Friday, August 28, 2009

Linux For Education

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Link: Linux For Education Official Site

Abstract:
Welcome to the GNU/Linux Educational Server. Here you will find collections of useful courses to help you better use the applications found on the various Linux education distributions. There are also forums, chatrooms, courses, and help materials at your disposal.
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New Academic Earth Course: Non-Violence From Gandhi to Martin Luther King

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Link: Nonviolence From Gandhi to Martin Luther King (Academic Earth)

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This is an introduction to the theory and practice of nonviolence, taught by Professor Michael Nagler of University of California at Berkeley. Historical overview of nonviolence East and the West up to the American Civil Rights movement and Martin Luther King, Jr., with emphasis on the ideal of principled nonviolence and the reality of mixed or strategic nonviolence in practice, especially as applied to problems of social justice and defense.
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Download Free Fulltext Public Domain Books from Google Books in PDF or EPUB Formats

Link: Google Books

Starting Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009, Google Books is offering free downloads of more than 1 million public domain books in both PDF and EPUB formats. Search for the title you want, click on the Download button and select PDF or EPUB. Happy searching!

See original announcement: Download Over A Million Public Domain Books from Google Books in the Open EPUB Format.
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Monday, August 24, 2009

Apps Every College Student Should Try

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Article Link: Apps Every College Student Should Try

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College is a horrifying time in one's personal development. Aside from being "the best years of your life," those years are also those in which your expenditures outstrip your income by more than they ever will later (with any luck and ambition on your part, at least). They can also be some of your more strapped-for-time years and attention-deficit-overload years. Here are a few tools we wish we'd had when we were still dorm-dwelling nobodies. Forward these links on to the collegiate folks in your life, and add your own favorites to the list. Together, we can rid the world of dropped classes and "ramen starvation."
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

26 Places to Find Free Multimedia For Your Blog

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Link: 26 Places to Find Free Multimedia For Your Blog

Looking for free multimedia resources to jazz up your classroom project, blog, course page, etc.? 26 Places to Find Free Multimedia For Your Blog gives you helpful links, strategies and tips for unearthing all kinds of free yet useful multimedia resources on a wide range of topics.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tips for Successfully Publishing Your Academic Article

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Link: Perishing Without Publishing

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Welcome to the 21st century. Journals and publishing houses are folding faster than a roomful of origami artists, while new online journals are appearing all the time. Nietzsche once proclaimed the demise of God, but the new mantra is “Print is dead!” Maybe, maybe not; but however these transformations shake out, getting published somewhere remains crucial for newcomers to academia. It's still publish-or-perish in many places, even if some of those who publish will never have a hard copy, while others will treasure that they can hold their work in their hands. As one who has served (and is serving) as an associate editor for actual paper journals, let me share some bad practice observations that could sandbag your career -- and this advice almost all applies to any online peer-reviewed journal too.
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