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.

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

Open education is about improving lives, not taking tests

Open education is about improving lives, not taking tests
Open and participatory models for organizing remind us of education's core principles, a new book reveals.Read more

Open source diversity efforts gain momentum in 2016

Open source diversity efforts gain momentum in 2016
If software is pervasive, shouldn't the people building it be from everywhere and represent different voices? The broadly accepted answer is yes,...Read more

Students and professors work across the aisle during Election Night Hackathon

Students and professors work across the aisle during Election Night Hackathon
Over 140 students from across campus and across departments gathered together as the election night results rolled in to work on a range of civic...Read more

Growing the Duke University eNable chapter

Growing the Duke University eNable chapter
The Duke University eNable chapter is a student-run organization that connects amputees with 3D printed prosthetic devices.Read more