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.

How to teach hacking in school and open up education

Whatever you may have heard about hackers, the truth is they do something really, really well: discover. Hackers are motivated, resourceful, and...Read more

Hacking computer science education at Khan Academy

The following literary transduction is based on a lecture by John Resig given at the Rochester Institute of Technology's ( RIT ) Center for Media,...Read more

Who helps your Linux distribution run smoothly? Thank a packager today

The people behind the scenes who work tirelessly to make your Linux distribution run smoothly are the packagers. The vast majority of Linux packagers...Read more

In search of a flexible, open education management system

Watching gibbons play is like nothing else on earth: they show astounding flexibility, speed, and grace as they swing, run, and jump. These long-...Read more

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