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.

Three college students build a health provider search site in six weeks

open source healthcare website
In six weeks, a team of three college students with no industry experience and only academic software-specific knowledge, developed and designed a...Read more

Open source events grow at the university

Catherine Dumas is a PhD student in the College of Computing and Information ( CCI ) at the University at Albany at the State University of New York...Read more

A review of the Printrbot 3D printer

If you're looking around for 3D printers that are both inexpensive and open source friendly, the Printrbot Simple Kit will probably catch your...Read more

Can open middleware revolutionize education?

"It is a miracle that curiosity escapes formal education." These words by Albert Einstein reflect a lot about the current state of education. It also...Read more

Coding adventures and contributing to open source with CodeCombat

When I founded my first startup in 2008, I was a programming newbie. A degree in economics from Oberlin College hadn’t prepared me for a career...Read more

Four projects for parents to teach their kids about open hardware and electronics

open hardware and eletronics for kids
Kids are quick learners and have great imaginations. When pursuing an electronic or hardware project with a kid, the most important thing to keep in...Read more

How computer science teachers can better reach their students

open source learning
Imagine being a high school freshman walking down the halls of your new school on the very first day. You somehow make it to first period without...Read more

What open source means to a young programmer

youth programming for open source
I’m a 15 year old programmer. I started at nine and by now have written a lot of code. To me, programming is creating, and I've created many projects...Read more