Education

What should high schools students be taught about Internet safety? Traditional high school curriculum has followed guidance from the U.S. Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Enacted by Congress in 2000 and updated in 2011, student Internet safety training is a requirement for U.S. schools... Read more
1 comment Posted 8 Jul 2014 by Charlie Reisinger Feed
Two years ago, when the Raspberry Pi launched, it was with the intention of improving IT education in the UK. Since then more powerful, better connected or cheaper boards have come onto the market, but the Pi retains its position as the white knight of ICT teaching.
1 comment Posted 26 Jun 2014 by Linux Voice Feed
The subsequent rules of thumb arose during the development of the Empirical Gramian Framework (emgr), a young open source software project in the Workgroup for Numerical Analysis & Scientific Computing at the University of Münster which targets algorithmic model order reduction for control... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Jun 2014 by Christian Himpe Feed
While the open source community is filled with some of the most talented minds in the world, fresh perspectives from the next generation of developers is essential to the continued pioneering spirit of open source projects. Such an injection of youthful enthusiasm lends new creative blood to the... Read more
1 comment Posted 18 Jun 2014 by Michael Babker Feed
When Heidi Ellis took the floor at this year's Professors' Open Source Summer Experience—held May 28-30 at Drexel University in Philadelphia—she wanted her colleagues to understand the extraordinary educational benefits of involving students in open source projects.
2 comments Posted 10 Jun 2014 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Just what is open education?
4 comments Posted 4 Jun 2014 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
FryskLab mobile fab lab teaches students about digital fabrication
We find ourselves in interesting times. We're facing huge socio-economic challenges while at the same time we need to look ahead and design a society that meets our future needs. For this, we need a renewed understanding of craftsmanship in relation to the design and production principles of the... Read more
1 comment Posted 2 Jun 2014 by Jeroen de Boer Feed
This is a guest post from Open Knowledge We are excited to announce the second round of the Open Humanities Awards, running from April 30 until May 30, 2014. There are €20,000 worth of prizes on offer in two dedicated tracks: Open track: for projects that either use open content, open data, or... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 May 2014 by Open Knowledge Feed
This week, professors Heidi J. C. Ellis and Gregory W. Hislop will try to convince eight of their peers to teach their classes the open source way. They have until Friday to succeed.
0 comments Posted 27 May 2014 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
J. R. R. Tolkien, perhaps best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, was, in his academic life, a scholar of Anglo-Saxon language and literature. After a delay of 90 years, his translation of Beowulf will finally be published today. Through this newly available translation,... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 May 2014 by Joshua Holm Feed

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