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OER UCT Project | Centre for Educational Technology The OER UCT project, currently run in the Centre for Educational Technology at UCT with the support of the Shuttleworth Foundation, aims to showcase the teaching efforts of UCT academics by encouraging the publication of resources as OER. Offering new visibility for teaching materials and global individual profiling on international OER sites, a directory listing the UCT Collection of OER went live in February 2010. We'd like your resources to be included here, so join the global move to share, remix, improve and redistribute your teaching resources. Have a look at the growing collection of open educational resources from the University of Cape Town on the UCT OpenContent directory What is OER? Learning content: syllabi, full courses, modules, learning objects, lecture notes, presentations and data collections. Benefits of OER UCT and the Cape Town Open Education Declaration Read more about the Cape Town Open Education Declaration and become a signatory at

Proposal for MIT Global Environment Initiative seeks public comment As the world’s population continues to expand, our natural resources will become increasingly strained. In an effort to find sustainable solutions for the planet’s growing population while minimizing environmental impacts, MIT’s Environmental Research Council (ERC) has put forward a detailed implementation plan to establish a Global Environmental Initiative to complement the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI). The interdisciplinary, faculty-led council presented the plan to the MIT community last Thursday in a forum held at the Kirsch Auditorium in the Stata Center. Council members outlined an initiative that would bring together MIT’s “core strengths” across campus to help solve the world’s pressing environmental challenges, from mitigating climate change to curbing contamination and maintaining fresh water supplies. In the areas of climate and oceans, MIT already has a strong foundation of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT is often cited as among the world's top universities.[10][11][12][13] As of 2014[update], 81 Nobel laureates, 52 National Medal of Science recipients, 45 Rhodes Scholars, 38 MacArthur Fellows, and 2 Fields Medalists have been affiliated with MIT. MIT has a strong entrepreneurial culture and the aggregated revenues of companies founded by MIT alumni would rank as the eleventh-largest economy in the world.[14] History[edit] Foundation and vision[edit] Rogers, a professor from the University of Virginia, wanted to establish an institution to address rapid scientific and technological advances.[19][20] He did not wish to found a professional school, but a combination with elements of both professional and liberal education,[21] proposing that: The Rogers Plan reflected the German research university model, emphasizing an independent faculty engaged in research, as well as instruction oriented around seminars and laboratories.[23][24] Early developments[edit] Curricular reforms[edit]

375 Free Online Courses from Top Universities Get 1,300 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. Humanities & Social Sciences Art & Art History Courses Classics Courses Classical Mythology - Free iTunes Video - Joseph Hughes, Missouri StateClassical Mythology - Free iTunes Audio - Rhiannon Evans, La Trobe University -AustraliaConcepts of the Hero in Greek Civilization - Free Online Course - Greg Nagy, HarvardEpics of Rome - Free iTunes Video - Rhiannon Evans, LaTrobe University-AustraliaHannibal - Free iTunes Audio - Patrick Hunt, StanfordRoman Architecture - Free Online Course - Diana E. Economics Courses Bookmark our collection of free online courses in Economics. Film Courses Food Courses Geography Courses Language Lessons Law Courses Literature Courses

Paris Tech OpenCourseWare Since 2003, ParisTech OpenCourseWare has assembled more than 2000 educational resources that it makes available online. They correspond to the educational resources for some of the teaching units (duplicated lecture notes, compendiums of exercises, annals, simulators, sessions, course notes, videos, etc.) in all scientific and technical fields covered by the colleges. These resources, which are made readily available, satisfy several commitments in an “OpenCourseWare” charter. Educational resources Use – private context Use – academic context 1 Use – academic context 2 Use – public context 1 Use – public context 2 For each resource onlined, ParisTech: respects the legislation with respect to third party copyrights undertakes to define a limited license, after establishing it with the professor/teacher authors follows a process and qualification criteria These educational resources are currently part of the resources used by students in ParisTech colleges.

FormaVia Sustainable Development – Earth Charter Initiative Principle 14 of the Earth Charter emphasizes the importance of “Integrating into…education and life-long learning the knowledge, values, and skills needed for a sustainable way of life”. Education is fundamental to the mission of Earth Charter Initiative. ECI has therefore created the Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development at the University for Peace in Costa Rica. The Earth Charter Center’s mission is the same as the Earth Charter Initiative’s, “…to promote the transition to sustainable ways of living and a global society founded on a shared ethical framework that includes respect and care for the community of life, ecological integrity, universal human rights, respect for diversity, economic justice, democracy and a culture of peace.”, with a special focus on education. The Earth Charter Center for ESD: What is Education for Sustainable Development? Read the Journal on ESD, September 2010; 4(2) issue, dedicated to the Earth Charter.

Anka Mulder hypercreatief 18 mei 2012 - Anka Mulder van de TU Delft is een van de "100 most creative people in business for 2012." Fast Company magazine in de USA bekroont haar als 'doorbraakvrouw' onder de mensen die anders durven denken. Wat is haar geheim? "The European higher-education sector thus has little reason to view OER as a threat. Zij is de directeur Onderwijs en Secretaris van de TU Delft en staat nu op de 19de plaats opgenomen in de Fast Company lijst van 100 'most creative people in business for 2012'. Investeren in open kennisbronnen Mulder nam in mei 2011 - als eerste vrouw - bij het OCW het stokje over van Steve Carson van het Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Anka Mulder heeft haar visie op deze HO-revolutie al regelmatig op ScienceGuide uitgediept. "Niet alleen de USA, maar ook de Britse overheid ondersteunt de ontwikkeling van Open Course Ware (OCW) al enige jaren met forse subsidies. "Nederland is een van de meest digitale landen ter wereld. Toekomst van Europa

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