If you are looking for a list of locations to locate open course materials check out this post. After discussing Massive Online Open Course (as in MOOC) they post turns to Top Universities and Program - sharing some of the leading platforms today as well as partnerships with other universities and colleges.
It then goes on to share sources for open content:
* Libraries and Archives
* Databases and Search Engines
* Podcasts and Lectures
* Subscription Services
Chances are you may find a link or two (or more) to some open course materials you have not seen in the past.
Unfortunately (and not addressed in this post) a number of sites have posted that Flat World Knowledge will not be offering free textbooks beginning in January 2013. They were one of the first sites to offer open education resources. It appears that venture capital has come into play and may be a reason for this shift.
Inquirer.netInnovations address local needsInquirer.netThe brainchild of Ateneo Innovation Center (AIC) director Gregory Tangonan, also executive director of the Congressional Committee on Science, Technology and Education, SolaRain was developed...
Robin Good: Loopster is a web-based free video editor which allows you to easily upload, edit, share and download your favorite video clips.
The service utilizes a traditional timeline and offers the option to edit individual clips by trimming their start and ending point, to add text captions and overlay titles, transitions, and audio effects and a soundtrack.
The final edited clip can be downloaded in .MPG format or shared directly on anyone of the major social networks.
Overview Many theorists predict that online education will gradually surpass traditional classrooms in the role of educating students in higher education....
The growing trend toward online education is self-evident through the increasing popularity of online universities such as University of Phoenix, Kaplan University, Strayer University and many others. Economic trends have forced more and more disenfranchised individuals out of the workforce and into a situation of needing to achieve a higher education to improve their chances for employability; many of the students in these online colleges and universities are students over 25, with families, and some with full- or part-time jobs.
Final College-Readiness Definition Guides Test ConsortiumEducation Week News (blog)The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, has approved a set of descriptors for the tests it's designing for the Common Core...
Here, we offer just a few tech-focused ways to help students learn grammar, essay-writing, and why good writing is so important to their futures.
There are many tech tools available that engage students. This post share a range of information, from program that provide feedback to gramar tutorials to writing as a multimedia exercise. Online tools also provide the ability to have students experience authentic audiences. Check this out to see if there is a tool you might use with your class.
"Imagine renting a car in the United Kingdom. Though you may be an experienced driver on American soil, making the switch to the “wrong” side of the road can be a bit of a challenge. You have to remain vigilant and pay close attention to the new rules, as well as inhibit your automatic tendency to want to drive on the right. Chances are, you will also make a few mistakes at first or as you grow tired.Common wisdom holds that we learn best from our mistakes. But researchers at Michigan State University have published a new study that suggests something more is needed: We must be conscious of our mistakes to reap the benefits of improved performance."
Every week, I have the opportunity to engage in amazing conversations with students. Each time, I walk away thinking about how truly smart kids are. I am blown away by their thoughtfulness, insight, and potential. In this weeks lesson with first graders we talked about power of curiosity, and more specifically the power we hold as learners when we know how to ask the right question. .