education

open source lightning talks
Education is broken, but there is a new culture of learning gaining traction, according to Sebastian Dziallas, a student at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. He describes how fluid learning (departing from the 20th century "stable" structure) is first seeing what's going on (hanging out... Read more
4 comments Posted 14 Sep 2012 by Sebastian Dziallas Feed
Connections in the classroom
Brain Workshop is an open brain training program that may help children with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) by focusing on learning and memory. It is designed to improve working memory and problem-solving abilities, or fluid intelligence, and to enhance focus and attention. If there... Read more
4 comments Posted 17 Aug 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed
Knowledge is power: A hacker's curriculum
It might sound strange, but every industry and profession could benefit from an employee as creative, resourceful, and motivated as a hacker. Hackers can teach themselves how things work and how groups of things work together. Hackers know how to modify things—to adjust, personalize, and even... Read more
10 comments Posted 9 Aug 2012 by Pete Herzog Feed
Foradian CEO on the benefits of open source school management software
Last month, a professor at the Higher Institute of Computer Science and Management of Kairouan in Tunisia told us how implementing and customizing Fedena, an open source school management solution from Foradian, enhanced collaboration and understanding between administrators, students, and... Read more
2 comments Posted 7 Aug 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Parallels between open source and education
Education, infrastructure development, and the democratization of media are the three key sectors on which progression of any society depends. In the United States in particular, and the western world in general, the foundations of world leadership were laid when the country channeled massive... Read more
9 comments Posted 18 Jul 2012 by Aseem Sharma Feed
An interview with Sameer Verma
Dr. Sameer Verma first learned about open source software when a college friend gave him a weekend crash course in Linux. Now a professor of information systems in the College of Business at San Francisco State University, Verma has taken those lessons to heart—and is teaching his own students the... Read more
2 comments Posted 10 Jul 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
UK teachers are free to choose open source curriculum
The UK Department of Education has confirmed that information and communications technology (ICT) lessons that teach children how to use Microsoft Word and PowerPoint will soon be more open. Starting September 2012, computer teachers will be given “the freedom and flexibility to design an ICT... Read more
8 comments Posted 5 Jul 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
Examining comments: A podcast with Peter DePasquale
The SIGCSE community (ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education) is fairly large and quite diverse. Computing educators from all across the world and all levels (K-16+) gather to discuss tools, techniques, and research that might inform our work as techers of computing.  At the... Read more
3 comments Posted 6 Mar 2012 by Matt Jadud Feed
Michelle Rhee and education reform
The name Michelle Rhee most likely rings a bell because of all the hard work she put towards reforming the Washington, DC public schools as Chancellor from 2007 to 2010. During that time period, she hosted hundreds of community meetings, even creating a Youth Cabinet to bring students' voices... Read more
7 comments Posted 15 Feb 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
Designing aesthetically pleasing Moodle courses
When you’re working online and you access a text heavy web-page that scrolls for 5 pages, what is your initial reaction? To most of us, a text-heavy page filled with a long list of resources and activities is not inviting or enticing. The same is true for students and online courses. But with a... Read more
5 comments Posted 18 Jan 2012 by Janetta Garton Feed

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