education reform

Australia is leading a global, digital, open education revolution
Australia is ranked first among English-speaking counties and second in the world in leading a global, digital, open education revolution. Australia follows closely behind top-ranked South Korea –a nation with a bold policy goal of all textbooks and the entire school curriculum available in digital... Read more
8 comments Posted 14 Mar 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed
Michelle Rhee and education reform
The name Michelle Rhee most likely rings a bell because of all the hard work she put towards reforming the Washington, DC public schools as Chancellor from 2007 to 2010. During that time period, she hosted hundreds of community meetings, even creating a Youth Cabinet to bring students' voices... Read more
7 comments Posted 15 Feb 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
Open education reconsidered
What a great article in Sunday’s New York Times about East Mooresville Intermediate School. A bunch of quotes from the article that stood out to me. First, about the program’s success:
2 comments Posted 14 Feb 2012 by Greg DeKoenigsberg Feed
Brigham Young University faculty survey seeks to advance open education through
Jeff Belliston and Elizabeth Smart from Brigham Young University are working to address the issues facing academic libraries trying to advance open education, beginning with BYU.
0 comments Posted 1 Nov 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Open education resources
Ahrash Bissell, project manager for the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education and former executive director of ccLearn (the education division of Creative Commons), posited to the attendees of the Open Education Conference that worrying about OER licenses puts the focus in the wrong place...
1 comment Posted 26 Oct 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
On open educational resources -- Beyond definitions
Despite the attempts at single sentence definitions so common in the published literature, “open educational resources” is a highly context-mediated construct. However, because philanthropic and public funding agencies commonly require grant outputs to be open educational resources, the ability... Read more
2 comments Posted 3 Oct 2011 by David Wiley Feed
How to build a sustainable nonprofit the open source way
Building a broadly impactful and long-lasting nonprofit is no easy task. In addition to formulating a long-term mission, establishing community recognition, and developing ties to other organizations, traditional nonprofits must also secure regular sources of external funding. The cycle of worry... Read more
9 comments Posted 7 Sep 2011 by Mel Jonas Feed
For any agent of change, there’s no measurement of success so sure as the steady accumulation of vocal critics — and Sal Khan is finding all kinds of critics as he continues to press forward. What’s most notable is that he’s finding many of his most vocal... Read more
10 comments Posted 22 Aug 2011 by Greg DeKoenigsberg Feed
Collaboration in education, the open source way
Geographically, The FOSSBox at Rochester Institute of Technology and The SU Student Sandbox at Syracuse University are separated by less than one hundred miles. These universities represent the western and eastern epicenters of central New York. FOSS@RIT, center of gravity for all things free and... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Aug 2011 by Remy DeCausemaker Feed
Africa is the world's second-least developed continent--after Antarctica. If you look at a world map of computer science and open source contributions, you will be struck by the blank canvas that is Africa. We are quite isolated over here and don't really have the habit of open source participation...
1 comment Posted 13 Jul 2011 by Grant Hearn Feed

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