When academia and open source collaborate, everybody wins. Open source projects get new contributors, professors get students with more knowledge and perspective about real-world software development, and—most importantly—students can get extra mentorship while gaining hands-on experience in their... Read more
Gibbon, an open source education management tool is improving education and learning at the International College Hong Kong by helping them solve the problem of managing data from multi-site records.
Robots for Good is a project with roots in 3D printing, open source, and education. In this interview with Richard Hulskes, co-founder of Wevolver, he tells me what Wevolver is up to at the moment, which includes collaborating with the e-NABLE project, a group of makers creating open design files... Read more
Read this in-depth review and tutorial of UberStudent, a customized, Linux distribution designed for secondary and post-secondary education.
The Asian Penguins Linux users group for middle school students is improving people’s lives through the power of open source technology--and changing the world.
Colleges and universities are looking beyond current textbook options to find bigger savings for students. The result is a dramatic shift toward open educational resources.
On Monday, March 16 we will begin a series, one article each day through the end of the month, on the theme: Open Source in Education. Our series on Open Source in Education will share stories from educators, students, advocates, parents, and more who are implementing open source in education and... Read more
Over the past few years we’ve seen an explosion of “open” models, which emerged as a result of several different factors. The general motivation behind this movement includes the ability for the free sharing of resources and tools in an effort to promote economic efficiency by improving access to a... Read more
Open Education Week (OEW) is an annual, global event and will take place this year from March 9-13, 2015. The event aims to raise awareness and celebrate achievements of the global Open Education Movement.
Last year Pamela Fox, Computing Curriculum Engineer at Khan Academy, was part of a panel on called "Disruptive Innovation in CS Education." I spoke with her afterwards to get her thoughts on how open source fits into education and the future of computer education.