Education

5 reasons professors should encourage students to get involved in open source projects
Out of the many reasons for supporting student participation in open source, here are five of the most compelling reasons.
2 comments Posted 22 Aug 2016 by Heidi Ellis Feed
Godot open source game engine helps power the future in West Virginia
The state of West Virginia is rolling out its first ever coding, app, and game design curriculum for its schools, and open source technologies are at the head of the class.
0 comments Posted 16 Aug 2016 by VM (Vicky) Brasseur Feed
Open is the solution to improving 21st century education
Much of the Internet runs Linux and open source software, yet in most of our schools—whether PK-12 or higher education—Linux and open source software are given short shrift.
4 comments Posted 26 Jul 2016 by Don Watkins Feed
Which eBook format do you prefer?
0 comments Posted 12 Jul 2016 by Seth Kenlon Feed
Penguins on beach
eGranary Digital Library, a plug-and-play server that provides instant access to millions of digital documents without the need of a connection to the Internet.1,100 installations worldwide
0 comments Posted 11 Jul 2016 by Grant Ingersoll Feed
A first look at Google's Science Journal app
The app makes use of the sensors on your phone and offers a digital science notebook to record your findings.
1 comment Posted 29 Jun 2016 by Marcus D. Hanwell Feed
Interview with Janice Lathen, Powering Potential
Thanks to open source software, Powering Potential and the Raspberry Pi Foundation are able to bring computers and a library of digital education content to rural schools in the East African nation of Tanzania.
2 comments Posted 16 Jun 2016 by Patrick Masson Feed
Candy or Swag: A game for teaching open source to kids
A variant of the Prisoner's Dilemma focused on reward (as opposed to punishment) for the class to play together.
0 comments Posted 13 Jun 2016 by Gina Likins (Red Hat) Feed
3 open source alternatives to MATLAB
MATLAB has long been a part of many educational curriculums and research projects, but many open source alternatives provide excellent platforms for scientific computing.
16 comments Posted 9 Jun 2016 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
Students showcase open source creations at Imagine RIT
Justin Flory covers the highlights of Rochester Institute of Technology's annual innovation and creativity festival.
2 comments Posted 8 Jun 2016 by Justin W. Flory Feed

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