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Open Learning Initiative

Open Learning Initiative
What people are saying This innovation that we’re bringing into our teaching and learning doesn’t have to be invented course by course and university by university. Working together in collaboration, as we are, we can accelerate this process of bringing these strategies into our classrooms and into our universities. Dr. William E. “Brit” Kirwan, Chancellor, University System of Maryland, OLI event hosted by CMU in Washington D.C.

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100+ Free Online Learning Sites Note: Free learning opportunities have skyrocketed in recent years. I actually wrote this post some years ago – before Khan Academy, MOOCs, and all sorts of other options came along. It’s past due for an update. I’ll be working on one soon, so if you have resources you would like to see added here – or updates/perspectives on the ones already listed – please be sure to comment or contact me. I’ve been a fan of open education for some time and recently have been intrigued by the revival of the “free” business model debate by Chris Anderson and Kevin Kelly, among others. So, conflating the two, I decided to undertake what turned into a “pulling a thread on a sweater” exercise and see how much free learning I could find on the Web relatively quickly.

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20 Social Networks for Lifelong Learners This is a guest post from education writer Karen Schweitzer. When most people think of social networks, they think of Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, or similar sites, but there are many other types of social networks popping up on the web. Some of the fastest growing networks are designed specifically for education. These sites allow people to learn in a social context through discussion, file sharing, and collaboration. Here are 20 social learning networks to visit in your spare time. LearnCentral – LearnCentral is an open environment that is half social network and half learning community.

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