Education

UK teachers are free to choose open source curriculum
The UK Department of Education has confirmed that information and communications technology (ICT) lessons that teach children how to use Microsoft Word and PowerPoint will soon be more open. Starting September 2012, computer teachers will be given “the freedom and flexibility to design an ICT... Read more
8 comments Posted 5 Jul 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
Open for voting: "Why Open Education Matters" video competition
In March, we shared with you that Creative Commons, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Open Society Foundations were jointly holding a video competition. They asked the general public to create a video that explains “Why Open Education matters”. The months have flown by and now submissions... Read more
2 comments Posted 4 Jul 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
New Media Commons white paper examines future of transparency in peer review
The always-insightful Alex Reid has penned an essay "on the question of open peer review," which examines a draft white paper posted to Media Commons last week.
0 comments Posted 28 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
MIT and Harvard launch joint education venture
Harvard and MIT recently announced a joint venture they are calling edX. Beginning in the fall of 2012, edX will offer free online classes to anyone who can access the Internet. Both institutions are claiming edX is "not a Harvard or MIT lite," but it will be hosting content from actual classes... Read more
10 comments Posted 27 Jun 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
MIT and Harvard launch joint education venture
Harvard and MIT recently announced a joint venture they are calling edX. Beginning in the fall of 2012, edX will offer free online classes to anyone who can access the Internet. Both institutions are claiming edX is "not a Harvard or MIT lite," but it will be hosting content from actual classes... Read more
10 comments Posted 27 Jun 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
Introducing the Last Language Textbook
How do you build free language education in every language, for everyone? This is the central question that motivates our work at Wikiotics and today we unveil the first step toward that goal. We call it "The Last Language Textbook."
0 comments Posted 21 Jun 2012 by Ian Sullivan Feed
Open source creates a more compassionate global education
Rock legend Roger Waters, of Pink Floyd fame has asked many interesting questions (in song). This one (posted on his website) might be one you don’t expect: “Will the technologies of communication in our culture, serve to enlighten us and help us to understand one another better, or will they... Read more
1 comment Posted 18 Jun 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed
teacher/learner
This academic year was my first year as assistant professor in the ISIGK (المعهد العالي للإعلامية و التصرف بالقيروان‬ | Tunisia). I enjoy teaching in this institute and being in Kairouan for many personal and professional reasons. Here I will talk about the benefits of using Fedena, a School... Read more
2 comments Posted 15 Jun 2012 by Salah Triki Feed
The key to open education
Open education innovator Sal Khan, MIT alumnus and founder of Khan Academy, gave the commencement address at MIT graduation ceremony on June 8, a speech that included both a nod to the power of open education as exemplified by MIT's OpenCourseWare program and Khan's own web site, and an homage to... Read more
6 comments Posted 11 Jun 2012 by Stephen Carson Feed
open resources
Teachers and students have a new portal to find open educational resources: OER Commons. It is the first comprehensive open learning network where teachers and students from kindergarten to graduate school can access OER materials, share, and work together. Users can search, browse, and discuss... Read more
2 comments Posted 5 Jun 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed

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