Rwanda’s Youth Receive College Opportunities Through Open Sourced Programs

College-aged Rwandan youth will now receive low cost and high quality learning thanks to Kepler, an education program offering massive open online courses (MOOCs) and competency-based degrees. Kepler launched their program from Kigali, the nation’s capital, and was established with Generation Rwanda, a scholarship program for Rwanda’s most vulnerable and gifted youth. Kepler’s revolutionary project provides open sourced and online …

Rachel PozivenecRwanda’s Youth Receive College Opportunities Through Open Sourced Programs

Open Educational Resource Nonprofit Launched in Myanmar

A new nonprofit project titled New Education Highway (NEH) works to provide free and accessible education for students in “remote and rural communities.” The organization, launched in Myanmar earlier this year, connects with existing local organizations to establish free education centers that utilize the aid of electronics–i.e., tablets, laptop computers–with pre-loaded resources to offer educational tools once considered unaffordable and …

Melody ChiangOpen Educational Resource Nonprofit Launched in Myanmar

Share of the Week!

Share of the Week is open content stuff so great and awesome that we can’t keep it to ourselves. Creative Commons Love: Jameson Wu on Flickr.com

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Sphere Within Sphere by Arnaldo Pomodoro in Cortile Della Pigna, Vatican, Rome. Share of the Week is open content stuff so great and awesome that we can’t keep it to ourselves. Creative Commons Love: Dorli Photography on Flickr.com

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Open Access to Books for Arabic Science Education

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton announced, as one of her last acts in office, a new project that may change the way Arabic speaking teachers and students access information. The Open Book Project (OBP) was launched last month during a ceremony held at the State Department, where representatives of arabic countries, such as Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Syria, …

Catarina LoureiroOpen Access to Books for Arabic Science Education

6 Advanced Things to Teach in Computer Class

A while back we published 10 Free Things to Teach in Computer Class Besides Typing. It covered some basic activities and topics for teachers to use in classes where computers are available but resources are otherwise scarce. The final activity, Scratch, gives students a basic introduction to programming and programming languages. By using this open source visual programming language, students begin to …

Michael Jones6 Advanced Things to Teach in Computer Class

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The photographer hiked 11 hours through the night to get this shot of sunrise as seen from the peak of Mount Fuji. Share of the Week is open content stuff so great and awesome that we can’t keep it to ourselves. Creative Commons Love: Spreng Ben on Flickr.com

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From Smartclass to Education Cities: India Plans for IT Education Boom

According to recent reports, more and more Indian technology companies plan to fuel virtual classroom growth across the country. For example, Educomp Solutions is a pioneer in this field, having launched the curriculum-building digital content library software Smartclass in 2004–the software is now utilized in more than 12,000 K-12 schools across 560 districts in India, with a growth rate of …

Lauren RiggsFrom Smartclass to Education Cities: India Plans for IT Education Boom

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The first airplane to land in Twin Bridges, Montana. Share of the Week is the open content stuff so great and awesome that we can’t keep it to ourselves. Creative Commons Love: Montana State University Library on Flickr.com

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What’s the Secret to Finnish Schools?

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The world’s educators will be watching the upcoming 2012 OECD Programme for International Study Assessment (PISA) results, and many Western countries will have their eyes on Finland. For a country that prides itself on prioritizing equity over competition, promoting ample outdoor play between classes, and eschewing standardized testing — Finland has surprised many industrialized countries by skyrocketing to the top …

Lauren RiggsWhat’s the Secret to Finnish Schools?