The Open Education Consortium

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The Open Education Consortium is a worldwide community of hundreds of higher education institutions and associated organizations committed to advancing open education and its impact on global education. You can look for free online video lectures and over 40,000 courses. There are 6 UK educational institutions are members.

Open source geospatial resources

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maptools.org hosts a resource for users and developers in the open source mapping community. I had a quick look at the links, it has very useful web resources. For example, GRASS GIS project provides GIS software suite used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics and map production, spatial modeling, and 3D visualisation. MapServer is an Open Source platform for publishing spatial data and interactive mapping applications to the web.

TNS: The Science Network

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The mission of The Science Network (TSN) is to build an online science and society agora, or public square, dedicated to the discussion of issues at the intersection of science and social policy. By engaging a diverse community of concerned constituencies in conversation, on and offline through signature meetings, video programming, and in developing partnerships with public television stations, TSN is creating a scientific no-spin zone – a trusted destination free from the tyranny of the sound bite.

vodpod

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Vodpod is a community that allow you to create your own video channels, to collect the best music videos, funny videos, politics and video clips from around the web and shre it on blog, Facebook and Twitter.

Teachstreet

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TeachStreet is a online community to search and find local and online classes. Teachers can post their classes and build a profile. Students can browse through thousands of classes that are available locally as well as online courses.

Connect journalism and technology

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Storify.com is a tool to tell stories/news and also a resource of creative real-time content by journalists, bloggers and experts.

The founder of Storify also created Hacks/Hackers, a community of the journalism and technology. As they said, the original idea is to create “a network of people interested in Web/digital application development and technology innovation supporting the mission and goals of journalism”.

The eLearning Guild

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The eLearning Guild is the oldest and most trusted source of information, networking, and community for eLearning Professionals. As a member-driven organization, the Guild produces conferences, online events, e-books, research reports, and Learning Solutions Magazine—all devoted to the idea that the people who know the most about making eLearning successful, are the people who produce eLearning every day in corporate, government, and academic settings.

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