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YouTube and the new creative class Editors' note: This is a guest column. See Kevin Yen's bio below. Five years ago, when online video was just getting started, individuals flocked to platforms like YouTube to share their stories with the world under the mantra "Broadcast Yourself." Open Source Textbooks - IAE-Pedia Introduction We are all used to the idea of free public lending libraries. Benjamin Franklin helped to get this idea started in the United States well over 200 years ago. Moreover, the idea of free public schools for all is well accepted. Thus, it is not too great a leap to have a vision of education and educational materials being made available free to people of all ages throughout the world. Free education could (should) be a birthright for all. MoocGuide - 0. Home Intro to MOOC A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course. It is a gathering of participants, of people willing to jointly exchange knowledge and experiences for each of them to build upon. As such it is within the hands of the participants and organizers of a MOOC to change it to their needs.

What Can Teachers Learn From Barney Stinson Barney Stinson is one of the most awesome characters in the history of television. And there is much that teachers of the present age can learn from his ways. Here are some real time tips for teachers from the legendary Barney Stinson himself. For everyone who has ever seen the popular sitcom, How I Met Your Mother, Barney Stinson is someone instantly recognizable. One of the most popular characters of the series, Barney is loved (and detested) by everyone.

II - Home Return to MERLOT II Home Page Search all MERLOT Select to go to your profile Click to expand login or register menu Select to go to your workspace Select to go to your Dashboard Report Facebookipedia? Here come 'Community Pages' It might not seem like much, but a Monday announcement from Facebook to unveil its new "Community Pages" feature is one of the boldest steps that the social-networking site has taken toward, well, consuming your life. "Community Pages" take the concept of a Facebook "fan page" and apply them to concepts, places, and ideas, rather than brands. An announcement at the top of Facebook's prototype community page for "cooking" explains that it aims to be "the best collection of shared knowledge on this topic," and sources quite a bit of content from Wikipedia. "You'll be able to learn more about a topic or an experience--whether it's cooking or learning a new language--and see what your friends and others in the Facebook community are saying about this topic," a post on the Facebook blog explains. "We're starting by showing Wikipedia information, but we're also looking for people who are passionate about any of these topics to sign up to contribute to the page.

O'Reilly Open Books Project O'Reilly has published a number of Open Books--books with various forms of "open" copyright--over the years. The reasons for "opening" copyright, as well as the specific license agreements under which they are opened, are as varied as our authors. Perhaps a book was outdated enough to be put out of print, yet some people still needed the information it covered. Or the author or subject of a book felt strongly that it should be published under a particular open copyright. Maybe the book was written collectively by a particular community, as in the case of our Community Press books.

The MOOC Guide The purpose of this document is two-fold: - to offer an online history of the development of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - to use that history to describe major elements of a MOOC Each chapter of this guide looks at one of the first MOOCs and some early influences. It contains these parts: - a description of the MOOC, what it did, and what was learned - a description of the element of MOOC theory learned in the offering of the course - practical tools that can be used to develop that aspect of a MOOC - practical tips on how to be successful Contribute to this Book You are invited to contribute.

App Smashing - Digital Poetry #ec3ta13 #ipaded #edtechchat Note: Later this week, I'll have the opportunity to share some ideas inspired by app smashing concept...and share some of my favorite apps! Here's a draft of what I have in mind. Becoming an App Smasher! Definition of App Smashing: "The process of using multiple apps in conjunction with one another to complete a final task or project." Intel Invests $3 Million In Mobile Social Gaming Platform OpenFeint Intel Capital, the investment arm of Intel, has just announced a $3 million investment in OpenFeint, the comprehensive mobile social gaming platform from Aurora Feint. This latest round brings Aurora Feint’s total funding to $12 million. Earlier this year, the company also took a $5 million investment from Chinese gaming company The9.

A First Course in Linear Algebra (A Free Textbook) Open-Source Textbooks Instead I am concentrating recommendations and examples within the undergraduate mathematics curriculum, so please visit the Open Math Curriculum page. If you are linking to this site, please use that page for a broad list, or link to specifically for the Linear Algebra text. Thanks for your help publicizing open textbooks. This page contains some links to similar open-source textbooks. The MOOC movement is not an indicator of educational evolution Somehow, recently, a lot of people have taken an interest in the broadcast of canned educational materials, and this practice — under a term that proponents and detractors have settled on, massive open online course (MOOC) — is getting a publicity surge. I know that the series of online classes offered by Stanford proved to be extraordinarily popular, leading to the foundation of Udacity and a number of other companies. But I wish people would stop getting so excited over this transitional technology. The attention drowns out two truly significant trends in progressive education: do-it-yourself labs and peer-to-peer exchanges.