Wednesday, April 14, 2010

BLOSSOMS of learning

Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies,
Initiative of MIT LINC
from the site homepage:
The vision of BLOSSOMS is to begin to develop a large, free repository of video modules for high school math and science classes created by gifted volunteer teachers from around the world, seeded initially by MIT faculty members and by partnering educators in Jordan and Pakistan.
and from their newsfeed:  Lebanon to become fourth country partner in BLOSSOMS.

As an open source and blended learning advocate, this seems like one of the nicest cross cultural higher-ed / high-school collaboratives to be published in a long time.  I tried to preview the video: "How Small is Small" by Fadwa Odeh, Assistant Profeswsor of Physical Chemistry from the University of Jordan.  Unfortunately at this time it is only in Arabic - hummm.   Language learning?

So, I went to "Classifying Animals by Appearance Versus DNA Sequence by Megan E. Rokop, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Broad Outreach Program.
This lesson has a Teacher's Guide, worksheets and slides as well as Challenge Lesson extensions. 
Extend your student's learning!  check out BLOSSOMS today.

These videos are all published under the Creative Commons 3.0 license and are downloadable for those slow connections.

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