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.

A call to arms for open source!

For both my friend and me, open source has been critical to how we live our lives. It's not a job or a career, but a calling. My personal journey...Read more

Open storytelling to boost literacy

I'm in love with open source, but I've been dating open content for many years. You would think these two would jump at the chance to cross-promote,...Read more

An open-minded Internet safety curriculum

What should high schools students be taught about Internet safety? Traditional high school curriculum has followed guidance from the U.S. Children's...Read more

Why Raspberry Pi is still the white knight of education

Two years ago, when the Raspberry Pi launched, it was with the intention of improving IT education in the UK. Since then more powerful, better...Read more

7 rules of thumb for your open science project

The subsequent rules of thumb arose during the development of the Empirical Gramian Framework ( emgr ), a young open source software project in the...Read more

Real life experiences thanks to Google Summer of Code projects

While the open source community is filled with some of the most talented minds in the world, fresh perspectives from the next generation of...Read more

16 FOSSisms all educators should know

When Heidi Ellis took the floor at this year's Professors' Open Source Summer Experience —held May 28-30 at Drexel University in Philadelphia—she...Read more

Launch of "What is open education?" resource on Opensource.com

Just what is open education? At Opensource.com, we love sharing stories about the ways open source tools and principles are changing the nature of...Read more