Education

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
Study shows the long-term impact of teachers
I don't think any of us are surprised to find out that teachers matter. That has always been obvious, but what I did find interesting--and even surprising--about the information coming from the study on a teacher's long-term impact on a student conducted by Raj Chetty and John Friedman of Harvard... Read more
4 comments Posted 6 Feb 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
RIT STEM video game challenge hackathon
This post originally appeared on the Joan Ganz Cooney Center Blog. You can follow updates from the Cooney center via facebook, and twitter.
0 comments Posted 2 Feb 2012 by Remy DeCausemaker Feed
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

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