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100+ Online Resources with Potential to Transform Education

Looking to get some insights into what the future of education might look like? What are the Lego pieces that might be part of the view? Check out this posting for a list of cool stuff to review:

100+ Online Resources That Are Transforming Education

Yury Lifshits at Yahoo! Research is into tracking education technology – which is a busy space in recent times – fortunately, most innovation is centered around a short list of fundamental ideas. In his post he lists over 100 interesting innovations in nine clusters of education tech companies.

1. New Institutions
Online high schools, colleges, certification programs, enterprise training programs, art schools and test prep programs & experimental online and offline programs:

Keystone School
University of Phoenix,
Kaplan University,
The Open University,
University of the People
Alison.com
GlobalEnglish.com
AudioVisualAcademy.com
Top Test Prep
GrockIt
Knewton
RevolutionPrep
TutorJam
BrightStorm
iQAcademy
2tor
Altius Education
YCombinator
Singularity University
Tetuan Valley

2. Learning Management
Web-based tools are now used to manage applications, grades, ratings, analytics and reporting systems, learning management systems, and corporate learning.

Schoolbinder
LearnBoost
Courserank
Sakai Project
Moodle
SchoolNet.com
Blackboard
Koofers
ePals
MyEdu.com
edu20.org
GlobalScholar
LearningZen
Learn.com
Taleo.com
eLearning Brothers
Mindflash

3. Online Content
New forms of content move to the web including online video, recommendation, discovery and search systems and new ways for content discovery as other forms of content, sales and subscriptions are moving to the web.

TED.com
Big Think
99 Percent
Pop!Tech
GEL Conference
Academic Earth
Videolectures.net
ResearchChannel.org
KhanAcademy.org
MIT OpenCourseWare
Stanford eCorner
Faculte.com
uDemy.com
Videolla.com
LearnOutLoud
LeapingBrain.com
Youtube.EDU
iTunes U
OERCommons.org
About.com
HubPages
Instructibles
AssociatedContent
eHow
PBWorks
Wikia.com
Curriki.org
Wikiversity.org
Wikibooks
dailyendeavor.com
TryEngineering.org
neok12.com
aventalearning.com
StudyNet
GradeGuru
Flat World Knowledge
Chegg
InkLing
Rosetta Stone

4. Networks and Marketplaces
The web is an ideal tool to connect sellers and buyers in any market and the first marketplaces are already here:

TeachStreet
BetterFly
School Of Everything
GuruVantage
TheoryAndPractice.ru
CraftEdu.com
Student Of Fortune
GulliverGo
Noodle.org
JobSpice.com

5. Live Training and Tutoring
Educational startups for offering web-based live training:

Justin.tv
Ustream
LiveStream
Supercoolschool
EduFire.com
Myngle.com
TutorVista
Granny in the Cloud
Skype

6. Learner Tools
Can computers and mobile devices offer more engaging learning alternatives?

Twijector
QuizLet.com
StudyBlue
Widescript
BarMax
uHavePassed

7. Collaborative Learning

UnClasses.org
OpenStudy.com
Quora.com
StackExchange
LiveMocha
Edublogs.org

8. Funding and PaymentsEducational financial resources:

Enzi.org
GradeFund

9. Hardware for Education
Specialized educational hardware for education:

One Laptop Per Child
TimeToKnow
SOLE project.

Stephen

Update:

“I am a researcher for an online project that seeks to be a comprehensive, free educational resource for people interested in open online courses and classes.  The courses collected on our site are from institutions such as Yale, MIT, Stanford, and Harvard, just to name a few. Unlike other open courseware sites available online, ours is designed to be easily accessed on any mobile device.

I strongly believe our database would be a great complement to your website for anyone interested in furthering their education. So far a number of cities and school districts have utilized this database for their communities.”

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Posted on: January 21, 2011, 8:01 am Category: Uncategorized