Much of the Internet runs Linux and open source software, yet in most of our schools—whether PK-12 or higher education—Linux and open source software are given short shrift.
A variant of the Prisoner's Dilemma focused on reward (as opposed to punishment) for the class to play together.
How SageMath, an open source mathematics software system, got its start.
Open source and Creative Commons licensing has opened the door for everyone to inexpensively and easily find a new and authentic audience for their work.
See how students have hacked robotic arms, created new human-to-game interfaces, added sensors to a car, and developed a wearable air pollution monitor that crowdsources ozone levels across a city with open source hardware.
If you answered Yes!, were you thinking of the principles of the open source way? Sharing, collaboration, transparency, and failing faster are all methods many teachers across grade school classrooms use to teach kids and help them learn about the world. Some more than others, perhaps? Or, do you... Read more
I first read about Chris Whittum in an article on Fosters.com. Once I read that he was interested in using open source software in education, I knew I had to learn more about him. After working in education, Chris decided to share his knowledge in an eBook called: Energize Education Through Open... Read more
At the age of 77, I have published my first eBook and have a MOOC. These were not endeavors I ever intended to undertake. I wanted to write Forms for a Future—a book about the civic discussions we need to have to have a future worthy of living. So, in the fall of 2007, after a 15 year absence from... Read more