February 27, 2005

COURSES: Free Course Content

The Sofia (Sharing of Free Intellectual Assets) initiative, launched in March of 2004 under the leadership of Foothill Community College, has the goal of publishing community college-level course content and making it freely accessible on the web.

Sofia is modeled after MIT's OpenCourseWare initiative, but at the community college level. Courses submitted by faculty members on a voluntary basis go through peer-review, repurposing, and QA before being posted to the site.

Content for eight courses is now available online through their course gallery: Creative Typography, Elementary Statistics, Physical Geography, Enterprise Network Security, Introduction to Java Programming, Introduction to Macromedia Flash, Musicianship II, Webpage Authoring

Each course includes readings, assignments, exams/quizzes, discussion area, etc., as well as a course syllabus, including suggested grading and a suggested schedule for course delivery.

(link via cogdogblog)

Posted by Joanne Tzanis at 02:43 PM | Comments (0)

September 29, 2004

RESOURCES: Teachers' Domain

teachersdomain.gifIt's so frustrating to come across a resource where the designers have spent a lot of time and thought on content and organization and not enough time on usability.

Teacher's Domain, which presents a digital library of multimedia resources, standards,