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Stream Your Education Online at Netflix

Online movie rental pioneer Netflix is shifting its focus more and more to streaming video online through your computer, video game system or other streaming device. But did you know that among the thousands of movies and TV shows available on Netflix are scores of educational options on virtually all of the most popular college majors? Here are some examples. Now, if anyone busts you for “goofing off” on Netflix, you can tell ’em you’re trying to earn your degree… (more…)

Einztein: A Free Online College Campus?

EinzteinNo, it’s not a cerebral rapper. Einzstein is a new service that aims to become a preeminent “e-campus” of sorts, a central access point for free online courses from around the Web. (more…)

Have a Virtual Holiday!

Have a virtual holidayYou spend much of your life on your computer, so why not use it to celebrate the holidays? Here are a dozen or so websites and online tools to let you do just that. Enjoy this holiday season in virtual splendor!


Pay Attention: A Thought-Provoking Video on Digital Learning

This video has been around for a while, but it’s still a powerful and engaging argument for the increased use of technology in classrooms. Although it’s aimed at teachers and school administrators, the potency of the message isn’t lost on the rest of us, and while not all of the suggestions might be feasible, it’s this sort of out-of-the-box thinking that will hopefully fuel education in the 21st century. Plus, it’s got purty music.


From Joystick to Diploma: Great Sites for Online Educational Video Games

joysticksuitWith recent studies showing that video games might actually make better students, there are increased calls for more practical learning tools like these, and some schools are beginning to turn to games as a source of educational training. As an online student, there are plenty of free educational video games at your fingertips, with material targeted to every age — from preschool to grad school. Here are some sites that aren’t just fun breaks from studying; they can help you bone up on math, science, business, medicine, history, English, law and more. Just think, playing video games might actually score you an A…or at least a B-plus. Nobody’s perfect, despite your high score in Q*bert.