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.

Building a Linux lab and its great potential in education

Penguins gathered together in the Artic
How Don Watkins, a technology director at a New York state high school, introduced Linux to the system.Read more

Better open source security, learning to code, open home design, and more

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at more accessible open source security, a new platform for learning to code,...Read more

Open source tools help kids discover digital creativity

Youth Digital just moved into their new offices, tucked away in a nondescript office park in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It's a big step up from...Read more

Teaching open source changed my life

The director of Open Source Training tells the story of how he got away from traditional teaching and testing methods and found joy again in teaching...Read more

Back to school with GRASS GIS

When we started talking about hosting a 'back to school' week at Opensource.com, I decided to take that quite literally, and went back to NC State...Read more

12 open education videos for China

Last summer was special for the Creative Commons China Mainland team, Wenzhou Medical University, and Guokr.com . These three parties co-hosted an...Read more

A guide to creating easy, online learning materials with Xerte

An excellent, easy to use, open source alternative is Xerte, a learning object creation tool developed by the University of Nottingham.Read more

Seneca College realizes value of open source

A key to modern IT education is getting students involved with open source. One institution which has been doing that is the Center for Development...Read more