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Free Courses and Resources. Online Education. Learn4Free. Open Culture. Get 1,500 free online courses from the world's leading universities -- Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player. Over 45,000 hours of free audio & video lectures, await you now. 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. Humanities & Social Sciences Art & Art History Courses Classics Courses Communication Courses Economics & Finance Courses Bookmark our collection of free online courses in Economics.

Film Courses Food Courses Geography Courses Health Courses. A Master List of 500 Free Courses From Great Universities. 200 Free K-12 Educational Resources. This collection provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers. It features free video lessons/tutorials; free mobile apps; free audiobooks, ebooks and textbooks; quality YouTube channels; free foreign language lessons; test prep materials; and free web resources in academic subjects like literature, history, science and computing.

This newly-released list is a work in progress. Please tell us if we're missing something good. Free Audio Books, eBooks and Textbooks Free Audio Books: Our collection of 450 free audio books includes many children's classics. Free eBooks: This collection includes many children's classics in ebook format. Gives you access to free online classics of reference, literature, and nonfiction, including Strunk & White's Elements of Style, The World Factbook, The Oxford Shakespeare, and The King James Bible. Foreign Languages Deutsch – warum nicht? CELLS Alive!

OPEN CULTURE. OpenLearn - The Open University. Learn with The Open University. The Public Domain Review | Online journal dedicated to showcasing the most interesting and unusual out-of-copyright works available on the web. Class Central • A complete list of free online courses offered by Stanford's Coursera, MIT's MITx, and Udacity. Coursera: What are some websites similar to Coursera. Open CourseWare Consortium (OCW) Georgia Tech, Udacity To Offer Master's Degree.

WHOA. Georgia Tech and Udacity today said that they would jointly offer an entirely online master's degree in computer science with support from AT&T for less than $7,000, total. That's a game-changer. A Master's degree in computer science from Georgia Tech is nothing to sniff at: US News & World Report's grad school rankings puts Georgia Tech at number five the U.S., tied with Carnegie Mellon. Out-of-state, full-time tuition for " Buzz " engineers, reports USNews, is about $27,000 per year. Although AT&T's involvement seems limited to providing what the press release calls "generous" support, AT&T's chairman and CEO, Randall Stephenson was unequivocable upbeat about the program in a statement: AT&T will have to live up to that declaration by offering the first grads jobs--but at least for now that's in the future. Udacity's Sebastian Thrun wrote on his blog that this kind of program is just why he started Udacity: "I grew up in Germany, a country that offers excellent education.

Online Programming Courses, Learn Programming Online | LearnStreet. Guide to Free, Quality Higher Education. Culture Digital Tools Teaching Strategies By Katrina Schwartz As the current generation of college graduates wrangles with an unprecedented amount of debt, a sea change is underway in higher education. More and more elite universities are offering free online courses that might characterize the next iteration of the college experience for the forthcoming generation of students. Will students be able to receive the equivalent of a bachelors degree for free? How will brick-and-mortar institutions be used in the future? Will academic rigor suffer? At the moment, students of these online courses receive certificates of completion, but no university credit.

Last fall, a group of Stanford professors decided to offer a few courses online free of charge and were overwhelmed when hundreds of thousands of students signed up for their courses. COURSERA. Explore: Coursera, Harvard, Higher Education, Minerva, MIT, MITx, MOOC, Open Source, Stanford, Udacity. 10 Open Education Resources You May Not Know About (But Should)

Potential Summer 2014 Courses

Potential Summer 2013 Courses. Main Page - IAE-Pedia. LitReactor. LitReactor offers a unique approach to a writing education: You study what you want, when you want, at your own pace. We bring in veteran authors and industry professionals to host classes covering a wide range of topics in an online environment that’s interactive and flexible. You get detailed feedback on your work and take part in discussions in a judgement-free zone. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an experienced writer, our workshops are about working together to achieve your writing goals. Where do classes take place? Entirely online. So, anywhere you have Internet access. Are there certain times when the whole class needs to "meet" online? What does a typical class consist of? How much experience do you need to take a class?

Got more questions? And click here to explore a sample class that shows our layout and features. "This intensive has been a turning point for my writing. "Taking this class was the most rewarding and beneficial thing I have done for my writing career. Wireless Philosophy | Videos | Wi Phi. The Ancient Greek Hero. *Note - This is an Archived course* This is a past/archived course.

At this time, you can only explore this course in a self-paced fashion. Certain features of this course may not be active, but many people enjoy watching the videos and working with the materials. Make sure to check for reruns of this course. What is it to be human, and how can ancient concepts of the heroic and anti-heroic inform our understanding of the human condition? That question is at the core of The Ancient Greek Hero, which introduces (or reintroduces) students to the great texts of classical Greek culture by focusing on concepts of the Hero in an engaging, highly comparative way.

The classical Greeks' concepts of Heroes and the "heroic" were very different from the way we understand the term today. In Greek tradition, a hero was a human, male or female, of the remote past, who was endowed with superhuman abilities by virtue of being descended from an immortal god. Free Social Teaching and Learning Network focused solely on education.

A Brief History of Open Data. Data is currently in the spotlight, be it open data or big data. It is important to consider these two types separately, even if they share a common object: data. Big data focuses primarily on the possibilities offered by exploiting a volume of data in exponential growth. Whereas with open data, the creation of value depends on the ability to share data, to make it available to third parties, rather than on sheer volume. Open data responds to a set of technical, economic and legal criteria: it must be freely available online, under a format that allows re-use. The term open data appeared for the first time in 1995, in a document from an American scientific agency. It dealt about the disclosure of geophysical and environmental data.

The idea of common good applied to knowledge had already been theorized, well before the invention of the Internet. Information technologies have also given a new breath to this philosophy of commons. In 2007, it sounded like a dream. Public data, open data? The Amazings | Learn from Elders. EdX. Open Education. EDU 2.0 for school: the free, easy way to teach and learn online. Resources & news about self-education, certs, universities, etc.

Download Free, Open-source Textbooks from OpenStax College. The Early Middle Ages, 284–1000. Professor Paul Freedman, Chester D. Tripp Professor of History Description Major developments in the political, social, and religious history of Western Europe from the accession of Diocletian to the feudal transformation. Topics include the conversion of Europe to Christianity, the fall of the Roman Empire, the rise of Islam and the Arabs, the "Dark Ages," Charlemagne and the Carolingian renaissance, and the Viking and Hungarian invasions. Texts Central Texts Charlemagne’s Courtier: The Complete Einhard. ed. Gregory of Tours: The Merovingians. ed.

Procopius, The Secret History. ed. Wickham, Chris, The Inheritance of Rome: A History of Europe from 400 to 1000. Richards, Julian, The Vikings: A Very Short History. Course Packet Augustine, Confessions, ed. Berkey, Jonathan Porter, The Formation of Islam: Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-1800. Brown, Peter, The World of Late Antiquity: AD 150-750. The Burgundian Code: Book of Constitutions or Law of Gundobad, ed.

Rule of St. Grading. Online Workshops | Jane Davies Studios. Please read Online Workshop Policies for an explanation of how this format works. You do not need to be at your computer at a specific time, but work at your own pace within the course. Here are a few things students have said after taking one or more of my online workshops: I am really going to miss this class and your great assignments. I have gone in an entire new direction in my work because of this class and have become so much more expressive. The thing I like most about this class is the introduction of concepts, tools, and processes and the logical progression of information and exercises using them. I want to say THANK YOU to Jane and to everyone in the class for making this such an inspirational experience.

The Sketchbook Practice Workshop, $70 Six Sessions, Beginning March 5, 2014 A sketchbook can have many roles in an artist’s practice. Please read the Policies before purchasing this workshop. Six sessions beginning August 27, 2014, $70 Six Sessions, Beginning January 8, 2014. Strathmore Online Workshops. Art Resources and Art Letters from Robert Genn - The Painter's Keys. The Critical Thinker Academy. Duolingo Intro. Cerego. E-Portfolios: K-12. Digication is the leading ePortfolio provider for K-12 and Higher Education schools across the U.S. Our ePortfolio Editions are tailored to meet the needs of individual teachers and students, classrooms, departments, and campuses.

Whether you're looking to get started with your own ePortfolio or evaluating a solution for your school, you've come to the right place. Personal Edition Digication's Personal Edition gives individuals a power packed ePortfolio software for sharing and showcasing work and achievements online. Whether it's a class project, a graduation requirement, or an interactive resume, our ePortfolio provides all the flexibilty and easy to use editing tools you need.

The K-12 Personal Edition is great for: K-12 Teachers K-12 Students Alumni Parents Buy | Learn More Classroom Edition Digication's Classroom Edition gives K-12 teachers and administrators the tools they need to get students started with e-Portfolios. School & District Edition Learn More Learn More. CK-12 Foundation - Student. Course Hero | Study Guides, Lecture Notes, Flashcards, Practice Exams, Lecture Videos | The best way to expand your education. Notesolution. RSA. 9 Great Online Libraries for Educators. Libraries are significant resources for written text and educational materials. It is true that the surge in blogs, search engines, ebooks catalogues, and document sharing communities has tremendously weakened the online presence of libraries but still often times libraries provide a treasure trove of information and rare documents that you can hardly find elsewhere.

As educators, we should at least know about two or three library resources where to look for and find precious documentations. We should also introduce our students to such links and encourage them to use them in their research.Hence the importance of compiling a list of some of the best libraries online. Check out the list below and hopefully share it with your colleagues.

Please if you have other suggestions to add to the list then don't hesitate to share with us below : 1- Internet Public Library Internet Public Library ( IPL ) is a great resouce for educators. 2- Awesome Library 3- Library of Congress 4- Public Libraries. Forbidden Knowledge TV. - Free Online Classes | Online Learning | Academic Earth. Udacity - Free Classes. Awesome Instructors. Inspiring Community. Learning for everyone, by everyone, about almost anything. Learning Without Frontiers | Learning, Innovation and Society. Free Online Courses, College Classes and Video Lessons - Education Portal Academy.

Eliademy, The MOOC Founded By Ex-Nokians, Gets Android App To Benefit The Wider Moodle Community. CBTec, the e-learning startup founded by ex-Nokians and members of the now-defunct MeeGo team, has released an Android app for its Eliademy MOOC platform that’s also compatible with the widely used open source VLE Moodle. That’s because both Eliademy and Moodle are based on the same codebase, while in addition it provides CBTec with a nice new revenue stream: The Android app is free for Eliademy users, but will cost 99 cents for use with compatible Moodle installations. In its current form, Eliademy is a free, cloud-based VLE initially competing with legacy players like Blackboard, but CBTec’s broader plan is for it to become a leading MOOC (Massively Open Online Course), pitting it against Kleiner-backed Coursera and many others in the fast-growing MOOC space. To achieve this there’s a heavy focus on localisation from the get-go.

Launched in February this year, the platform is already available in 13 languages and is targeting 40 languages by the end of 2013.