Education

open hardware and eletronics for kids
Kids are quick learners and have great imaginations. When pursuing an electronic or hardware project with a kid, the most important thing to keep in mind is: keep things playful. As long as their hands are in gunk and they are taking things apart, or there's the possibility of blowing something up... Read more
3 comments Posted 16 Jan 2014 by Dave Neary (Red Hat) Feed
open source learning
Imagine being a high school freshman walking down the halls of your new school on the very first day. You somehow make it to first period without becoming epically lost in the unfamiliar halls. Finally, the bell rings, signaling that you've officially made it through your first high school class... Read more
2 comments Posted 16 Jan 2014 by Lauren Egts Feed
trust your students with open source
In Zen Buddhism the concept of Shoshin, or "Beginner’s Mind," teaches us to approach learning with openness and a lack of preconceptions. Zen Monk and teacher, Shunryu Suzuki famously wrote: "In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few." When we cast aside... Read more
13 comments Posted 14 Jan 2014 by Charlie Reisinger Feed
Linux operating systems for kids
I can see the brightness of curiosity in my six year old niece Shuchi's eyes when she explores a mobile phone or manipulates the idiot box with its remote control or becomes creatively destructive with any other electronic device. She, like a lot of kids her age, love experimenting. This curiosity... Read more
30 comments Posted 14 Jan 2014 by Aseem Sharma Feed
Women use the Internet 17% more than their male counterparts yet are underrepresented in programming and open source. Public libraries (and public schools) have a critical role to play with improving the dearth of diversity in coding and open source. Over the holidays, I completely lost my... Read more
5 comments Posted 12 Jan 2014 by Carolyn Fox Feed
Open source educational resources
Last year was a big year of open source learning for me. I had the pleasure of meeting a bunch of awesome people in the open source field, attending my first OSCon, and being a Community Moderator here on Opensource.com. I learned more than I can say last year, especially in education. Here, I'll... Read more
7 comments Posted 7 Jan 2014 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
open education upgrade
One short article cannot hope to encapsulate the minutea for implementing open source in school districts and schools, however this primer sets the basis for the opportunities and strategies to achieve success. When I speak about using open source I am not limiting it to replacing commercial office... Read more
14 comments Posted 2 Jan 2014 by Gregg Ferrie Feed
Release early, release often in scientific research
Why don't academics discuss research before starting the work? In a recent blog post, Jack Kelly asked this simple question, and it is a striking one for those of us who are familiar with collaborating at high levels as part of an open source community. One of the pillars of the open source way is... Read more
2 comments Posted 30 Dec 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
e-learning platform runs on open source
Over the last five years, e-learning platforms have gained popularity and notoriety for alleviating some of the strain caused by our education problems. Namely, for helping bring resources and materials to classrooms and countries that can't afford the proprietary and closed options.
1 comment Posted 30 Dec 2013 by Mohamed Souidi Feed
Top 10 open education articles in 2013
The popularity of our Education channel on Opensource.com continued to soar in 2013, with our education-related content consistently drawing outstanding page views on the site. In fact, our top two education stories (listed below) were among the top three most-viewed articles on Opensource.com in... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 Dec 2013 by Ginny Skalski (Red Hat) Feed

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