In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at IBM's Quarks IoT development tool, the rise of open source textbooks, open source release of Google's TensorFlow Serving, and more. Open source news roundup for February 13 - 19, 2016
A report issued by the United States Government Accountability Office on June 6 confirms a trend of the educational publishing industry: textbook costs to students at higher education institutions are rising 6% per year on average, and have risen 82% over the last decade. The study, ordered by... Read more
Any professor who has written a textbook knows that it’s usually more a labor of love than a profitable venture. Yet the average college student at a four-year public school spends over
2010 has definitely flown by and if you are anything like me, I can barely remember what happened last week much less over the past year. But, we have had a big year in the Education Channel. To jog your memory I’ve put together some highlights. Based on views, the most popular articles were (drum-... Read more
Educators have been sharing open educational resources (OERs) for over 12 years now. There are literally tens of thousands of them out there, many structured as collections of course materials known as open courseware (OCW), some structured as complete open courses, some structured as complete... Read more
Last week, my friend Greg DeKoenigsberg posted an article about Jaron Lanier's negative comments regarding open textbooks. At almost very same time, I happened to stumble upon an article Jaron wrote back in 2006 criticizing Wikipedia.