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.

A year of Linux desktop at Westcliff High School

Linux in schools
Around a year ago, a school in the southeast of England, Westcliff High School for Girls Academy (WHSG), began switching its student-facing computers...Read more

The selling of Open Educational Resources (OER)

As a self-professed metadata geek, I’ve recently been participating in an online discussion about metadata and the Learning Registry . I have to say...Read more

An elevator pitch for open source

open source and education discussion
Every year I attend the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference as an exhibitor. This year's conference was busier than any I've ever...Read more

UC Irvine's new OpenChem project

open source your university
I recently spoke with Larry Cooperman, director of OpenCourseWare at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Larry also serves on the boards of...Read more

Students map their university campus with MapKnitter

open campus
In the fall of 2010, I asked the biology class I teach at Western Carolina University for volunteers to help map the campus. Three years later,...Read more

The no-excuses guide to introducing yourself to a new open source project

open source projects
Getting started in an unfamiliar open source project seems intimidating because it is intimidating; plunging into the unknown usually is. Navigating...Read more

Open Course Library's best resource: introductory college course materials

open education resources
Open Course Library has now released 81 high quality, free-to-use courses to the public. Users are can adapt and distribute content under a Creative...Read more

Market pressure builds to provide alternatives to costly textbooks

open education resources
A report issued by the United States Government Accountability Office on June 6 confirms a trend of the educational publishing industry: textbook...Read more