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Classroom Aid Digital Resources for the Classroom are selected and FREE educational resources are preferred as listed in here, thanks to open and sharing empowered by the internet and so many contributors’ work ! Please also refer to the specific subjects for your needs : Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Arts and Music, and Multimedia resources. Resources for Teaching The U.S. Departments of Education and Defense launched “Learning Registry,” an open source technical system designed to facilitate the exchange of data behind the scenes, and an open community of resource creators, publishers, curators, and consumers who are collaborating to broadly share resources, as well as information about how those resources are used by educators in diverse learning environments across the Web.

For Educators Symtext has built a more effective and efficient platform for schools, educators, and publishers to manage and deliver digital instructional materials to students. Institutions using the Liquid Textbook platform can help Educators create their own Liquid Textbook for each course by blending “chunks” of digital content from a variety of publishers and other sources – including chapters from textbooks, cases, articles, videos, photos, podcasts, and presentations. These resources can be combined with your own materials, and even include student generated content. Symtext’s platform

50 Excellent Open Courses on Teaching With Technology The information below is taken from a recent posting on www.onlinecollegesanduniversities.com. It is a listing of 50 free online courses that are offered on a wide variety of instructional technology topics. The courses are free, self-directed, and accessible over the internet. Get Lucid v3.3 for free! We are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Lucid's initial release by providing “Lucid v3.3” free*. Lucid v3.3, which was released in 2006, operates on Windows98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista, OSX, Linux, and Solaris and is capable of producing keys for deployment on CD or the Internet. Lucid v3.3 is compatible with the latest Lucid v3.5 builder, so that any keys developed using Lucid v3.3 can be easily imported to Lucid v3.5.

OCEP: OCEP Home Page The Online Course Evaluation Project (OCEP) has been created to provide distance learning administrators, instructors and course designers with a resource to explore the availability, quality, and completeness of online courses for higher education, Advanced Placement®, and high school. The EduTools project provides access and functionality to give users of this content an effective tool to search and compare course evaluations. Online courses are identified and measured against a set of objective evaluation categories. Open Academy Powerful Learning Practice supports its Communities with live events featuring experts, practitioners, and educational thought leaders from around the world. We are offering these challenging, action-packed sessions to extend learning opportunities beyond our Communities to the rest of the globe. Through the list below, you can view the archives in Elluminate. Check back often to see what new material has been added or subscribe via RSS. Customized for your team Let Powerful Learning Practice create a customized virtual professional development program for your team.

2tor Raises $32.5 Million Series C To Make Online Education Great “One reason online education isn’t that good is I don’t think it is trying to be that good,” says John Katzman, the CEO of 2tor, an online education startup that is trying to break that mold. The company, headquartered in New York City’s Chelsea Piers, just raised a $32.5 million series C financing, led by Bessemer Venture Partners. All of its existing investors—Highland Capital, Redpoint, Novak Biddle, City Light—re-upped. Since it was founded in 2008, 2Tor has raised a total of $65 million. Student Research: Can Googling Replace $168 Intro to Psych Textbook? Electronic Textbooks | News Student Research: Can Googling Replace $168 Intro to Psych Textbook? By Dian Schaffhauser02/16/11

About Frontiers Open Access Frontiers provides full open access to all its publications across every field of research launched. The first definition of open access was provided by the Budapest Open Access Initiative in February 2002 and it envisages “free and unrestricted online availability” of journal literature, i.e. the double advantage for readers that research publications become both toll-free and royalty-free. At Frontiers, the entire content of all present and past journals is immediately and permanently accessible online free of charge.

Reading Marx's Capital with David Harvey » Blog Archive » Reading Marx’s Capital Vol 1 – Class 1, Introduction The page numbers Professor Harvey refers to are valid for both the Penguin Classics and Vintage Books editions of Capital. Listen now: Class 1 Files: Video MOV (308.9 MB) M4V (657.7 MB) | Audio MP3 (76.3 MB) OGG (72.7 MB). (To download on a PC right-click on an above file and click ‘Save as’ or ‘Download to’. Study Together OpenStudy is study help 2.0. Everyone needs study help but it has to be just right—online, immediate, even late at night. We make this possible on OpenStudy. Connect with other students studying the same things.

6 Companies Aiming to Digitize the Textbook Industry The world's readers purchased an estimated $966 million of ebooks in 2010, and Amazon has been selling more ebooks than paper books since January. But students have yet to catch on to the digital book revolution with the same fervor. A 2010 study by OnCampus Research found that 74% of college students surveyed still prefer to use a printed textbook. Where some see non-adopters, others see untapped markets, and thus large and small players alike have long been targeting the digital textbook niche. Here are some of the ways they're looking to get students to trade their print for pixels.

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