19 Jul 2013
14 Jul 2013
Many teachers enthusiastic to create their own MOOC (mass open online courses) to teach the kids. Here are few websites FREE to go ahead with.
Versal is a simple publishing platform with facility to add everything to develop a course. Add text, videos, images, quizzes and interactive learning gadgets and bring your expertise to life. To use one need not have any technical knowledge. This is a big advantage for teachers with enthusiasm to build courses online.
The Versal Foundation offers grants in two categories: Transformative education and Foundational education. Grants range depending on the scope of your course, length (one hour at a minimum), what it will take to build it, and its power to help people.
Freerice is a free online game and learning tool, that allows players to raise rice to fight world hunger while learning through educational, multiple-choice games. For every question the user answers correctly, 10 grains of rice are donated to the World Food Programme.
The available subjects include English vocabulary (the original subject with which the game launched), multiplication tables, pre-algebra, chemical symbols (basic or intermediate), English grammar, SAT, basic foreign language vocabulary for English speakers (French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish), human anatomy, geography (flags of the world, world capitals, country identification and world landmarks), the identification of famous artwork, and literature (classic and popular books). Total score is displayed as a mound of rice and the amount grains.