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The Teacher as DJ – Rip, Mix, Burn

The notion of Teacher as Disc Jockey goes back at least to the time Apple’s iTunes introduced the concept of Rip, Mix, Burn to the world. Since then trainers, educators and instructional designers have been inundated by reports on social media, Web 2.0 and collaborative learning while fending off rising demands to crank out more […]

Will Open Source Textbooks Mean More Opened Textbooks?

One of the students in Michael Wesch‘s video “A Vision of Students Today” holds a sign that reads “I buy hundred dollar textbooks that I never open.” Well, a small group of renegade publishers plans to fix that on both counts. Flatworld Knowledge is one such attempt to “open source” the textbook industry. Founded by […]

SAGE – Advanced Tool for Mathematics

SAGE is a free open source package designed for symbolic mathematics. It should be useful for instructors and students who need to apply tools and techniques more commonly found in programs like MatLab, MathCAD and Mathematica. “Sage can be used to study general and advanced, pure and applied mathematics. This includes a huge range of […]