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July 13, 2007  1:09 PM

The Library Lookup Project: Use bookmarklets to reserve library books discovered on Amazon.com



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, books, cool, downloads, education, free, howto, interesting, learning, resource, tool, Web applications

Merlin Mann, author of the brilliant organization and productivity blog 43 folders, recently resurfaced an "old"

June 11, 2007  12:38 PM

Google search field hacks



Posted by: GuyPardon
cheatsheet, cool, ebooks, education, free, Google, hacks, howto, Internet, listings, search, search engine, tool, useful

I'll admit it: I'm a frequent Googler. I Google from the office, when I need to research new terms for WhatIs. I Google from home, when I need information about events, people, tide charts or news. These days, I'm Googling from the car and train as well, enabled by the handheld attached to my belt...


May 29, 2007  3:31 PM

Open educational resources (OER): Creating an online education commons worldwide



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, books, Class, courses, ebooks, education, free, Internet, listings, public domain, resource, useful

Every now and then, I'm lucky enough to meet one of our readers in person, outside of comment sections, forums, email, IM or other virtual interactions. It's always a pleasure to get such direct feedback. When I asked what she liked (and didn't like) about this blog, she mentioned that she...


May 24, 2007  9:19 AM

Lifehack.org can save your life!



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
blog, blogging, discussion board, education, forum, howto, information, learning, lifehack, useful

Seriously. One of the top articles on Lifehack.org this month is 10 simple ways to save yourself from messing up your life. Here's an...


May 10, 2007  10:29 AM

The Encyclopedia Of Life: An individual Web page for every species of life on Earth



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, cool, crowdsourcing, education, free, information, innovation, interesting, learning, mashup, participation, resource, science, visual, wiki

Can you imagine a comprehensive, illustrated encyclopedia that documented and described every living species known to humankind? If scientists succeed in a new, boldly conceived project, such a dream might become reality. Meet the Encyclopedia of Life (


April 19, 2007  1:04 PM

Videopedia: Find short video solutions for any practical question



Posted by: GuyPardon
collaboration, community, cool, crowdsourcing, education, forum, free, howto, information, interactive media, learning, participation, screencast, video, visual, wiki

Dennis, one of our most dependable sources for interesting links, submitted "Videopedia" today. It's quite interesting -- think...


April 17, 2007  10:16 PM

Video: Web 2.0 Explained



Posted by: GuyPardon
cool, creativity, education, interactive media, interesting, Internet, new media, participation, personalization, podcasting, RSS, social bookmarking, social networking, social publishing, visual, Web 2.0, wiki, YouTube

If you're looking for buzzwords, you'd be hard pressed to find one more over-used than "

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April 17, 2007  9:32 PM

The Massive Resource List for All Autodidacts



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, books, Class, college, courses, ebooks, education, free, information, learning, resource, tutorial

Jimmy Ruska has created an outstanding index of free online educational resources, which he's called the Massive Resource List for All Autodidacts. An autodidact, in case you're wondering, is a self-directed learner....


April 10, 2007  3:09 PM

Free online courses from the Ivy League



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, Class, college, courses, education, free, learning, video

Yale University has announced that it is offering publicly-accessible digital videos of several courses on the Internet for free. While the courses can't be counted towards a Yale degree, Yale did gain the distinction of being the...


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