Don Watkins recaps some of the year's best education stories on Opensource.com in 2015.
The U.S. Department of Education has an interest in broadening the impact of its grants, so it announced a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) on October 29. The proposed rule would require intellectual property created with Department of Education grant funding to be openly licensed to the... Read more
The Raspberry Pi Foundation's Ben Nuttall explains how his organization collaborated with the Raspberry Pi community to create new learning materials for educators.
I learned about David Lippman from an article on TeamOpen and realized I needed to talk to him more about his work in open education and open source. David is a professor at Pierce College and has saved students a million dollars with his shared textbooks. He also built IMathAS, a free, open source... Read more
Colleges and universities are looking beyond current textbook options to find bigger savings for students. The result is a dramatic shift toward open educational resources.
On Monday, March 16 we will begin a series, one article each day through the end of the month, on the theme: Open Source in Education. Our series on Open Source in Education will share stories from educators, students, advocates, parents, and more who are implementing open source in education and... Read more
Stephen O’Connor is a fifth grade public school teacher at Wells Central School. He contracts with the New York State Education Department to create and maintain openly licensed curriculum for the EngageNY mathematics and English language arts modules.
Last summer was special for the Creative Commons China Mainland team, Wenzhou Medical University, and Guokr.com. These three parties co-hosted an Open Education Resources (OER) summer camp on Luxi Island off the coast of China. For Wenzhou Medical University, the summer camp had been a part of... Read more
An excellent, easy to use, open source alternative is Xerte, a learning object creation tool developed by the University of Nottingham.
While the OER community owes some of its genesis to the open source and free software movements, there are some aspects of how and why these movements work that I think are missing or need greater emphasis.