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E_Iearning. New Resource for the First Time Computer Science Teacher. Teachers want to bring coding into their classrooms but there are roadblocks that can get in the way.

New Resource for the First Time Computer Science Teacher

It takes time to learn computer programming. For teachers who are brand new to computer science this is time you just don’t have in your busy schedules. Coding can be expensive to learn and it might be cost prohibitive to hire new computer science teachers at your school. If you want to bring coding to your school you’ll want to find a platform that takes care of the tough parts of teaching a coding class (curriculum delivery, grading, reporting analytics) so teachers can focus on learning the material while facilitating a class. Here are some tips for getting started with coding using the awesome tool Pythonroom. Learn more about how Pythonroom can help you bring coding to your school by visiting their website! Monica Monica Burns is an Author, Speaker, Curriculum & EdTech Consultant and Apple Distinguished Educator. Learn Languages for Free with Music Videos, Lyrics and Karaoke! English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch.

Online Learning Infographics. Need a few tips on what to do in your live online discussion?

Online Learning Infographics

Here are a few to get started. ~Mia Like this: Like Loading... I have recently been shocked at the fact that educators don’t really see the need for a rubric. Here are a few benefits: What else would you add? OnlineStudent Code of Conduct form. Class Discussion: Getting Students to Respond to Each Other's Comments. April 23, 2014 By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog Issue 1: The classroom discussion is going pretty well.

Class Discussion: Getting Students to Respond to Each Other's Comments

Students are offering some good comments and more than one hand is in the air. Then a student makes a really excellent observation that opens up a whole avenue of relevant possibilities. You follow-up by calling on a student whose hand has been in the air for some time. Open Culture.

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Resources. Classroom 2.0. Fostering global discourse: it's time to embrace distance learning. Many people in higher education think of distance learning the same way one would a distant cousin: aware of its existence, perhaps even thinks well of them, but reluctant to pick up the phone and find out how they are doing.

Fostering global discourse: it's time to embrace distance learning

And like the cousin you don't know well, the justification for your lack of interest is that distance learning is just a little bit awkward. Distance learning is reputedly characterised by clunky online interfaces, isolation and generally conspiring to make students – and staff – miss out on so many of the things that make university life so attractive: daily interaction with people who think like we do. Online learning: pedagogy, technology and opening up higher education.

Is online learning the answer to widening participation in higher education?

Online learning: pedagogy, technology and opening up higher education

Photograph: Stringer Shanghai/Reuters Higher education has always been fond of its acronyms and they don't get much more prolific than the current four letters doing the rounds. From the December 2011 launch of MITx Stateside to the University of Edinburgh's decision to join the Coursera platform, MOOCs (or Massive Open Online Courses) have barely been off the education news menu. Nor was the Observer alone in recently asking: "Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university? " Of course, the provision of off-campus higher education is not a recent development. By definition, online learning is the meeting of technology and pedagogy – and universities are still exploring the right balance between the two.

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700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. Take online courses from the world's top universities for free.

700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Below, you will find 1,500 online courses from universities like Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Oxford and more. You can use this collection of online courses to learn everything you want--from history, philosophy and literature, to physics, biology, psychology, and computer science. Note: This page includes a lot of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). If you want to enroll in a free version of a MOOC, please select the "Full Course, No Certificate" (edX) or "Audit" (Coursera) option. If you opt to take the course for a certificate/credential, you will be charged a fee, and we will receive a commission from our affiliate partners--Coursera, FutureLearn and edX.

Humanities & Social Sciences Art & Art History Courses Italian Renaissance - Free Online Course - Dr. Take college and university courses online completely free. In recent years massive open online courses (MOOCs) have become a trend in online education.

Take college and university courses online completely free

The term was coined in 2008 by David Cormier, manager of web communications and innovations at the University of Prince Edward Island. The first MOOC was created the previous year, at Utah State University. Today, there are hundreds of thousands of courses available online at no cost. You can study anything from business to zoology in your own home at no cost. MOOCs are designed like college courses but are available to anyone anywhere in the world, at no cost. Coursera is perhaps the most well-known of the online education facilitators.

EdX is another non-profit course site created by founding partners Harvard and MIT and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MIT has their own open courseware, where most of the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects are available on the Web, free of charge. European institutions are also getting in on the act. Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills. The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills.

Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills

You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills. Making Online Learning and Teaching Easier and Affordable. Course Management Tools for Teachers. Video Introduction to