Education

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
This year MIT OpenCourseWare is celebrating its tenth anniversary of 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 25 Aug 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Open thread: What classes have you taken online?
In the spirit of our webcast this week, MIT OpenCourseWare, and the start of a new school year we would like to know what classes you've taken online? Was the content of your online class open sourced?
8 comments Posted 23 Aug 2011 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
For any agent of change, there’s no measurement of success so sure as the steady accumulation of vocal critics — and Sal Khan is finding all kinds of critics as he continues to press forward. What’s most notable is that he’s finding many of his most vocal... Read more
10 comments Posted 22 Aug 2011 by Greg DeKoenigsberg Feed
(This is the fourth and final post in the "Voices of POSSE" series, a collection of interviews conducted at this year's Professors' Open Source Summer Experience, held in Raleigh, NC, July 23-24.) At Bacone College in Muskogee, OK, students use open source tools every day. They manage coursework... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Aug 2011 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
This year MIT OpenCourseWare is celebrating its tenth anniversary of providing open access to more than 2,000 courses with course materials including lecture notes, problem sets, syllabuses, exams, simulations, and the video lectures. The decision by the MIT faculty in 2001 to allow anyone to use... Read more
1 comment Posted 17 Aug 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Collaboration in education, the open source way
Geographically, The FOSSBox at Rochester Institute of Technology and The SU Student Sandbox at Syracuse University are separated by less than one hundred miles. These universities represent the western and eastern epicenters of central New York. FOSS@RIT, center of gravity for all things free and... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Aug 2011 by Remy DeCausemaker Feed
open source education and Montessori
I read with delight Steve Dennings article Is Montessori The Origin on Google and Amazon?. His arguments are firm, they accommodate a wide range of scientific facts, and they show what remarkable results can be achieved when we "follow the child." He writes well enough and clearly enough that I... Read more
4 comments Posted 12 Aug 2011 by Michael Tiemann (Red Hat) Feed
(This post is the third in the "Voices of POSSE" series, a collection of interviews conducted at this year's Professors' Open Source Summer Experience, held in Raleigh, NC on July 23-24.)
0 comments Posted 8 Aug 2011 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Microphone static crackles. Hi, everyone–Mel Chua here, reporting in. I'm recovering from POSSE, the Professors' Open Source Summer Experience, where we just kicked off our our 2011 cohort of professors over in Raleigh, North Carolina. Each of the faculty members here has committed to getting the... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Aug 2011 by Mel Chua Feed

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