Monthly Archive: September 2010

Sep 22

MIT OpenCourseWare: Teaching College-Level Science

I came across a course today on MIT OpenCourseWare Teaching College-Level Science. For those that are not aware, MIT OpenCourseWare is a service that has been offered by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) for a number of years now where they basically take their entire set of courses and put them up online for free (not for credit as far as I know, but you can take them and learn the content completely free). Some even have full lectures online in video format, assignments, lecture notes, reading assignments, and the like. The concept is that of a MOOC: A Massively Online Open Course.

Sep 18

Prezi: An eye catching presentation tool

Ever sit in a presentation and see the same PowerPoint theme you have seen over and over? Doesn’t that immediately take a little wind out of the presentation for you? Lots of us get sick and tired of seeing PowerPoint. Prezi (link), a Web 2.0 tool, is designed to be an alternative to PowerPoint…a significantly …

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Sep 09

Planning Meetings the Web 2.0 way

It often happens that you are organizing a meeting between a number of people (maybe some of which are in your organization, and maybe some aren’t), and you need to find a time slot that will work for everyone. This can be a very annoying task using email, and sometimes more than one email are required to each person. If you are lucky enough to be in an organization where everyone is using some sort of resource tracker like Outlook, then you could just look it up, but I’ve found a much more general way to do so.

Sep 06

Article: For Classes, Online + Bigger = Better?

I am a firm believer in distance education…I think it is the wave of the future. The internet is not nearly being used to its potential for education, and this will change over the next many years.