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.

Candy or Swag: A game for teaching open source principles to kids

Candy or Swag: A game for teaching open source to kids
A variant of the Prisoner's Dilemma focused on reward (as opposed to punishment) for the class to play together.Read more

3 open source alternatives to MATLAB

3 open source alternatives to MATLAB
MATLAB has long been a part of many educational curriculums and research projects, but many open source alternatives provide excellent platforms for...Read more

Students showcase open source creations at Imagine RIT

Students showcase open source creations at Imagine RIT
Justin Flory covers the highlights of Rochester Institute of Technology's annual innovation and creativity festival.Read more

Shellmo: Aquatic 3D printed robot for fun and education

Shellmo: Aquatic 3D printed robot for fun and education
Shellmo is powered by an Arduino board and the parts can be downloaded and printed. The design files can be modified using Blender.Read more

New FOSS program director supports students' passions at RIT

Interview with Dan Schneiderman, Rochester Institute of Technology
We sat down with Dan Schneiderman, the new head of the FOSS@MAGIC program at the Rochester Institute of Technology.Read more

Mission accomplished! NASA developer challenge comes to RIT

Mission accomplished! NASA developer challenge comes to RIT
Using multiple sets of existing open data, attendees are provided the resources to develop creative and imaginative solutions to complex issues.Read more

Smarthistory: No grand strategies needed, just openness

Smarthistory: No grand strategies needed, just openness
OSI's Patrick Masson interviews Dr. Harris and Dr. Zucker who will be panelists at the upcoming Open Summit on Monday, May 23, 2016 at NYU’s Kimmel...Read more

Which field of research would you like to see more collaboration in?

If scientific research, procedures, and data are all publicly available, researchers can work together to verify findings, test hypotheses, and...Read more