Open Source Solutions


GitHub Launches Education Service with Free Classroom Accounts

GitHub, the software development hub for collaboration and code hosting and distribution, has created a new service specifically for education.

Academic Program Discounts Enterprise Release of R

Higher ed now has a new option for implementing computational statistics and predictive analytics in their courses and research programs. Revolution Analytics, which sells enterprise versions of open source programming language R, has launched a program specifically for colleges and universities that want to adopt the software.

Open Compute Project Draws Contributions from Microsoft, Seagate, QLogic, Quanta, AMD

The Open Compute Summit saw news from multiple technology companies eager to join a movement that's changing the components that make up datacenters.

Enrollment: Earth — Global Strategies in Higher Education

Discussions one might find in the general press about the notion of "globalization" often focus on economic mechanisms. But put the term in a higher education setting and you have something very unique, values you won't necessarily find in other markets. A CT Q&A examines globalization in the higher education context with Marist College Senior Academic Technology Officer Josh Baron.

Red Hat Updates Red Hat Academy

Red Hat has updated Red Hat Academy, its open source education program for high school and postsecondary students.



U Washington To Deploy Kuali Open Source Student Information System

The University of Washington is gearing up to deploy Kuali Student, a student information system built on Kuali open source platform. The SIS, which will integrate with UW's existing systems, includes modules for student academic planning as well as course and program development.

Lane CC's Award-Winning Faculty Development Program for OER Adoption

The high cost of traditional textbooks has been recognized as a likely roadblock to student success and is one of the reasons institutions are looking at the adoption of open education resources. But converting a course for OER can be a challenge for instructors. Lane Community College's OER Faculty Fellowship program offers both incentives and support for faculty adoption of OER. The college's ongoing OER adoption work of five years earned it a WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award this fall.

Moodle 2.6 Released

Following six months of development, Moodle HQ has released a major update to the open source learning management system Moodle.

Moodle 2.5.3 Released, Moodle 2.6 Passes QA Testing

Moodle has been updated to version 2.5.3. The new version includes minor updates, including bug fixes, accessibility improvements, and feature improvements.

Red Hat CloudForms Adds Supports for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Red Hat has announced Red Hat CloudForms 3.0, the latest version of the company's cloud management platform, which now supports the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and offers additional management capabilities for Amazon Web Services (AWS).