district, or university. Imagine a revolutionized education system by way of the open source model. Well, the future is... Read more
9 comments Posted 23 Sep 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
open source resources for school
For parents: Shopping for back-to-school supplies, textbooks, clothing, and other accouterments can be frustrating and expensive. To help take the sting out of this ritual, students and parents might consider turning to free, open source software and tools in preparation for a new year of study. ... Read more
9 comments Posted 5 Sep 2013 by Charlie Reisinger Feed
translating open health materials
Back in January, we launched our translation pilot for Open.Michigan, focusing on two video series for health education. We are thrilled to report that the translation activities are still going strong—57 volunteers to date, 53 videos that include 128 completed translations covering 11 languages,... Read more
1 comment Posted 2 Sep 2013 by Kathleen Ludewig Omollo Feed
open education india
India is the second biggest market for MOOCs (massive open online courses) in the world, following the US. In time, however, India may surpass the US. After all, India's population is second to China's and India is third in terms of university enrollment worldwide; respectively the US and China are... Read more
2 comments Posted 29 Aug 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
Free online education
Shai Reshef dreams of making quality education affordable and accessible to everyone, and he sees the Internet as the road to get there. Reshef is the founder of University of the People (UoPeople), which bills itself as the world’s first tuition-free, degree-granting, non-profit online university...
5 comments Posted 27 Aug 2013 by Ginny Skalski (Red Hat) Feed
open education in schools
The growing shortage of qualified programmers, computer scientists and software engineers is gathering significant attention in the media and popular press. Recent efforts from the non-profit organization Code.org have helped shine light on the problem—software is the defining industry of the 21st ... Read more
4 comments Posted 22 Aug 2013 by Charlie Reisinger Feed
open education programs
The City of Boston has teamed with edX to create BostonX. It will offer free online college courses throughout the city. And it will make MOOCs (massive open online courses) available at community colleges and libraries throughout the city. BostonX is still in its infancy but the city hopes to make... Read more
8 comments Posted 20 Aug 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
open tools on the web
One of my favorite workshops to give is the one that introduces librarians and their staff to open source software. After defining open source to them and debunking all the FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) out there, I focus my talk on a list of open source tools that can be useful to libraries...
5 comments Posted 14 Aug 2013 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
open source schools
I’ve been working in educational technology for more than 17 years and have spent much of my career advocating for open source in schools. For years, open source in education has gotten a bad rap. Superintendents, school boards and teachers frequently misunderstood open source software to be... Read more
3 comments Posted 12 Aug 2013 by Charlie Reisinger Feed

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