SkilledUp graphic: Life of a Front-End Developer

April 28, 2014 by

The graphic below, “Life of a Front-End Developer”, is from our friends at SkilledUp, who connect eager learners to great online courses and thence (such is the idea) to excellent jobs. It so happens that Introduction to Computer Science I, our most popular course, is available via SkilledUp. Fancy that. (We don’t often share infographics, for reasons, … Read More …

Cover Image for Information Systems for Business and Beyond textbook

New open textbook released: Information Systems for Business And Beyond

March 12, 2014 by

Just in time for Open Education Week and ongoing legislative proposals before the U.S. Congress, today we announced a new open textbook produced in collaboration with author David Bourgeois, Ph.D. Information Systems for Business and Beyond is free for download, reuse, and remixing under a Creative Commons license (CC BY). The book is already in use in … Read More …

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Thanks for the pictures, Internets.

January 21, 2014 by

This blog has been pretty quiet lately — our apologies (or maybe “you’re welcome”…take your pick). Last week was “Copyright Week“, at least according to some; despite being late to the party, we wanted to say thanks to JD Hancock for thanking us for our editing and re-using his photo. For free. Without asking. We … Read More …

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Virtual labs, maker spaces, and hands-on science

January 8, 2014 by

A few days ago, I read a piece on promising new developments in virtual labs (“Massive, open, online…lab experiments?” | The Boston Globe). The proposed “iLabs” join many other good, free, online virtual labs and simulations — the Indian government’s Virtual Labs and University of Colorado’s PhET simulations among them. Add to these the “citizen science” … Read More …

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Resource: Homeschool Commons

December 2, 2013 by

If you’re looking for free and open resources to use in homeschooling, Home School Commons might just have you covered. The materials skew heavily toward being openly-licensed and public domain, are organized by grade level (pre-school to college prep), license, and subject. Newcomers to the world of open educational resources will find especially useful the … Read More …