Education

State standards, open source, and Universal Design for Learning
Common Core State Standards and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) have designed standards and frameworks to support learning in the classroom. However, their approaches on English Language Arts and the use of digital technology and open source need to be better aligned. Common Core State... Read more
4 comments Posted 1 Jun 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed
protests demand open access to academic research
Last week, Winston Hide committed what he called "a toxic career move." Hide, an associate professor of bioinformatics and computational biology at the Harvard School of Public Health, publicly resigned from the editorial board of Genomics, an influential journal in his field.
4 comments Posted 24 May 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Open educational resources
Digital technology and open educational resources have enormous potential and power with young children. For parents of special needs children, especially those who are blind or visually impaired, dyslexic, or physically or cognitively impaired, the situation is compounded. Parents usually have to... Read more
4 comments Posted 14 May 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed
Nepal and the impact of open source
Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world with many gender, educational, and digital divides. Yet it is gradually being transformed by open source and digital technology. There's little question that as Nepal seeks to help its citizens become a part of the global digital economy, it faces... Read more
4 comments Posted 8 May 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed
edu scratch
I work at a public library with 28 Linux stations made publicly available in four separate rooms. The room in which I spend most of my time has 10 computers, and elementary and middle school students stop by daily after school to use them. About 90 percent of the children use the computers for... Read more
14 comments Posted 4 May 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed
Thoughts on President Obama's comments on higher education on Late Night with Ji
President Obama was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon which was recorded at the University of North Carolina. Higher education and student loans were a big part of their conversation (see vidoes below).
15 comments Posted 26 Apr 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
Team operating principles: the open source way
Matt Jadud and Mel Chua have been friends of opensource.com from the beginning. Together with others they "are working on (the) Craft of Electronics, a curriculum for college-level electronics in a craft-first (and theory-sometime-later) format, through learning from, participating in, and... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Apr 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
Evolution of open source and commercial providers for lms
The recent announcement by Blackboard (Bb) that it was acquiring two Moodle service providers was quite interesting to anyone who follows open source in higher education. Over the years, Blackboard has emerged as a market leader in the learning management system (LMS) arena, through both product... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Apr 2012 by Greg Hislop Feed
Five Questions
This 5-questions interview is with Limor Fried (Ladyada of Adafruit Industries), and in it I ask some questions about open hardware and, more specifically, the Flora, her newest open hardware creation.
0 comments Posted 17 Apr 2012 by Matt Jadud Feed
Unschooling is the open source way
The words unschooling and open source often make people take a step back. But if there is any mode of learning that fully embraces the philosophy of the open source way, it is unschooling. Some even use the phrase open source learning to describe unschooling. Both unschooling and open source are... Read more
9 comments Posted 5 Apr 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed

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