Khan Academy

Khan Academy – utterly amazing:

“With over 1600 videos, it is easily the most exhaustive collection of instruction on the Internet allowing learners to know that they can fill in almost any of their “gaps” with the content on this site. The content is made in digestible 10-20 minute chunks especially purposed for viewing on the computer as opposed to being a longer video of a conventional “physical” lecture.”

“The Khan Academy is all about using video to explain the world, so what better way to explain the Khan Academy than through videos. If you watch four or five of the videos below, you should have a pretty good idea of how we got started and how we hope to empower everyone, everywhere with a free, world-class education.”

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Check it out here.

Digital Nation

A few years ago PBS put out a great program entitled Growing Up Online. Segments were used in MS Computer Studies (with the help of Guidance) to explore some real-life cyberbullying stories.

Last week PBS again posted online produced another full length 90 minute program relating to technology and education. Digital Nation focuses on digital learning, gaming, virtual reality, 21st century learning, socializing, parenting, virtual reality and many other topics.

It is well worth watching in its entirety. Overall , it is fairly balanced-it mentions the drawbacks and well as the unstoppable digital influence in society. It lets the viewer decide for themselves what the future and effect of technology will be.

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Free online university courses

A revolution is taking place; you can now learn from highly esteemed university lectures for free. That’s right. I just saved you $50,000 in tuition fees and bad dorm food!*

There’s a catch – a big one – you don’t actually receive any credit or diploma for going through these courses. But don’t let that stop you! Whether you have an interest in Architecture, Cognitive Neuroscience, or perhaps Nuclear Engineering, chances are you’ll find something to get those neurons firing.

What are you waiting for? Class is in session!

*unless of course you’ve been through university, in which case remember, we’re all ‘life long learners‘!

Examples of online courses:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (mit.edu)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (cmu.edu)
  • Stanford (stanford.edu)
  • University of California, Berkeley (berkeley.edu)
  • Open University (open.ac.uk)