About Open* Education


Computers are today's pencils

open education and technology
Not everyone has a computer. And, not all schools have access to the types of technology that are second nature to many of us at our workplace. It is...Read more

Review of the new Digital Public Library of America

digital literacy
The Digital Public Library of America ( DPLA ) opened last month. (The official launch had been planned to occur at t he Boston Public Library but...Read more

Stanford and edX unite to build stronger open education platform

open education platform
The open education landscape is set to grow a little more as Stanford University announces plans to team up with edX to build an online learning...Read more

How do we solve and prevent cyber crimes?

open source solves cyber crime
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, I cannot help wondering what it is the role open source and open education have in global or national...Read more

Teaching the open source creative tool, Blender, to high school students

teaching open source
Blender is a powerful open source 3D drawing and animation program. This software was previously a commercial product, but is now available as a free...Read more

How do you educate others on what open source really is?

fear, uncertainty, and doubt in open source
I've been educating library professionals about open source software for nearly seven years now, and sometimes I feel like I've made huge strides and...Read more

Open source tool for test engineers

obsidian test tool
The Obsidian project, an open source unit test generator built for the JUnit framework, has been in development for two years at the College of...Read more

Speaking the language of an Open Source Officer

open word bubbles
Here's a job title you may not have considered: Open Source Officer. The CIA hires Open Source Officers (OSOs) to collect and analyze publicly...Read more