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.

Confessions of a systems librarian

Though it's not always obvious, libraries use a remarkably large amount of free and open source software and systems. Systems librarian Robin Isard...Read more

Find a greater audience for your creative work

Open source and Creative Commons licensing has opened the door for everyone to inexpensively and easily find a new and authentic audience for their...Read more

A shift in education: Teachers who create content, not consume

Stephen O’Connor is a fifth grade public school teacher at Wells Central School. He contracts with the New York State Education Department to create...Read more

An open source mantra: Avoid "no derivatives"

In this interview with Bill Fitzgerald, head of FunnyMonkey, learn how he got started in open source and how it led him to supporting open access to...Read more

Open source schools: More soup, less nuts

Charlie Reisinger, IT Director at Penn Manor High School in Lancaster Pennsylvania delivers a talk on how we can empower students at all public...Read more

Get a college minor in open source

In this lightning talk presentation, Remy tells us about the first academic minor in open source software at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)...Read more

Best open education tools and tales in 2014

Opensource.com covers open education in 2014. In this article, find a summary of the topics covered this year as well as the 10 most read articles.Read more

The global "open" pulse from the 2014 Open Data Index

Open Knowledge's recent publication of the 2014 Open Data Index shows slow progress by governments in opening up key data. Overall the level of "open...Read more