Teachers: How to Create the Next Bill Gates with New Book "Energizing Education through Open Source"

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Author Christopher Whittum shares how-to guide for open source learning.

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Stem education is very important for America’s future.

According to the United States Department of Education, computer system analysis jobs are projected to grow 22 percent between 2010-2020. With only 16 percent of high school seniors that are interested in a STEM career, computer technology teacher Christopher Whittum asks: how can U.S. schools implement more STEM classes at a lower cost and yield higher results?

In his new book, “Energizing Education through Open Source,” Whittum focuses on creating awareness of affordable, viable alternatives to proprietary software and technologies that exist. Illustrating how schools can integrate open source lessons into a curriculum, Whittum uses his 30 years of computer expertise and trainings to exemplify the simplicity.

This how-to guide on learning open source computer systems demonstrates how to use the Edubuntu Linux and UberStudent Linux, based on the Ubuntu Linux system. Concluding with ways to include the lesson into a curriculum, this book is perfect for teachers and schools looking to implement STEM programs.

“Millennials are replacing older employees because of qualifications,” Whittum said. “’Energizing Education through Open Source’ uses pictures and online resources to illustrate each lesson."

A great tool for not only schools, “Energizing Education through Open Source” teaches businesses and students of all ages how to manage a system running these operating systems.

“Stem education is very important for America’s future,” Whittum said. “I want to share my years of training with those who are eager to learn.”

Visit his website for more information: http://www.christopherwhittum.com.

Energizing Education through Open Source
By Christopher Whittum
ISBN: 978-1-4834-0444-8
Pages: 144
Price: $21.95
Available at http://www.lulu.com, http://www.amazon.com, and http://www.barnesandnoble.com.

About the author
Christopher Whittum earned a master’s degree in learning and technology from Western Governors University. He has been working with computers for more than 30 years and teaching for 8 years. He currently lives in the northeastern United States.

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