I suspect that many of your days in high school looked something like this: An adult teacher stands in the front of a square room, lecturing or drawing, with a flood of facts, figures, and dates flowing into a well organized grid of neatly arranged desks. As the teacher lectures, students... Read more
Is it true that kids who love Linux are some of the smartest and most creative students at school?
The academic paper is old—older than the steam engine, the pocket watch, the piano, and the light bulb. The first journal, Philosophical Transactions, was published on March 6, 1665. Now that doesn’t mean that the journal article format is obsolete—many inventions much older are still in wide use... Read more
Opensource.com will be hosting two weeks of open education content from September 8 - 19 featuring educators, students, and others writing about better, cheaper, and smarter ways to learn.
In July 2014, the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany launched the Code for Germany project to get civic tech pioneers and open data enthusiasts involved and engaged.
David Baumgold of edX shares his recap of his experience at OSCON 2014, which included a talk about MOOCs, open source, and education.
It's back to school for many kids in the United States, and soon to be so for many others around the world. While open source software and hardware are used less often to teach kids in grade school about the world, open principles are. They are what you might think of as the most natural methods of... Read more
If you answered Yes!, were you thinking of the principles of the open source way? Sharing, collaboration, transparency, and failing faster are all methods many teachers across grade school classrooms use to teach kids and help them learn about the world. Some more than others, perhaps? Or, do you... Read more
Group bringing digital literacy to Africa uses almost exclusively open source software and aims to maintain an open source business mindset.
Melissa Lefebvre is interviewed for Careers in Open Source Week at Opensource.com on her experience as an operations manager for the open source library system, Koha.