I put out a new edition of the Free Learning Monitor yesterday, and as part of an effort to attract new subscribers (may as well be up front about it, eh?), I thought I’d highlight the 10 items in it that have received the most clicks from readers. Here they are, starting with the most popular.
1. Unschooling Rules
Ongoing Research on the Perspectives and Insights from Homeschoolers and Unschoolers on Deconstructing Schools and Reconstructing Education and Life. Via http://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?post=52177
2. Now I Know: Learn Something New Every Day, By Email
We’ve all heard the adage, “you learn something new every day.” It’s definitely true. Want to keep learning all sorts of interesting things? “Now I Know” is my free daily email where I share these things. No more than once a day. No spam.
3. Reading in a Whole New Way
4. Very Important Study On Learning & The Brain
Learning Strategies Are Associated With Distinct Neural Signatures is the not-very-“sexy” title of a report in today’s Science Daily about a very important study on learning and the brain. It appears — at least, to me — to provide more scientific evidence to the perspectives on motivation that Daniel Pink and others have written about.
5. Nixty: Empowering Education for Everyone
NIXTY is a Virginia-based startup that is revolutionizing education. The co-founders wanted to create a service with the outrageous goal of empowering education for everyone. They had experience in the eLearning/LMS market, but needed to learn more about open education. They consulted with several thought leaders, professors, and students around what a next generation learning platform might look like. The result is NIXTY!
NIXTY combines powerful technology with open education to meet the audacious goal of empowering education for everyone! NIXTY provides
an educational platform that students, educators, and institutions harness to meet their learning goals. Primary products include ePortfolios, Courses, WikiCourses, and Continuing Education Courses.
6. iPad Curriculum
7 through 9
The following three are currently tied:
Email College – Free Online Learning At Your Convenience
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Effective Learning Skills (concentration, memory, and more)
School of the Future | Unschooling Education
10: 100 Intro Open Courses on Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Learn
While the classes you take through online college are a great resource, you can augment your learning by taking some time to see what entirely free courses are out there offered by universities. Taking these courses can be a great way to get a foundation of knowledge or expand on what you already know. Here are 100 open courses that are designed for beginners, so you can start your educational journey on the right foot.
There’s plenty of other great stuff in the Monitor to go along with the items above. Subscribe now and the latest edition will be sent to your inbox automatically.
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