Monday, January 2, 2012

Yale and MIT are Within Your Reach

Education at Your Fingertips
Make a New Year's Resolution to attend Yale, MIT, or other institution of higher learning. All you need is an internet connection. Think you can't afford it? You can because all courses are FREE! Yale, MIT and other universities offer course materials to the public free of charge via the internet. Designed for self-directed and life-long learners, educators, and students, the courses span the full range of  most disciplines. Participants can download, redistribute and remix some course materials. The courses are simple to access and there is usually no enrollment or registration required.

Take a look around and see what you can learn in 2012!
Yale University
Notre Dame
Search all open courseware here
Open courseware consortium

Website of the Week
Edutopia is a great teacher resource and web site published by The George Lucas Educational Foundation. Check out Edutopia's top picks of 2011 and then sign up for their weekly newsletter.

Tip of the Week: Password Protect an Office 2010 document
It's a simple process to password protect and encrypt documents in the Office 2010 suite. The process is the same across the entire suite (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Here's how:
Click the File tab, then Click Info
On the menu to the right Click Protect Document and Click Encrypt with Password

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