Open Source in Education

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What does "open source in education" mean? What does it look like? A great place to start is our resource pageWhat is open education? Collected on this page are great explanations, ideas, and other resources. From the introduction:

Open education is a philosophy about the way people should produce, share, and build on knowledge.

Proponents of open education believe everyone in the world should have access to high-quality educational experiences and resources, and they work to eliminate barriers to this goal. Such barriers might include high monetary costs, outdated or obsolete materials, and legal mechanisms that prevent collaboration among scholars and educators.

Promoting collaboration is central to open education. As the Open Education Consortium says: "Sharing is probably the most basic characteristic of education: education is sharing knowledge, insights and information with others, upon which new knowledge, skills, ideas and understanding can be built.

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 working toward a more open knowledge base for everyone.

Collection of articles

How does your state use open educational resources? by Maria Millard

Asian Penguins middle school Linux club inspires community by Stu Kernoff

A Linux distro for education: UberStudent by Joshua Allen Holm

These robots will take your kid to the zoo by Don Watkins

International College Hong Kong manages education with open source Gibbon by Nitish Tiwari

Leveraging the power of academia in your open source project by Emily Dunham

How one professor saves students millions with his shared textbooks by Nicole C. Engard

DevOps principles resonate with student Linux program by Charlie Reisinger

Intro to Grace: an open source educational programming language by Joshua Allen Holm

Mozilla cares for community with educational resources by Emma Irwin

Michigan Tech course to build your own 3D printer by Joshua Pearce

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