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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 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?

Khan Academy Meeting Training and Learning Challenges with Reusable Learning Objects by Jacqueline Beck & Bobbe Baggio: Page 2 Using RLOs Reusability adds value to learning objects. The value of the learning object has a direct correlation to the organization’s ability to use it multiple times. The concept of creating small bits of learning information that are reusable is not a new one. Teachers and instructors have been doing this for a long time. We would like to point out two particular applications of learning objects that may not be as obvious, to offer a thought about the focus of learning objects and to give you two brief examples of actual design and re-use. RLOs and blended learning Blended learning is an important potential application for RLOs. For example, we produced some simple movies for one of our clients, and we incorporated these into online asynchronous training applications. In fact, we went a little further. Flexibility for the learner In order for the intention to become learning, you need to guide learners toward an understanding of the object. Is it time for an example? How? Summary

Brain Pickings Online Courses Directory Design for Adult Learning, Teaching and Learning Theory, Feedback | LearnDAT (Learning Design and Technology) Design for adult learning Ideally, the design of a course should allow students to customize the experience to meet their goals and complement their personal learning styles. Leonard and DeLacey draw two observations from an Adult Learning Workshop [*] held at Harvard Business School that are useful to keep in mind when designing enhanced, blended or fully-online courses: students who already know the power of a classroom experience will not easily abandon that model for something new; because humans have "certain, predictable preferences and capabilities in learning," some principles of learning span different academic methods. They offer seven simple, yet valuable ideas that should be incorporated into the design of online courses: Learning is a social activity: group activities and communities aid in the effectiveness of the learning experience because of the basic nature of human beings as social creatures. [*] Leonard, D. and DeLacey, B. Factors to consider Teaching styles

100 Incredible Lectures from the World's Top Scientists Posted 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. But thanks to the Internet and the generosity of many universities and online colleges, you’ve now got access to the cutting edge theories and projects that are changing the world in this list below. 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 Chemistry Physics and Astronomy Earth and Environment Technology Science and Business

Sunday Reading Socialism 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. Targeting specific corporations like Wells Fargo and Bank of America and emphasizing real, tangible issues like home foreclosures, affordable health care and education as well as broader ones like the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, several hundred protesters – the exact number was impossible to estimate – fanned out across the city, snarling traffic, getting arrested, holding sidewalk teach-ins, and generally serving notice that after its brief winter hibernation, the Occupy movement was back and kicking. Occupiers Close BoA, Hold Off Police for 10 Hours: Like this: