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Arizona State U Launches Open, Adaptive Lessons on Space Exploration. Learning Resources Arizona State U Launches Open, Adaptive Lessons on Space Exploration Infiniscope's "Where Are the Small Worlds?

Arizona State U Launches Open, Adaptive Lessons on Space Exploration

" module Arizona State University has created a free series of digital lessons, simulations and virtual field trips designed to teach science through space exploration. Infiniscope.

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Ted Talks. Open Ed Resources (OER) Photos + Stock + Clip Art. Graphics Software. Health and Wellness. Public domain Movie. Google Fonts. We believe the best way to bring personality and performance to websites and products is through great design and technology.

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Our goal is to make that process simple, by offering an intuitive and robust directory of open source designer web fonts. By using our extensive catalog, you can share and integrate typography into any design project seamlessly—no matter where you are in the world. Our font directory places typography front and center, inviting users to explore, sort, and test fonts for use in more than 135 languages. We showcase individual type designers and foundries, giving you valuable information about the people and their processes, as well as analytics on usage and demographics.

15 Free Web Applications for Writers & Graphics. Dell Releases Statistica Free to Higher Ed. Data & Analytics Dell Releases Statistica Free to Higher Ed Dell has launched a free version of its Statistica advanced analytics software for college students and professors in the United States.

Dell Releases Statistica Free to Higher Ed

The company made the announcement at the Educause 2015 conference taking place from October 27-30 in Indianapolis, IN. According to information from Dell, there is a "nationwide shortage of data scientists and other professionals with data analytics skills. " In an effort to boost student interest in data analytics, help those students prepare for careers in the field and support research, the company launched the Dell Statistica Free Academic Program, which allows professors to incorporate the software into their courses for hands-on practice and use the software in their own research endeavors. Dell Statistica is predictive analytics software commonly used in industry.

Further information about the Dell Statistica Free Academic Program can be found on the company's site. About the Author. Affordable Learning at Scale With OER. Open Educational Resources Affordable Learning at Scale With OER Open educational resources free students and faculty from the tyranny of the textbook.

Affordable Learning at Scale With OER

Here's how to encourage large-scale adoption. By Dian Schaffhauser10/28/15 Gerry Hanley has a vision. Cloud Powered Education. 9 Apps to Help You Completely Organize Your Life - TIME. The 101 Most Useful Websites on the Internet. 8 Steps to Implementing Open Educational Resources.

7 Insanely Creative Business Plan Templates – The Mission – Medium. Starting your own business is so stressful, with so many things to be done, that it’s easy to convince yourself that doing the bare minimum for a business plan is enough.

7 Insanely Creative Business Plan Templates – The Mission – Medium

There are a ton of business-plan templates out there, so you could always just dump your own information into one of them and run with it. After all, you just need it to get funding, and then you’ll never look at it again. Right? Well, you could do that, but your business plan can actually be a living document you use often, to ensure your performance and growth are on track. 100 Years Ago Today. Symbaloo - Your Bookmarks and favorites in the cloud. Spice Up Your E-Learning Courses with These 10 Free PowerPoint Templates.

Visualization. George Washington. Creativity. Education. 6 Tips for Using Open Educational Resources. Open Educational Resources | Feature 6 Tips for Using Open Educational Resources By Dian Schaffhauser08/27/14 1) If you're new to OER, start small, advised Erik Christensen, chair of the Natural Science Department for South Florida State College.

6 Tips for Using Open Educational Resources

Add a supplement, create a new activity, substitute a chapter or a homework set. Then build on that in discrete areas. Space, the Abandoned Frontier? Boundless Rewrites Textbooks: CT April 2014, Page 1. 16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know. Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online. Abstract Many ideas and events led to the development of the TEC-VARIETY framework and the 100+ activities for motivating and retaining online learners described in this book.

Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online

Much of it has its roots in the mid-1980s, long before most educators had ever heard of fully online or blended learning. At the same time, the activities take advantage of the recently emerging technologies as well as innovative pedagogical practices of the twenty-first century. Chapters on learning relevance, engagement, collaboration, and interactivity as well as ones on learner autonomy, curiosity, product generation, and so form the centerpiece of this book. Mobento - Free Video w/Word Search.

100+ eTextbooks Online for Higher Ed. Online Textbooks for Free. Strategy: textbook costs to zero. Holding a whiteboard, the University of Maryland, College Park students scrawled their complaints and posed for a picture.

strategy: textbook costs to zero

"My name is Justin and I spent $114 on ONE textbook," a student wrote. "My name is Jeff and I spent $736 on textbooks," wrote another. The images, posted online by the Student Government Association in recent months, are designed to highlight the rapid rise in the price of college textbooks over the past decade. This semester, the University System of Maryland is exploring ways to bring that cost to zero with "open-source" electronic textbooks — the latest experiment in changing the way students in Maryland and across the nation are taught. College Textbooks May Become Free at the University of Maryland. A successful student campaign in the University of Maryland served as a catalyst for changing the way college textbooks are sold on campus by making them free.

College Textbooks May Become Free at the University of Maryland

Students wrote on a whiteboard explaining the costs of their textbooks some claiming they paid over one hundred dollars for one book while another student paid near a thousand dollars for a semester of books. Stories like this are common across the country where college prices are rising exponentially. The University of Maryland has taken the student’s complaints into consideration and have begun a pilot program to transition all needed course material to an open source electronic textbooks.

College textbooks $ out of control. Open Knowledge Foundation. Open-education partners hope to save students $10 million by 2015. Taking aim at the high cost of commercial textbooks, Rice University-based publisher OpenStax College today announced a partnership with open-education pioneer Lumen Learning that is projected to save students $10 million over the next two years by facilitating the adoption of free, online textbooks by colleges and universities.

Open-education partners hope to save students $10 million by 2015

The new partnership will combine OpenStax College's free textbooks with Lumen Learning's support services to help higher education institutions and faculty members successfully transition to using readily available "open-educational resources" (OER). "Although a growing number of free, high-quality educational materials are available, many instructors and academic leaders are uncertain about how to begin taking advantage of these resources," said David Harris, editor-in-chief of OpenStax College. 20 Best Websites To Download Free EBooks. We understand that reading is the simplest way for human to derive and constructing meaning in order to gain a particular knowledge from a source. Picture This: Free Images for Use on the Web. By Bonny Clayton, Your Web Chick Navigating the Web for photos to populate your website, company newsletter, or other marketing tools can be like tip-toeing through a minefield.

You might emerge on the other side completely unscathed, but one wrong step can blow up into a legal morass. Just about everyone has, shall we say, appropriated an image from another website at one time or another. If you’re illustrating a report or PowerPoint presentation, there’s no problem. But if you use that photo for external marketing – in other words, put it out there as your own, without permission of the website or copyright holder – you can get hit with a copyright infringement suit.

Think about Shepard Fairey. Even if you’re not using an image directly to sell things, you may still be guilty of stealing someone’s intellectual property.