Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Ultimate Guide to Using Open Courseware

Another informative collection of categorized and annotated resource links for self-directed learning--this listing was compiled by Gartheeban Ganeshapillai. I especially like the inclusive scope of this listing. ___JH

"While you can't get college credit for taking open courseware classes, you can make the most of the information and education they offer both in personal and professional aspects of your life. After all, even if you're not working towards a degree, taking the same courses as those in the ivy league can't possibly hurt you and may even be able to better keep you informed and on the cutting edge of what's going on in your field. So how can you make the most of these free online courses? Here are resources we've collected that can help you search for classes, find information and learn everything you need to know about how open courseware works."
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Toronto-area woman briefly lost her ticket to Obama inauguration

The last few weeks have been slightly stressful for Nadia Oryema, and not because the 21-year-old university student will be attending Barack Obama's inauguration in Washington, D.C. Oryema lost the coveted ...

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"Checking the Pulse of the Architecture Industry" survey

Look skyward in certain major cities and you're bound to see a bunch of cranes, placed there to construct new buildings back when the economy was humming. As the charts and graphs now slide steadily south, some of those projects are being halted, while others have no choice but to continue. Regardless of their status, the one thing the buildings all have in common: they were all designed by architects. Back in early November, Archinect launched a survey called "Checking the Pulse of the Arch Read the rest ...

UC cuts freshman enrollment for fall by 6%

UC cuts freshman enrollment for fall by 6%
The hardest-hit campuses, Irvine and San Diego, will see 12% reductions. Berkeley's class will grow 1.7% and Merced's 17%. Numbers of community college transfers will be allowed to rise.

Saying they could not avoid a painful decision, University of California regents voted Wednesday to trim freshman enrollment for next fall by 2,300 students, or about 6%, as a response to reduced state funding during the worsening budget crisis.