Education

Do you ever wish your kids would do something besides play video games on the computer? What if you could get a head start teaching them to be the next generation of open source developers? Computers are increasingly easy to use, but programming is far more complex--and less accessible. For many of... Read more
4 comments Posted 30 Jun 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
We've been running POSSE (Professors' Open Source Summer Experience) for three summers now, and we've seen some wonderful change stories come through in that time; campus programs flourishing, students getting jobs and internships, open source projects getting new shots of adrenaline as classes... Read more
16 comments Posted 28 Jun 2011 by Mel Chua Feed
In 2009, two French filmmakers snuck into Burma to document what they're calling the "absurd decisions" of its dictatorial government. Now author Tristan Mendès France and director Gaël Bordier have edited their footage into a 30-minute "hypervideo experiment," are are using open tools to screen it... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 Jun 2011 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Academics - students and teachers both - often want to know what open source community participation will "count" for. Course credit? Research and publication? Better tools to increase efficiency? Teaching? Presentation opportunities? The answer is "yes."
1 comment Posted 23 Jun 2011 by Mel Chua Feed
Yesterday morning, I and others from Red Hat had the great privilege of attending a roundtable with members of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, which was hosting a variety of sessions in North Carolina on key issues related to workforce development, entrepreneurship, energy... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 Jun 2011 by DeLisa Alexander (Red Hat) Feed
When it considers Golan v. Holder in the coming months, the United States Supreme Court could potentially put an end to a decade-long copyright battle whose outcome significantly affects educators' abilities to use public domain works. In the process, it will wrestle with a thorny question of... Read more
3 comments Posted 14 Jun 2011 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
The Linux Foundation will be teaming up with Oregon State University's Open Source Lab (OSL) for Linux Learners' Student Day, to be held in Vancouver on August 16 (the day before LinuxCon begins). The program includes sessions from OSL presenters on Linux basics, Python, embedded systems, and... Read more
0 comments Posted 7 Jun 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
There has been a good bit of press covering Google's Chromebook and how it will change, how it won't change, or how it
2 comments Posted 3 Jun 2011 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
Two weeks ago, 16 Girl Scouts and their troops' leaders went to RIT for a Scratch-fueled, day-long workshop in game design and development in pursuit of their "Games for Life" interest project. The workshop was the fifth sponsored by RIT's School of Interactive Games and Media, Rochester Women in... Read more
0 comments Posted 26 May 2011 by Remy DeCausemaker Feed
Let's be up front about things: I'm angry about the rhetoric I hear of late surrounding education. Teachers (and their unions) are being vilified, legislators and parents are demanding "accountability," and at the same time, the financial support necessary to educate a society is being slashed... Read more
5 comments Posted 23 May 2011 by Matt Jadud Feed

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