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Don Watkins examines how educators and students can utilize Linux, open source hardware and software, and open educational resources in the classroom.

Open education: Making college more attainable

Dr. Robin DeRosa, a pioneer in the open educational resource movement, discusses how an open approach can make higher education more affordable and enrich student learning.
Is there a MoodleBox in your future?

Raspberry Pi + Moodle = a powerful, accessible open source e-learning platform. Here's how to get started.
Open source network cable

Kiwix powers offline Wikipedia and provides other content to users, like all of the Stack Exchange websites.
A new Android app for teaching kids how to read

In this interview, learn about the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, the learning curve of Android development, and why user testing matters more than you think.
Are textbooks in or out? The state of open educational resources

Cable Green, director of Open Education for Creative Commons, shares a deep discussion of the state...
School systems desperate for standards-aligned curricula find hope

More than supplemental, Open Up Resources takes OERs to the next level.
A deep dive into Moodle: The beginning, middle, and today

There are 80 million registered instances of Moodle worldwide.
2 free desktop recording tools to try: SimpleScreenRecorder and Kazam

Desktop recording tools can help you whip up tutorials for the classroom or online demonstrations.