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    Default Distant Learning with this....perhaps.

    I found this site over a magazine and i have to say, its quite nice.

    Khan Academy

    From what i have seen, it follows open standards and welcomes contributors. What stands out, i think, are the videos which explain the material quite well.
    So at least i can learn something too.

    Well, just want to share this with you.

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    Default Re: Distant Learning with this....perhaps.

    I you structure your searches you'll find numerous tutorials, web sites, books and tools online to help you learn.

    There may even be some free courses for you to apply.
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    Default Re: Distant Learning with this....perhaps.

    On Mon, 06 Jun 2011 00:36:03 +0000, tararpharazon wrote:

    > I you structure your searches you'll find numerous tutorials, web sites,
    > books and tools online to help you learn.
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    > There may even be some free courses for you to apply.


    Something somewhat similar is the Open Courseware project at
    www.ocwconsortium.org - there's a very large list of organizations
    (including Novell and MIT) who are members and make materials available
    for free on a number of subjects.

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    Default Re: Distant Learning with this....perhaps.

    Well, this site i mentioned provides everything. From basic to expert.
    And the unique thing is, that it is presented by one person. I watched a couple of videos (algebra) and was impressed. Not saying its the only thing there out there, but it is certainly quite good. Plus you can test yourself.
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    On Thu, 09 Jun 2011 01:06:03 +0000, JoergJaeger wrote:

    > Well, this site i mentioned provides everything. From basic to expert.
    > And the unique thing is, that it is presented by one person. I watched a
    > couple of videos (algebra) and was impressed. Not saying its the only
    > thing there out there, but it is certainly quite good. Plus you can test
    > yourself.


    Oh, yes, I have heard of Khan Academy before, just pointing out other
    similar materials. Looks like most of MIT's courses are available, for
    example (of course, you don't get the books), through the OCW project.

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    Oh yes. Understood. It just seemed to me a little to professional. But its a good thing in any way. And as long it is kind of open, the better.
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    On Thu, 09 Jun 2011 22:36:04 +0000, JoergJaeger wrote:

    > Oh yes. Understood. It just seemed to me a little to professional. But
    > its a good thing in any way. And as long it is kind of open, the better.


    Well, there is something to be said for professional learning
    institutions as well. Though Khan has done very well - saw an interview
    with him on The Colbert Report the other day, very interesting interview,
    and one of the interesting things he talked about was keeping the
    segments to 10 minutes - something that professional learning
    professionals are looking at as well.

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