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.

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

Trust your students with open source

trust your students with open source
In Zen Buddhism the concept of Shoshin, or "Beginner’s Mind," teaches us to approach learning with openness and a lack of preconceptions. Zen Monk...Read more

Four Linux distros for kids

Linux operating systems for kids
I can see the brightness of curiosity in my six year old niece Shuchi's eyes when she explores a mobile phone or manipulates the idiot box with its...Read more

Golden opportunity for public libraries to meet digital needs of women

Women use the Internet 17% more than their male counterparts yet are underrepresented in programming and open source. Public libraries (and public...Read more