'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson begs forgiveness amid n-word uproar - CNN.com. BBC TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson has asked forgiveness for using a racist term during a taping of his show "Top Gear," after Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper brought a media storm by posting the footage online.
Clarkson mumbled the n-word while reciting the children's nursery rhyme "eeny, meeny, miny, moe" to choose between two cars. That version of the take was never aired. Clarkson posted an online explanation Thursday in which he said he was "begging for forgiveness" -- and argued that he had done everything he could to avoid using the word. "Ordinarily, I don't respond to newspaper allegations, but on this occasion, I feel I must make an exception," he said. Clarkson said that in filming the section a couple of years ago, he was very keen to avoid using the offensive term in a version of the nursery rhyme and mumbled it on two takes before replacing it with the word "teacher" on a third. "I was mortified by this, horrified. OER Explained. 7 Things You Should Know About Open Educational Resources.
Available OER Resources. TED offers free video lessons for high school and college students. TED, a nonprofit organization that produces a popular annual conference on ideas, is launching TED-Ed, an online collection of lessons it hopes will bring the best educators to any classroom with an Internet connection.
“Right now there’s a teacher somewhere out there delivering a mind-altering lesson and the frustrating thing is, it only reaches the students in that class,” said TED-Ed project director Logan Smalley. “We’re trying to figure out how to capture that lesson and pair it with professional animators to make that lesson more vivid and put it in a place where teachers all over the world can share it.”
TED-Ed is the latest wave in a growing trend of free online education. With offerings from the Khan Academy, founded in 2004 when Salman Khan began posting math tutorials on YouTube, and undergraduate courses from prestigious universities such as Yale and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, free classes and lectures are proliferating on the Web. The How, Why, and When of Posting Resources in the Online Classroom.
July 12, 2012 By: Errol Craig Sull in Online Education Resources—that amalgam of nearly anything and everything related to the subjects we teach and offered to our students as “extras”—give students a broader, deeper, and enhanced understanding of what they are being taught.
Resources come in a variety of forms and often reflect our deep interest in our specialties. Sharing them in the online classroom gives students a better learning experience. But what is the best way to use these resources? Use resources to engage students. Make sure the resources match your students’ needs, levels, and abilities. Begin the course with some extra resources. Post additional resources throughout the weeks of the course. Always ask students to contribute resources. Continually collect and update your resources.