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Poll: How are we formally educated?

The opensouce.com community is growing fast, and we're trying to figure out who we are and what we care about. The more we know about ourselves, the more relevant our content and discussions will be.

These polls aren't scientific, but they will give us a useful snapshot of of our growing community, so we can plan better for the future.

Feel free to tell us more about you in the comments.

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Gabriella Coleman talks Education, Human Rights and Social Change

Just like last year, a few folks from the video team here at Red Hat went to the Open Video Conference. This year we met Gabriella Coleman, an assistant professor of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU, Steinhardt. We got the opportunity to listen to her talk about human rights videos, education, and understanding the responsibilities that come with posting media. She's done some wonderful work on her own, which you can see on her blog--a fascinating read. She does great work elsewhere as well:  » Read more

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Can the open source way help nurture passion in classrooms?

Recently, Red Hat held a panel discussion for the North Carolina STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) organization. There were lots of great conversations around education and how to prepare students for careers in technology. One recurring theme was passion. » Read more

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Get open source into your classroom

I presented at POSSCON this week on introducing and using open source software in your school or classroom. Now I’d like to take a few minutes to hit some of the high points and give you a look at how you can bring open source to your school with a minimal of effort.

First . . . why? Why would you want to use FOSS (free and open source software) in education? Let’s take a look at what we use computers for in a typical classroom.
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Students in open source--How do I get started?

The Palmetto Open Source Conference (POSSCON), currently happening in Columbia, SC, has a large number of students and people new to open source attending. Leslie Hawthorn of the OSU Open Source Lab gave them an introduction yesterday afternoon for how students can get started in open source.

Why open source? » Read more

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How To: Founding an Open Source Software Center at a University

Raising open source awareness in any organization is a very important, and sometimes difficult, task. Particularly important is open source awareness among college students. These are the engineers and computer scientists of the next generation who will be able to usher these modern practices into their workplace. This article discusses the process that was used to form the Rensselaer Center for Open Source (RCOS), a very successful open source center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). » Read more

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Free Software University

Marrying technology, innovation, and this curious Internet thing of giving stuff away for free, consultant and Cong-base Englishman, Lloyd Hardy, is hoping to kick start an online learning revolution. » Read more

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What do you want to ask 1,200 CS professors?

With only 1 day to go before SIGCSE, the "Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education" conference and the largest CS education conference in the world, my inbox has been filling with invitations to do this, see that, visit this booth, enter this raffle. For an introvert and first-time SIGCSE attendee like me, it's all a little overwhelming. » Read more

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sprout: Reclaiming science as a creative craft

In a house not far from Davis Square in Somerville, MA, just outside of Boston, there's a garage full of equipment, a library full of books, and a group of people full of passion. They're called sprout. » Read more

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Critical thinking: Why our students need it and resources for teaching it

If you believe in conspiracy theories, enjoy posting political links, or are an apologist for alternative medicine, you probably don’t want to be my Facebook friend. You see, I have a rather outspoken inner skeptic that feels compelled to fact-check anything that sounds outlandish or unlikely. I try to squelch it from time to time, for the sake of politeness and decorum, but it’s a relentless voice with nagging questions.

“Is that right? That doesn’t sound right.”

“There has to be a detail missing.”

“That’s not possible… is it?” » Read more

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