Education

open source in education
Open source can provide schools with high quality, well-functioning IT solutions at low cost, according to a case study done by VTT, a Finnish government research institute. The researchers looked at the use of Linux and other open source applications by the Kasavuoren Secondary School in... Read more
2 comments Posted 30 Oct 2012 by Gijs Hillenius Feed
participation in open source
West Virginia: a state made up entirely of the Appalachian Mountain range. Whether you're there to experience the beautiful New River Gorge, or to watch the Mountaineers play at home, the mountainous theme never subsides. The Appalachian region has the Most Beautiful award locked down, however its... Read more
2 comments Posted 23 Oct 2012 by Adam Minter Feed
follow the child
While Thomas Edison is often lauded as the most prolific American inventor, his mother, Nancy Edison, and how she fostered an open education and an open mind in her son is often overlooked.  When a headmaster labelled Edison as being 'addled,' slow, and unteachable, his mother disagreed and decided... Read more
2 comments Posted 19 Oct 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed
make things better
Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. For many years, it was regarded as the breadbasket of Africa. But since Zimbabwe gained independence from Britain in 1980, Robert Mugabe has been the leader, and the fate of the country has largely been tied to him and... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 Oct 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed
learn
Scratch is a free educational programming language for kids, available in 50 different languages and runs on just about any modern computer: Linux, Macintosh, or Windows. The new guide book, Super Scratch Programming Adventure!, was authored by The LEAD Project (Learning through Engineering, Art,... Read more
1 comment Posted 8 Oct 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed
education the key
The School of Business and Information Management at Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OUAS) created an open source project management software named OpixProject. The objective was not to create something that would compete with the current project management software, but to place students in... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Oct 2012 by Salah Triki Feed
Free the textbook
It’s official. In California, Governor Jerry Brown has signed two bills (SB 1052 and SB 1053) that will provide for the creation of free, openly licensed digital textbooks for the 50 most popular lower-division college courses offered by California colleges. The legislation was introduced by Senate... Read more
9 comments Posted 2 Oct 2012 by Timothy Vollmer Feed
five questions with an opensource contributor
In our schools and our libraries, Carolyn Fox believes we can push for more openness. Just entertaining the idea of it would be a huge step in the right direction for many who aren't aware of the open source movement beyond software that is underfoot. Through work with her son (who is gifted and... Read more
1 comment Posted 20 Sep 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
Raspberry Pi
Enter the black raspberry. Rubus occidentalis. It's an ominous name for an ominous fruit: the black raspberry. As the owner of a new Raspberry Pi, I realized that I was going to have to, at some point, open the box and do something with it.
3 comments Posted 17 Sep 2012 by Matt Jadud Feed
open source lightning talks
Education is broken, but there is a new culture of learning gaining traction, according to Sebastian Dziallas, a student at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. He describes how fluid learning (departing from the 20th century "stable" structure) is first seeing what's going on (hanging out... Read more
4 comments Posted 14 Sep 2012 by Sebastian Dziallas Feed

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