About Open* Education


A time for action: One student's commitment to free and open access

good bad ugly
Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves.—Aaron Swartz I have been a PhD student for less than...Read more

Python for Kids helps adults teach programming to youth

Open up
Computer programming can be a fun hobby, as I learned when I programmed Apple II computers last century. Back then, I'd lie on my bed and dream up...Read more

How one parent fosters open source at home through DIY projects

Teacher Learner
This year I made a New Year resolution to foster a more open education at home by joining a growing subculture of society. To start, I began...Read more

Moebuis Noodles: a collection of math games for kids

open source lightning talks
Dr. Maria Droujkova (@mariadroujkova) and Yelena McManaman authored the book, Moebuis Noodles, to engage kids with early math concepts. Their...Read more

Open Math: An argument for spatial and visual learning

A hole exists in primary and secondary education that open math can fill. Visual mathematics, spatial or visual reasoning, or the application of...Read more

A final lesson on teaching open source NoSQL databases

education key
In two recent posts , we described a set of tutorial sessions teaching open source NoSQL databases at SUNY Albany .Read more

LISA 2012: What the USENIX Large Installation System Administration conference has going for it

event report
I recently came back from the USENIX Large Installation System Administration (LISA) conference held in San Diego, California, and it was an...Read more

A lesson from 2012: Open education brings power of knowledge to the masses

open education resources
The end of 2012 is here and over time I think it will be considered a revolutionary moment for open education and open source. A tipping point. A...Read more