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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
Last month, we put the Raspberry Pi, a tiny $25 Linux computer, in our open source gift guide. It led overwhelmingly as your favorite on the list. But other similar options have been popping up, like the Allwinner A10 ($15) and the CuBox (quite a bit more).
5 comments Posted 13 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Open source and faculty motivation
When I spent some time going around North Carolina recently visiting POSSE professors, I had a realization: We encourage professors to be productively lost, to go out and feel immersed in a community, admit that they can't solve all of the problems themselves, and act more as a facilitator in the... Read more
0 comments Posted 1 Dec 2011 by Sebastian Dziallas Feed
What a classroom will look like in 10 years
Technology is rapidly evolving. This evolution is occurring because people are sharing ideas, resources and themselves online 24/7. 
22 comments Posted 15 Nov 2011 by Sarah Fudin Feed
The importance of collaboration in higher education
One of the biggest concerns students have when it comes to online education is losing the experience of interacting with their peers and professors because collaboration is often so integral to success in their future workplaces. In the past, online learning platforms have struggled to recreate... Read more
5 comments Posted 9 Nov 2011 by Harrison Kratz Feed
Cable Green, director of learning at Creative Commons, gave the final morning's opening keynote at the 2011 Open Education Conference on the seeming obviousness of open policy as a necessity for education. "I'm interested in the policies that prevent us from providing an education to anyone in the... Read more
3 comments Posted 27 Oct 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
How university open debates and discussions introduced me to open source
My experience with the open source way of doing things dates back to my university days in India. During those days, I had a very narrow view with regards to what exactly open source is and what its true meaning is. This view was limited only to the question “why should one give away his work for... Read more
4 comments Posted 7 Oct 2011 by Aseem Sharma Feed

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