open education resources

What Colleges Must Do to Stay Relevant

What Colleges Must Do to Stay Relevant

| November 28, 2011 | 3 Comments

For many Americans, going to college has been the next natural step after graduating from high school. A college degree has served not just as a status symbol, but also proof that graduates have mastered a subject and can put the knowledge they’ve acquired in school to practice. But the value of a college degree […]

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The Khan Academy Opens Its Virtual Doors — Carefully

The Khan Academy Opens Its Virtual Doors — Carefully

| November 18, 2011 | 9 Comments

As of today, there are more than 2,700 videos on the Khan Academy site. All of them have been created by Salman Khan himself, with the exception of those produced by the SmartHistory team who Khan hired a few months ago. Over the course of a few short years, Khan has accumulated a vast library […]

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Open Education Sites Offer Free Content for All

Open Education Sites Offer Free Content for All

| October 27, 2011 | 19 Comments

Flickr:FontFont Open education sites exemplify how technology is democratizing education. These sites allow both learners and teachers to create their own curriculum, whether it’s used in or out of the classroom. Here’s a comprehensive list of open education sites MindShift has covered. As always, we love to hear about sites that aren’t included in the […]

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The Virtues of the Open Web

The Virtues of the Open Web

| April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dale Dougherty, founder of Maker Media (which organizes the annual Maker Faire), O’Reilly Media (publisher of all those great “Missing Manuals”) heralds the virtues of the open web and the history of open-source information in this talk at Open Educational Resources 2011 talk last month. “The most important educational resource is the student,” he says.

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HippoCampus: Online Content In and Out of Class

HippoCampus: Online Content In and Out of Class

| February 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Through a series of slideshow presentations, HippoCampus covers a wide range of subject areas, from the Civil War to biopsychology. By Sara Bernard For students seeking study guides and educators needing specific content, here’s another robust online resource: HippoCampus, a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE), provides multimedia homework and study […]

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Teachers’ Customizable Curriculum: 5 More Resources

Teachers’ Customizable Curriculum: 5 More Resources

| October 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Flickr: FontFont By Sara Bernard As the open source movement in education grows, so do the number of nonprofits, foundations, and collaborative sites that support it (and vice versa). The following is not an exhaustive list by any means. Stay tuned for more posts on open source textbooks and curricula in the coming weeks. Open […]

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