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E-learning and Open Course ware





sudipbanerjee
I want to learn about E-learning and Open Course ware. Can anybody give me guidance or on-line source from where I would be able to know about the basics of these topics.
SonLight
E-learning is a great idea. Today you can get the course content of some of the most prestigious universities for free. Books can often be found at local libraries; at the very worst you might choose to spend a few hundred dollars a year for textbooks.

The biggest catch is motivation. You won't have a certificate to show for your efforts, and without the pressure of grades and guidance in what to take and how to deal with misunderstandings, it is tough for most of us to master a collection of courses. A couple of references to get started follow.

MIT is one of the earliest publishers of their material:

http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

Here is a site with some articles about the process:

http://www.opencoursewareguide.com/

I think this would be an excellent topic for further discussion.

Edit:
opencoursewareguide is a questionablesite for info. It has a couple of useful articles, but is mostly pointers to advertising material.
sudipbanerjee
thanks for suggestion. I will check them.
jjstudio
thanks for sharing thoe links to opencoourseware i'd took a look right away
really interesting Smile
Insanity
Open courseware is the best! I think learning should be free.
sudipbanerjee
I have checked the links suggested in the above. these are interesting
Bluedoll
http://www.e-learningcenter.com/free.htm
I tried this link but it didn't send an email confirmation at least not yet.
SonLight
Bluedoll wrote:
http://www.e-learningcenter.com/free.htm
I tried this link but it didn't send an email confirmation at least not yet.


They are offering free courses as samples of their product. The html course would probably interest a lot of people here. If you're fairly new to writing html code, or have used tools that hide most of the details, it should tell you the basics of current good design practices. If you have more experience, it still might be worth skimming the course to see what they think the most important standards are. It is supposed to be about a five-hour module.

Their paid courses, composed of several modules each, might be a good deal for some. For someone who is highly motivated, their full-access for a year could be a real bargain.

That said, I don't think these are the same kind of material or a similar concept to open courseware.
prezgarfield
Heya,

Just saw this post. You might want to check out the Open University in the UK. It's a very interesting collection of educational models:

http://www.open.ac.uk/
sudipbanerjee
You may check http://nptel.iitm.ac.in/. It provides provide E-learning through On-line Web and Video courses in Engineering, Science and Humanities streams.
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