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.

How being online changes how we think about the traditional research paper

The academic paper is old—older than the steam engine, the pocket watch, the piano, and the light bulb. The first journal, Philosophical Transactions...Read more

Three key takeaways from the 2014 Open Knowledge Festival

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Three things learned at the 2014 Open Knowledge Festival on the state of open data and open access.Read more

Back to school series features open resources for kids

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Opensource.com will be hosting two weeks of open education content from September 8 - 19 featuring educators, students, and others writing about...Read more

Code for Germany project launches

In July 2014, the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany launched the Code for Germany project to get civic tech pioneers and open data enthusiasts...Read more

Most popular cloud projects, Walmart's investment in open source, and more

Open source news for your reading pleasure. August 23 - 29, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the most...Read more

Open source communities start to buzz about edX

David Baumgold of edX shares his recap of his experience at OSCON 2014, which included a talk about MOOCs, open source, and education.Read more

Back to school! 5 excellent open education resources

It's back to school for many kids in the United States, and soon to be so for many others around the world. While open source software and hardware...Read more

Do kids learn about open source in school?

If you answered Yes! , were you thinking of the principles of the open source way ? Sharing, collaboration, transparency, and failing faster are all...Read more