education

Open is the solution to improving 21st century education
Much of the Internet runs Linux and open source software, yet in most of our schools—whether PK-12 or higher education—Linux and open source software are given short shrift.
0 comments Posted 26 Jul 2016 by Don Watkins Feed
A first look at Google's Science Journal app
The app makes use of the sensors on your phone and offers a digital science notebook to record your findings.
0 comments Posted 29 Jun 2016 by Marcus D. Hanwell Feed
3 open source alternatives to MATLAB
MATLAB has long been a part of many educational curriculums and research projects, but many open source alternatives provide excellent platforms for scientific computing.
16 comments Posted 9 Jun 2016 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
bridge the digital divide
We check in with the Kramden Institute, a non-profit in North Carolina that is helping bridge the digital divide, and we find out the role 10 new Raspberry Pi devices will play in their classroom.
5 comments Posted 8 Feb 2016 by Don Watkins Feed
Don Watkins recaps some of the year's best education stories on Opensource.com in 2015.
3 comments Posted 31 Dec 2015 by Don Watkins Feed
My open source story
During his time as an educator, Don Watkins found an open source tool for every educational need his school had.
0 comments Posted 18 Dec 2015 by Don Watkins Feed
The holiday break and start of the new year are just around the corner, and this week's "Hour of Code" can be a great time to get your kids involved in a creative new world of problem-solving. I'm talking about coding—computer programming—and, your kids are probably not too young to start learning... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Dec 2015 by Dr. Bryson Payne Feed
Robot for computer science education, The Hello World Program
A look behind the scenes of Dototot's The Hello World Program, a YouTube channel aimed at computer science education.
1 comment Posted 3 Dec 2015 by Jared Nielsen Feed
A look at how The Open Organization and the FOSSisms it embraces can revitalize K-12 education.
1 comment Posted 19 Nov 2015 by Don Watkins Feed
The U.S. Department of Education has an interest in broadening the impact of its grants, so it announced a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) on October 29. The proposed rule would require intellectual property created with Department of Education grant funding to be openly licensed to the... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 Nov 2015 by Ben Cotton Feed

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