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.

Student programming with Scratch and The Finch

open education in schools
The growing shortage of qualified programmers, computer scientists and software engineers is gathering significant attention in the media and popular...Read more

City of Boston teams up with edX to create BostonX

open education programs
The City of Boston has teamed with edX to create BostonX. It will offer free online college courses throughout the city. And it will make MOOCs (...Read more

Open source tools worth bookmarking

open tools on the web
One of my favorite workshops to give is the one that introduces librarians and their staff to open source software. After defining open source to...Read more

How open source took root in one Pennsylvania school district

open source schools
I’ve been working in educational technology for more than 17 years and have spent much of my career advocating for open source in schools. For years...Read more

Open education ideals from the past and present

Open education ideals
This year Arianna Huffington delivered the commencement address at Smith College and dared the female graduates (it's still a female college) to...Read more

Say something to the youth of America about open source

hello my name is open source
Selena Deckelmann, a data architect and contributor to PostgreSQL, gave a keynote speech at the Computer Science Teachers Association conference this...Read more

Better weather forecasting through open data

open data weather forecast
I began paragliding a few years ago. It’s maybe the most weather-dependent sport in the world. We often fly in mountainous areas, very close to the...Read more

A guide to teaching FOSS: teachers as learners

teachers as learners
Knowing everything about any open source project is impossible. If you're going to deal with a large community, you're not going to know all the...Read more