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 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

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