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.

Open source eliminates lack of resources at inner city schools

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Fifty years ago, on January 17, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, DC. And it is worthwhile to...Read more

Open Thread: Evolving the library for the 21st century

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Chances are good that you've been to a library and used its resources. Kids check out colorful, educational books; adults seek out entertainment and...Read more

Educational Linux distro provides tech-bundle for kids and educators

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How are we going to teach the next generation about open source and Linux? More importantly, how can we get the right technology into classrooms to...Read more

OER university practices go well beyond open enrollment

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While mainstream attention has been focused on MOOCs , the Open Educational Resource university ( OERu ) has been developing a parallel education...Read more

How to organize an education hackathon

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On February 23, I participated in my first hackathon event; not a coding event as typical of computer programmers, but an education hackathon—a "...Read more

Getting started with Koha, an open source library system

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When I think back, I can't remember my first involvement in the Koha community. I remember talking to Chris Cormack on Instant Messenger nearly...Read more

Open Education Week: March 11-15

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The OpenCourseWare Consortium organized Open Education Week to raise awareness about open source, open education, and open educational resources...Read more

Growing the next generation of open source hackers

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As a parent of three (children aged: 10, 7, and 5), I'm eager to share with my kids the values that attracted me to open source and the hacker ethos...Read more