A great article about Open Source sofware and Education. I’ve been particularly interested in MITs “opencourseware” project for some time and would like to see Scottish Universities do something similar(I’ll post more on this later). One of the best books on web design I’ve ever read was the textbook created for an MIT course and available free to everyone over the net (see my reading list for the link). Open Source, free culture and Create Commons licensing are very new and important steps that should be encouraged.
Open source and open access resources have changed how colleges, organizations, instructors, and prospective students use software, operating systems and online documents for educational purposes. And, in most cases, each success story also has served as a springboard to create more open source projects.