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  • Pamela McLean
    See below: I wonder if item 9. Arthur: Lunch-O-Matic: An interactive game about food and balanced meals. is of interest re food stories? Pam ... Subject: Open
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      See below:
      I wonder if item
      9. Arthur: Lunch-O-Matic: An interactive game about food and balanced meals.

      is of interest re food stories?
      Pam

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      Subject: Open Educational Resources: 16 new items
      Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 20:57:34 GMT
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      Content update - Open Educational Resources on the Development Gateway
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      16 new resources have been added to Open Educational Resources on the Development Gateway
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      1. Ajialcom, Morocco  Empowering Youth through Technology
      2. LabforCulture
      3. The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology
      4. Teacher's Guide to International Collaboration on the Internet
      5. Welcome to GEM: Gateway to 21st Century Skills
      6. FIRST LEGO LEAGUE 2006 CHALLENGE - NANO QUEST
      7. To Reduce Poverty;Is To Use the OER Tools to Combat the Causes Globally
      8. The economic impact of open source on Europe (Report)
      9. Arthur: Lunch-O-Matic: An interactive game about food and balanced meals.
      10. Arthur by PBS kids: Interactive games for kids, parents and teachers
      11. Time for colleges to get out of the dead tree business
      12. Mapping users and producers of Open Educational Resources
      13. Why are individuals and institutions using and producing OER?
      14. Developing a policy framework for Open Educational Resources
      15. Content Commons and "Knowledge chunks" by Connexions
      16. The International Children's Digital Library
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      1. Ajialcom, Morocco  Empowering Youth through Technology
      http://topics.developmentgateway.org/openeducation/rc/ItemDetail.do~1086218?intcmp=700
      Ajialcom has provided over 2,000 disadvantaged Moroccan youth with information and communication technologies (ICT) training to help them develop new skills and improve their employment prospects. Since January 2004, Ajialcom has established 10 Youth Access Centres ...
      Contributed by Anuradha Bhattacharjee on 6 January, 2007

      2. LabforCulture
      http://topics.developmentgateway.org/openeducation/rc/ItemDetail.do~1086763?intcmp=700
      LabforCulture is an online information and knowledge platform dedicated to European cultural cooperation, complemented by a range of offline services and programmed activities. The website provides an unprecedented range of information on cultural cooperation across ...
      Contributed by Giulia D'Amico on 10 January, 2007

      3. The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology
      http://topics.developmentgateway.org/openeducation/rc/ItemDetail.do~1086772?intcmp=700
      A foundation which seeks to advance artistic and scientific knowledge by bringing together art and science in the technological field. In essence, this means nurturing a critical awareness of technology's implications for human beings and their natural and cultural ...
      Contributed by Giulia D'Amico on 10 January, 2007

      4. Teacher's Guide to International Collaboration on the Internet
      http://topics.developmentgateway.org/openeducation/rc/ItemDetail.do~1086926?intcmp=700
      Created by iEARN-USA for the US Department of Education, the Teacher's Guide to International Collaboration was developed to help teachers use the Internet to "reach out" globally. These materials were prepared as part of the Department of Education's International ...
      Contributed by Thomas BEKKERS on 12 January, 2007

      5. Welcome to GEM: Gateway to 21st Century Skills
      http://topics.developmentgateway.org/openeducation/rc/ItemDetail.do~1086928?intcmp=700
      The Gateway to Educational Materials is a Consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit and commercial Internet sites.

      Founded in 1996, GEM established ...
      Contributed by Thomas BEKKERS on 12 January, 2007

      6. FIRST LEGO LEAGUE 2006 CHALLENGE - NANO QUEST
      http://topics.developmentgateway.org/openeducation/rc/ItemDetail.do~1087031?intcmp=700
      Nanotechnology is a new scientific frontier that will impact many facets of society, such as medicine, computers, and the environment. The nano world is 100,000 times smaller than the thickness of a single strand of hair. At the nano level, everything jumps and ...
      Contributed by David Delos Santos on 14 January, 2007

      7. To Reduce Poverty;Is To Use the OER Tools to Combat the Causes Globally
      http://topics.developmentgateway.org/openeducation/rc/ItemDetail.do~1087039?intcmp=700
      The causes of poverty are to be known by the development professionals.Research
      should be done for discovery of a new approach on reduction of poverty in
      developing nations.The poor nations need education for self-sustainable
      development,self-reliance and ...
      Contributed by David Steve Matthe on 15 January, 2007

      8. The economic impact of open source on Europe (Report)
      http://topics.developmentgateway.org/openeducation/rc/ItemDetail.do~1087209?intcmp=700
      According to this article published by InfoWorld, Rishab Aiyer Ghosh and UNU-Merit put together a report on the impact of FLOSS (an unfortunate acronym for free/libre open source software) on the European economy. It was financed by the European Commission's Directorate ...
      Contributed by Thomas BEKKERS on 16 January, 2007

      9. Arthur: Lunch-O-Matic: An interactive game about food and balanced meals.
      http://topics.developmentgateway.org/openeducation/rc/ItemDetail.do~1087215?intcmp=700
      This interactive educational free resource was introduced by PBS TeacherSource. The objective is to help Alan, a.k.a. Brain, choose the right foods to create a balanced meal in this interactive game. The game is being part of The ARTHUR Web site, an online companion ...
      Contributed by Thomas BEKKERS on 16 January, 2007

      10. Arthur by PBS kids: Interactive games for kids, parents and teachers
      http://topics.developmentgateway.org/openeducation/rc/ItemDetail.do~1087218?intcmp=700
      The ARTHUR Web site is the online companion to the popular ARTHUR US television series airing daily on PBS Kids. Online and printable games are both engaging and educational. While many features are designed to promote independent play, there is much here for parents ...
      Contributed by Thomas BEKKERS on 16 January, 2007

      11. Time for colleges to get out of the dead tree business
      http://topics.developmentgateway.org/openeducation/rc/ItemDetail.do~1087219?intcmp=700
      This article dealing with OER was published by the Mercury news and written by Hal Plotkin. "In recent years, thanks largely to the generosity and vision of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's program in support of Open Education Resources, highly respected ...
      Contributed by Thomas BEKKERS on 16 January, 2007

      12. Mapping users and producers of Open Educational Resources
      http://topics.developmentgateway.org/openeducation/rc/ItemDetail.do~1087220?intcmp=700
      This article was written by Jan Hylen working at the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, and published by UNESCO's virtual university. This excellent paper introduces findings from a recent OECD study. Background: "Although learning resources are ...
      Contributed by Thomas BEKKERS on 16 January, 2007

      13. Why are individuals and institutions using and producing OER?
      http://topics.developmentgateway.org/openeducation/rc/ItemDetail.do~1087223?intcmp=700
      This article was written by Jan Hylen working at the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, and published by UNESCO's virtual university. This excellent paper introduces findings from a recent OECD study.
      Introductory remarks: "The first and most ...
      Contributed by Thomas BEKKERS on 16 January, 2007

      14. Developing a policy framework for Open Educational Resources
      http://topics.developmentgateway.org/openeducation/rc/ItemDetail.do~1087224?intcmp=700
      This article was written by Jan Hylen working at the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, and published by UNESCO's virtual university. This excellent paper introduces findings from a recent OECD study.
      >From the introduction: "One of the important ...
      Contributed by Thomas BEKKERS on 16 January, 2007

      15. Content Commons and "Knowledge chunks" by Connexions
      http://topics.developmentgateway.org/openeducation/rc/ItemDetail.do~1087691?intcmp=700
      Connexions is an environment for collaboratively developing, freely sharing, and rapidly publishing scholarly content on the Web. The content in Connexions comes in two formats: modules, which are like small "knowledge chunks," and courses, which are collections ...
      Contributed by Thomas BEKKERS on 18 January, 2007

      16. The International Children's Digital Library
      http://topics.developmentgateway.org/openeducation/rc/ItemDetail.do~1087695?intcmp=700
      The ICDL Foundation's goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world. Ultimately, the Foundation aspires to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know ...
      Contributed by Thomas BEKKERS on 18 January, 2007



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