Open educational resources

Launch of "What is open education?" resource on Opensource.com

Just what is open education? At Opensource.com, we love sharing stories about the ways open source tools and principles are changing the nature of...Read more

5 lessons open education resources can learn from FOSS

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...Read more

Five open source tools libraries need to know about

open source tools for libraries
There was a time when working in the library I found it very frustrating (as many librarians do) that there were so few options for software that...Read more

Open education resources combat high textbook prices

Textbooks with a cost
Eben Upton is best known as the man behind the Raspberry Pi , a tiny, $25 computer designed to help turn kids into programmers. Upton priced it at $...Read more

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

Teach kids about copyright: a list of resources from Creative Commons

Lessons in copyright
Open curriculum alternatives to MPAA’s new anti-piracy campaign for kids. It has come to our attention that the Motion Picture Association of America...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