Education

What most people do not know about the making of software: It Is Hard.
0 comments Posted 10 Jun 2010 by Sebastian Dziallas Feed
Proponents of getting students involved as contributors in open source projects often cite the benefits of having a portfolio and a stellar network of references for job or even school applications. What some don't know is that there are scholarships specifically geared towards open source... Read more
2 comments Posted 2 Jun 2010 by Mel Chua Feed
Meet Prabhat Jha. He founded an organization called Eejot, which means "light." Its mission is to improve and facilitate education in remote villages in Nepal. Recently, he traveled back to the village in Nepal where he grew up, and turned his vacation into an opportunity to give back to his... Read more
1 comment Posted 1 Jun 2010 by Kim Jokisch (Red Hat) Feed
We spoke recently with Paolo Mangiafico, the Director of Digital Information Strategy in the Office of the Provost at Duke University, about Duke's open access initiatives. Recently, Duke announced that it would join MIT, Harvard and Stanford in adopting an open access policy, in which the... Read more
3 comments Posted 11 May 2010 by Greg DeKoenigsberg Feed
Those who've been waiting for the release of Moodle 2.0 are getting their open source just rewards this week.  The release, which has been met already with several delays, is a "beta preview" -- which is to say, not yet a stable release, but a functional template of what's in store for early... Read more
5 comments Posted 7 May 2010 by Joseph Thibault Feed
There are so many compelling reasons for children to use open source. If they develop skills and a body of work using open source software, it can follow them through high school, college, and even into the professional world. It won't cost them or their school any license fees. Using the open... Read more
2 comments Posted 4 May 2010 by Máirín Duffy (Red Hat) Feed
The path to becoming a college professor is (at best) non-lucrative, typically a substantial debt burden, and at worst a dead-end. Once one "arrives," it is another six years until you are officially a wiseguy of the academy, and if the pyramid scheme doesn't pay out, you're done. Join me in a look... Read more
7 comments Posted 27 Apr 2010 by Matt Jadud Feed
Over the last few years, open source adoption has been growing within India's education system. Five years ago, the South Indian state of Kerala, pioneered open source in schools with its famous IT@Schools project, that now covers three million students from the 5th-10 standards, involves 200,000... Read more
8 comments Posted 19 Apr 2010 by Venkatesh Hariharan (Venky) (Red Hat) Feed
In its 10 year history, Moodle has been confined to computer screens around the world; with countless fields, description areas and scrolling filling the screen.  There have been attempts at mobilizing Moodle in the past, but as a user you either didn't have the time to use it or it simply wasn't... Read more
4 comments Posted 14 Apr 2010 by Joseph Thibault Feed
This semester, a colleague and I have been running a parallel set of freshman seminar courses. Darren Miller (a photography professor in the Art Department) is teaching a course titled Art and Activism, and mine is titled Technology and Activism. These topical courses are part of an Allegheny... Read more
4 comments Posted 12 Apr 2010 by Matt Jadud Feed

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