Education

The Open Course Library launches today with a vision for better open courseware
Today the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) is launching The Open Course Library, a resource of open course materials from the top courses in the system, set to save nearly half a million students (and taxpayers who support many of them in financial aid) nearly a... Read more
3 comments Posted 31 Oct 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Cable Green, director of learning at Creative Commons, gave the final morning's opening keynote at the 2011 Open Education Conference on the seeming obviousness of open policy as a necessity for education. "I'm interested in the policies that prevent us from providing an education to anyone in the... Read more
3 comments Posted 27 Oct 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
The scientific method: it all starts with a simple, essential question. How can you "know" something? How can we gather knowledge and have confidence in the correctness of such knowledge? The lucubration of many smart minds over the centuries came to refine the following:
2 comments Posted 27 Oct 2011 by Luis Ibanez Feed
"Access alone is not enough" Josh Jarrett, Deputy Director of Postsecondary Succ
Josh Jarrett, Deputy Director of Postsecondary Success at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, delivered today's keynote at the Open Education Conference with a simple message (but no simple answer): Access alone is not enough to help people realize their dreams.
1 comment Posted 26 Oct 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Open education resources
Ahrash Bissell, project manager for the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education and former executive director of ccLearn (the education division of Creative Commons), posited to the attendees of the Open Education Conference that worrying about OER licenses puts the focus in the wrong place...
1 comment Posted 26 Oct 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Open Access Week map
This week is Open Access Week, celebrating its fifth year of helping academic and research communities learn more about the benefits of open access and inspiring wider open participation. From Open Access Week:
0 comments Posted 25 Oct 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Open Education Conference 2011
Martha Kanter, Undersecretary of Education in the US Department of Education, gave today's opening keynote at the 2011 Open Education Conference in Park City, UT, followed by Jim Shelton, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement. When President Obama took office, he asserted... Read more
1 comment Posted 25 Oct 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
FOSS meets IT Education at ACM-SIGITE
The Association of Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group in IT Education (ACM-SIGITE) met at West Point's Thayer Hotel on the first day of the three-day conference--and free and open source software (FOSS) was one of the top items on the menu. The conference offered a three-paper session and... Read more
1 comment Posted 20 Oct 2011 by Stephen Jacobs Feed
BlueJ: From closed to open, an interview with Ian Utting
If you've learned Java in the past 10 years, there's a good chance you've encountered BlueJ or its younger sibling, Greenfoot. Originally developed by Michael Kölling, BlueJ provides a simplified development environment for novices learning to program for the first time. It features a minimum of... Read more
2 comments Posted 19 Oct 2011 by Matt Jadud Feed
Dialing the right mix: open source principles and collaboration
This should come as no surprise: Open source principles are great guidelines for conducting successful collaboration sessions. What wasn’t as obvious to me was that the different principles are more important in different collaboration situations. Imagine the concepts of trust, openness,... Read more
1 comment Posted 17 Oct 2011 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed

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