education

I'm in love with open source, but I've been dating open content for many years. You would think these two would jump at the chance to cross-promote, but too often that doesn't happen. Open source claims it has a headache. Open content says it's too busy. Really, a headache? Really, too busy?
1 comment Posted 10 Jul 2014 by Phil Shapiro 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
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
open education for schools
In our recent survey on free and open source software in the UK education sectors, we asked colleges and universities for their main reasons for not selecting an open source solution according to 12 criteria. Below you can see how important each of the criteria were rated for software running on... Read more
6 comments Posted 8 May 2014 by Scott Wilson Feed
code
Scratch is a great tool for teaching programming to young children, but what happens when kids outgrow Scratch? Among Raspberry Pi aficionados, the typical answer is to advance to using Python, which is an excellent choice. However, in honor of the 50th birthday of BASIC, I would like to suggest... Read more
5 comments Posted 24 Apr 2014 by Joshua Holm Feed
school of open
Every generation since the beginning of human existence has passed its value system, principles, methodologies, and skillsets on to the next generation. This passing on of information within cultures has been followed by the development of a systematic approach to learning techniques. Formal... Read more
2 comments Posted 23 Apr 2014 by Aseem Sharma Feed
code.org keynote address
The following is an adapted transcription from the keynote address given at the 2014 SIGCSE conference by Hadi Partovi, founder of Code.org.   Thanks for the warm welcome! Last year, SIGCSE (Special Interested Group on Computer Science Education) was a week after our launch. It questioned our... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Apr 2014 by Remy DeCausemaker Feed
How to get a job with open source
"Work on stuff that matters" is a famous call to action from founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Tim O’Reilly. But, how about working on stuff that matters while getting paid for it? There are an abundance of open source-related jobs out there if you’ve got the right skills.
13 comments Posted 22 Apr 2014 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Linux system administration
When I began my current job at Algoma University as the systems librarian, I really had no idea what I was getting into. Despite a decade in library information technology (IT), I felt nervous over my primary task: to help develop and administer Evergreen, an open source library catalogue system.... Read more
10 comments Posted 21 Apr 2014 by Robin Isard Feed
Digital Public Library of America
When the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) opened last year, Carolyn Fox covered it's progress after one month in her article: Review of the new Digital Public Library of America. In it she explained that the purpose of the Library is "to provide a large-scale, national public digital... Read more
1 comment Posted 18 Apr 2014 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed

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