Archive for January, 2012

List of Free Online Education

January 9, 2012

Update No. 9: 12. January.2015

An excellent overview of more than 800 MOOC from various providers can be found at class-central.com.

Stanford: www.ai-class.com  (Certificate of attendance from professors but not Stanford). Additional certification with credits at German university ( Prof. Wolfram Burgard at the University of Freiburg! http://www.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/~burgard/ai_exams/: many international Universities accept such a certificate)
Other free classes at Stanford Engineering.
This course is now offered via udacity: www.udacity.com

Free Courses from worldclass universities by Coursera –coursera.org

Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmarshallcrotty/2011/12/21/m-i-t-game-changer-free-online-education-for-all/ (Certificate of attendance not from MIT)

EdX.org: EdX is a not-for-profit enterprise of its founding partners Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

FutureLearn: 23 British Universities will offer free online MOOCs

Academic Earth: http://academicearth.org/

Khan Academy: http://www.khanacademy.org/ (K12 Education)

Salman Khan actually inspired the Udacity founders to offer a MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) in 2010.

P2PU: http://p2pu.org/en/

The Open University Learning space (600 free courses also with credits): http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/ See Credit Accumulation and Transfer  scheme (CATS):http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Credit_Accumulation_and_Transfer_Scheme. (Remark: Can be transfered into ECTS)

Udemy: www.udemy.com (free courses available not all) – I have started a free course myself: http://ude.my/uWKNlR.

Skillshare is a similar to Udemy. Most courses charge enrollment fees: www.skillshare.com.

Lore http://lore.com/ is another type of plattform to create free online courses. The focus of this plattform is on the community and the social networking between students.

Coursites http://www.coursesites.com/ by Blackboard is another free web-based course platform to attend courses or setup your own.

YouTube Edu: http://www.youtube.com/education
Video Lectures online from reknown universities and other sources such as BBC.

Ted- Ideas Worth Spreading: www.ted.com
The latest in key research projects, findings and insights in less than 20 Minutes introduced in a compelling speech supported by presentations and media. Great resource to learn new things in any academic field.

Free online learning resources:
see http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmarshallcrotty/2012/01/01/free-education-for-all-a-meme-whose-time-has-come/2/

Open Learning Initiative: http://oli.web.cmu.edu/openlearning/

Learning English Video Lectures:
http://www.businessbookmall.com/Learning%20English%20Video%20Lectures.htm

Online College Classes: http://www.onlinecollegeclasses.com/

Alison (Over 300 Free Online classes at Certificate or Diploma Level: http://alison.com/

Any other university, organisation, instititution offering free education ?

A very well structured and very extinsive list at uncolleg.org – Hacking your Education by Dale J. Stephens:
http://www.uncollege.org/resources/

Recommended Further Reading:
How Free Online Courses Are Changing the Tradional Liberal Arts Education

Learning should be your top 2013 new years resolution

Related Link:

The Fastest Ways To Learn Any New Language

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Continuous Social Learning Journeys – the new way to effective, efficient and free or cost efficient Learning and Education

January 7, 2012

I am exited by the potential of social learning.

First of all I have seen many examples where a group of learners is smarter about the topic to study than just the teacher alone.
Social learning also accelerates the personal learning and is more effective than self study alone. And it makes learning more sustainable.
If used with Web2.0 it can be turned into a continuous learning journey, where each learner can stay on the learning journey as long until the personal learning goal is reached. On top it is a highly flexible learning, where participants spend the time they can invest during the days, weeks, months as they wish.

I am just testing such a social learning environment in a free course on Linkedin Profile Best Practice at http://www.udemy.com: http://ude.my/uWKNlR.
This also offers me a practical way to learn and study more about social learning environments and journeys. It gives me first hand insight about learners using it and what works best and what does not.

Further Reading:

The Fastest Ways To Learn Any New Language

My Alltop on Linkedin

January 7, 2012

http://my.alltop.com/ppalme

2011 in review

January 5, 2012

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 56,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 21 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


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