higher education

open_summit
Open Summit is coming. Leslie Hawthorn interviews lead organizers Ian Dolphin and Patrick Masson.
0 comments Posted 5 Apr 2016 by Leslie Hawthorn Feed
Just as chemistry students learn not only chemistry but lab procedures and equipment, so too must meteorology students learn about the tools of their trade.
1 comment Posted 22 Jul 2015 by Ben Cotton Feed
When it comes to teaching programming in an academic setting, what is the best programming language for the job? Grace is an open source programming language specifically designed to meet the needs of teaching and learning programming in an educational setting.
1 comment Posted 25 Mar 2015 by Joshua Allen Holm Feed
When academia and open source collaborate, everybody wins. Open source projects get new contributors, professors get students with more knowledge and perspective about real-world software development, and—most importantly—students can get extra mentorship while gaining hands-on experience in their... Read more
2 comments Posted 23 Mar 2015 by E. Dunham Feed
Read this in-depth review and tutorial of UberStudent, a customized, Linux distribution designed for secondary and post-secondary education.
3 comments Posted 18 Mar 2015 by Joshua Allen Holm Feed
When Heidi Ellis took the floor at this year's Professors' Open Source Summer Experience—held May 28-30 at Drexel University in Philadelphia—she wanted her colleagues to understand the extraordinary educational benefits of involving students in open source projects.
4 comments Posted 10 Jun 2014 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
open education for schools
In our recent survey on free and open source software in the UK education sectors, we asked colleges and universities for their main reasons for not selecting an open source solution according to 12 criteria. Below you can see how important each of the criteria were rated for software running on... Read more
7 comments Posted 8 May 2014 by Scott Wilson Feed
disrupting education for the better
Higher education is not just about producing valuable workers, but about educating people to become thinking, lifelong learners who contribute in many positive ways to society, be that local or global.
11 comments Posted 5 Nov 2013 by Matt Jadud Feed
Raspberry Pi used at SUNY Albany
The Raspberry Pi has replaced the textbook at the State University of New York at Albany in the class, Information in the 21st Century. Ethan Sprissler is the instructor for the 900 student class (split into two sections, 400 and 500 students respectively). He uses the Raspberry Pi instead of the... Read more
16 comments Posted 23 Oct 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
Free online education
Shai Reshef dreams of making quality education affordable and accessible to everyone, and he sees the Internet as the road to get there. Reshef is the founder of University of the People (UoPeople), which bills itself as the world’s first tuition-free, degree-granting, non-profit online university...
5 comments Posted 27 Aug 2013 by Ginny Hamilton (Red Hat) Feed

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