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750 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

750 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | Tools Of The Trade: Open Source & Free! | Scoop.it
Download 750 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and other great universities to your computer or mobile device.
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Makerbook - The best free resources for creatives.

Makerbook - The best free resources for creatives. | Tools Of The Trade: Open Source & Free! | Scoop.it
A hand-picked directory of the best free resources for creatives.
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Building your online courses over the summer? Please don't make them boring!

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1100 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

1100 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | Tools Of The Trade: Open Source & Free! | Scoop.it
Download 1,100 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and other great universities to your computer or mobile device. Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures.
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Free online textbooks from top school - BBC News

Free online textbooks from top school - BBC News | Tools Of The Trade: Open Source & Free! | Scoop.it
A leading private school, with some of the best results in England, is publishing digital textbooks which are available to download free online.

The Stephen Perse Foundation in Cambridge is publishing 12 multimedia textbooks for IGCSE biology.

They are being made available on Apple's iBooks online store to use on iPad tablet computers.

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30+ Free Infographic Templates & Vector Kits – Need to Visualize Your Data?

30+ Free Infographic Templates & Vector Kits – Need to Visualize Your Data? | Tools Of The Trade: Open Source & Free! | Scoop.it
Need to Visualize Your Data? This list of free infographic templates and vector kits will present any complex information quickly and easily.
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Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources

Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources | Tools Of The Trade: Open Source & Free! | Scoop.it
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I was fortunate to have Tony Bates as an instructor at UMUC.  He just released an open source digital textbook.  Enjoy!

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MeetingBurner - Fast and free online meetings and webinars

MeetingBurner - Fast and free online meetings and webinars | Tools Of The Trade: Open Source & Free! | Scoop.it
Free online meetings and webinars provided by MeetingBurner -- If you want fast, free, and easy meetings signup now and you can host your first meeting in minutes!
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Host your next webinar or meeting for up to 10 people absolutely free with a fully featured MeetingBurner account.
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Apache OpenMeetings Project – Home

Apache OpenMeetings Project – Home | Tools Of The Trade: Open Source & Free! | Scoop.it
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Openmeetings provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming.

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University of the People – The world’s first tuition-free online university

University of the People – The world’s first tuition-free online university | Tools Of The Trade: Open Source & Free! | Scoop.it
UoPeople is the first non-profit, tuition-free, accredited online university dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education.
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The University of the People is an accredited online university.

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DMOZ - Science

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91,864 FREE Science software downloads! 

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91,864 FREE Science software downloads!  Get those classes going!

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MuseScore | Free music composition and notation software

MuseScore | Free music composition and notation software | Tools Of The Trade: Open Source & Free! | Scoop.it
Create, play back and print beautiful sheet music with free and easy to use music notation software MuseScore. For Windows, Mac and Linux.
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Best Free Music Creation Software

Best Free Music Creation Software | Tools Of The Trade: Open Source & Free! | Scoop.it
In our 2013 review of the best free music creation software we found 4 products that impressed us enough to warrant recommendation with the best of these being quite outstanding and up there with the top commercial products.
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Welcome to Best Free Music Creation Software! If you're looking for some high quality freeware tools to start recording and producing music on your computer, this article will serve as a great starting point.

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edX

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EdX offers free online courses and classes from the world's best universities and institutions. Explore the latest courses from MIT, Harvard, UC Berkeley, The Smithsonian, Catalyst, The University of Texas and more. Take free courses on your schedule in business, computer science, literature, history, science, engineering, finance, data analysis, statistics and more. Build new skills or pursue a lifelong passion with edX. Learn something new today.
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Beat The System With This List Of 40 Free Educational Websites

Beat The System With This List Of 40 Free Educational Websites | Tools Of The Trade: Open Source & Free! | Scoop.it
According to www.webometrics.info, there are more than 17 000 universities in the world, but getting a degree in many of them is quite costly. Many students around the world(and their families) get into big debts or have to work over sixty hours a week in order to afford an Education. Two thirds of the US college seniors who graduated in 2011 had student loan debt, with an average of over 27 000 USD per person. Reading those statistics I can’t stop thinking about those words from over 30 years ago: With mass education, it turned out that most people could be taught to read and write. In the same way, once we have computer outlets in every home, each of them hooked up to enormous libraries, where you can ask any question and be given answers, you can look up something you’re interested in knowing, however silly it might seem to someone else. – Isaac Asiov Isaac Asimov died in 1992, but if he could see the opportunities that the Internet is giving us in XXI century he would probably grin from ear to ear. Getting a degree in an university might be expensive, but there are much better options. There are many websites on the Internet that now offer FREE of charge learning materials. Now even very poor people can afford to be better educated than many of Harvard’s graduates, all they need is access to a computer(does not even have to be personal one, it could be the one that the local library offers for public use) Enough with the words, here is a great list of 40 useful links which can help you learn a lot for free:   1. ALISON –  over 60 million lessons and records 1.2 million unique visitors per month 2. COURSERA – Educational website that works with universities to get their courses on the Internet, free for you to use. Learn from over 542 courses. 3. The University of Reddit – The free university of Reddit. 4. UDACITY – Advance your education and career through project-based online classes, mainly focused around computer, data science and mathematics. 5. MIT Open CourseWare – Free access to quite a few MIT courses that are on par with what you’d expect from MIT. 6. Open Culture – Compendium of free learning resources, including courses, textbooks, and videos/films. 7. No Excuse List – Huge list of websites to learn from. 8. Open YALE Courses – Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University All lectures were recorded in the Yale College classroom and are available in video, audio, and text transcript formats. Registration is not required 9. Khan Academy – Watch thousands of micro-lectures on topics ranging from history and medicine to chemistry and computer science. 10. Zooniverse – Take part in a huge variety of interesting studies of nature, science, and culture. 11. TUFTS Open CourseWare – Tufts OpenCourseWare is part of a new educational movement initiated by MIT that provides free access to course content for everyone online. Tufts’ course offerings demonstrate the University’s strength in the life sciences in addition to its multidisciplinary approach, international perspective and underlying ethic of service to its local, national and international communities. 12. How Stuff Works? – More scientific lessons and explanations than you could sort through in an entire year. 13. Harvard Medical School Open Courseware The mission of the Harvard Medical School Open Courseware Initiative is to exchange knowledge from the Harvard community of scholars to other academic institutions, prospective students, and the general public. 14. VideoLectures.NET – the title says it all – amazing video lectures on many topics. 15. TED – Motivational and educational lectures from noteworthy professionals around the world. 16. Shodor – A non-profit research and education organisation dedicated to the advancement of science and math education, specifically trough the use of modeling and simulation technologies. Included in this site are instructional resources, software, interactive lessons, explorations and information about workshops for students, teachers and learners of all ages on mathematics and science. Make sure you check Shodor Interactive – a great collection of interactive math, geometry, fractal, probability, algebra and statistics activities. 17. Udemy FREE Courses – hundreds of experts teach on Udemy every month including New York Times best-selling authors, CEOs, Ivy League professionals and celebrity instructors. Courses include video, live lectures and tools to help teachers interact with students and track their progress. There are many free courses that can teach you business online, law, programming, design, mathematics, science, photography, yoga and many more. 18. Maths & Science – Courses, tests and learning materials about mathematics and science for students from 1 to 12 grade. 19. edX.org – Free courses designed specifically for interactive study via the web, provided by MIT, Harvard, Barkley, Georgetown, Boston University, University of Washington, Karolinska Institute, Kyoto University and many more. 20. iTunes U – Apple’s free app that gives students mobile access to many courses. It offers many free video courses, books, presentations and audio lectures. 21. Liberty Classroom – Owned by bestselling author Tom Woods. Offers some free courses in history and economics, but at the price of one movie ticket a month you can gain access to a lot of useful information. Not completely free, but totally worth it… 22. Drawspace – Hundreds of free drawing lessons. 23. Codeacademy – Easy way to learn how to code. It’s interactive, fun and you can do it with your friends. 24. Duke U – Duke offers variety of free courses on iTunesU. 25. Scitable – A free science library and personal learning tool that currently concentrates on genetic, the study of evolution, variation and the rich complexity of living organisms. 26. My own business – Offers free online business administration course that would be beneficial to new managers and to anyone who is interested in starting a business. 27. Kutztown University’s free courses – The Kutztown University of Pennsylvania’s […]
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Free-eBooks.net | Download free Fiction, Health, Romance and many more ebooks

Free-eBooks.net | Download free Fiction, Health, Romance and many more ebooks | Tools Of The Trade: Open Source & Free! | Scoop.it
Free-eBooks.net is the internet's #1 source for free eBook downloads, eBook resources & eBook authors. Read & download eBooks for Free: anytime!
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Tagul - Gorgeous word clouds

Tagul - Gorgeous word clouds | Tools Of The Trade: Open Source & Free! | Scoop.it
Tagul is a web service that enables you to create beautiful looking word clouds and place it on your web page
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Five free video editors that deliver impressive results

Five free video editors that deliver impressive results | Tools Of The Trade: Open Source & Free! | Scoop.it
You don't have to buy expensive software to handle small business video editing tasks. The tools on this list will help you quickly put together professional-quality videos -- for free.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Jim Lerman
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Interessant lijstje video editing webapps die je gratis en online kan gebruiken.

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STEM

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Eclipse is probably best known as a Java IDE, but it is more: it is an IDE framework, a tools framework, an open source project, a community, an eco-system, and a foundation.
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Movie Masher : Open Source Online Video Editor and Encoding API

Movie Masher : Open Source Online Video Editor and Encoding API | Tools Of The Trade: Open Source & Free! | Scoop.it
Provides front end interface and back end REST/SQS API for browser-based video editing while your middleware controls presentation and underlying functionality.
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ooVoo Video Chat

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ooVoo is a FREE video chat and instant messaging app for desktop, mobile, tablets and Facebook . ooVoo lets you chat with up to 12 people for FREE anytime, anywhere.
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WELCOME to FREE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA - FUN CAMPUS

WELCOME to FREE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA - FUN CAMPUS | Tools Of The Trade: Open Source & Free! | Scoop.it
FUN is the World First Cloud - Based University and Africa's first tuition-free University dedicated to increasing Access to Education. Unlike other online universities, FUN is completely virtual and free degree awarding institute. We depend majorly on sponsors and donor agencies for Funding for enquiries email us in the cloud: info@freeuniversityofnigeria.org
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Africa's first cloud-based, virtual and tuition-free, not-for-profit university will open on 12 January next year. Called the Free University of Nigeria, popularly known as FUN, it will be dedicated to increasing access to higher education.

FUN is the world's second of its type after the University of the People opened in the United States.

The University of the People is an accredited online university while FUN is waiting for accreditation by Nigeria’s sole-accrediting agency for universities, the National Universities Commission.

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Best Free Paint Program

Best Free Paint Program | Tools Of The Trade: Open Source & Free! | Scoop.it
In our 2012 review of the top free paint program, we found 5 programs we could recommend with the best of these as good as any commercial product.
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Paint programs, although they overlap in functions, are really a different class of product from raster editors such as Adobe Photoshop and the GIMP. Both the aforementioned  apply artistic filter effects to photos and transform them to look like works of art. Vector-graphics drawing software, such as CorelDRAW and Inkscape, which are programs that have freehand illustration tools with the ability to render images at any size, also differ. Even traditional 2D animation programs like Toon Boom Studio and Pencil, that use both raster/vector imaging, are more concerned with animation rather than paint manipulation.

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12 great free and open-source music making programs

12 great free and open-source music making programs | Tools Of The Trade: Open Source & Free! | Scoop.it
A dozen great apps free for you to experiment with
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Over the next few slides we’ve rounded up 12 excellent free and open source applications worth investigating and experimenting with.

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