Education

Blackboard Buys into Open Source
To be honest, I wasn't completely shocked that Blackboard stepped into the Moodle ring in a major way on Monday. If you've been following the developments in the learning management system market it makes perfect sense: there's a growing number of players, open source players are positioning... Read more
8 comments Posted 28 Mar 2012 by Joseph Thibault Feed
How to do open research: 5 basic principles
Some folks at UNICEF asked me to help them articulate a process for how to make their research projects (usually “is this program we want to do a feasible one?” or “what was the impact of this program we did?” into open content ones. Here’s what I wrote them back. There are some pretty basic... Read more
2 comments Posted 21 Mar 2012 by Mel Chua Feed
Open source, library schools, libraries, and digital dissemination
My husband and I are librarians. We were talking recently about library training, the library profession, the open source movement, and how open source digital content is being distributed today in public libraries. We were struck by the way that open source thinking has infiltrated many areas—but... Read more
7 comments Posted 20 Mar 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed
$25,000 prize: "Why Open Education Matters" video competition
Creative Commons, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Open Society Foundations are offering up to $25,000 in cash prizes to "the best short videos that explain the use and promise of free, high-quality open educational resources and describe the benefits and opportunities these materials... Read more
1 comment Posted 16 Mar 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
Australia is leading a global, digital, open education revolution
Australia is ranked first among English-speaking counties and second in the world in leading a global, digital, open education revolution. Australia follows closely behind top-ranked South Korea –a nation with a bold policy goal of all textbooks and the entire school curriculum available in digital... Read more
8 comments Posted 14 Mar 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed
Examining comments: A podcast with Peter DePasquale
The SIGCSE community (ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education) is fairly large and quite diverse. Computing educators from all across the world and all levels (K-16+) gather to discuss tools, techniques, and research that might inform our work as techers of computing.  At the... Read more
3 comments Posted 6 Mar 2012 by Matt Jadud Feed
Leveraging 21st-century education with open source
When I first went to the dark side, I lamented that I was trading my noble teaching role for that of a dark overlord administrator. Much of the time, this characterization remains true. But as I mature as an educational leader, I find that I am in a more complicated teaching role--not only... Read more
1 comment Posted 29 Feb 2012 by David Gerber Feed
Imdergrads and open source contributors without writing any code
This is the story of a college class taught inside an open source community. Last fall, I taught Release Engineering to a small group of undergraduates at Olin College, an engineering school a few miles outside Boston. The goal was to teach them how to become functional technical contributors to an... Read more
3 comments Posted 21 Feb 2012 by Sebastian Dziallas Feed
Michelle Rhee and education reform
The name Michelle Rhee most likely rings a bell because of all the hard work she put towards reforming the Washington, DC public schools as Chancellor from 2007 to 2010. During that time period, she hosted hundreds of community meetings, even creating a Youth Cabinet to bring students' voices... Read more
7 comments Posted 15 Feb 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
Open education reconsidered
What a great article in Sunday’s New York Times about East Mooresville Intermediate School. A bunch of quotes from the article that stood out to me. First, about the program’s success:
2 comments Posted 14 Feb 2012 by Greg DeKoenigsberg Feed

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