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Open source tools worth bookmarking

open tools on the web
One of my favorite workshops to give is the one that introduces librarians and their staff to open source software. After defining open source to...Read more

How open source took root in one Pennsylvania school district

open source schools
I’ve been working in educational technology for more than 17 years and have spent much of my career advocating for open source in schools. For years...Read more

Open education ideals from the past and present

Open education ideals
This year Arianna Huffington delivered the commencement address at Smith College and dared the female graduates (it's still a female college) to...Read more

Say something to the youth of America about open source

hello my name is open source
Selena Deckelmann, a data architect and contributor to PostgreSQL, gave a keynote speech at the Computer Science Teachers Association conference this...Read more

A guide to teaching FOSS: teachers as learners

teachers as learners
Knowing everything about any open source project is impossible. If you're going to deal with a large community, you're not going to know all the...Read more

A year of Linux desktop at Westcliff High School

Linux in schools
Around a year ago, a school in the southeast of England, Westcliff High School for Girls Academy (WHSG), began switching its student-facing computers...Read more

The selling of Open Educational Resources (OER)

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...Read more

An elevator pitch for open source

open source and education discussion
Every year I attend the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference as an exhibitor. This year's conference was busier than any I've ever...Read more