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 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

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

Open access to meteorological data to increase accuracy of weather forecasts

Open weather forecasting
Humans have always wanted to know what the weather has in store for them, and have come up with a whole load of ways to predict what’s coming; some...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