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.

Bringing Python into the classroom

Michael Taggart explains why learning Python is the best path for students after the usual learn-to-code activities.Read more

Did you ever use open source tools in school?

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People of all ages are heading back to school now. For the next couple of weeks, Opensource.com is highlighting a range of open source software,...Read more

We did it ourselves: The open organization in education

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The philosophy of the open organization has implications in the field of education, community moderator Don Watkins explains.Read more

How to teach student sys admins

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Student sys admins need hands-on, practical experience with a wide variety of software. We look at how one professor trains future system...Read more

Back to school: 5 open source programs for students and teachers

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Charlie Reisinger takes a look at a few affordable and stress-free open source software tools to help students and teachers make learning fun and...Read more

Teaching DevOps and open source to a new generation

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Computer science courses at universities are great at teaching algorithms, basic principles, and the theoretical foundation of computing. While these...Read more

Diversity enriches middle school Linux user group

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Student members of the Asian Penguins were uncomfortable with the group's diversity issues. Now, contributions from a wide range of participants have...Read more

Teaching students the value of open source

Why teach students open source values? Rishi Hindocha explains.Read more