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18 Jan 2007

New Free Software Will Help Close Digital Divide in Education

Early 2007, software that will enable educators to: access and share education materials such as lesson plans, form communities, and collaborate on projects will be available free of charge.

According to the non-profit developer Teachers Without Borders, these TWB Tools will allow the world’s 59 million teachers to access materials that traditionally have only been available to educators in developed nations with access to high-speed internet access and elaborate computer networks.

One tool, named TWB Classroom, will allow K-12 teachers to enroll students, create varied course materials themselves, and provide grading assistance so that information can follow students throughout their educational arc…

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  • 14 Dec 2006

    Online forums help eLearners share ideas, experiences

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    eLearners.com, a resource for connecting students with online education, has added a new section of its web site devoted to blogs and forums. The new section gives current and prospective online learners the opportunity to share ideas, thoughts, and concerns related to their online learning experience. The blogs allow actual online learners to share their perspectives on online learning, including such topics as time management, note taking, and career selection. The forum is designed for those considering online education to solicit advice about online degree programs, financial aid, and more. “While online learning has been around for quite some time, the challenges of deciding whether to go to school online, where to go to school online, and how to successfully navigate your way through school online are still areas of high concern for people,” said Andy Gansler, CEO of eLearners.com. “For students and prospective students, this is an excellent opportunity to share and get those questions answered by peers. For colleges and universities, this is a way … to understand the sentiment and psychology of eLearners–a burgeoning population.”
    http://www.community.elearners.com

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  • Filed under: Blogs, e-Learning, Forums, Online Education