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STUDY SKILLS AND COURSEWARE

MIT OpenCourseware:  OCW is a a free publication of course materials used at MIT.  The site offers the following:  lecture notes, problem sets, labs and more; watch lecture videos and demonstrations; and study a wide variety of subjects.

Study Guides and Strategies:  This impressive site, authored, developed and maintained by Joe Landsberger as an educational public service, contains student guides that are collaboratively maintained across institutional and national boundaries. Best of all, these guides have been translated into 29 languages, includingVietnamese.  In fact, the Vietnamese version has more translations than any other foreign language.  According to Mr. Landsberger, this section, which was made possible by a Freeman/ASSIST intern grant through the U.S.-Indochina Educational Foundation under the direction of Dr. Mark Ashwill, “rapidly rose to the third position after Spanish in terms of traffic and has the most translations!” 

World Lecture Hall  The World Lecture Hall is an entry point to free online course materials from around the world.  It is maintained by the Center for Instructional Technologies, a unit of the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, atThe University of Texas at Austin.

US HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES

College and University Rankings:  “From sports to education, Americans are captivated by rankings…” (Site Introduction) Of course, not only Americans are captivated by ranking. This informative site, created by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Education and Social Science Library, contains information about and links to many different rankings. It also features a “Caution and Controversy” page to increase your knowledge about rankings.

Education Conservancy:  Established in March, 2004, The Education Conservancy (EC) is a non-profit organization committed to improving college admission processes for students, colleges and high schools.

ACCREDITATION

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA):  If you would like to determine the accreditation status of a US college or university, use the “Databases and Directories” section of the CHEA website.  Note:  IIE works exclusively with regionally accredited institutions of higher education, including at its higher education fairs.

CROSS-CULTURAL ISSUES

Culture Matters: Teachers and students in classrooms from 8th grade to college can benefit from the cross-cultural training workbook, Culture Matters, specifically developed by the Peace Corps to help new Volunteers acquire the knowledge and skills to work successfully and respectfully in other cultures. (Source:  US Peace Corps)

What’s Up With Culture?  This resource guide for study abroad is organized around materials collected and developed over 30 years of offering cross-cultural training courses at the University of the Pacific, specifically the linked orientation and reentry courses of the School of International Studies (SIS). The site also includes materials adapted from “Culture Matters.” 

(Source from IIE Vietnam)

 

 

FREE ONLINE BUSINESS LIBRARIES

http://www.stuffofheroes.com/Links%20for%20Leaders.htm

AUTHENTICITY CONSULTING BUSINESS LIBRARY

http://www.managementhelp.org/topics.htm

FREE MANAGEMENT LIBRARIES

http://www.managementhelp.org/topics.htm

FREE ON LINE ENCYCLOPEDIA

http://www.akamaiuniversity.us/vl_dir.htm#40

 ON LINE COLLEGE WRITING GUIDES

 http://www.nutsandboltsguide.com/process.htm

http://www.perry.k12.mi.us/beckweb/writegd.htm 

 

(Source from EDS Advance Academy)