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.

How do we solve and prevent cyber crimes?

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In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, I cannot help wondering what it is the role open source and open education have in global or national...Read more

Teaching the open source creative tool, Blender, to high school students

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Blender is a powerful open source 3D drawing and animation program. This software was previously a commercial product, but is now available as a free...Read more

How do you educate others on what open source really is?

fear, uncertainty, and doubt in open source
I've been educating library professionals about open source software for nearly seven years now, and sometimes I feel like I've made huge strides and...Read more

Open source tool for test engineers

obsidian test tool
The Obsidian project, an open source unit test generator built for the JUnit framework, has been in development for two years at the College of...Read more

Open source beginnings, from classroom to career

What I've learned the open source way
During my second year at Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women's University, the first of its kind in India as well as in South-East...Read more

Free training from 10gen, the developers of MongoDB

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I’d heard some time ago of a couple of Stanford Professors running an online course in Machine Learning, with over 100,000 students registered for...Read more

Speaking the language of an Open Source Officer

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Here's a job title you may not have considered: Open Source Officer. The CIA hires Open Source Officers (OSOs) to collect and analyze publicly...Read more

Open Source Scholarship offered by WVU computer science department

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Thanks to alumni and faculty of West Virginia University's Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, students with an interest...Read more