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With the proliferation of the internet, innumerable amounts of information are available at your very fingertips. One prime example of this fact is the prevalence of open courseware collections. Universities both large and small, from all around the world, have started to offer their valuable information to the general public in the form of audio, video, and text files. These courses won’t earn you a degree specifically, but they can go a long way towards expanding your knowledge. We’ve scoured the internet to bring you the top 50 university courseware collections. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular subject, or seeing if you like what a particular university has to offer in terms of courses, then this is the list for you. Academic Behemoths Massachusetts Institute of Technology — MIT has what many consider to be the most extensive open courseware collection in the country, it also happened to be the first from a major university. Ivy League Western Institutions

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100 Extensive University Libraries from Around the World that Anyone Can Access Universities house an enormous amount of information and their libraries are often the center of it all. You don't have to be affiliated with any university to take advantage of some of what they have to offer. From digital archives, to religious studies, to national libraries, these university libraries from around the world have plenty of information for you. Digital Libraries Capturing images of manuscripts, art, and artifacts, digital libraries are an excellent way of both preserving the past and sharing it with everyone.

450 Free Online Courses from Top Universities Get 1200 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 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures, await you now.

Press Release: OSE-Wikispeed Collaboration Enabling Emerging Markets to Manufacture Their Own Ultra-efficient Transportation, WIKISPEED and Open Source Ecology Announce Partnership in Open-Hardware Movement Seattle, WA, and Maysville, MO, USA (March 7, 2012) The open-hardware movement got a tremendous boost today when WIKISPEED, an innovative automotive company building modular, high-performance cars using agile design principles, and Open Source Ecology (OSE), a group committed to providing free plans and processes necessary for building the global economy, announced that they are teaming up to revolutionize transportation in the developing world. Taking on traditional, proprietary manufacturing R & D, the two companies aim to create an open-source product-development methodology that would allow communities around the world to quickly develop their own machinery and processes to support themselves, removing a dependency on industrialized nations for costly solutions. According to Justice, “This is clearly the right thing to do.

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom.

Download & Streaming : Moving Image Archive : Internet Archive by Internet Archive collection eye You are invited to view or upload your videos to the Community collection. These thousands of videos were contributed by Archive users and community members. These videos are available for free download. Top 5 Quiz Generators for Online Educators Top 5 Quiz Generators for Online Educators Building out quizzes for both traditional and online classes can be a time-consuming chore. Luckily, there are now many online "generators" being designed that take much of the work out of online test taking. If you need to create a simple online test, look to the five user-friendly tools below.

Open P2P Design Workshop: Singapore 2009 01. Open P2P Design workshop, in Singapore After the Seoul workshop, I flew to Singapore for another Open P2P Design workshop with Roger Pitiot at the School of Art, Design & Media of the Nanyang Technological University. The Singapore workshop took place as one of the event of the Singapore Design Festival 2009 and was organized with the help of professor Fabrizio Galli, who organized there a workshop that is already almost a FabLab.

10 Great YouTube Channels for Teachers First thank you all for the positive feedback I received in your emails following the publication of "12 Educational Videos your should not Miss". I do feel glad my posts are leaving good impressions on some of you.In the same regard and to provide you with more video resources , I have compiled a list of YouTube video channels that are sepecifically made for teachers and educators. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already featured a couple of posts about such channels in the past but this one here is the most recent an updated list which includes some channels I have not covered before. With these channels on your favourite list, you will be able to have free unlimited access to a treasure trove of awesome educational videos that are made to meet your teaching needs within a general framework of the 21st century education. Please if you have other suggestions share them with us below and let us benefit from you too.

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