I learned about David Lippman from an article on TeamOpen and realized I needed to talk to him more about his work in open education and open source. David is a professor at Pierce College and has saved students a million dollars with his shared textbooks. He also built IMathAS, a free, open source... Read more
Colleges and universities are looking beyond current textbook options to find bigger savings for students. The result is a dramatic shift toward open educational resources.
On Monday, March 16 we will begin a series, one article each day through the end of the month, on the theme: Open Source in Education. Our series on Open Source in Education will share stories from educators, students, advocates, parents, and more who are implementing open source in education and... Read more
Stephen O’Connor is a fifth grade public school teacher at Wells Central School. He contracts with the New York State Education Department to create and maintain openly licensed curriculum for the EngageNY mathematics and English language arts modules.
Last summer was special for the Creative Commons China Mainland team, Wenzhou Medical University, and Guokr.com. These three parties co-hosted an Open Education Resources (OER) summer camp on Luxi Island off the coast of China. For Wenzhou Medical University, the summer camp had been a part of... Read more
An excellent, easy to use, open source alternative is Xerte, a learning object creation tool developed by the University of Nottingham.
While the OER community owes some of its genesis to the open source and free software movements, there are some aspects of how and why these movements work that I think are missing or need greater emphasis.
This week Opensource.com will be featuring articles on open source tools for libraries and sharing stories about experiences using open source in the library setting. Our authors come from an array of backgrounds, but they have one thing in common: they know firsthand and want to help more... Read more
Open curriculum alternatives to MPAA’s new anti-piracy campaign for kids. It has come to our attention that the Motion Picture Association of America, the Recording Industry Association of America, and top internet service providers are drafting curriculum to teach kids in California elementary... Read more
As a self-professed metadata geek, I’ve recently been participating in an online discussion about metadata and the Learning Registry. I have to say, it feels as if I’m on a merry-go-round that won’t stop, because for the past 10 years I’ve engaged in dozens if not hundreds of conversations about... Read more