Education

open source participation
The future of open is a dynamic landscape, ripe with opportunities to increase civic engagement, literacy, and innovation. Towards this goal, the Science Program at Creative Commons is teaming up with the Open Knowledge Foundation and members of the open science community to facilitate the building... Read more
1 comment Posted 16 Feb 2013 by Billy Meinke Feed
Kramden Institute recipient
Chances are you know about the digital divide, but not about the Kramden Institute's work to help hardworking students in grades 3 - 12 who don't have a computer in their home cross it. You also might be shocked to learn that while information technology seems to be ubiquitous, a full 23% of U.S.... Read more
1 comment Posted 14 Feb 2013 by Kramden1 Feed
get ready to open source
I'm always on the lookout for open source software I might not already know about. I actually keep my own list on Delicious so that when people in workshops approach me and ask me for an open source alternative to the proprietary software they're using, I can recommend something. So, when I saw... Read more
3 comments Posted 7 Feb 2013 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
good bad ugly
Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves.—Aaron Swartz I have been a PhD student for less than two years. On the other hand, for six years, I have been a member of the free culture movement, which emphasizes the importance of access to and... Read more
6 comments Posted 5 Feb 2013 by Alex Leavitt Feed
Open up
Computer programming can be a fun hobby, as I learned when I programmed Apple II computers last century. Back then, I'd lie on my bed and dream up some educational game, then run over to my Apple //c to bring the game to life. Sometimes in less than two hours I could go from raw idea to working... Read more
2 comments Posted 30 Jan 2013 by Phil Shapiro Feed
Teacher Learner
This year I made a New Year resolution to foster a more open education at home by joining a growing subculture of society. To start, I began replacing some commercial household products, such as toothpaste, with 'open source' ones. After all, there is no patent on or trademark for baking soda (2/3... Read more
3 comments Posted 28 Jan 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
open source lightning talks
Dr. Maria Droujkova (@mariadroujkova) and Yelena McManaman authored the book, Moebuis Noodles, to engage kids with early math concepts. Their inspirations are:
6 comments Posted 24 Jan 2013 by Yelena McManaman Feed
tools
A hole exists in primary and secondary education that open math can fill. Visual mathematics, spatial or visual reasoning, or the application of mathematics to nature is seldom included in math curriculums or public schools. This gives me math angst because spatial thinking in particular is crucial... Read more
6 comments Posted 17 Jan 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
education key
In two recent posts, we described a set of tutorial sessions teaching open source NoSQL databases at SUNY Albany.
2 comments Posted 14 Jan 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
event report
I recently came back from the USENIX Large Installation System Administration (LISA) conference held in San Diego, California, and it was an interesting experience.
2 comments Posted 10 Jan 2013 by Barry Peddycord III Feed

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