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.

Open source for homeschooling or supplementing your child's education

open education resources
I never realized how much I rely on open source and public libraries until I started homeschooling last year. When I started to write for Opensource...Read more

OpenHatch brings open source to campus

OpenHatch brings open source to campus
A little less than a year ago, I was asked to direct OpenHatch's Open Source Comes to Campus event series. This event is a workshop designed to...Read more

Wrapping up the Summer of Code at the Googleplex

Google Summer of Code annual Mentor Summit
Over 280 attendees representing 177 mentoring organizations gathered for a two-day, code-munity extravaganza celebrating the conclusion of Google...Read more

Open source resources to teach the youth of America self-control

open source to teach the youth of America self-control
As an educator, you don't expect violence in school or prepare yourself for the inevitability of it. Even violence like suicide is far from your mind...Read more

Prepare students for a rapidly changing world by teaching with open source

open source software for education
At the school district where I am the director of information technology, over 90% of our information systems have been transitioned to open source...Read more

Training college students to contribute to the Linux kernel

open source courses at universities
Following my recent post on the initiatives now in place to rebalance the demographics of the Linux Kernel community, I would like to share a set of...Read more

Open hardware for education with littleBits library of electronic modules

open hardware for education with littleBits
Littlebits is disrupting the open hardware space. It's "an open source library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets for prototyping...Read more

Owning and occupying knowledge and learning in the 21st century

education in the 21st century
The communication technologies of the 21st Century have disrupted both the time-honored ways of delivering education and its social and cultural...Read more