Collaborative Note Taking
students taking and working on notes in a collaborative effort in class and online using wikis.
one home of hundreds of MOOCs. MOOCs are offered by others, but this is the largest site so far. >> more
social bookmarking website -- the primary use of del.icio.us is to store your bookmarks online, which allows you to access the same bookmarks from any computer and add bookmarks from anywhere, too. On del.icio.us, you can use tags to organize and remember your bookmarks, which is a much more flexible system than folders.
discover and share content from anywhere on the web. Everything on Digg — from news to videos to images to Podcasts — is submitted by the Digg community. Once something is submitted, other people see it and Digg what they like best.
free research and knowledge-sharing tool. As you research the web, you can annotate and highlight web sites, then connect with partners to share your information. ATS uses Diigo to gather Web articles and research studies on technology in education.
for face-to-face meetings, giving presentations overthe web, provides whiteboards, voice and video.
"a private social platform built for education." This is an online social interface for instructors, students and parents with student privacy.
Information Literacy Guides
Create effective scientific posters. Find and communicate using data resources. - from Academic Media Studio, Wesleyan University.
add onscreen videos, narration, screen shots, easy and free.
Web-based self-publishing service, providing online access to the tools an individual needs to design, publish, and print original material, including books, brochures, reports, calendars, and posters.>> more
peer reviewed online teaching and learning materials. Share advice and expertise about education with expert colleagues. Be recognized for your contributions to quality education. >> more
free collaborative online mind mapping software. Plan, brainstorm, visualize projects and share them as you work. Have students create mindmaps to explain complex relationships between concepts.
is the social platform for people with similar interests where you can share interests, become an entrepreneur, integrate with other social networking tools.
(pronounced"nite-ly") National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education.
free audience response system for up to 30 people (low cost thereafter) using cell phones.
Upload your PowerPoint presentations, Word Docs, and pdfson SlideShare to share themwith your colleagues, students, anyone - or privately. You can embed slideshows into your blog or website; synch audio to your slides; join groups to connect with others who share your interests.
is an international non-profit training, project development and research organization dedicated to assisting people in using digital media to tell meaningful stories from their lives.
An online application that is part blog, part social networking site, and part cell phone/IM tool. It is designed to let users describe what they are doing or thinking at a given moment in 140 characters or less. As a tool for students and faculty, Twitter could be used academically to foster interaction and support metacognition. >> more
Massive Open Online Courses, see also Into the Future with MOOCs". In MOOCs rather than Open Courses, students will interact with each other and, to some extent, with instructors. MOOCs may be free now, but the in the future? On July 9, 2013, Coursera, the largest MOOC provider in 2013, announced that it had raised $43-million in its second round of financing, adding to the $22-million it raised last year.
The potential impact of MOOCs on international branch campuses is explored: http://bit.ly/OsHrgV
"MOOCs will transform higher education in ways one can only imagine", http://huff.to/RtbpWv
...Or maybe they won't http://onforb.es/Tm8Eai
...Or maybe they will and maybe they won't http://bit.ly/OAkPv0
Coursera, the largest provider of MOOCs, looks to curb cheating by those taking its free online courses: from University World News via the Chronicle: http://bit.ly/OtEZsS
The Saylor Foundation has nearly completed a suite of free courses within several popular undergraduate majors: http://bit.ly/OlMGkS
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announces grants of up to $50,000 to colleges and universities to develop massive open online courses (MOOCs) in high enrollment, low success introductory courses: http://bit.ly/RBrqKi