All posts tagged "distance learning"

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Courseware Unlimited: Knowledge Managers and the Internet

In terms of attitudes to Internet use, we see all sorts today. Some still use paper and pen, only occasionally looking up information online, while others do everything online. Just the same way, some read print newspapers, others read their news online, and so on.

Are Podcasts An Effective Way To Learn?

Is listening to a podcast—or watching a video podcast (a Vidcast)—really that appealing? Effective?

YouTube EDU

YouTube EDU is news to me. I'm still wondering how I missed it—it’s pretty much like TV channels and classrooms right on the funny-videos site! So I took a good look, and here are the channels I liked best.

“Diploma Mills”

Searching online for open courseware, I found phrases like “get your degree online real quick” and “your university degree is only a step away.” Now these seemed to combine the ideas of online degrees and “get instant access,” so I looked at a few suspect sites.

Free Academic Materials Online

An earlier post looked at open courseware—free online courses from universities. From 2002 to 2010, the idea has caught on in so many places, Free does seem to be the way ahead!

Apart from entire courses, educational and other institutions—but primarily universities—have a lot of material online, as we discovered to our pleasant surprise. Doing personal research (or study) online is a very different thing when you consider that there's so much authoritative free material out there. You won't find them all in one place, but here's a collection of links to point you to the Free Stuff.

Open Courseware: A Look at 11 University Sites

Open Courseware, or OCW, has been around for almost a decade now. OCW is the term for free online courseware corresponding to actual university lectures (or, in some cases, other course material at a reputed university).