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More Free Online Courses. Udacity.

Previously I mentioned that I intended to do a free calculus course through Coursera. That got delayed so I looked around for another option to fill the time… Udacity.com is part of the growing crowd of organisations providing free online university level courses. Udacity’s courses are heavily biased towards computer science. If you want

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The Parts of Khan Academy That Work (Really Well)

Khan Academy is one of the more high profile members of the rapidly growing online education world. Plus of course the “traditional classroom supplemented by online content” world, the home schooling world, the additional stuff to prevent smart kids from getting bored world and probably a lot more. Although I am a professional in

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What You Need To Study Online On The Road To Anywhere

Being location independent is not just about working. It can also be about studying. Studying anything you desire online from anywhere in the world. At any time. Just because you want to travel does not mean you have to give up on learning. There are so many online courses that you can complete via

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How Do I Get Started Teaching English In Asia?

“How do I get started teaching English in Asia?” I see this question being asked a lot on travel sites all over the Internet. Back in February 2009 Tanya and I did a TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) course in Chiang Mai, Thailand,  got jobs and spent the rest of the year

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The Point Of The Moodle Chat Module

Until recently I wasn’t really sure of the educational value of the chat module in Moodle. Chat rooms were for goofing off on the Internet. Not learning stuff. How wrong I was. Noticing one little piece of functionality opened my eyes. Scheduled chat times. No longer are chat rooms places where people come and

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Managing Large Groups In Moodle

Setting up and managing large groups of students can be tiresome. Fortunately Moodle provides a few tools to help ease the pain. Firstly, automatic group creation. Simply specify how many groups you would like or how many students you want per group and Moodle will do the rest. With a few clicks of the

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Assessment with Moodle

Assessment in the context of online learning can be tricky. Luckily Moodle provides a range of tools that try to make assessment in Moodle courses both easy and accurate. The most obvious of these is the assignment module. Four types of assignment are supported. They allow users to upload their assignments as text, one

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