Education

Open source solutions are improving how students learn—and how instructors teach—in communities around the world. Read the fascinating and inspiring stories we've collected about how open source is influencing education at all levels.

Are textbooks in or out? The state of open educational resources

Are textbooks in or out? The state of open educational resources
Cable Green, director of Open Education for Creative Commons, shares a deep discussion of the state of open educational resources today.Read more

A graduate degree could springboard you into an open source job

A graduate degree could springboard you into an open source job
Professor Joshua Pearce explains how to a graduate degree could springboard you into an open source job and where to get started.Read more

How the University of Hawaii is solving today's higher ed problems

How the University of Hawaii is solving today's higher ed problems
One of the leaders in Open Educational Resources (OER) is Billy Meinke, educational technologist at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Learn more...Read more

School systems desperate for standards-aligned curricula find hope

School systems desperate for standards-aligned curricula find hope
Textbook publishers are not deliverying materials that meet the evolving needs of K-12 districts, so organizations like Open Up Resources are...Read more

Can academic faculty members teach with Wikipedia?

Can academic faculty members teach with Wikipedia?
Since 2010, 29,000 students have completed the Wiki Ed program. They have added 25 million words to Wikipedia, or the equivalent of 85,000 printed...Read more

Kids on Computers establishes computer labs in five countries

Kids on Computers establishes computer labs in five countries
Kids on Computers establishes computer labs around the world in areas where children don't have access to computers and the Internet.Read more

Best of Opensource.com: Education

Best of Opensource.com: Education
It was an exciting year at Opensource.com covering the ways open source software and open educational resources provide an interesting intersection...Read more

Give back this holiday: Language input needed for literacy project

Give back this holiday: Language input needed for literacy project
Lend a hand this holiday to Phoenicia, a project to bring literacy to the 122 million children in the world today who can’t read or write.Read more