Education

MIT and Harvard launch joint education venture
Harvard and MIT recently announced a joint venture they are calling edX. Beginning in the fall of 2012, edX will offer free online classes to anyone who can access the Internet. Both institutions are claiming edX is "not a Harvard or MIT lite," but it will be hosting content from actual classes... Read more
10 comments Posted 27 Jun 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
Introducing the Last Language Textbook
How do you build free language education in every language, for everyone? This is the central question that motivates our work at Wikiotics and today we unveil the first step toward that goal. We call it "The Last Language Textbook."
0 comments Posted 21 Jun 2012 by Ian Sullivan Feed
Open source creates a more compassionate global education
Rock legend Roger Waters, of Pink Floyd fame has asked many interesting questions (in song). This one (posted on his website) might be one you don’t expect: “Will the technologies of communication in our culture, serve to enlighten us and help us to understand one another better, or will they... Read more
1 comment Posted 18 Jun 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed
teacher/learner
This academic year was my first year as assistant professor in the ISIGK (المعهد العالي للإعلامية و التصرف بالقيروان‬ | Tunisia). I enjoy teaching in this institute and being in Kairouan for many personal and professional reasons. Here I will talk about the benefits of using Fedena, a School... Read more
2 comments Posted 15 Jun 2012 by Salah Triki Feed
The key to open education
Open education innovator Sal Khan, MIT alumnus and founder of Khan Academy, gave the commencement address at MIT graduation ceremony on June 8, a speech that included both a nod to the power of open education as exemplified by MIT's OpenCourseWare program and Khan's own web site, and an homage to... Read more
6 comments Posted 11 Jun 2012 by Stephen Carson Feed
open resources
Teachers and students have a new portal to find open educational resources: OER Commons. It is the first comprehensive open learning network where teachers and students from kindergarten to graduate school can access OER materials, share, and work together. Users can search, browse, and discuss... Read more
2 comments Posted 5 Jun 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed
State standards, open source, and Universal Design for Learning
Common Core State Standards and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) have designed standards and frameworks to support learning in the classroom. However, their approaches on English Language Arts and the use of digital technology and open source need to be better aligned. Common Core State... Read more
4 comments Posted 1 Jun 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed
protests demand open access to academic research
Last week, Winston Hide committed what he called "a toxic career move." Hide, an associate professor of bioinformatics and computational biology at the Harvard School of Public Health, publicly resigned from the editorial board of Genomics, an influential journal in his field.
4 comments Posted 24 May 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Open educational resources
Digital technology and open educational resources have enormous potential and power with young children. For parents of special needs children, especially those who are blind or visually impaired, dyslexic, or physically or cognitively impaired, the situation is compounded. Parents usually have to... Read more
4 comments Posted 14 May 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed
Nepal and the impact of open source
Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world with many gender, educational, and digital divides. Yet it is gradually being transformed by open source and digital technology. There's little question that as Nepal seeks to help its citizens become a part of the global digital economy, it faces... Read more
4 comments Posted 8 May 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed

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