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Posted in January 2009

101 Killer Open Courseware Projects from Around the World: Ivy League and Beyond

The .Edu toolbox has put together an extensive list of free education materials from around the world

"The following list of 100 open courseware projects are designed to
offer readers access to supplementary materials for education. They are
free (hence “open”) and available to anyone who has access to the
Internet. The downside to these courseware projects is that you cannot
earn credits; however, a few colleges do offer tuition-paying students
a chance to earn credits by completing some projects online."

 The TU Delft OpenCourseWare project is listed:

TU Delft in the Netherlands provides high quality educational materials
that have been organized into courses through their OpenCourseWare
program. Their initial courses include water management,
microelectronics, offshore engineering, sustainable development,
nanoscience and biomechatronics. If you don’t know what any of this
means, then go find out!

Start of second phase Delft OpenCourseWare

In October 2007, TU Delft launched its OpenCourseWare (OCW) website and became a member of the world-wide OpenCourseWare consortium. The pilot phase has laid a solid base for the future. The evaluation of the pilot phase shows that the different external users strongly acknowledge the initiative and that they are vey positive about the quality of the content.
The central board of TU Delft has therefore decided to expand the activities and to approve the second phase (1.1.2009 -31.12.2010) of the OpenCourseWare project. During the second phase, the TU Delft will publish:

  • Around 30 additional and highly recognized master courses (for example in the field of urban water management, transport, and design methodology);
  • Bridging courses for prospective master students;
  • OpenCourseWare materials (science subjects) that are useful for secondary schools;
  • Introductory bachelor courses for new students (study choice).

Also a new website will be developed with allows for more interactivity with the users (for example: communities, feedback, links to other resources and experts).

100 Terrific Self-Learning Sites to Boost Your Resume During the Recession

In this recession, job security is waning and the prospects for work
are getting slimmer, so if you’re on the hunt for a job, it’s a good
idea to boost your resume. Self-learning is a great way to enhance your
knowledge and resume so that you’ll have a better chance of getting
hired. Here you’ll find a variety of sites that offer self learning,
including technology, art, and business, many at the university level.

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