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Open Educational Resources


Free-to-Use Teaching and Learning Content from Around the World.

This is the web site description which clearly summarize what OER stands for.  It is surely worth more than a quick visit. Enjoy!

Open Education Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student, or self-learner. Examples of OER include: full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many more resources contained in digital media collections from around the world.

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Profit from your spare time to learn something


“The highest impact on learning comes from the most frequent exposure to the subject.”

That’s my notebook wallpaper which inspires me every single moment, keeping me focused on my main goals.

Getting bored on the coach or any other means of transportation (unless you are driving one of them)?

Use your mobile phone dictionary to learn new words in a target language. Don’t waste time typing text messages or playing games with your Iwhatever. Use your spare time to learn something new in your target subject.

Learning the English alphabet


Would you like to teach your children the alphabet?

Here’s an absolutely delightful alphabet rhyme written in 1852 by Miss Lovechild: “The ladder to learning”.

Search for “The ladder to learning” over the Internet: there are tens of links to pdf or html versions to download and  possibly to print.

Enjoy!

English Prepositions List: a free pdf for English learners


Englishclub has got what it takes to get you out of deep waters with English prepositions problems.

You can download a free 55 pages pdf from one of the most visited websites for English learners: it includes

  • one-word and complex prepositions
  • 370 example sentences
  • 200 quiz questions with answers

Here’s the link to Englishclub prepositions list.

If you want to get yourself out of troubles with English grammar, here’s another lovely website full of free resources: that’s Dummies.com. The worldwide known book series. Here’s the article on avoiding common prepositions problems. Enjoy!

Free online education with Khan Academy


“Khan Academy is on a mission to provide a free world-class education to anyone anywhere. With over 2,600 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 200 practice exercises, we’re helping students learn whatever they want, whenever they want, at their own pace.”

This is what the “description” meta name says about this incredible website. And the story behind it is even more amazing. Read more about Salman Khan, how it came over for him to meet his future. (in Italian)

Almost 80 million of lessons delivered so far.

From algebra to science, from humanities to history,  Khan Academy attempts to play a part in the free online education.

Grammatical form and grammatical function made easy


I finally found the most effective explanation of the difference between “grammatical form” and “grammatical function”.

Thanks to a brilliant use of metaphor Heather Marie Kosur  help readers to unveil one of the typical tricks of the English language.

London Conference on Cyberspace


Held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, the London Conference on Cyberspace on 1-2 November will be hosted by the Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, the Rt Hon William Hague MP.  It will launch a more focused and inclusive dialogue between key cyberspace actors from across the world including from government, industry and civil society.

The conference will concentrate on five themes:

  • economic growth and development
  • social benefits
  • cyber crime
  • safe and reliable access
  • international security

Read the speech of  the Foreign Secretary William Hague.

Everyone will be able to pose a question in English with his/her own Twitter account on #LondonCybe.

Questions on specific topics must include one of the following hashtags:  #social, #economic, #crime, #access, #security.

The debate can be followed on Twitter at @LondonCyber.