Education

Recently, Red Hat held a panel discussion for the North Carolina STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) organization. There were lots of great conversations around education and how to prepare students for careers in technology. One recurring theme was passion.
8 comments Posted 29 Mar 2011 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
I presented at POSSCON this week on introducing and using open source software in your school or classroom. Now I’d like to take a few minutes to hit some of the high points and give you a look at how you can bring open source to your school with a minimal of effort. First . . . why? Why would you... Read more
3 comments Posted 25 Mar 2011 by David Trask Feed
The Palmetto Open Source Conference (POSSCON), currently happening in Columbia, SC, has a large number of students and people new to open source attending. Leslie Hawthorn of the OSU Open Source Lab gave them an introduction yesterday afternoon for how students can get started in open source. Why... Read more
1 comment Posted 24 Mar 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
I first learned of the idea of OERu from a webinar coordinated by Steve Hargadon at FutureofEducation.com's lecture series.
6 comments Posted 23 Mar 2011 by Joseph Thibault Feed
Raising open source awareness in any organization is a very important, and sometimes difficult, task. Particularly important is open source awareness among college students. These are the engineers and computer scientists of the next generation who will be able to usher these modern practices into... Read more
4 comments Posted 17 Mar 2011 by David Doria Feed
Marrying technology, innovation, and this curious Internet thing of giving stuff away for free, consultant and Cong-base Englishman, Lloyd Hardy, is hoping to kick start an online learning revolution.
6 comments Posted 15 Mar 2011 by John P. Muldoon Feed
Here at PyCon2011, there are quite a few open source rock stars in attendance. Software hackers of various stripes, developers from the corporate and community realms, and many other technically savvy and interested folks.
0 comments Posted 11 Mar 2011 by Remy DeCausemaker Feed
The third annual Humanitarian FOSS (HFOSS) Symposium took place today, once again convening as a pre-conference activity for the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education Conference (SIGCSE). The theme for this year's symposium was the impact... Read more
8 comments Posted 10 Mar 2011 by Leslie Hawthorn Feed
With only 1 day to go before SIGCSE, the "Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education" conference and the largest CS education conference in the world, my inbox has been filling with invitations to do this, see that, visit this booth, enter this raffle. For an introvert and first-time... Read more
4 comments Posted 8 Mar 2011 by Mel Chua Feed
Hi! I'm Mel. When I'm not doing Free Software and Open Source stuff, I'm a learning psychology geek. One of the questions I get asked a lot by fellow FOSS hackers is: Mel! Why don't people help me with my project?
10 comments Posted 4 Mar 2011 by Mel Chua Feed

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