Education

Tux Paint for open education
Bill Kendrick created Tux Paint in only a couple of days. A friend asked why there wasn't a free and open source drawing program for kids, something like GIMP. Bill chuckled, knowing that many adults have a hard time learning how to use GIMP, much less kids. He replied, "I can probably put... Read more
2 comments Posted 25 Jun 2013 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
open source in libraries
I work at a public library in the Washington DC-area and often think about what needs to be designed into the space of future public libraries. I was recently visiting the MAKE magazine website when I saw a fascinating how-to video about building your own portable Raspberry Pi game system.
3 comments Posted 21 Jun 2013 by Phil Shapiro Feed
Linux scholarships available
Attention Linux developers: If you’ve ever wanted to take a class with the Linux Foundation but have been held back by enrollment costs, then here’s your chance to win a scholarship.
1 comment Posted 19 Jun 2013 by Ginny Skalski (Red Hat) Feed
If we look at the big picture view, most frequently people think of student contribution as code. But student learning can span HFOSS (Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software) as an item to be studied. You can draw artifacts from HFOSS and not contribute back, although that's not the preferred... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Jun 2013 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Open source the university
Good university students finish projects by their assigned deadlines. The best ones submit their finished work in advance.
3 comments Posted 14 Jun 2013 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
open education resources and tools
Over 36,000 students, teachers, and staffers at more than 20 schools in the Swiss city of Basel are using Kolab, an open source email and collaboration suite.
5 comments Posted 11 Jun 2013 by Gijs Hillenius Feed
posse 2013 educators in open source
The Professors' Open Source Software Experience (POSSE) workshop is being held this year in Philadelphia from June 2-4. To prepare for the workshop, online activites are were assigned to be completed in stages and culminated on June 1.
0 comments Posted 3 Jun 2013 by Harish Pillay (Red Hat) Feed
sharing economy
Higher Ed’s in trouble, in case you hadn’t heard. Burdened by runaway costs, unsustainable infrastructure, outrage over tuition increases, declining public dollars, and outmoded degree programs, colleges and universities are struggling to satisfy the needs of their current patrons, let alone cater... Read more
1 comment Posted 31 May 2013 by Sonia Marcus Feed
open thread on open access
Champions of open access to publicly funded academic research had something to celebrate last week. Creative Commons is reporting (with just a touch of cautious optimism) the progress of California's Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Act (AB 609, for short), which has successfully moved... Read more
3 comments Posted 30 May 2013 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Collaboration in open education
The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) specification (14 properties) has been accepted and published as a part of Schema.org, the collaboration between major search engines Google, Bing, Yahoo, and Yandex (press release).
1 comment Posted 27 May 2013 by Cable Green Feed

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