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Fifty years ago, on January 17, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, DC. And it is worthwhile to reflect on how much or little has changed in terms of education. His belief that "my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not... Read more
5 comments Posted 20 Mar 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
Ubermix: Linux for education
How are we going to teach the next generation about open source and Linux? More importantly, how can we get the right technology into classrooms to empower our educators to teach our children the open source way?
9 comments Posted 13 Mar 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Open educational resources
Digital technology and open educational resources have enormous potential and power with young children. For parents of special needs children, especially those who are blind or visually impaired, dyslexic, or physically or cognitively impaired, the situation is compounded. Parents usually have to... Read more
4 comments Posted 14 May 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed
Thoughts on President Obama's comments on higher education on Late Night with Ji
President Obama was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon which was recorded at the University of North Carolina. Higher education and student loans were a big part of their conversation (see vidoes below).
15 comments Posted 26 Apr 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
Evolution of open source and commercial providers for lms
The recent announcement by Blackboard (Bb) that it was acquiring two Moodle service providers was quite interesting to anyone who follows open source in higher education. Over the years, Blackboard has emerged as a market leader in the learning management system (LMS) arena, through both product... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Apr 2012 by Greg Hislop Feed
Unschooling is the open source way
The words unschooling and open source often make people take a step back. But if there is any mode of learning that fully embraces the philosophy of the open source way, it is unschooling. Some even use the phrase open source learning to describe unschooling. Both unschooling and open source are... Read more
9 comments Posted 5 Apr 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed
The higher education bubble
In part one of this infographic series, we looked at the circumstances surrounding a “bubble” forming and the specific three factors for higher education: the dramatic increase in the cost of college, the rise in student loans, and a tough job market. In part two, we take a closer look at the... Read more
11 comments Posted 2 Apr 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
The higher education bubble
We often talk about the higher education bubble and it being on the verge of bursting but what does that really look like? How does a “bubble” form and what causes it to burst? The following two part infographic does a great job explaining just that by showing where higher education has been, where... Read more
3 comments Posted 29 Mar 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
How to do open research: 5 basic principles
Some folks at UNICEF asked me to help them articulate a process for how to make their research projects (usually “is this program we want to do a feasible one?” or “what was the impact of this program we did?” into open content ones. Here’s what I wrote them back. There are some pretty basic... Read more
2 comments Posted 21 Mar 2012 by Mel Chua Feed
Open source, library schools, libraries, and digital dissemination
My husband and I are librarians. We were talking recently about library training, the library profession, the open source movement, and how open source digital content is being distributed today in public libraries. We were struck by the way that open source thinking has infiltrated many areas—but... Read more
7 comments Posted 20 Mar 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed

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