Learning Online Options

WikiEducator: “The WikiEducator is an evolving community intended for the collaborative, planning of education projects linked with the development of free content; development of free content on Wikieducator for e-learning; work on building open education resources (OERs) on how to create OERs. networking on funding proposals developed as free content.”
P2PU: ” Learning for everyone, by everyone, about almost anything…The Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) is an online community of open study groups for short university-level courses. Think of it as online book clubs for open educational resources. The P2PU helps you navigate the wealth of open education materials that are out there, creates small groups of motivated learners, and supports the design and facilitation of courses. Students and tutors get recognition for their work, and we are building pathways to formal credit as well.”
Supercoolschool: “Supercool School enables people to build their own school with 1 click. It’s a white label online school platform that uses demand based and real-time technologies to empower a next generation of schools to be created. Education entrepreneurs or edupreneurs get one simple environment to reach a global audience and get access to a platform that allows them to build scalable & branded education businesses without high technology cost. A platform that is changing the economics of education on a global scale.”
Khan Academy: “The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with the mission of providing a world-class education to anyone, anywhere. We are complementing Salman’s ever-growing library with user-paced exercises–developed as an open source project–allowing the Khan Academy to become the free classroom for the World.”
TeachMate: “TeachMate.org is a service that helps people who wish to learn things find others who wish to teach them. You may think of it as of a dating service in education. We are also very fond of the idea of teaching for teaching: you can find people who’d love to teach you something in return for you teaching him another thing. The essence of this service is simple: whoever teaches — learns.”
School of Everything: “School of Everything helps you find local teachers, lessons and classes in all subjects. Join now for free to learn something new.”
Do Something U: “DoSomething University is a free, easy way for you to make a difference in the world. Our videos and written guides teach you how to start, grow, and maintain your project or organization. Hear from experts as they guide you through what you need to know about reaching your goals.”
BBC Learning Site: “The underlying ambition is to inspire a life full of learning for everyone by exploiting the educative potential that exists across the full range of the BBC’s output and activities, from News to Music, Natural History to the Arts, Sport to Drama.”
Dropping Knowledge “dropping knowledge invites you to question yourself and the world around you. Every time you ask yourself a question, a new dialogue begins…”
WannaLearn: “WannaLearn has been designed to provide a wide range of users with an effective and efficient means of accessing the best learning opportunities available on the Web, in books, DVDs and other instructional media.”
Big Think: “Big Think is a global forum connecting people and ideas. It may be a cliché to say that knowledge is power, but that doesn’t make the statement any less true. We know that there are just 24 hours in a day, that you are bombarded with information, and that the bombardment will only escalate.”
Open2.net: “Open2.net is the online learning portal from The Open University and the BBC.”
MindPicnic: “Mindpicnic is the smart way to learn. Here’s how it works: 1. Choose a course. 2. Learn online. 3. Repeat at the ideal time.
Connexicons: “A place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone may view or contribute: authors create and collaborate, instructors rapidly build and share custom collections, learners find and explore content.”
Fluther: “We think there’s still nothing better than getting an answer from a real person. So we made it easier. Just ask Fluther, and we’ll direct your question to people who can help.”


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