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Win a Linux training course in 300 words or less

Linux scholarships available
Attention Linux developers: If you’ve ever wanted to take a class with the Linux Foundation but have been held back by enrollment costs, then here’s...Read more

Getting started with HFOSS in the classroom

If we look at the big picture view, most frequently people think of student contribution as code. But student learning can span HFOSS (Humanitarian...Read more

Like a good student, edX finishes open source project ahead of schedule

Open source the university
Good university students finish projects by their assigned deadlines. The best ones submit their finished work in advance.Read more

Swiss schools use Kolab, open source email suite

open education resources and tools
Over 36,000 students, teachers, and staffers at more than 20 schools in the Swiss city of Basel are using Kolab , an open source email and...Read more

Open source software experience for educators

posse 2013 educators in open source
The Professors' Open Source Software Experience (POSSE ) workshop is being held this year in Philadelphia from June 2-4. To prepare for the workshop...Read more

The sharing economy blooms on campus, saves Higher Ed?

sharing economy
Higher Ed’s in trouble, in case you hadn’t heard. Burdened by runaway costs, unsustainable infrastructure, outrage over tuition increases, declining...Read more

Could California bill mandate open access to research?

open thread on open access
Champions of open access to publicly funded academic research had something to celebrate last week. Creative Commons is reporting (with just a touch...Read more

Google, Yahoo!, Bing collaborate for personalized education

Collaboration in open education
The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) specification ( 14 properties ) has been accepted and published as a part of , the...Read more