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Open Science for a Better World

Tiny TOE Press

Tiny TOE Press subscribes to The Listserve, a neat service that emails messages from random subscribers to our inbox daily. The topics vary widely, but most are positive. Today one came in that we feel stands for a potentially good cause. Here’s a snippet:

Let’s improve science education using open source technology!

Here is why I think this needs to happen:
– Basic understanding of science helps people be better citizens of the Earth and our modern global society.
– Real science must be open, conducted with open tools. Science education should be like real science.
– Existing open source technology (Arduino, Raspberry PI, etc) is orders of magnitude cheaper than proprietary science education tech. Harnessing this technology could vastly lower the financial barriers to entry for educational institutions worldwide.

If you want to read the rest of Tim McKnew’s message for details on how to get involved with open source science, click here.

June 19, 2012 2:03 pm

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