higher education

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
open education resources
A report issued by the United States Government Accountability Office on June 6 confirms a trend of the educational publishing industry: textbook costs to students at higher education institutions are rising 6% per year on average, and have risen 82% over the last decade. The study, ordered by... Read more
6 comments Posted 2 Jul 2013 by Billy Meinke Feed
open source university
Thanks to alumni and faculty of West Virginia University's Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, students with an interest in software development will now be able to fund their education through an Open Source Scholarship.
1 comment Posted 23 Apr 2013 by Adam Minter Feed
Foradian CEO on the benefits of open source school management software
Last month, a professor at the Higher Institute of Computer Science and Management of Kairouan in Tunisia told us how implementing and customizing Fedena, an open source school management solution from Foradian, enhanced collaboration and understanding between administrators, students, and... Read more
2 comments Posted 7 Aug 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Thoughts on President Obama's comments on higher education on Late Night with Ji
President Obama was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon which was recorded at the University of North Carolina. Higher education and student loans were a big part of their conversation (see vidoes below).
15 comments Posted 26 Apr 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
The higher education bubble
In part one of this infographic series, we looked at the circumstances surrounding a “bubble” forming and the specific three factors for higher education: the dramatic increase in the cost of college, the rise in student loans, and a tough job market. In part two, we take a closer look at the... Read more
11 comments Posted 2 Apr 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
The higher education bubble
We often talk about the higher education bubble and it being on the verge of bursting but what does that really look like? How does a “bubble” form and what causes it to burst? The following two part infographic does a great job explaining just that by showing where higher education has been, where... Read more
3 comments Posted 29 Mar 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
If you believe in conspiracy theories, enjoy posting political links, or are an apologist for alternative medicine, you probably don’t want to be my Facebook friend. You see, I have a rather outspoken inner skeptic that feels compelled to fact-check anything that sounds outlandish or unlikely. I... Read more
11 comments Posted 4 Feb 2011 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed

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