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E-Learning Resource

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MIT Open Courseware (free)

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Comment by Henry Brown on October 9, 2013 at 9:24am

Could be of some interest to some!

From Mother Nature Network:
7 places where you can get a free online education

Whether you're looking to brush up on your calculus or test your brainpower against Ivy League students, you can do it for free online.

 Anyone who has paid tuition or sent in checks to repay a student loan knows that education is not cheap. The cost of a college education can easily reach six figures, with some graduates leaving school with a diploma and more than $200,000 in debt.
The costs associated with higher education are climbing even faster than inflation. When you factor in the added costs of books, meal plans and housing, it's enough to make even the most frugal savers cringe.
Luckily, while tuition has been rising, a plethora of free online options has become available. Some websites like the Khan Academy exist to help students round out their understanding of subjects like trigonometry and calculus while top-notch universities have begun to put courses online for free. We can't all get accepted to Harvard, but we can click over and watch every lecture from an Introduction to Computer Science course and do all the assignments and tests like real Harvard students do.

Comment by Henry Brown on October 2, 2013 at 9:38am

Could have some value to some!
From the eLearning Blog:

How We Read Online— A Guide for eLearning Professionals

Brain research opens up new opportunities eLearning designers should make the most of. One such opportunity lies in how people read on the web. By tracking eye movements and fixation points while readers look at web content, studies after studies found answers to questions like

Where do people focus their attention when reading online?

When do people read and when do they scan?

How can we encourage people to read more on screen?

This guide should be enough to help you tap the latest scientific studies and create an effective eLearning course—with content people actually read and care about.


Comment by Henry Brown on September 28, 2013 at 10:11am

The End of MOOC's ????

From BBC:

Keep up, keep up. If you've only just caught on to the concept of online university courses called Moocs, then you're in danger of falling behind again.

Harvard, one of the world's most influential universities, is moving on to Spocs - which stands for small private online courses. Nothing to do with Star Trek and sombre Vulcans, but plenty to do with ambitions "to boldly go".

And could these be the real deal? The academic chairing Harvard's online experiments says we are already "post-Mooc".

Moocs - massive open online courses - have been something of a hurricane in universities, making a lot of noise and promising to rip everything up.

Pioneered by some of the most prestigious US universities, they have been re-packaging course units into online lessons and making them available to anyone with an internet connection.

But it's still not clear whether this is a passing storm or something that will fundamentally change how higher education is delivered.

Last week the UK joined the fray, with more than 20 universities launching an online platform called FutureLearn, which will challenge the dominant players on the east and west US coasts.

Comment by Henry Brown on September 13, 2013 at 8:26am

Google Web Accessibility Online course

From Eweek:
Google is offering a free online course from Sept. 17 to 30 to help Web developers make their sites more accessible to visually impaired users.
Google will offer a free online course Sept. 17 to 30 to teach Web developers and designers how they can make their Websites more accessible and friendly for blind and visually impaired users.

The course, "Introduction to Web Accessibility," will offer a host of practices and design elements that will allow sites to serve visually impaired users who wish to have better access to the online world, Eve Andersson, the manager of accessibility engineering at Google, wrote in a Sept. 10 post on the Google Developers Blog.

Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on July 23, 2013 at 8:39am

Good morning, eLearning professionals! I am pleased to present GovLoop's newest guide titled, "Building Better Conferences and Training: The Value of Virtual Events in Government."

It includes the survey results of 335 professionals and their perspective on virtual training and events, 4 government case studies, 5 industry subject matter experts and 10 best practices for design and delivery.

Looking forward to your feedback on it!

Comment by Henry Brown on June 5, 2013 at 7:47am

Yes from Canada but suspect it has more than a passing relevance to this community...
The Corporate Educators are Coming...
Will They be the Real “Game Changers” in Online Learning and Post-Secondary Education?

Comment by Henry Brown on June 4, 2013 at 5:55am

@Marion: Might want to take a look at UDEMY

Seemed to be a rather large group of training for 2210 (programming, network administration, applications and some certification type training the cost is everywhere from Free to $400.00

Comment by Henry Brown on June 2, 2013 at 7:54am

have posted a discussion which could be of some interest to some:

Title:Google Mapping Course

Comment by Catherine Upton on February 21, 2013 at 4:48pm

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Comment by Henry Brown on December 2, 2012 at 5:12pm

Have posted a discussion which could be of some interest/value to some

Title: New Coursera Courses


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