Education

Teaching software libraries by example
These days there is a software library for nearly every occasion. Many of them are well designed and well implemented. Unfortunately, almost none of them have documentation presented in a way that allows a new user to quickly understand the basics and put it to work effectively.
9 comments Posted 1 Feb 2012 by David Doria Feed
Can Apple change education?
On January 19, Apple held a large, education-related event on in New York City. Just as with almost any other Apple event, pre-event speculations were all over the place. It was clear that the announcement was going to target the textbook market, but what wasn't clear was its scope. As AllThingsD's... Read more
6 comments Posted 24 Jan 2012 by Sebastian Dziallas Feed
Designing aesthetically pleasing Moodle courses
When you’re working online and you access a text heavy web-page that scrolls for 5 pages, what is your initial reaction? To most of us, a text-heavy page filled with a long list of resources and activities is not inviting or enticing. The same is true for students and online courses. But with a... Read more
5 comments Posted 18 Jan 2012 by Janetta Garton Feed
Plover, the open source steno system
"Imagine if programming required a special computer that couldn't connect to the internet or run games or do anything else except write computer software, and that it sold for $1,500. What do you think the state of software development would look like?"
12 comments Posted 13 Jan 2012 by Mel Chua Feed
Results-Oriented Work Environment a product of changing work landscape
Whether you’ve taken the time to notice or not, the concept of a traditional workday and work environment is changing — and rapidly. No longer are workers content to sit behind cubicle walls from 9-to-5, tethered to their chairs or stations like a ball and chain. Sales jobs, online marketing jobs,... Read more
8 comments Posted 5 Jan 2012 by Erica Moss Feed
year in review
There is something about a new year that always seems so promising and energizing. It doesn’t seem like too long ago we were saying thank heavens for 2011, and now it’s time to bring in 2012. Before we close this chapter, let’s take a quick look at the ten most popular articles in the education... Read more
0 comments Posted 27 Dec 2011 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
Open*Education 2011 best images
The visual components on opensource.com are an important element to the look and feel of our content. The images help set the tone for the site. The imagery embodies qualities such as motivational, editorial, authoritative (but not authoritarian), human, and optimism. Without our imagery, the... Read more
0 comments Posted 27 Dec 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Open*Education 2011 best images
The visual components on opensource.com are an important element to the look and feel of our content. The images help set the tone for the site. The imagery embodies qualities such as motivational, editorial, authoritative (but not authoritarian), human, and optimism. Without our imagery, the... Read more
0 comments Posted 27 Dec 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Open education news roundup
If you've ever wished you could afford a Stanford University course--or just this semester's textbooks for community college, we have some interesting articles for you this week. If you've wondered how you would score on your child's standardized tests, read on.
0 comments Posted 21 Dec 2011 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
Moodle, open source Learning Management System
Moodle is the popular open source Learning Management System (LMS) that has taken the training market by storm in recent years. The Elearning Guild LMS Survey in 2010 showed that of the top 3 LMS applications (Moodle, Blackboard and TotalLMS), Moodle had the highest satisfaction ratings for ease of... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Dec 2011 by Mark Aberdour Feed

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