Education

digital literacy
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) opened last month. (The official launch had been planned to occur at the Boston Public Library but the temporary closing of the library due to the Boston Marathon tragedy prompted that event to be postponed until the fall.) The aim of the DPLA is to... Read more
0 comments Posted 21 May 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
open education platform
The open education landscape is set to grow a little more as Stanford University announces plans to team up with edX to build an online learning platform that universities and developers around the world can access for free. edX, a not-for-profit online education project founded in 2012 by MIT and... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 May 2013 by Rebecca Lindegren Feed
open source solves cyber crime
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, I cannot help wondering what it is the role open source and open education have in global or national security measures.
4 comments Posted 9 May 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
teaching open source
Blender is a powerful open source 3D drawing and animation program. This software was previously a commercial product, but is now available as a free download. Blender has been used to create stunningly beautiful 3D animated videos, including Big Buck Bunny. Check out some of the gorgeous animated... Read more
0 comments Posted 7 May 2013 by Phil Shapiro Feed
fear, uncertainty, and doubt in open source
I've been educating library professionals about open source software for nearly seven years now, and sometimes I feel like I've made huge strides and other times, like today, I feel like I have so much more work to do.
19 comments Posted 2 May 2013 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
obsidian test tool
The Obsidian project, an open source unit test generator built for the JUnit framework, has been in development for two years at the College of Charleston's Cyber Infrastructure Research and Development Lab for the Earth Sciences (CIRDLES). Using open source components such as JUnit and Netbeans,... Read more
0 comments Posted 29 Apr 2013 by George Woolston Feed
open word bubbles
Here's a job title you may not have considered: Open Source Officer. The CIA hires Open Source Officers (OSOs) to collect and analyze publicly available information in foreign affairs to provide unique insights into national security issues. OSOs may specialize in an area of the world (country or... Read more
4 comments Posted 24 Apr 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
open source university
Thanks to alumni and faculty of West Virginia University's Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, students with an interest in software development will now be able to fund their education through an Open Source Scholarship.
1 comment Posted 23 Apr 2013 by Adam Minter Feed
brand community balance
While compiling OSS Watch's list of Open Source Options for Education, I discovered Koha, an open source Integrated Library System (ILS). I discovered, with some confusion, that there seemed to be several ILS systems called Koha. Investigation into the reason for this uncovered a story which... Read more
5 comments Posted 16 Apr 2013 by Mark Johnson Feed
kid universe
Coding is the language of the future, with the power to create and modify the computer programs and websites that increasingly shape our day-to-day lives. While millions of people in the United States spend hours each day engaged with interactive technologies, relatively few truly understand how... Read more
10 comments Posted 15 Apr 2013 by Rebecca Lindegren Feed

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