A couple of weeks ago Intel launched a new education-focused online community called Inspire. The site is now live at Inspiredbyeducation.com . The goal of the new site and community is to highlight the educational experiences that inspire people, allowing consumers and influencers alike to engage in improving the quality of education.
The site invites visitors to submit a video or story about who or what inspires you, learn about people and programs helping to improve the quality of education around the world and speak up about educational issues. Here are some videosfrom public figures as well as recent videos from students and teachers. [from SocialMedia.biz]
A highly creative group of technical individuals have produced some fantastic video tutorials on a wide range of traditionally technical issues. Common Craft reduce this complex information into its simplest form and produce a cut and paste paper explanation video tutorial. Watch and learn... UPDATE
Want an education? Open up a browser. With the information available online, you could probably get a complete education without ever leaving your house.
But for more traditional students, as well as their parents and teachers, it can be tricky to find online information that is safe, relevant and age-appropriate. You don't want your kids to jump knee-deep into DNA sequences if they haven't even reached their third grade Mesozoic-era workshop.
Trinity College are offering a new Masters course in Interactive Entertainment Technology. Letterkenny I.T. also runs a BSc in Computer Games Development. It would be fantastic to see some niche game development companies springing up in Ireland... UPDATE