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.

Salsa: an open source syllabus creator for educators

Help wanted: seeking help for code with an open source project
Who wants to tackle the complex problem of helping educators create learning service agreements? I don’t see too many hands. How about you there,...Read more

How did the Outreach Program for Women work out for the Linux kernel this year?

free and open source opportunities for women
The Linux Foundation became a sponsor for the FOSS Outreach Program for Women earlier this year, choosing seven interns to hack on the Linux kernel...Read more

Free and open source education materials for children and teens

open source education resources
I am a community moderator for opensource.com as well as a mother, a librarian, and a former public school teacher. When I began writing for this...Read more

The financial reality of the education industry

disrupting education for the better
Higher education is not just about producing valuable workers, but about educating people to become thinking, lifelong learners who contribute in...Read more

Teaching with open source presentation service Reveal.js

teaching with open source
Opensource.com has a community moderator program, and I am proud to be a part of it. Recently we all met in person with the Opensource.com team in...Read more

Why children should learn to code, even if they don't have a future in IT

Teaching your children open source skills
By day, Red Hat product manager Burr Sutter works to make developers more successful and productive with open source tools, technologies, and...Read more

Digital technology and creativity in the classroom prepares kids for the future

digital literacy
Educators in the US and worldwide are increasingly preoccupied with: 1) how children learn, 2) how best to prepare children for the future, and 3)...Read more

University course trades textbook for Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi used at SUNY Albany
The Raspberry Pi has replaced the textbook at the State University of New York at Albany in the class, Information in the 21st Century . Ethan...Read more