NSF has a new program titled “Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems (POSE)”. The goal of the program is to “…harness the power of open-source development for the creation of new technology solutions to problems of national and societal importance.” I am happy to announce that the Runestone Academy has received a POSE Phase I grant to create Open-Source Ecosystem (OSE) which will support the expansion of the Runestone Academy community. The Runestone Academy blog describes details of the grant.
Runestone Academy is a Learning Engineering and Analytics Portal (LEAP) that supports the application of evidence-based educational approaches currently for math and computing topics. Additional topics may be under development. Best of all, Runestone learning is free!! And as a sneak preview, our next TOS Time discussion will be led by Jan Pearce from Berea College who will relate her experiences in both using Runestone Academy as well as supporting student contributions to Runestone.