Education

open business culture
Bringing together people with high-energy and motivation to create startups that have the potential to make a positive impact on society is a great endeavour. It takes vision to bring together inspiring leaders on one platform and create an environment where their best skills are put to use for a... Read more
1 comment Posted 17 Dec 2013 by Aseem Sharma Feed
open education resources
I never realized how much I rely on open source and public libraries until I started homeschooling last year. When I started to write for Opensource.com, my son was in school. He's nearly eight years old, but he's already been in both public and private schools and in both special needs and gifted... Read more
5 comments Posted 13 Dec 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
OpenHatch brings open source to campus
A little less than a year ago, I was asked to direct OpenHatch's Open Source Comes to Campus event series. This event is a workshop designed to introduce college students to open source, to teach them how to use tools like version control and issue trackers, and to guide them through making their... Read more
2 comments Posted 12 Dec 2013 by Shauna Gordon-McKeon Feed
open source to teach the youth of America self-control
As an educator, you don't expect violence in school or prepare yourself for the inevitability of it. Even violence like suicide is far from your mind. Teachers are not prepared for that. Neither are they trained to handle behaviors that can lead to horrific violence: murder as well as fighting,... Read more
0 comments Posted 29 Nov 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
open source software for education
At the school district where I am the director of information technology, over 90% of our information systems have been transitioned to open source software. Ubuntu is the server operating systems at the district office and schools, while the Ubuntu desktop is deployed for students, teachers, and... Read more
3 comments Posted 19 Nov 2013 by Gregg Ferrie Feed
open source courses at universities
Following my recent post on the initiatives now in place to rebalance the demographics of the Linux Kernel community, I would like to share a set of specific training activities to get beginners, specifically college students, involved in the kernel. These were created by an enthusiastic group at... Read more
2 comments Posted 18 Nov 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
open hardware for education with littleBits
Littlebits is disrupting the open hardware space. It's "an open source library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets for prototyping, learning, and fun." The company is the invention of Ayah Bdeir, an MIT graduate and TED senior fellow, and was founded in September 2011. This is the... Read more
1 comment Posted 15 Nov 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
education in the 21st century
The communication technologies of the 21st Century have disrupted both the time-honored ways of delivering education and its social and cultural purposes. Today, the debate over delivery is whether the digital technologies and open source applications are actually a means for enlightenment. Many do... Read more
2 comments Posted 13 Nov 2013 by Edward Renner Feed
Linux and open source communtiies
The Linux kernel is one of the largest and most successful open source projects today. A report from the Linux Foundation addressing Who Writes Linux (2013) shows that recent releases of the Linux kernel, that happen now at 70-days intervals, include over 10,000 patches, made by more than 1,100... Read more
37 comments Posted 12 Nov 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
Help wanted: seeking help for code with an open source project
Who wants to tackle the complex problem of helping educators create learning service agreements? I don’t see too many hands. How about you there, reading this article? Wait, you weren’t aware that this is an issue that impacts the education system? Well, here's an open source project that solves... Read more
5 comments Posted 12 Nov 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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