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What’s Next for Open-Source Education?

What’s Next for Open-Source Education?

| February 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ten years ago, the concept of a university openly sharing its prized (and expensive) curriculum for free with anyone who was interested, especially one has highly regarded as M.I.T., was unheard of. But in the past decade MIT OpenCourseWare has paved the way for the open-source content movement. On their tenth anniversary, ReadWriteWeb enumerates what […]

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For Public Schools, the Long and Bumpy Road to Going Digital

For Public Schools, the Long and Bumpy Road to Going Digital

| August 12, 2014 | 10 Comments

Despite every best intention, the transition to digital isn’t quite here yet.

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A School Built Entirely Around the Love of Math

A School Built Entirely Around the Love of Math

| July 1, 2014 | 28 Comments

Designers of the new, non-profit Proof School intend to provide mathematically gifted youth an intensive and complete education in grades 6-12 that typical schools can’t muster.

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Why Aren’t More Schools Using Free, Open Tools?

Why Aren’t More Schools Using Free, Open Tools?

| June 9, 2014 | 63 Comments

One school in Pennsylvania is using open-source tools wherever possible to keep students close to the code behind the machines they use. This stance is opposite to the very restrictive policies of many schools, but could allow students more freedom to explore what makes devices work.

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What Will Happen to ‘Big Data’ In Education?

What Will Happen to ‘Big Data’ In Education?

| April 3, 2014 | 8 Comments

Privacy concerns have put the breaks on many efforts to use “big data” in education. Why are people so skittish of education data when other kinds of digital information are readily accessible?

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For Cash-Strapped Schools, Smart Ways to Spend Limited Tech Dollars

For Cash-Strapped Schools, Smart Ways to Spend Limited Tech Dollars

| February 24, 2014 | 11 Comments

For schools looking to spend limited dollars allocated for technology in smart and efficient ways, lessons learned over years of making tough decisions can be helpful.

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Who Needs Grownups to Make Video Games?

Who Needs Grownups to Make Video Games?

| July 10, 2013 | 2 Comments

Students create incredibly creative, thoughtful and unique projects when challenged and supported to do so. The National STEM Video Game Challenge sponsored by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and E-Line Media received 4,000 entries this year and announced 16 winners this week. The growing success of the challenge demonstrates not only how capable middle and high school students can be when passionate, but also reflects an increasingly diverse group, in terms of geography, race and gender, of the participants.

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Six Big Tech Trends in Education to Follow

Six Big Tech Trends in Education to Follow

| June 5, 2013 | 17 Comments

Many of the predictions in this year’s report match those made for higher education too: mobile learning, open content, cloud computing, and yes — 3D printers.

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How to Fuel Students’ Learning Through Their Interests

How to Fuel Students’ Learning Through Their Interests

| February 14, 2013 | 17 Comments

For David Preston, the term “open source learning” — a variation on inquiry learning or passion-based learning –  is about helping students choose their own learning path, an approach that already has some well-known champions among educators. “When I think of ‘open source,’ it isn’t about software, but thermodynamic systems,” said Preston, who currently teaches […]

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What’s It Like to Be a Molecule? Science Meets Embodied Learning

What’s It Like to Be a Molecule? Science Meets Embodied Learning

| November 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Andrew Miller “Embodied learning” is a new initiative in the field of interactive and game-based learning, in which learning content is combined with physical movement. Among one of the leading organizations in bringing this movement to the classroom is SMALLab, based in Los Angeles. The company has created activities — check out their different […]

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