For any agent of change, there’s no measurement of success so sure as the steady accumulation of vocal critics — and Sal Khan is finding all kinds of critics as he continues to press forward. What’s most notable is that he’s finding many of his most vocal... Read more
(This is the fourth and final post in the "Voices of POSSE" series, a collection of interviews conducted at this year's Professors' Open Source Summer Experience, held in Raleigh, NC, July 23-24.) At Bacone College in Muskogee, OK, students use open source tools every day. They manage coursework... Read more
There has been a good bit of press covering Google's Chromebook and how it will change, how it won't change, or how it
Two weeks ago, 16 Girl Scouts and their troops' leaders went to RIT for a Scratch-fueled, day-long workshop in game design and development in pursuit of their "Games for Life" interest project. The workshop was the fifth sponsored by RIT's School of Interactive Games and Media, Rochester Women in... Read more
I'd like to talk about what education is going to look like 20 years from now. I think, in 2030, our schools will mimic open source communities.
I've been traveling between universities and academic conferences and open source gatherings and hackfests for quite some time now. A year ago, I started compiling a list of points of parity and points of difference between the two cultures.
Experiential learning using open source is fraught with opportunities for disaster.
“The knowledge and information that my children are getting through the formal education system--is it good enough for them to face the rapid advancements in science and technology?” “Are my kids getting ready to face the rapid changes in social structure?” “Are my children developing a solid... Read more
I am a huge advocate of the concept of open source software. As a society, we are at a point where information sharing is more critical than ever. Technical forums support the mission of open source in multiple ways. First, they allow programmers to work outside of their expertise. Second, forums... Read more
In the early fall of 2010, Greg DeKoenigsberg suggested that we might do a five-questions-style interview with Steve Midgley (bio) in the opensource.com education channel. Steve was on leave from Mixrun , and serving as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Education, acting... Read more