open education resources

Trust your students with open source

trust your students with open source
In Zen Buddhism the concept of Shoshin, or "Beginner’s Mind," teaches us to approach learning with openness and a lack of preconceptions. Zen Monk...Read more

Salsa: an open source syllabus creator for educators

Help wanted: seeking help for code with an open source project
Who wants to tackle the complex problem of helping educators create learning service agreements? I don’t see too many hands. How about you there,...Read more

Student programming with Scratch and The Finch

open education in schools
The growing shortage of qualified programmers, computer scientists and software engineers is gathering significant attention in the media and popular...Read more

Google, Yahoo!, Bing collaborate for personalized education

Collaboration in open education
The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) specification ( 14 properties ) has been accepted and published as a part of Schema.org , the...Read more

How open educational resources from pre-K to 12th grade present accessibility problems

Open educational resources
Digital technology and open educational resources have enormous potential and power with young children. For parents of special needs children,...Read more

$25,000 prize: "Why Open Education Matters" video competition

$25,000 prize: "Why Open Education Matters" video competition
Creative Commons, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Open Society Foundations are offering up to $25,000 in cash prizes to "the best short...Read more

VIDEO: Education without limits: Why open textbooks are the way forward

There are 400 million openly licensed materials that can empower teachers to be better instructors through that openness. But there's a big barrier:...Read more

Obama bets big on open ed -- with one little catch

For those who haven't heard, the Obama administration recently announced $2 billion in funding for 2-year colleges, much of which will be used to...Read more