Foundations in Open Source Education

The open source movement has reshaped the way we think about computing and how we create, curate and run software. We believe that the tools and processes of open source can be brought to bear on the development and distribution of educational material that are not only openly available but who’s construction, source material and use begin and remain in the public domain.

In this project we are developing an exemplar set of materials for an introductory computers systems class that exploits, Jupyter, Jupyter Books, OpenShift and the the Mass Open Cloud to develop and deliver a unique educational experience for learning about how computer systems work. The goal is that all materials, Textbook, Lecture presentations, and Lab manual are developed in open formats, hosted in public repositories, and deployed in a live and interactive manner that only thing require access to a web browser.

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Principal Investigator: Jonathan Appavoo

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