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- Sabine Wojcieszak’s Working in and with Free Open Source Software Course 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!! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/being-productively-lost-experiment-teaching-open-tos-wojcieszak/
- Red Hat Honors Instructors Who Champion Open Source Education 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 ...
- Next POSSE in Philly — applications open! February 20, 2018 The next POSSE workshop will be held June 18-20 at Drexel, in Philadelphia PA. For more info and application instructions: http://foss2serve.org/index.php/POSSE_2018-06. Applications are due April 6. SaveSave
- TOS Happenings at SIGCSE! 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: bit.ly/TOS-SIGCSE) 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): ...
- Jody Paul Teaches Software Engineering Practices February 4, 2018 Jody Paul (2017-11 POSSE alum) relates his experiences in the first two weeks of teaching 2 sections of Software Engineering Practices. We hope to hear more from Jody as the course progresses! “I’m the instructor for 2 sections of Software Engineering Practices, a senior experience/project course ...
- POSSE 2017-11 November 25, 2017 Another successful POSSE was held November 16-18, 2017 at Red Hat headquarters in Raleigh. Twelve new faculty members joined three POSSE alums (Josh Dehlinger, Robert Duvall, Howard Francis), four facilitators (Darci Burdge, Clif Kussmaul, Greg Hislop, and Heidi Ellis) and Gina Likins (of Red Hat’s University Outreach ...
- Hacktoberfest is on October 10, 2017 https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/ Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software in partnership with GitHub. Submit enough pull requests and get a special T-shirt. It may be a good way to encourage students to participate.
- Handy IRC cheatsheet September 28, 2017 Thanks to Opensource.com for their handy IRC Cheatsheet: opensourcedotcom-irc-cheatsheet
- TeachingOpenSource recognized in Educause article September 21, 2017 EDUCAUSE’s 7 Things You Should Know About …™ is a series of publications that address a diverse range of professional challenges in higher education IT, from updates on current developments to explorations of important overarching issues. In August of 2017, the organization offered insights in ...
Comparing Twine and Ren'Py for creating interactive fiction
by peter_cheer on July 4, 2018 at 7:02 am
Which one you use depends on what type of project you want to create. […]
Why libraries need to get with apps and APIs
by Don Watkins on June 27, 2018 at 7:01 am
As an open education supporter, I've been following the progress of FOLIO, a community effort built around the idea that "the future of libraries is open" (a […]
Cheaper textbooks and better access for higher ed students
by ncbaratta on June 22, 2018 at 7:01 am
Open source in the academic world means increasing access to content and cutting costs for students. […]
Getting started with Open edX to host your course
by mcdaniel0073 on June 19, 2018 at 7:01 am
Now in its seventh major release, the Open edX platform is a free and open source course management system that is used all over the world to host Massive Open […]
7 open source tools to make literature reviews easy
by jmpearce on June 12, 2018 at 7:01 am
Seven software tools to make it easier for academics to aggregate evidence for research articles, dissertations, or coursework. […]