Livemocha – learn a new language online

Looking to make that backpacking trip to Europe you’ve been talking about for years, but would like to learn some of the languages first? Take a look at online language education site, Livemocha, which has a number of free online courses in 36 different languages as well as more advanced, premium courses. Livemocha takes your… Continue reading Livemocha – learn a new language online

BigShot Kit teaches kids to build a digital camera, how it works

Remember electronics and chemistry kits you had as kids? Well, there’s new technology coming out all the time and the folks at Columbia University’s Computer Vision Lab have developed an educational kit that is bit more specific  – a digital camera kit. The BigShot camera comes in parts ready to be assembled. Sure, it’s geared… Continue reading BigShot Kit teaches kids to build a digital camera, how it works

The Web/Internet – a Wealth of Information

In much the same way that people complain about there being ‘nothing’ good on TV, a similar criticism is leveled at the Web/Internet. I think that in both cases, it’s an empty argument. Have you ever flipped through your cable guide and noticed how many educational channels there are?

25 inspirational and educational TED talks

The Online Degrees Hub blog has an article listing 25 of what they consider the 25 most important TED talks. Sure, we’re not all going to agree on these, but there’s no question there will be overlap and you may discover something cool or interesting or something revolutionary that will change your life. Take a… Continue reading 25 inspirational and educational TED talks