Education

open source education and Montessori
I read with delight Steve Dennings article Is Montessori The Origin on Google and Amazon?. His arguments are firm, they accommodate a wide range of scientific facts, and they show what remarkable results can be achieved when we "follow the child." He writes well enough and clearly enough that I... Read more
4 comments Posted 12 Aug 2011 by Michael Tiemann (Red Hat) Feed
(This post is the third in the "Voices of POSSE" series, a collection of interviews conducted at this year's Professors' Open Source Summer Experience, held in Raleigh, NC on July 23-24.)
0 comments Posted 8 Aug 2011 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Microphone static crackles. Hi, everyone–Mel Chua here, reporting in. I'm recovering from POSSE, the Professors' Open Source Summer Experience, where we just kicked off our our 2011 cohort of professors over in Raleigh, North Carolina. Each of the faculty members here has committed to getting the... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Aug 2011 by Mel Chua Feed
At POSSE, professors discover the value(s) of open source
0 comments Posted 3 Aug 2011 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
(This post is the first in the "Voices of POSSE" series, a collection of interviews conducted at this year's Professors' Open Source Summer Experience, held in Raleigh, NC, July 23-24.)
0 comments Posted 28 Jul 2011 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Whoa. Thanks for all the feedback on the POSSE logo from everyone who voted and chimed in. Your comments are very useful. The final results, in order from favorite to least favorite, are below. Both the voting and comments overwhelmingly selected logo number one as the best logo. We tend to agree... Read more
2 comments Posted 20 Jul 2011 by Mel Chua Feed
According to recent international comparisons, the US is ranked 35th in math education and 29th in science education worldwide. This downward trend is not a new revelation. Over the past several decades we've seen the quality of public primary and secondary education decline continuously due in no... Read more
16 comments Posted 19 Jul 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
Africa is the world's second-least developed continent--after Antarctica. If you look at a world map of computer science and open source contributions, you will be struck by the blank canvas that is Africa. We are quite isolated over here and don't really have the habit of open source participation...
1 comment Posted 13 Jul 2011 by Grant Hearn Feed
"Free," "open" and "libre" software has been a buzzword in media and technology spheres alike. A lot of heat surrounds its implementation, especially in developing countries. While there is much confusion concerning how open source can be used to leverage the benefits of information and... Read more
2 comments Posted 8 Jul 2011 by Abhishek Singh Feed
When I first got the chance to meet Greg DeKoenigsberg in person three years ago at a conference in Brussels, he mentioned a book as part of a talk he was giving: Disrupting Class by Clayton Christensen. And that book helped me define what it's really all about: How can we change education using... Read more
6 comments Posted 6 Jul 2011 by Sebastian Dziallas Feed

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