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.

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

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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

The Digital Girl of the Year dreams of dancing with robots

digital girl of the year
Lune van Ewijk is ten years old and already a role model for kids and adults alike. Last year, she won the Digital Girl of the Year 2013 award from...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

On Europe's first Code Week with Irish Ambassador Julie Cullen

kids and teens in open source
The first Europe Code Week was held two months ago at schools and CoderDojos in 26 countries around Europe —Ireland and Croatia being the most active...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