Education

The Rochester Institute of Technology is a technical university offering undergraduate and post-graduate programs including co-ops, internships, study abroad, and research opportunities to more than 16,000 students in Rochester, NY. One of RIT’s research and educational outreach efforts is the... Read more
1 comment Posted 3 Aug 2010 by bascha (Red Hat) Feed
School of Web Craft For working in the open web, people need to know more than one technology. They need to learn, hack, and be creative. Mozilla is driving a project to create a broad, university-style, comprehensive course of study: Mozilla's Drumbeat Open Web Developer degree. Currently, they'... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Jul 2010 by Heather James Feed
Creative Commons is helping to shed some light on open education resources in a recent interview with Lisa Petrides from the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME): Open Education and Policy. The good news, there is a lot of policy change at all levels of education.... Read more
1 comment Posted 30 Jun 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
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

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