It's a learning experience in itself as we look at the opportunities for someone who might visit this pearltree to find the information they need in their life. It's also where the team members can add whatever they feel is of use to them, and whatever tangent or branch, or information they find that might relate in some manner to free education.
As to organization within the pearltree, and adding other pearltrees, pearls, content, suspect there are different ideas on that, and that's up to you.
We might find of course that some categories are in order, so add your touch to this pearl. I don't think there's a right or a wrong way to do this, but suspect that might be up for debate, and if there's a best practice that evolves or there is an etiquette here, you tell us, or better yet, join the team. Please!
I personally like a diversity of ideas and finding a pearl you post - such as those hidden 'pearls' of someone doing something interesting in learning and education somewhere in the world, be it educational material - such as free emergency services training video on medical triage over a mobile phone in a disaster in a third world country, to a total on-line degree for free, or unique ways of melding say - audio, video, text, multimedia, multi-lingual educational materials on any subject matter, to lists of resources, search engines for free education, and free education on unique topics, applications, age specific programs, or a story of a life changed by free education...and well - you get the idea.
You're the designer of this pearltree!
Team members - if you care to, it would be great if you would post a note here on your interests so in our travels, your other team members might find a pearl to post of interest for you that we might not have not pearled.
As well, if you are looking for something in particular at anytime or have a question, ask. No guarantees on answers, but based on some of the profiles and other pearls of team members, and the community, there's a great level of expertise and diversity of backgrounds here that may be able to help.
No question is a dumb question. We all have different levels or expertise.
Since we have folks from different areas and languages, no worries on grammar, spelling, but if you can explain your needs as best as you can, we understand and respect the fact that you may speak one language better than another and glad to have you.
Team members? Is the above information okay? Thoughts? Are there others you want to invite as team members? Have fun!
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But with Tedx, Coursera and others like them taking part in the democratisation of education by removing it from the shackles of consumerism and the market, there is a risk that such developments will be detrimental to the exploration of knowledge in the long term. Carole Cadwalladr recently reported in the Observer that free online access to tertiary courses and lectures was set to revolutionise education. She imagined a United Kingdom where "the 'second-tier' universities … could struggle in the brave new free education market world". _EDU_Report_FULL.pdf. Lesson Plan Search – Google in Education. Coursera, edX, and MOOCs Are Changing the Online Education Business.
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