open education

open education
I hereby declare 2012 the year of open source in libraries! If not the year, it was still an impressive year for open source in libraries. It was 2004 when I first learned about the Koha open source integrated library system and started researching what it would mean to our library to make the... Read more
3 comments Posted 2 Jan 2013 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
year in review education
Here we are again—the dawn of a new year is upon us. I really can't believe it. It is me or do the years seem to go by faster and faster? Before we close this chapter, let’s take a quick look at the ten most popular articles from opensource.com in education for 2012, starting with number ten and... Read more
0 comments Posted 27 Dec 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
Open Education
MOOCs—or Massive Open Online Courses—have been getting a lot of attention lately. Just in the last year or so there’s been immense interest in the potential for large scale online learning, with significant investments being made in companies (Coursera, Udacity, Udemy), similar non-profit... Read more
2 comments Posted 14 Nov 2012 by Timothy Vollmer Feed
learn
Municipalities across America should be working to bring open source educational tools to schoolchildren so they will have the necessary digital literacy skills to tap into their creativity and imagination, or even to provide them with valuable future life and workforce skills. And the case of the... Read more
2 comments Posted 8 Nov 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed
open undergraduate college
Hampshire student and FSF campaigns organizer Kira shares the success of their ambitious project to help fellow students get started with free software. The achievements of Kira's organization, LibrePlanet/Students for Free Culture, is exciting and replicable outside of Hampshire. Kira provides... Read more
4 comments Posted 7 Nov 2012 by Kira Feed
teacher learner
A group of colleagues—Stoney Jackson (Western New England University), Sean Goggins (Drexel University), Darci Burdge (Nassau Community College), Lori Postner (Nassau Community College), and Greg Hislop (Drexel University)—and I have recently been awarded an NSF TUES Type 2 grant we’re calling... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Nov 2012 by Heidi Ellis Feed
open source in education
Open source can provide schools with high quality, well-functioning IT solutions at low cost, according to a case study done by VTT, a Finnish government research institute. The researchers looked at the use of Linux and other open source applications by the Kasavuoren Secondary School in... Read more
2 comments Posted 30 Oct 2012 by Gijs Hillenius Feed
follow the child
While Thomas Edison is often lauded as the most prolific American inventor, his mother, Nancy Edison, and how she fostered an open education and an open mind in her son is often overlooked.  When a headmaster labelled Edison as being 'addled,' slow, and unteachable, his mother disagreed and decided... Read more
2 comments Posted 19 Oct 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed
make things better
Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. For many years, it was regarded as the breadbasket of Africa. But since Zimbabwe gained independence from Britain in 1980, Robert Mugabe has been the leader, and the fate of the country has largely been tied to him and... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 Oct 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed
Free the textbook
It’s official. In California, Governor Jerry Brown has signed two bills (SB 1052 and SB 1053) that will provide for the creation of free, openly licensed digital textbooks for the 50 most popular lower-division college courses offered by California colleges. The legislation was introduced by Senate... Read more
9 comments Posted 2 Oct 2012 by Timothy Vollmer Feed

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