Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Open Source Teaching Project

The June/July 2009 issue of T.H.E. Journal featured an article highlighting a new site: the "Open Source Teaching Project." According to their page:

1. We recruit people to share lessons learned about life, careers, culture, and academics.
2. We apply social media as a seamless tool for teaching, managing, and collaborating with others.

Essentially, they are a community of experts who agree to discourse with students on particular subjects...direct access to expert information. You can schedule a class interview or watch a video of a previously filmed interview. Participants range from Nobel Laureates in Medicine and Physics to the president of the Global Fund for Women and the founder of "How Stuff Works."

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