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.

Ellie the robot is ready to compete

Meet Ellie, a six week old robot weighing 100 lbs who can launch a two foot diameter exercise ball over 10 feet in the air! Ellie even has eyes: a...Read more

Open source opening educational doors in Appalachia

Welcome to open education
Like other non-profit organizations, The Partnership for Appalachian Girls' Education (PAGE) faces funding challenges as it aims to achieve its...Read more

Introduction to Linux course now free, open to all

open education resources
Almost 25 years ago a young engineer started an operating system project "just for fun" to run on his own hardware. He opened it up to the world, and...Read more

Google's coding internship summer program reaches 10th year

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What's new for Google's Summer of Code (GSoC) internship program this year? For one, GSoC accepted 190 mentoring organizations, which is more than...Read more

How to teach hacking in school and open up education

Whatever you may have heard about hackers, the truth is they do something really, really well: discover. Hackers are motivated, resourceful, and...Read more

Hacking computer science education at Khan Academy

The following literary transduction is based on a lecture by John Resig given at the Rochester Institute of Technology's ( RIT ) Center for Media,...Read more

Who helps your Linux distribution run smoothly? Thank a packager today

The people behind the scenes who work tirelessly to make your Linux distribution run smoothly are the packagers. The vast majority of Linux packagers...Read more

Report and results from our Youth In Open Source Week

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Opensource.com held its first Youth in Open Source Week from January 13 - 17, 2014. Articles published during this time were focused on how kids and...Read more