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.

Maker Machine sends open source robots to school

Robots deliver apples to teachers at school
Maker Machine is a mobile makerspace that brings 3D printers, DIY robotics, and interactive art to primary schools, libraries, museums and youth...Read more

How to get a class involved with an open source project

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We talk about "community" a lot when it comes to open source, but it's important to remember that just like local communities within a city, town,...Read more

Desperate times call for Tux Paint

Tux Paint for open education
Bill Kendrick created Tux Paint in only a couple of days. A friend asked why there wasn't a free and open source drawing program for kids, something...Read more

How libraries can be a haven for makers

open source in libraries
I work at a public library in the Washington DC-area and often think about what needs to be designed into the space of future public libraries. I was...Read more

Win a Linux training course in 300 words or less

Linux scholarships available
Attention Linux developers: If you’ve ever wanted to take a class with the Linux Foundation but have been held back by enrollment costs, then here’s...Read more

Getting started with HFOSS in the classroom

If we look at the big picture view, most frequently people think of student contribution as code. But student learning can span HFOSS (Humanitarian...Read more

Learning to program, the open source way

Tech Kaleidoscope
Kushal Das thinks he knows what you're doing this summer: joining him and his team of volunteers in free, online programming classes, where you'll...Read more

Like a good student, edX finishes open source project ahead of schedule

Open source the university
Good university students finish projects by their assigned deadlines. The best ones submit their finished work in advance.Read more