Open Source Solutions


An Open Invitation to Innovation: Lone Star College-University Park

From its founding in 2012 with an "Invitation 2 Innovate" (i2i), to the premier this week of a new conference on open innovation, Lone Star College-University Park has innovation in its DNA. Here, CT speaks with the college’s chief strategist for innovation and research.

Campaign Spotlights Global Open Education Movement

Next week, a number of higher education institutions will be participating in Open Education Week, an annual awareness campaign for free and open educational opportunities. Launched in 2012, the event attracts hundreds of contributors from nearly 50 different countries and participants from more than 130 countries.

Unicon Intros Quick Start Learning Analytics Service

Open source services provider Unicon is launching a new offering designed to help higher education institutions get started with learning analytics.

Students Who Comment More in MOOCs Have Higher Rates of Completion

A recent study found that students who comment more on massive open online courses (MOOCs) are more likely to complete the course than those who do not comment.

Udacity Releases Self-Driving Car Simulator Source Code

The company has followed through on its promise last September that it would open source the software from its Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree. Udacity has released the source code to its self-driving car simulator, which teaches users how to use deep learning to clone driving behavior.



8 Lessons Learned From Open Source Development

When Harvard kicked off OpenScholar six years ago, little did it realize the impact the website creation project would have on the university — and the academic world at large.

Researchers Crowdsource Creation of Worldwide Map of Power Grid

Researchers at Technical University of Munich are crowdsourcing data related to the world's power grid for OpenGridMap — a planning tool that will be useful as the world continues to covert to more broadly to renewable forms of energy in the face of climate change.

Credo Contributes Analytics to Open edX Platform

Credo today announced that it is contributing reporting, learning outcomes tracking and analytics features to Open edX, the open source learning management system originally developed for edX's online courses and MOOCs.

McGill U Selects Open Source Storage Solution

McGill University’s School of Computer Science – which runs almost exclusively on open source software – has implemented an open source storage solution.

MoodleCloud Expands BigBlueButton Web Conferencing Options

MoodleCloud, a hosted service for the open source Moodle LMS, is giving schools the ability to purchase more user licenses of BigBlueButton as an add-on to the service.

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