Education

Saddened and bewildered by academic copyright assignments
Karl Fogel reminded me to check the copyright assignment for the scholarly papers I'm starting to submit on Teaching Open Source (TOS), particularly POSSE. I sat down and did some digging, and here's what I found--keep in mind these are the notes of an unschooled grad student new to the topic,... Read more
9 comments Posted 30 Sep 2011 by Mel Chua Feed
How to fight censorship and share books during Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week, held the last week of September each year since 1982, is an opportunity for libraries and bookstores to draw attention to censorship with challenged books. In the 29 years since the first Banned Books Week, more than 11,000 books have been challenged, including 348 reported to... Read more
3 comments Posted 27 Sep 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Share your data
The Rochester Institute of Technology Gollisano College Dean's Lecture Series established in 2003 was "designed to expose 'real world' experts to our students and to provide professional development opportunities for our alumni and community friends." Last year brought Walter Bender of Sugar Labs... Read more
5 comments Posted 22 Sep 2011 by Remy DeCausemaker Feed
Why one-size-fits-all could save public education
One-size-fits-all is vanilla ice cream.  It’s plain white athletic socks. It’s “Mary Had a Little Lamb” with a recorder.  One-size-fits-all is an assembly line and a Model-T Ford and a straight line of school children marching to their class.   It’s industrial.  It’s lock-step.  It’s... Read more
6 comments Posted 16 Sep 2011 by John Spencer Feed
The Saylor Foundation Open Textbook Challenge
Any professor who has written a textbook knows that it’s usually more a labor of love than a profitable venture. Yet the average college student at a four-year public school spends over
2 comments Posted 14 Sep 2011 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
MIT OpenCourseWare webcast replay and recap
This year, MIT OpenCourseWare is celebrating its tenth anniversary. That's one full decade providing open access to more than 2,000 courses with course materials including lecture notes, problem sets, syllabuses, exams, simulations, and the video lectures.
0 comments Posted 8 Sep 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
How to build a sustainable nonprofit the open source way
Building a broadly impactful and long-lasting nonprofit is no easy task. In addition to formulating a long-term mission, establishing community recognition, and developing ties to other organizations, traditional nonprofits must also secure regular sources of external funding. The cycle of worry... Read more
9 comments Posted 7 Sep 2011 by Mel Jonas Feed
Podcast series: Those who can, teach and do: An interview with Grant Hearn
As the 2011-2012 academic year rolls in, we're starting something new: a podcast series titled, Those who can, teach and do. Over the past several months, I've been interviewing people who find themselves playing the role of both educator and practitioner. The initial series of podcasts come... Read more
0 comments Posted 1 Sep 2011 by Matt Jadud Feed
Open education and MIT OpenCourseWare
The decision by the MIT faculty in 2001 to allow anyone to use their course content was a groundbreaking move, one that has opened education profoundly. Since then, an estimated 100 million individuals have accessed MIT's resources.
4 comments Posted 30 Aug 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Open education and MIT OpenCourseWare
The decision by the MIT faculty in 2001 to allow anyone to use their course content was a groundbreaking move, one that has opened education profoundly. Since then, an estimated 100 million individuals have accessed MIT's resources.
4 comments Posted 30 Aug 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed

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