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-run help desk introduces teens to Linux

Getting started in IT through a student-run high school help desk
High school student Susan Black shares her experience with Penn Manor High School's student-run IT help desk.Read more

Using Git in the classroom

Git in the classroom
Michael Taggart shares how he configured Git for use in his middle school programming classes.Read more

Rewiring Generation Z

lightning talks, video
At Penn Manor school district they are unlocking the true power of technology. See how in this 5 minute video.Read more

How students can get started contributing to open source software

Chris Aniszczyk lists helpful resources for students looking to contribute to open source projects.Read more

Textbook of the future: Free, open, remixable

CK-12 aims to revolutionize access to affordable, high-quality, and open educational materials for teachers around the world.Read more

Best of Opensource.com: Education

Don Watkins recaps some of the year's best education stories on Opensource.com in 2015.Read more

Special edition: Top news of 2015 in open source

News best of the year, radio tower
This is a Special Edition of our weekly open source news roundup, as we look back at the top news stories in 2015!Read more

An open source tool for every classroom need

My open source story
During his time as an educator, Don Watkins found an open source tool for every educational need his school had.Read more