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.

The story of Koha, the first open source library management system

open source library management system Koha
A small public library serving a population of 30,000 in New Zealand developed and released the world’s first open source library management system...Read more

Open data hackathon tackles cultural preservation

More and more galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) are digitizing their collections to make them accessible online and to preserve our...Read more

Web-publishing for libraries and the robust community of Omeka

open source library tool
Understandably, software developers might wonder how a bunch of historians ended up shepherding an open source content management system into the...Read more

Five open source tools libraries need to know about

open source tools for libraries
There was a time when working in the library I found it very frustrating (as many librarians do) that there were so few options for software that...Read more

Book contest for Open Library Week

Open Libary Week book contest
It's Open Library Week at Opensource.com , and we're celebrating open source tools and methods for libraries with a contest. Enter for a chance to...Read more

Open education resources combat high textbook prices

Textbooks with a cost
Eben Upton is best known as the man behind the Raspberry Pi , a tiny, $25 computer designed to help turn kids into programmers. Upton priced it at $...Read more

Teachers unite to influence computer manufacturing

Open education
Open source enthusiasts firmly believe that much is possible when people band together. After all, the core underpinning of open source doctrine is...Read more

Open source workshop explores FOSS in universities

Open source in education is key
The Association for Computing Machinery's annual meeting of their Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education is one of the largest academic...Read more