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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
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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
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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
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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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Nearly every week, if not every day, there are more and more open source and open educational resources available and accessible to us. It's impossible to ignore. It also seems impossible to keep pace with the sheer volume. Despite this, I will attempt here to give a comprehensive listing of many... Read more
3 comments Posted 9 Apr 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
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At age 18, Kenyan students take a nationally-standardized test, the results of which determine not only their eligibility for university education, but also the school they will attend as well as their area of concentration. This transition is associated with a lot of stress and depression, since... Read more
2 comments Posted 8 Apr 2013 by Mick Larson Feed
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In the next step of their mission to spread the magic of making music, Beat Making Lab has partnered with PBS Digital Studios to produce web episodes of the work they are doing with youth in Africa.
0 comments Posted 26 Mar 2013 by Alanna Howard (Red Hat) Feed
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Online, we know what open education looks like: P2PU, MOOC, Coursera, MITx—pick your favorite acronym. But, what does open education look like in person, and how do we capture its value in transferable artifacts with lasting impact? At the University of Michigan School of Information, a group of... Read more
0 comments Posted 26 Mar 2013 by QuasiCon 2013 Feed
sustainable data
In today's data driven world, the need for accurate data and informed analysis is paramount for innovation and progress. Data and statistics that are collected and aggregated have a huge impact on a country's education initiatives which can reform a country's polices and decision-making.
1 comment Posted 21 Mar 2013 by Sanjay Patel Feed
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Fifty years ago, on January 17, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, DC. And it is worthwhile to reflect on how much or little has changed in terms of education. His belief that "my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not... Read more
5 comments Posted 20 Mar 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed

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