• Trouble teaching Git? New tool to try!

    Wednesday, July 25, 2018

    I discovered this interactive, online Git training tool: and thought it might be of interest. The advantage (IMHO) is that students do not have to have anything other than a browser with an internet connection on their machine at all: no need for a CLI (or for everyone to be using the same CLI), etc. ...

  • Privacy Policy Updates

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    Teaching Open Source is committed to our users’ privacy and protection of their data. On May 25, 2018, extensive changes in EU data protection law (General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR) go into effect. We are using this opportunity to make improvements for all users, not just those in EU.

    We have updated the Teaching ...

  • Sabine Wojcieszak’s Working in and with Free Open Source Software Course

    Monday, March 5, 2018

    Sabine Wojcieszak, (Bologna POSSE July 2017), just published a blog post on her experiences offering a course tiled “Working in and with Free Open Source Software”.  She describes her class and how she mastered being “productively lost”. Great job Sabine!!

  • Red Hat Honors Instructors Who Champion Open Source Education

    Thursday, March 1, 2018

    For the second year, Red Hat is honoring the work of higher education instructors who are committed to teaching the open source development process to their students.   The majority of honorees are past participants in Professor’s Open Source Software Experience (POSSE). Launched by Red Hat in 2009, POSSE is a cultural immersion in the ...

  • Next POSSE in Philly — applications open!

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Next POSSE in Philly -- applications open!

    POSSE_logo_primary_RGB-reverseThe next POSSE workshop will be held June 18-20 at Drexel, in Philadelphia PA.  For more info and application instructions:  Applications are due April 6.

    TOS Happenings at SIGCSE! Saturday, February 17, 2018

    If you’ll be at SIGSE, make sure to attend these Teaching Open Source-related sessions (use this quicklink while you’re there for easy reference:

    Time: Thursday 10am
    Activity: Demo Session #1
    Title: Teaching “Blinky Flashy”:​ ​Best Practices and Helpful Tips for Teaching eTextiles to a Wide Range of Students
    Location: Exhibit Hall
    Speaker(s): Gina Likins (Red Hat, United ...

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