Friday, August 21, 2009

When scientific intensity turns to volleyball

As a Harvard University graduate student in the late 1980s, Craig C. Mello relished the afternoons he would escape from the lab for a volleyball game in the courtyard of the biological laboratories. Read the rest ...


I've added the OpenEd community site to my navigator links for Recommended Websites about OER. The Creative Commons review of the site commented, "There are so many great educational materials out there—some already openly licensed and a great deal more in the public domain—and the problem is that a lot of people still don’t know about them or how to use them. Similarly, the open education movement has produced some really exciting projects and programs in recent years, but there is no global landing space for these inspiring movers and shakers to really connect as a coherent community. Open Ed, the new Open Education Community site, is the result of brainstorming with other initiatives in the movement on how to provide such a space. We designed the site for open education community members, but also for teachers, learners, and those who just want to get involved. We were able to build it thanks to the strong support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation." View the video on the front page for an orientation to the many resources and services available at OpenEd.

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Is Crowdsourcing the Future of College Education?

A course at Duke University will allow students to take over aspects of teaching and grading.

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William 'Bill' Russell dies at 94; longtime high school sports commissioner

William 'Bill' Russell dies at 94; longtime high school sports commissioner
As the head of the California Interscholastic Federation, Russell helped formulate the first athletic code enabling schools to sponsor girls' teams, with rules adopted statewide in 1967.

William "Bill" Russell, a former longtime California Interscholastic Federation commissioner who was instrumental in the rise of girls' high school sports, died Aug. 9 at his home in Santa Barbara. He had brain cancer. He was 94.