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
Over the past few years we’ve seen an explosion of “open” models, which emerged as a result of several different factors. The general motivation behind this movement includes the ability for the free sharing of resources and tools in an effort to promote economic efficiency by improving access to a... Read more
Open Education Week (OEW) is an annual, global event and will take place this year from March 9-13, 2015. The event aims to raise awareness and celebrate achievements of the global Open Education Movement.
Last year Pamela Fox, Computing Curriculum Engineer at Khan Academy, was part of a panel on called "Disruptive Innovation in CS Education." I spoke with her afterwards to get her thoughts on how open source fits into education and the future of computer education.
Welcome to the first installment of a monthly feature where we explore how open source software and the open source way are used in the digital humanities. Every month, Joshua Allen Holm will take a look at open source tools you can use in your digital humanities research and some humanities... Read more
Blockly is a visual coding program that helps people understand the basic logic behind computer programming. Neil Fraser, from the Blockly development team, takes us behind the scenes and shares the impact this educational tool is having with kids around the world.
Imagine a world where scientists and inventors had no access to the accomplishments of the generations which came before us. The wheel would, quite literally, need to be reinvented by everyone who came along and wanted to move forward.
Ross Brunson, director of member services with the Linux Professional Institute, offers advice for those looking to work in open source and shares his own story.
Though it's not always obvious, libraries use a remarkably large amount of free and open source software and systems. Systems librarian Robin Isard shares his experiences and insights.