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.

Could California bill mandate open access to research?

open thread on open access
Champions of open access to publicly funded academic research had something to celebrate last week. Creative Commons is reporting (with just a touch...Read more

Google, Yahoo!, Bing collaborate for personalized education

Collaboration in open education
The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) specification ( 14 properties ) has been accepted and published as a part of Schema.org , the...Read more

Computers are today's pencils

open education and technology
Not everyone has a computer. And, not all schools have access to the types of technology that are second nature to many of us at our workplace. It is...Read more

Science finds a better foundation for research in the open

Open science research
Imagine a world in which reproducible, repurposable, open scientific research is the norm. Certainly there are potential stumbling blocks ahead:...Read more

Review of the new Digital Public Library of America

digital literacy
The Digital Public Library of America ( DPLA ) opened last month. (The official launch had been planned to occur at t he Boston Public Library but...Read more

Stanford and edX unite to build stronger open education platform

open education platform
The open education landscape is set to grow a little more as Stanford University announces plans to team up with edX to build an online learning...Read more

How do we solve and prevent cyber crimes?

open source solves cyber crime
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

teaching open source
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