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How will you obtain a higher education? Some major headlines in 2009 already play on the fears about how to pay for a higher education. Press releases from colleges want to quell those fears about monies for college, and politicians have introduced legislation to make education more affordable.
The desire to lure students into college is strong across the globe, and many colleges have learned that education no longer belongs to a select few who can afford a degree. “Flat education,” or education provided for the masses via the Internet has become commonplace over the past few years, and open courseware projects abound on the Web. [click to continue…]
Video collections can offer hours of entertainment, but they also can provide users with hours of education. YouTube offers a venue for many college videos, for instance. If you go to that link and type in, “University of Michigan lectures,” you can find many lectures offered by Richie Hawtin — an English-Canadian electronic musician and internationally-touring DJ who was an influential part of Detroit techno’s second wave of artists in the early 1990s. In these videos, Hawtin discusses how technology is changing the way music is played, produced and experienced. [click to continue…]
Are you sad that you have an Android phone instead of an iPhone because of the lack of apps? Never fear — just a little patience and you’ll have all the apps you need. This list of 40 awesome Android apps for college students provides examples of some high-class apps that will help you float through that undergraduate or graduate degree with confidence. [click to continue…]
Are you an e-Learner or a researcher? No matter if you are learning or working online or on campus, the following Firefox extensions can make your life easier. From organization to collaboration and from citation tools to complete research toolboxes, Firefox is equipped to handle your studies.
The following list of 50 Firefox extensions for e-Learning and researching are categorized. The categories are in alphabetical order and each list under those categories are listed alphabetically. We do not value one extension over another. Finally, each extension should be the most up-to-date modification that will engage with the latest version of Firefox 3.0. [click to continue…]
Thanks to the Internet, learning and education are becoming possible to nearly anyone. No longer is it necessary to sit in a classroom or follow the accepted methods of teaching that many of us are familiar with. Instead, it is now possible to learn what we want, when we want and at our own pace. Additionally, it is possible to use the Internet to complement more traditional forms of learning and supplement what is learned in school. If you want to get into online education and learning, here are 50 blogs that can help you find your way: [click to continue…]
Open courseware has expanded to the extent that directories, lists, search engines, archives and Web tools are available free to anyone who chooses to learn through the Internet. The following list contains some individual tools, but on the whole, this list is filled with links to sites and pages that offer more links to even more resources. So, if you’re looking for an open source tool to create a video, go under “tools” below to find two links to sites filled with open source software resources.
All links under the categories below are listed in alphabetical order. This alphabetical method of organization also shows that we do not value open courseware project over another. [click to continue…]