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.

Open source education for kids with 4 friendly puppets

Puppets: a penguin, a snake, a robot, and a fox
Brother team Jared and JR Nielsen are the puppet masters behind The Hello World Program, a video and tutorial series hosted by a penguin, a snake, a...Read more

We cannot do modern science unless it's open

Peter Murray-Rust of the informal community Blue Obelisk gives an exclusive look to Opensource.com on his life in science and academic research, and...Read more

The future of scientific discovery relies on open

Ross Mounce is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bath studying the use of fossils in phylogeny and phyloinformatics, completing his PhD...Read more

Women interns rocking open source at Xen Project

With mid-term evaluations just around the corner for many technology-focused summer internship programs, here's a closer look at how the Google...Read more

Collaboration isn't what they taught you in school

Throughout most of my education, I was taught that collaboration was cheating. With the exception of teacher-sanctioned group projects, I had learned...Read more

Young professionals find the open source way a good fit

Whether you went to college or you didn't. Whether you interned at the company where you work now or started out in a completely different field. For...Read more

Open source education for lifelong learners

In the world of the Internet, where everything is so easily available, it seems like all technology is a benefit to online learners. For those who...Read more

The challenges of Open edX's large and complex codebase

The challenges of the large and complex Open edX codebase, as told by David Baumgold, a software engineer at edX, to Travis Kepley of Red Hat.Read more