All Blog Posts Tagged 'open' (17)

Experiencing Free or Open Source Courses Blog

Annenberg Learner offers workshops and classes online. These can be taken for free for professional development or by paying a small fee to enroll for graduate level credits through CSU. The workshops can be viewed online or purchased on DVD. Users have the option to subscribe to a course’s Teacher-Talk email list or simply click on the course title and go through the workshop’s content independently. Each course on the site provides information, support materials, activities, and a forum…


Added by Amanda Galvan on October 9, 2014 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Fellowship of Open Spokes -- Education in 5 Years

Something awesome is happening on a new channel in YouTube. Ben Wilkoff has gathered together a few everyday educators who are sharing weekly vlogs about education.


This week we're discussing what education might look like in five years. 


We'd love to have you watch and comment.…


Added by Sheri on April 21, 2013 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Wikipedia, 10 years of collaboration

Last January 15th, Wikipedia got his 10th anniversary. In Guadalajara, we’ve got a local celebration Mexican style, with mariachi and tequila.

Seeking for a free content encyclopedia, Jimmy Wales and…


Added by gabriela on February 2, 2011 at 8:06am — 2 Comments

Open Curriculum for K-12 Educators

Over the past few years, open curriculum has gained momentum in K-12 education. In the face of difficult economic circumstances, site administrators are finding their budgets squeezed by severe funding limitations. In response to thee challenges, public school throughout the country are building comprehensive online learning environments that present new and exciting learning opportunities for students.… Continue

Added by Shawn Roner on January 12, 2010 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Launching an Edtech company, Part 3: OER

My highest priority in life? To have a lasting impact on educational opportunities for students everywhere. Lofty, sure. But it's a realistic goal this day and age. Unfortunately, educational technology today often hides content behind registrations, passwords and other digital "walls" that prevent students and other teachers from engaging the content and benefiting from the good work of a great teacher.

I think that's inefficiency in education (because perfect knowledge, for all of… Continue

Added by Joseph Thibault on December 21, 2009 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Etherpad does not take you to the Heavens, but it comes very close to it

I had been using Etherpad ––for a while, but had never experimented its potential as a collaborative tool in the classroom.

Etherpad is one of the best online-based word processors out there not only because it is free (and now open source since Google acquired it) but also because it enables users to create a public pad without having to sign up for an account. Etherpad has many other wonderful features such as easy… Continue

Added by Imwinkelried on December 9, 2009 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Open Source, Web, and Tools for Students and Teachers

Over the summer I installed worpressMU on the jasperstreet server. It was a success, and as a result I installed it on the school intranet server and will be offering blogs to any interested teachers, clubs, or whatever. If you want a blog you can have one too.

I am excited at the prospect. I am going to have my students blog about the books they read from the mini library in my class each student will have their own blog, which they… Continue

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on September 7, 2009 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Tyrants of Academe

I just finished Jeff Jarvis’s WWGD. An excellent, if not perfect, read that I highly recommend to colleagues in education. There are some things missing, however, with his chapter on education. He didn’t go far enough.

I am thinking specifically about the role that certain institutions play in the hording of research. For example, when you click… Continue

Added by Tom Liam Lynch on April 8, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

MIT Open Courseware

Maybe I am behind the times here as MIT released this in 1999, but it is awesome.

One of the worlds greatest universities releasing their educational content for anyone in the world to view, study, and better themselves free of charge.

the site is:

they have a lot of content; video lectures, problem sets, lecture notes, and more. Topics from many departments; Mathematics, History and many more.

I can… Continue

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on February 25, 2009 at 8:19pm — No Comments

MediaWiki, LaTeX and teTeX

Spent the greater part of the day getting matrices and \mathbb to work on my FreeBSD/MediaWiki install.

The issue is with amsfonts. I installed the latex port, but this does not include amsfonts. Deinstalled and installed teTeX, restarted apache and voila I now have vectors, matrices, and more.

Visit: Maths to see some matrices and \mathbb's

I posted what I did in some detail to:…


Added by Geoff St. Pierre on February 20, 2009 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Maths; Rational Functions Update.

Maths ... on the move.

Updated rational functions with some graphs from Lybniz function plotter. Also wrote some text for Vertical Asymptote section.

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on February 18, 2009 at 8:32am — No Comments

Updated Maths

I have updated the Maths text to include a section on completing the square; some rearranging has occurred. And I added some nice graphs; some of the graphs need to be replaced with "more professional" looking graphs.

Does anybody know of a program for Linux or Mac where I can put multiple graphs, label points, put custom labels on the x and y-axis, and export as *.png files?

I am also going to try and make… Continue

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on February 17, 2009 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Disrupting Textbooks: cK12 and Flat World Knowledge

In Nyack NY, north of NYC, a seed is forming. Flat World Knowledge, a company bent on disrupting the textbook business, is getting ready to move into a private beta next spring with 10 textbooks in business and economics. Jeff Shelstad, CEO, and Eric Frank, CMO, left regular textbook publishing where, as of late, publishers are fighting to keep their head above water by jacking up prices and skewing the revision process. After hooking up with David Wiley and Brad Felix, the group decided to… Continue

Added by Michael Staton on December 11, 2008 at 2:36pm — No Comments

The first kids open dictionary

I am very excited to (finally) be able to show the new project we've been working on -- the first kids open dictionary. The first phase of this is the collaborative, wiki-based dictionary builder. If you have a second, check out the site and make a quick addition to a definition (or edit one someone else has done).

This project grew out of the need we have seen in classrooms and other informal learning environments for a dictionary… Continue

Added by Karen Fasimpaur on July 7, 2008 at 11:07am — No Comments

Open Office

I have not used Open Office a lot in the past, but have recently begun doing so. In using it on Windows, I am finding it to be very buggy. Is that others experience or is it just me?

Added by Karen Fasimpaur on June 6, 2008 at 5:21pm — 2 Comments

Presentation for kids and copyright

See below for… Continue

Added by Karen Fasimpaur on May 20, 2008 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Kids, copyright, and open ed - one of the biggest learning experiences of the year

This week I had one of my best classroom experiences of the year. I had the opportunity to teach a bunch of middle school kids about copyright and open ed.

It was an incredibly active and engaging discussion, and I learned as much as they did.

A summary of my observations is below. (cross posted from my Mobile Musings blog)

Here is the lesson plan and accompanying resources if anyone wants to use them:…


Added by Karen Fasimpaur on May 16, 2008 at 2:29pm — 2 Comments

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