FLOSS and education certainly go together. FLOSS software is being developed for on-line education by major educational institutions. It seems to be making waves:
“edX, the online education initiative to provide MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses), which was founded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, is being reinforced by teaming up with Stanford University. Stanford has been developing its own open source Class2Go platform for online education which it released earlier this year.”
see Stanford joins edX – edX to be completely open source by June.
We’ve been here a while – search
- 2015 - Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop
- market share
- renewable energy
- small cheap computers
- smart phone
- Solo EV
- that other OS
- thin client
- thin clients
My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.