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.

University course teaches computer-human interaction with open hardware and OSS

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Most people think of their interactions with computer systems to occur via a keyboard, mouse, or touchscreen. However, humans evolved to interact...Read more

Open education author shares valuable tools for any operating system

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I first read about Chris Whittum in an article on Fosters.com . Once I read that he was interested in using open source software in education, I knew...Read more

Testing and tinkering with the Arduino Starter Pack

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Are you new to Arduino? Open hardware like the Arduino Starter Pack from Adafruit is a great way to start tinkering with this small computer board...Read more

Work on a free software project for a humanitarian cause

What is Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS) in education and how can we get more students involved? HFOSS is open source software that...Read more

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

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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

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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