The ‘Lifehacker’ blog posted an interesting compilation of free online resources recently. These sites offer a wide range of resources in different formats. It occurred to me that if you were going to work through a topic then compiling a list of resources related to that topic would be a really good thing to do and a useful focus for teacher collaboration.
- iTunes U – Itunes University, huge database and covers a massive range of topics.
- Academic Earth aggregates lectures from 19 different universities on a variety of subjects
- The Khan Academy is mostly the work of one man. Maths focussed. Often mentioned as a good example.
- OpenCourseWare Consortium – 22 Universities in the US including MIT and John Hopkins
- Open course initiative – Yale
- Possibly the No 1 is Wikiversity (and its sister site, Wikibooks).
- Textbook Revolution tries to bring together all the free textbooks on the net.
- A few universities offer online textbooks, such as Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative and the Supplemental Resources section of MIT, they have a ton of non video resources like online textbooks, lecture notes, and assignments.
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