Education

At teachingopensource.org, we think so, and we wrote a book to help.  The following excerpt comes from the Foreword of our new textbook, Practical Open Source Software Exploration, which is licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA-3.0.  It's a book that works like an open source software project.  In... Read more
13 comments Posted 6 Apr 2010 by Greg DeKoenigsberg Feed
I submitted a proposal for a talk to OSCON titled "The Secret Lives of Faculty." The Twitterable blurb went like this: This presentation will introduce open source practitioners to the secret lives of computing faculty in higher education. We will introduce the kinds of students we teach, the... Read more
0 comments Posted 31 Mar 2010 by Matt Jadud Feed
Karlie Robinson, a Rochester local and open source entrepreneur, gave a short talk at RIT about open source and business as a part of the Computer Science House (CSH) Seminar Series.  This year, CSH has hosted speakers such as Kevin Purdy, contributing editor of Lifehacker, and Charles Profitt, of... Read more
0 comments Posted 30 Mar 2010 by Remy DeCausemaker Feed
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced the National Education Technology Plan.  For the first time, the Obama strategy for education is spelled out in great detail -- and at its heart is a deep reliance upon open infrastructure and open educational resources.  For those who believe... Read more
2 comments Posted 16 Mar 2010 by Greg DeKoenigsberg Feed
There are many reasons to pursue a college education, but getting a good job is the top priority for most college graduates.  The value of a degree program is closely tied to its ability to secure good jobs for its candidates -- and the Center for Student Innovation at RIT is betting that open... Read more
2 comments Posted 12 Mar 2010 by Remy DeCausemaker Feed
What do you get when you combine two hard working women in computing and a 3D printer? Answer after the break...
0 comments Posted 5 Mar 2010 by Matt Jadud Feed
Jaron Lanier is certainly getting his share of press lately.  His latest guest starring role: a rant in Monday's very special episode of L. Gordon Crozier's technology column for the Wall Street Journal.  Seems like Lanier is becoming a go-to guy when one is in need of a sound bite denouncing "free... Read more
25 comments Posted 3 Mar 2010 by Greg DeKoenigsberg Feed
It's the leading open source learning management system in the world. It provides 100s of 1000s (millions?) of students and teachers, learners and educators a means of collaborating, engaging content and organizing studies online. It's easy to tout the great things that Moodle has done for... Read more
21 comments Posted 25 Feb 2010 by Joseph Thibault Feed
Today, everywhere in our nation, families – adults, and their children -- are facing a tragic loss of future possibility and personal fulfillment because of high textbook prices. Fact: the cost of traditional textbooks has become a major impediment to students completing a college education, and/or... Read more
9 comments Posted 23 Feb 2010 by Sanford Forte Feed
On the teaching open source mailing list, the following question was recently posted:
9 comments Posted 22 Feb 2010 by Matt Jadud Feed

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