Education

Educators have been sharing open educational resources (OERs) for over 12 years now. There are literally tens of thousands of them out there, many structured as collections of course materials known as open courseware (OCW), some structured as complete open courses, some structured as complete... Read more
7 comments Posted 28 Oct 2010 by David Wiley Feed
In part 1 of our interview with Glen Moriarty, CEO of NIXTY, he talked about the importance of open education. In part 2, he addressed the community's involvement and NIXTY's challenges. We have just one question left: How do you see NIXTY empowering open education?
0 comments Posted 22 Oct 2010 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
Sugata Mitra began with a question: “What would happen if I cut a hole in the wall that separates my New Delhi office building from a neighboring slum... and embedded a computer for children to access?” What he found led him into over a decade of research on how groups of children, when left with a... Read more
16 comments Posted 12 Oct 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
In part 2 of this series on open education course tool NIXTY, Glen Moriarty, the organization's CEO, talks about the open source community and addressing NIXTY's challenges. Read part 1.
0 comments Posted 7 Oct 2010 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
Next week, we'll be live blogging from POSSE South Africa on opensource.com, and you'll get to witness some of the bridge-building between academia and open source.  You and others like you can take away lessons that help universities evolve in a world where open source is a major focus and enabler... Read more
0 comments Posted 30 Sep 2010 by Karsten 'quaid' Wade (Red Hat) Feed
I read Gary Hamel's piece, The Facebook Generation vs. the Fortune 500, with great interest. In it, he talks about the tensions that traditional, cubicle-land corporations will likely face as a creative, connected workforce comes on-line. I was particularly interested because, as a member of the... Read more
4 comments Posted 29 Sep 2010 by Matt Jadud Feed
A few months ago, opensource.com ran a story on a textbook for college students learning programming (Can Professors Teach Open Source?, Greg DeKoenigsberg, Apr 6 2010). The textbook, "Practical Open Source Software Exploration," was created the open source way on the Teaching Open Source wiki. (... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 Sep 2010 by Ian Weller Feed
A few months ago, I was perusing the web and ran across an article titled “Online Course Construction Gets a 'Do-It-Yourself' Web Site.” Hook. The first line was, “A new player entered the field of open online education last week: NIXTY, a Web site that allows any user to take and create courses... Read more
4 comments Posted 20 Sep 2010 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
In 2007, Sean O'Sullivan, one of the founders of MapInfo, graciously made a donation to his alma mater, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY with the specific goal of creating a center for the promotion of open source among undergraduates:
2 comments Posted 8 Sep 2010 by Luis Ibanez Feed
Before heading out to film this story on the Open High School of Utah, I wasn't sure what to expect. I had a lot of the same questions most people would have about an online high school: What kind of students go to high school online? How are teachers building their curriculum from open... Read more
15 comments Posted 7 Sep 2010 by Mike Esser (Red Hat) Feed

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