online education

Our last poll, in which our readers picked their favorite programming lanaguage for beginners, had almost 30 comments and 2,300 votes. And, it's still open for voting! Python leads C/C+ and Javascript, and a few others, with over 1,000 votes.
10 comments Posted 24 Mar 2015 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
Youth Digital just moved into their new offices, tucked away in a nondescript office park in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It's a big step up from their humble beginnings, when company founder and director Justin Richards hauled a laptop to his students' houses, tutoring them on web and graphic... Read more
2 comments Posted 26 Sep 2014 by Michael Harrison Feed
An excellent, easy to use, open source alternative is Xerte, a learning object creation tool developed by the University of Nottingham.
0 comments Posted 17 Sep 2014 by Joshua Allen Holm Feed
MIT and Harvard launch joint education venture
Harvard and MIT recently announced a joint venture they are calling edX. Beginning in the fall of 2012, edX will offer free online classes to anyone who can access the Internet. Both institutions are claiming edX is "not a Harvard or MIT lite," but it will be hosting content from actual classes... Read more
10 comments Posted 27 Jun 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
MIT and Harvard launch joint education venture
Harvard and MIT recently announced a joint venture they are calling edX. Beginning in the fall of 2012, edX will offer free online classes to anyone who can access the Internet. Both institutions are claiming edX is "not a Harvard or MIT lite," but it will be hosting content from actual classes... Read more
10 comments Posted 27 Jun 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
MIT OpenCourseWare webcast replay and recap
This year, MIT OpenCourseWare is celebrating its tenth anniversary. That's one full decade providing open access to more than 2,000 courses with course materials including lecture notes, problem sets, syllabuses, exams, simulations, and the video lectures.
0 comments Posted 8 Sep 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Open thread: What classes have you taken online?
In the spirit of our webcast this week, MIT OpenCourseWare, and the start of a new school year we would like to know what classes you've taken online? Was the content of your online class open sourced?
8 comments Posted 23 Aug 2011 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
In part 1 of our interview with Glen Moriarty, CEO of NIXTY, he talked about the importance of open education. In part 2, he addressed the community's involvement and NIXTY's challenges. We have just one question left: How do you see NIXTY empowering open education?
0 comments Posted 22 Oct 2010 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
In part 2 of this series on open education course tool NIXTY, Glen Moriarty, the organization's CEO, talks about the open source community and addressing NIXTY's challenges. Read part 1.
0 comments Posted 7 Oct 2010 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
A few months ago, I was perusing the web and ran across an article titled “Online Course Construction Gets a 'Do-It-Yourself' Web Site.” Hook. The first line was, “A new player entered the field of open online education last week: NIXTY, a Web site that allows any user to take and create courses... Read more
4 comments Posted 20 Sep 2010 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed