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- Becoming an Open Source Engineer September 7, 2020 Anisha Swain is an Associate Software Engineer in the Performance and Scale team of Red Hat. In this article, she describes her journey to becoming and open source engineer. She recounts how she went from hating open source to loving it. https://opensource.com/article/20/9/open-source-story
- Patti Ordonez Promotes Women in Computing! August 21, 2020 Check out Patti Ordonez’s segment on Computing for National Geographic’s “I Can Science”. She speaks eloquently about the need for women computing instructors. Go Patti! (Patti attended one of the first Professors’ Open Source Software Experience (POSSE) workshops.)
- HFOSS and POGIL at SENCER Annual Meeting July 29, 2020 The Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) project is hosting their annual meeting July 30 – August 2nd. Our very own Clif Kussmaul will be presenting a POGIL session Saturday at 1:00 PM and an HFOSS session Saturday at 2:30 PM. SENCER ...
- Please Support the Software Freedom Conservancy! December 14, 2019 Software Freedom Conservancy is a not-for-profit charity that helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects. Conservancy provides a non-profit home and infrastructure for FLOSS projects. Conservancy member projects include Git, Wine, and QEMU as well as outreach-oriented projects ...
- Open Education Book available October 7, 2019 Now available: a new, free-to-download, Creative Commons-licensed book about how open can work in education, called “The Open Organization for Educators.” The book, which is free to download here: http://bit.ly/open-edu-book or can be ordered hard copy at-cost from http://bit.ly/hard-copy-open-ed-book contains content authored by Teaching Open Source members Heidi ...
- Next POSSE in Philadelphia, PA at Drexel University! March 31, 2019 The next POSSE will be held in Philadelphia, PA June 17-19. All U.S.-based college-level faculty and instructors who teach computing are invited to join us! Join the over 175 instructors from over 150 academic institutions who are supporting student learning via Humanitarian Free and Open ...
- Next POSSE to by Hosted by City University of New York October 30, 2018 The next POSSE will be in New York City in January 2019. This POSSE will be hosted by the City University of New York and attendees will primarily be City University faculty. Faculty at John Jay College have graciously agreed to provide meeting space and ...
- Trouble teaching Git? New tool to try! July 25, 2018 I discovered this interactive, online Git training tool: https://www.katacoda.com/courses/git 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 ...
- 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/
Teach a virtual class with Moodle on Linux
by Don Watkins on October 14, 2020 at 7:00 am
The pandemic has created a greater need for remote education than ever before. This makes a learning management system (LMS) like Moodle more important […]
University champions open source with new OSPO
by StephenJacobs on October 3, 2020 at 7:00 am
Rochester Institute of Technology is establishing Open@RIT, an initiative dedicated to supporting all kinds of "open work," including—but not limited […]
Code your first algorithm in Scratch
by Cyanide Cupcake on September 25, 2020 at 7:01 am
With more kids learning from home this year, it's important to engage them with unique learning opportunities. The classroom looks very different than it did […]
How my students taught me to code
by Cyanide Cupcake on September 23, 2020 at 7:00 am
"Hello, I'm Miss Jess, and my students taught me how to code." When I say this to new students, they often think I misspoke. But it's true. Coding always […]
Teach Python with the Mu editor
by Don Watkins on September 21, 2020 at 7:02 am
Teaching kids to code is very popular in schools. Many years ago, in the days of the Apple II and Logo programming, I learned about turtle graphics. I enjoyed […]