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MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW)
OCW is a Web-based electronic publishing project that provides free, searchable, access to course materials from Massachusetts Institute of Technology for educators and students around the world.
MIT is offering a certificate program that is free and you can learn programming. You watch the videos online and have to submit the assignments. This might just be the best thing for you.

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Free Tools to Build Your Own Ivy-League Brain
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Test you skills, look up some online coding competitions and see how you do.

Stanford opens their classes to the world.

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OER Commons (Open Educational Resources) Commons is the first comprehensive open learning network where teachers and professors (from pre-K to graduate school) can access their colleagues' course materials, share their own, and collaborate on affecting today's classrooms. It uses Web 2.0 features (tags, ratings, comments, reviews, and social networking) to create an online experience that engages educators in sharing their best teaching and learning practices.

OpenLearn - free and open educational resourcesOpenLearn is a an open content initiative by the Open University. The OpenLearn website makes educational resources freely available on the Internet, with state of the art learning support and collaboration tools to connect learners and educators.

Worldcat® library search
WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more libraries around the world.

Formal Digital Libraries (FDL) Project
A group of researchers at Cornell University, California Institute of Technology, and University of Wyoming are creating a digital library of algorithms and constructive mathematics that are usable for program and software construction.

Texas Collaborative for Teaching Excellence
The Collaborative enables and supports quality teaching at all community and technical colleges in Texas. It promotes a collegial, cooperative approach to professional development statewide and provides an infrastructure to enable college faculty to share resources and avoid duplication.

NODAL: A system for ubiquitous collaboration
NODAL is a general, document-oriented distributed database with a data model that allows addressing, searching, and linking of content of any kind from any document. It is built on a distributed client-server (or peer-to-peer) communication model. This toolkit is a set of web-based tools that help teachers, students, and institutions share their experiences and knowledge about the learning process. KEEP was developed by the Knowledge Media Laboratory of the Carnegie Foundation.

ClaiMaker is a software tool for examining the significance of research documents. It allows you to analyze scholarly claims, visualize the relationships among claims, and navigate the network of connections between ideas. ClaiMaker was developed by the Scholarly Ontologies Project of the Knowledge Media Institute at the Open University.

Open Knowledge Initiative (O.K.I.)
O.K.I. is a collaborative effort among universities and specifications/standards organizations to define open architectural specifications that will be used in the development of educational applications and learning management systems. O.K.I. is under the leadership of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Probability Web
This project is a collection of probability resources on the World Wide Web (WWW). The pages are designed to be especially helpful to researchers, teachers, and people in the probability community.

The Assayer
A collection of user-contributed book reviews, with a special focus on reviewing free books. This Web site is also a catalog of free books, and may be the largest such catalog in existence.

Center for History of Physics
A Web site presented by the American Institute of Physics that preserves and makes known the history of modern physics and allied fields.

MERLOT stands for the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching. It is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. MERLOT is a collection of links to online learning materials along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments.

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