Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Bright sign for tech in Mass.

Massachusetts students significantly outperformed their peers nationwide on a prestigious math and science exam, putting the state on an elite international tier, according to results released yesterday. Read the rest ...

Scam Takes Advantage of Teens

High school students look out, there's a new scam out there targeting you. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office is warning teens and their families about the scam.

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236 Open Courseware and Information Collections

This varied listing of collection sites from the Online Education Database includes everything from Archives, to Broadcast Learning, to Directories, to EBooks, to Encyclopedias, to Open Courseware Collections at selected universities. The range of available resources for learning is impressive. Readers will surely find several sites of worth exploring and bookmarking. ____JH (Thanks to dgCommunities Elearning for this reference.)

" If you're interested in specific open courses, you can find a variety on the Web (or through this list of 100 courses). Usually, those single courses will contain all the materials you need to learn one subject for free. But, if you're after more than a single focus or if you need a deeper perspective on a subject, this list of open courseware collections may be just what you need. Each resource listed below contains a collection or collections of educational materials. You'll find digital archives, a variety of courses, Podcasts, videos and sometimes a mix of everything you can imagine so you can learn any given subject in depth."
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Peer 2 Peer University

P2P University has received favorable coverage by a number of bloggers (including ZaidLearn and Stephen's Web).  I just want to add my endorsement of this promising direction of development. ___JH

"The Peer 2 Peer University is an online community of open study groups for short university-level courses. Think of it as online book clubs for open educational resources. The P2PU helps you navigate the wealth of open education materials that are out there, creates small groups of motivated learners, and supports the design and facilitation of courses. Students and tutors get recognition for their work, and we are building pathways to formal credit as well.Find out more about what P2PU courses look like, and consider creating your own. If you just want to stay informed, please add your name to our mailing list, and we will send you a message when we launch." Continue reading ...