Harvard on iTunes U allows the University to distribute world-class educational content to the world at large. Watch Michael Sandel give his famous "Justice" lectures, learn about the intersection of science and cooking, or listen to Yo-Yo Ma perform Bach’s First Suite for Solo Cello. Questions or feedback? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. About iTunes U iTunes U is a part of the iTunes Store featuring free lectures, language lessons, audiobooks, and more, that you can enjoy on your iPod, iPhone, Mac or PC. Frequently Asked Questions What is Harvard on iTunes U? Users must have Apple's free iTunes software installed to access the video and audio files and may find the content by searching or browsing the Apple iTunes store. How do I visit Harvard on iTunes U? What materials are appropriate for iTunes U? What if Harvard on iTunes U content infringes on copyright protection? What if Harvard on iTunes U content infringes on intellectual property rights?
Brain PickingsOER Commons100 Incredible Lectures from the World's Top ScientistsPosted on Thursday June 18, 2009 by Staff Writers By Sarah Russel Unless you’re enrolled at one of the best online colleges or are an elite member of the science and engineering inner circle, you’re probably left out of most of the exciting research explored by the world’s greatest scientists. If you’re looking for even more amazing lectures, check out our updated list for 2012 with more talks from great minds. General Let the world’s top scientists explain exactly how they do their job when you listen to these lectures. Science and Engineering From materials science to the study of thermodynamics, learn more about the science of engineering here. WTC Lecture – collapse of WTC Buildings: Steven E. Biology and Medicine From drug research to evolution to writing the genetic code, watch these lectures for the latest developments in biology and medical research. Chemistry These chemistry scientists discuss the atomic theory of matter and other mind-boggling principles in the following lectures.
II - HomeSunday ReadingSocialism and/or Barbarianism has A Letter to Micky Arison, CEO of Carnival Cruiselines, and Gianni Onorato, president of Costa Cruises (ht Gtiso): (Photo poached from here, who poached it from here(and altered it)) Occupy San Francisco gets down to business: Act II of the Occupy Wall Street movement, San Francisco version, kicked off on a rainy, blustery Friday in the heart of the city’s financial district. Occupiers Close BoA, Hold Off Police for 10 Hours: ”It started out small. A Timeline of “Occupy Wall Street West” today, in SF. Unpacking Homelessness on Occupy Oakland Move-In Day: On December 28, in the midst of Occupy Oakland’s continuing battle against the city and OPD at Oscar Grant Plaza, another kind of Occupation battlewas taking place in Sacramento, largely out of sight of both activists and media. Emmanuel Iduma has three posts on the Nigerian revolution. Chika Unigwe on Occupy Nigeria. When a camera gets in between the cop and the person he’s beating on: Like this:
The free learning revolution - Simon Nelson, FutureLearnFutureLearn is the UK's platform for online courses, with more than 50 partner universities and institutions, from the British Museum to University College London. It recently claimed the record for the course with the most students - 370,000 learners enrolled for a British Council course preparing for an English language test. What's the secret behind its success and what does the future hold for massive open online courses (MOOCS), like FutureLearn? It's been nearly two years now since FutureLearn launched – how's it going? We're delighted with progress. These are business models based around people paying for the statements of participation? Yes, that's pretty much the only business model we've got at the moment; we also offer exams at the end of some of our courses at physical test centres and that's been slower to get off the ground but our statements of participation are selling in many multiples of what we predicted they would at this stage. What do you know about your learners?
An introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER): 3 Exploring OER - OpenLearn - Open University - H800_1Candace Thille Higher education is confronted with a pretty significant challenge. We're asking faculty and institutions to teach many, many, many more students. The Open Learning Initiative is an open educational resources project that brings together the learning science researchers who are studying what do we know about how people learn. We make learning environments, and learning environments include what a student might do with the computer. Speaker 1 Worrying is discouraging. Speaker 2 But it also includes what a student does in the classroom with their peers. Natalie Baker Shirer ‘Con-summit’. Demur. Wilfried Sieg You are providing an environment in which students can prepare for meetings by themselves and be intelligently tutored. Speaker 3 Plus, this will give them an idea of like – One of the most powerful features of web-based learning environments is we can collect this data about students and use that to drive very powerful feedback loops. Speaker 4 Speaker 5 Speaker 6 Actor’s picture.
The History of Open Educational Resources InfographicDistance Education Infographics The History of Open Educational Resources Infographic The History of Open Educational Resources Infographic It used to be that an Ivy League education was reserved only for those with vast fortunes, family connections, or stellar grades. However, much of academia’s top curricula are now available online, free for anyone with an inquiring mind to see. The History of Open Educational Resources Infographic presents how the Internet became one of the best places to get an education. Open Educational resources (OER) Timeline January 1999: The University of Tubingen in Germany publishes a video series of its lectures online. Via: www.coursehero.com Embed This Education Infographic on your Site or Blog!
Discover Open Educational Resources With Our New ‘3 Minute Teaching With Tech’ TutorialI love the idea of Open Educational Resources. Free. Editable. Shareable. What could be better? Well … it would be better if it was easier to find them, and if a lot more educators were aware of them. This weekend I created the twelfth entry in the growing set of quick video tutorials I’ve been recording this year. Getting to Know OER My new video gives the basic low-down on what OER are, and demonstrates a few search engines that will help you find resources that you can use. Be sure to check out the full set of 3 Minute Teaching With Technology Tutorials with this YouTube Playlist. About Kelly Walsh Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer at The College of Westchester, in White Plains, NY, where he also teaches. [Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, or those of other writers, and not those of my employer. - K. Print This Post Tagged as: easy to use open educational resources, how to can i find open educational resources, where can i find open educational resources