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This is an attempt to bring the cost of worldwide accredited
university degree training down to $1 per year or less by all
countries, and states sharing podcast course costs, and to
provide links to thousands of free courses from many
countries, for all ages, to improve course learning, and to
implement the success of this economic concept. The
purpose of this site is to make your life better. I care about
you.

Group sourcing: = (group brainstorming)

A place for your ideas and comments will be created on this
website. Together, and by countries and states cooperating
in this way, we can reduce the cost of education to all people.
(Today's enemy is tomorrow's friend.) The math and
reasoning for this conclusion is simple.

How schooling for a bachelor's degree could cost you $1 a year or less

The typically highest wages that a U.S. professor gets is
$212,000. per year (salaries vary from $30,000 to $212,000) for
teaching 1 to 6 courses. (Professor salaries:
External link http://chronicle.com/stats/aaup/%29


Professors Salaries Worldwide--Exterior Link
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/03/22/new-study-analyzes-how-faculty-pay-compares-worldwide

Some professors
get $1,800 for teaching one course, but in
our case more is
needed and expected from each one course
professor.


College textbook writers rarely earns more than $100,000 total

for one textbook, ($25,000 would be the total earnings for a
very successful textbook. and $10,000 is a typical total
earnings for a textbook). (Occupational Outlook Handbook,
2010-11 Edition External Link--Copy and Paste in Google
-http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos320.htm

Authors Salary External Link
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070928105106AASUK5n

Software for this same course could cost $200,000, more or
less, and management fees to tie all this together could cost
$100,000 for each course. Thus, the potential one-course
cost
of $600,000 dollars. Forty courses are required for a
bachelor's
of science, and 40 x $600,000 = $24,000,000 is the
estimated
cost of forty courses.

But, if you had 80 courses you could cover many of the
population's requirements for various bachelor degree
courses, and this would mean $48,000,000 would need to be
spent, each year, with added translations costs, to educate
most of the world's population to the bachelor level. This cost
would include on line textbooks, in print, braille, or voice.
(These stated costs, are speculations, which can be
experimentally determined)

There are about 313,000,000 people in the U.S. If each person
paid about 15+ cents, each year, for the right to be educated
throughout his or her life, and took all or any, of the right
combination of 80 selected podcast courses, to get her/his
desired accredited bachelor's degree, these people would have
paid an amount equal to the cost of their podcast courses.
($48,000,000 / 313,000,000 = 15+ cents.) The courses could be
taken in the comfort of one's home, in high schools, or
elsewhere over the Internet from a podcast. This procedure
would decrease the cost of living to everyone, including
people who never had any schooling, because the educated
could then charge less for their work, the supply (number of
educated) would be greater, and the cost of life would go
down, and the quality would go up.

Or, there are 1,500,000,000 English speaking people and
1,300,000,000 Mandarin Chinese. If each of these
2,800,000,000 people wanted to be educated in English the
cost would be paid if each of these people were taxed less
than two cents each year, for his/her bachelor's degree.
Incidentally, there are more English speaking people in
China than in the U.S.A.

Now there would be additional student access and
processing fees that would be needed to be met if all these
people actually signed up as every costs must be paid.
Experimentation would determine a final cost, hopefully
nominal.

Other-language speaking countries could translate podcast
courses, modifying them to suit their individual language and
cultural needs, and if their citizens took these same podcast
courses, much of the world's education problems would be
solved, and cost would no longer prevent people from getting
the job they wanted which is now blocked because people do
not have the money or time to go to college, and blocked by
licensing laws which require a degree before one can go
further
in school, or even get a wanted job. This, to some
degree,
happens in all nations.

How would you test these students so they could get an
accredited degree? After studying each individual course,
taking
their lesson tests on that course, and feeling ready
for
that final, each student could be tested on their home
computer,
or at high schools, etc, while being photographed
with face, iris,
finger, or key stroke identifying software.

Chronicle article on
finding cheaters—Exterior Link
http://chronicle.com/article/High-Tech-Cheating-on-Homew/64857/

Ways to stop online cheating-External Link
http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/pace-u-researchers-work-on-new
-way-to-stop-online-cheating/31421?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en


The many final test questions of a large bank of questions,
would be randomly re-mixed after each test taker. The
course
software would notify the accrediting entity when
each person
had passed individual finals, and when the
required number
of course finals have been passed each
student would get
their bachelor degree from a course
accrediting entity
recognized by all countries, state and
federal government, and
hopefully by all educational
institutions as meeting their
school requirements, life would
be enriched, simplified, and
cost drastically less. (More
educated males and females have
fewer children.This could
eliminate population runaway growth,
and cause less global
warming, and the oceans from rising
over our heads)

Currently people travel to their universities, or schools to get
their education. Much gas, money and time is consumed that
could be saved to learn. In their 10 minutes to two hour trip to
class and back, lives are risked in traffic, on average, wasting
a half gallon of gas traveling back and forth, spending up to
2 hours daily in traffic, walking between classes, waiting for
class to start, and getting back home.

In a modern, efficient podcast world this waste is eliminated.
Now thousand of professors give the same lecture on the
same
subject, in the same type of buildings, needing grounds
and
building maintenance, police service, administrative
controls,
plumbing, etc. One podcast can replace this
expensive duplication of the same courses, waste, and
all these
thousands of then unneeded trips, buildings,
administrators,
sidewalks, grounds service people, and
professors, then would
be freed to do other important work
elsewhere and this would
save trillions. This reduced cost
would make it possible for
the poorest of poor to be
educated.


In some countries up to 19 % of their budget is spent
because
of wasteful education methods, and this prevents
people from
fulfilling their other equally important personal
needs. (Of an
estimated $l.l trillion being spent nationwide
in the U.S. on
education, at all levels, for school year 2009
-2010, a substantial
majority came from State, local, and
private sources.
External Link http://www.ed.gov/

Podcasts could
cut educational cost  dramatically. It is the
customers of students who finally,actually
pay for the
students high education costs and this makes the
cost of
life very expensive. A study being carried out by the

geographer, Ronald Dorn at Arizona State University
suggests
that students who use free online textbooks
perform as well
academically as students who buy expensive
copies from
traditional publishers. India, China and other
countries could
also create courses and software. South
Korea already has
Robots do some of their teaching.

How much money would international students attending
U.S.
schools save every year if the total number of English
speaking people (1,500,000,000 of them) shared the cost of
80
course podcasts ($48,000,000) and the international
students
used those courses for their education by
studying, on their
computer, in their home instead of going
to brick and mortar
U.S. schools? Answer: Total spent by
U.S. International
students / number of international
students equals amount
spent by each student =
$17,600,000,000 / 671,616 = $26,206
= (spending per student
rounded ). But with all English
speaking people sharing the
cost of podcasts the total
spending would have been =
number of students times the yearly cost
of educating each
student = 671,616 X $.03 = $20,148. If the
podcasts were used
= $17,600,000,000 - $20,148 =
$17,599,979,852 would have
been saved by people sharing the
costs of podcasts, and
this saving is just for international
students. Total savings
world wide would be trillions if people
studied at home and
used podcasts instead of going to brick-
and-mortar schools.
(source of total spent by international
U.S. students is
Peggy Blumenthal, executive vice president
of the Institute
of International Education, who notes that
international
students spend an estimated $17.6-billion in the
U.S.
economy in 2008-9.


If this same podcast system was used for courses from
kindergarten through 12th. grade, assuming 5 podcast
courses, per year, per grade at $600,000 per course, the 65
additional podcast courses would cost $39,000,000 for a
total cost of $39 + $48 million = $87,000,000 to educate each
individual with podcasts from kindergarten through college.
(This includes the cost of all e-textbooks) If all the
2,800,000,000 combined Mandarin Chinese, and English
Speaking people paid $87,000,000 / 2,800.000,000 people =
3.1+
cents. Each person would have payed 3.1 cents per year
for
their total education. But, if only U.S. residents paid the
$87
Million divided by 313,000,000 residents, each U.S.person
would pay 27+ cents, each year for their total podcast
education from kindergarten through college.

Primary and Secondary teachers could have their students
listen to these podcast courses, and spend their own class
time clarifying the subjects. Classes could be larger, of much
higher
quality, substitutes could be mostly eliminated, and as
much
more research and money would have been put into
each
course, quality would be higher. Parents, students,
home
schoolers and prisoners could listen to that days class
repeatedly, on the Internet, that night, while sick in bed, or at
any time.

A Universal Internet Language would then have been created,
trillions would have been saved, (populations and world
warming would have been decreased because educated
men and women have less children), and the possibility of a
more pleasant life would occur. All this because of world
group buying, and a cooperative, loving spirit. Now 50 states
and all governments are duplication each other efforts and
wasting and loosing billions of their taxpayer's money by
duplicating the same courses 17,036 times in that
many world-wide colleges, and there are over 16,000
school boards in the U. S. with much duplication of
work--External Link
--http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_district

An interesting video indicating how teachers time could be
saved insuring quality teaching with podcasts thus class
teachers time could be used for in-class clarification instead
of
just lecturing, and the software in these interactive
courses could
immediately tell the teacher what the student
had not
understood, and courses would also be available for
home study.
External link Let’s use video to reinvent education

MIT, UNESCO, Goggle, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,
the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, India,
China,
Wickipedia, You Tube, Mark Zuckerberg, Alfred P. Sloan
Foundation,
U.S.A., U.K., ,
Netflix, or a consortium of
Professors
not aligned with a university, PUBLISHERS, the
cooperative efforts of the students themselves, etc. could
also provide these same courses, but much faster than
PodcastInternationalUniversity.org would be ready to do.

The average 4 year degree student spends $1916 dollars just
for gas in their 1095 days of travel back and forth to school,
(at a half gallon of gas per day with $3.50 gallon gas,) These
same brick-and-mortar students waste 2190 hours in their 4
years of schooling, at 2 hours per day, while traveling back
and forth to school and waiting for class to start. This is more
time than the average student spends in study to get their 4
year degree. All governments are wasting their citizens
money by colluding with their educational lobbies
to prevent
educational competition against the brick-and-
mortar-schools.

A partial ultimate Course content wish list

a. The lecture vocabulary would be given before a lecture with
the pronunciations and definitions of terms, that can be
skipped
or clicked on.

b. The preliminary background knowledge required for
understanding the lecture, and a link to this knowledge
provided
in the lecture text, can be clicked on or skipped.

c. Possibly many more than the number of course lectures
than
the average school provides with much more detailed
background knowledge which can be discussed (or linked
to).


d. Intelligent Software that all by itself can answer a student's
questions on a particular subject and an awareness, by the
software, of the student's missing background knowledge
from
the questions asked, and a direct link to that source.
On the
TV game show Jeopardy, a computer called "Watson"
was
used to challenge the best human minds, and with
questions
limited to one course, (instead of 10,000,000
documents that
"Watson" was programmed with) why can't
this goal be
achieved? This would eliminate the need to ask
questions
personally to a frequently unavailable professor
or
teaching assistant.

e. Each computer course links to websites so that questions
can be asked on the Internet, with other students answering
when the questions have not been answered by course
software.


f. All textbooks would be included online and any word that is
clicked on would be defined, and pronounced. If a page number
in the index is clicked on, you are taken directly to that page.

g. Interactive software could be available.

h. Public laboratories available to citizens and
students (to complete course exercises given by schools
for credit) in many cities. (one such lab exist in New
York City now}

h. -2 A podcast virtual teaching laboratory
in which one learns
much as is learned in an MIT Laboratory,
but possibly more,
and with video displays.

i. Your favorite Icon as your virtual teacher, Albert Einstein,
Isaac Newton, Madam Curie, etc.

j. In your comments, you could add to this course content
wish list your additional wish list items.

It would be ideal that a course language could be

translated to all languages at the click of a key, and this might
someday happen. If all 1.5 billion English speaking people
shared the $48,000,000 cost of these 80 courses all of
Harvard's 6,700 undergraduates could be educated for a total
cost of $215 or
about 3.2 cents each year instead of $50,000
or a total cost of $335,000,000. (Harvards
undergraduates would save, in 4 years, $1,339,999,140.

Any university, primary, or high school could not afford to
pay
the course cost of this ultimate course education wish
list
for
just their own in school use, but with countries
sharing these
costs are affordable. Education for 
bachelor degrees, primary, and high
school podcasts
courses can be provided for pennies that
would be superior
to existing courses in the current brick-and
-mortar schools,
and China's, India's, and the world's educational
problems
would be solved.


There is a shortage of high school science teachers. Podcast
courses would solve this problem, and provide, podcast
lessons
to replace absent teachers, as well as providing
courses on
unavailable subjects, or courses too short to
take a whole
semester. Sick people, people that cannot leave
their homes,
the prison population, and trades people,
(including vocational
training) could all learn in their current
location, and very
advanced high school students could get
their bachelor degree
before finishing the 12th grade.

Legislators are now protecting brick-and-mortar schools
from competition by now requiring that school have a campus.
This gives the legislatures money or other awards for this
criminal act but robs you of the opportunity of a reasonable
cost education, which anyone could afford.These laws need
to be overturned.

What do you, we, need to do to provide inexpensive, quality
education, and overcome any educational lobby or other
political resistance to this change? To start, you could
advertise by spreading the word, on the social media of this
educational method and website, (to get people started!!!!!!)
Or, you could walk, at your college campus, on the PUBLIC
sidewalk, adjoining the PUBLIC street, and exercise your
PEACEFUL, free speech rights with this sign. How schooling
for
a bachelor degree could cost $1 a year or less as
 explained in:
PodcastInternationalUniversity.org

How do schools,
businesses, and Doctors  misuse governments
to
eliminate their competition and increase your prices?


If governments, states, Democrats, Republican,
and Independents, would let people share course costs,
and not
block people from getting an accredited education,
or a wanted
job, which they all do now, (encouraged by
most professions, t
rades, and labor unions promoting
obstructive licensing to reduce
their competition,
(in their own trade or profession) by requiring irrelevant
education, delayed field
entry, unnecessary high entry costs,
and thus increase their
charges to you), all people
themselves could afford
to get an accredited education
without government help. With K-12 and college podcasts
teacher's homework and
grading would be drastically
reduced and teachers would be more rested for
their
important school teaching)


Examples of deceitful rules at all occupation levels, that also
prevent employees from starting their own business, raises
unemployment, and increasing your cost of life:

a. State law requires House painters in Massachusetts to work
for a painting company for 4 years before they can take a
rigging
test that allows them to use ladders and staging, this
can be
learned in 1 day. (This legal ruling prevents students
from competing,
earning summer money, and cheaply
painting your house.


b. Roofers in Florida must work 4 years with a contractor
(before it was no years), and prices were as low as 8 cents per
square foot) to pass a test that many roofers who worked 30
years, in other states, can't pass, and learn all types of roofing
work, instead of just the kind they want to do, (result after
legislation: prices are 3 times higher and many people learn
to
do their own roof in two hours. Of course, none of the then
existing Florida roofers had to take any test at all, and all the
finished roofs continued to be inspected after completion, as
before, indicating no need at all for prior testing.)

c. Dentists are required to have 9 years of education to do
some
procedures that Alaska, New Zealand, and many other
countries
allow with 2 years of training (with equal skill, as
research proved),
as indicated in Exterior Link http://www.medicalcountries.org/
MedicalCountries.org
$1000 to $3000. U. S. root canals can
cost as little $65
dollars in India. (In fact, a few Indian dentists
do root canals for $18., as one Indian dentist told me.)

d. Automobile labor unions forced wages up to $70.

dollars per hour (including benefits), while minimum
wages were around $7 dollars per hour) thus U.S. car
manufactures could no longer compete with foreign
manufactures and we lost our car inductry.


e. U. S., and Canadian Doctors and dentists are required to
pass
tests that in many years, only 1/3 pass, and to have 4
years of
college before medical school while in most
countries students
start medical school after high school,
learn everything they need
to know, and thus get 4 more
years of practice in their lifetime as
doctors, and U.S.
technicians are prevented from doing simple
medical
procedures that the Veterans Administration, and many

other countries encourage. (All this is how they, and the
colluding
government, keep your prices high, get their treats,
and eliminate
competition from low cost sources). My father,
board certified in
2 specialties, would play golf 3 days a week
while I , at 17 years
of age, would put a green liquid in his
patients eyes, fold their
eye lid over and remove any irritating
particles from these patient
eyes, free of change. (Anyone
can do this with 2 minutes training,
and not need the 24 years
of education he had. Many other daily done
procedures are
just a simple)


f. Legislators are now protecting brick-and-mortar schools
from
competition by now requiring that school have a
campus. (What
grass are they smoking?) Total spending on
U. S. education,
from all sources, and including all levels is
about 1.13 trillion
yearly, mostly for buildings and
administration. Exterior link

http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/fed/role.html

g. U.S. citizens are taxed to support a military industrial
complex
that consumes 6.61 times more of its dollars than
the 2nd biggest
spending nation does. (661 billion for U. S.
and 100 billion for
China). Just the cost of one air craft carrier,
5 billion
, cost the
same as 104 years of 80 bachelor degree
podcast courses).
Exterior Link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditures

h. Or, the U.S. Government could educate 2.8 billion English,
and Mandarin speaking people for up to 858
years with the
$41.2 billion in Pell Grants that were
scheduled to educate
only 9.6 million U.S. students for
1 year. ($41.200,000,000 /
$48 million, (1 year Pell Grant
Funds / the yearly cost of 80
bachelor degree podcast
courses = 858+ years of college



It does not always pay to put yourself, your team, your state,
your country, your religion, always
ahead of
others, and the
earth. In the end YOU lose.
Cooperation beats the hell out of
competition in this
podcast case.

I like my country as much as you do but I am not blind! Is it
any wonder U.S. prices cannot compete with other countries,
and that the U.S, is loosing most of its industries because of
these anti-competitive practices???



Is YOUR Government screwing students and taxpayers to
eliminate competition for education lobbies, and brick-and
-
mortar universities?


The table shows the yearly cost, per student of getting a
College Degree, and the cost of kindergarten through High
School courses in countries or states of various sizes, (with
group
buying.) It costs $48,000,000 to provide the educational
material, for 80 Bachelor Degree College Courses, and
$39,000,000 for kindergarten through high school, or
$87,000,000 for both combined
if e-books and lectures are
provided by podcast over
the Internet. The 9,600,000 Pell
Grant Recipients, with sharing, could pay these cost with
$5.00, and $4.06, and $9.06. and save the $41,000,000,000
 of the 2012 taxpayers money spent on Pell Grants, but
colleges would object because this money is really
used to
fund the wasteful practices of the states and colleges.


Group Population
size
Shared cost
of College
each year
Shared Cost of
Kindergarten
through high
school
each year
Shared Cost of
Kindergarten
through College
each year
1 student $48,000,000 $39,000,000 $87,000,000
Pell Grants
Recipients
9,600,000
$5.00 $4.06 $9.06
China
1,339,724,852
3.6 cents 2.9 cents 6.4 cents
India
1,210,193,422
3.9 cents 3.2 cents 7 cents
U.S.
313,000,000
15.3 cents 12.4 cents 28 cents
Indonesia
237,556,363
21 cents 16.4 cents 37 cents
Brazil
190,732,694
26 cents 20.4 cents 46 cents
Japan
127,950,000
38 cents 31 cents 69 cents
Pakistan
187,342,721
25 cents 20.8 cents 46 cents
Bangladesh
158,570,535
30 cents 24.5 cents 54 cents
Russia
136,739,892
35 cents 28.5 cents 63 cents
U.K.
61,284,590
78 cents 63.6 cents $1.41
World's English
Speakers
1,500,000,000
3.2 cents 2.6 cents 5.8 cents
World's Mandarin
Speakers
1,300,000,000
3.6 cents 3 cents 6.6 cents
World's Spanish
Speakers
452,480,979
10.6 cents 8.6 cents 19.2 cents
World's
Population
6,993,044,579
7/10 cents +
translation
costs
1/2 cent +
translation
costs
1.2 cents +
translation
costs
U.S. College Students
19,700,000
$2.44 $1.98 $4.42
U.S College +
K12 Students
75,200,000
63 cents 52 cents $1.16
California
37,691,912
$1.27 $1.42 $2.31
Texas
25,674,681
$1.86 $1.52 $3.38
New York
19,490,297
$2.46 $2.01 $4.47
Florida
19,057,542
$2.51 $2.05 $4.56
Illinoia
12,869,257
$3.72 $3.04 $6.76
Pennsylvania
12,742,886
$3.76 $3.07 $6.83
Ohio
11,544,951
$4.16 $3.38 $7.54
Michigan
9,876,187
$4.87 $3.95 $8.82
Georgia
9,815,210
$4.90 $3.98 $8.88
North Carolina
9,656,401
$4.98 $4.04 $9.02
New Jersey
8,821,155
$5.45 $4.43 $9.88
Virginia
8,096,604
$5.93 $4.82 $10.75
Washington
6,830,038
$7.03 $5.72 $13.75
Massachusetts
6,587,536
$7.29 $5.93 $13.22
Indiana
6,516,922
$7.37 $5.99 $13.36
Arizona
6,482,505
$7.41 $6.02 $13.43
Tennessee
6,403,353
$7.41 $6.10 $13.51
Missouri
6,010,688
$7.99 $6.49 $14.48
Maryland
5,838,289
$8.23 $6.69 $14.92
Wisconsin
5,711,767
$8.41 $6.83 $15.26
Minnesota
5,344,861
$8.99 $7.30 $16.29
Colorado
5,116,769
$9.38 $7.63 $17.01
Alabama
4,802,740
$10.00 $8.13 $18.13
South Carolina
4,679,230
$10.26 $8.34 $18.60
Louisiana
4,574,836
$10.50 $8.53 $19.03
Kentucky
4,369,356
$10.99 $8.93 $19.92
Oregon
3,871,859
$12.40 $10.08 $22.48
Oklahoma
3,791,508
$12.66 $10.28 $22.94
Puerto Rica
3,706,690
$12.99 $10.29 $23.28
Connecticut
3,580,709
$13.41 $10.90 $24.31
Iowa
3,062,309
$15.68 $12.74 $28.42
Mississippi 2,978,512 $16.12 $13.10 $29.22
Arkansas 2,937,979 $16.34 $13.28 $29.62
Kansas
2,871,238
$16.72 $13.59 $30.31
Utah
2,817,222
$17.04 $13.85 $30.89
Nevada
2,723,322
$17.63 $14.33 $31.96
New Mexico 2,082,224 $23.06 $18.73 $41.79
West Virginia 1,855,364 $25.88 $21.03 $46.91
Nebraska 1,842,641 $26.05 $21.17 $47.22
Idaho
1,584,985
$30.29 $24.61 $54.90
Hawaii
1,374,810
$34.92 $28.37 $63.29
Maine
1,328,188
$36.14 $29.37 $65.51
New Hampshire 1,318,194 $36.41 $29.59 $66.00
Rhode Island 1,051,302 $45.66 $37.10 $82.76
Montana
998,199
$48.09 $39.08 $87.17
Delaware
907,135
$52.92 $43.00 $95.92
South Dakota 824,082 $58.25 $47.33 $105.58
Alaska
722,718
$66.42 $53.97 $120.39
North Dakota 683,932 $70.19 $57.03 $127.22
Vermont
626,431
$76.63 $62.26 $138.89
Washington DC
617,996
$77.68 $63.11 $140.79
Wyoming
568,158
$84.49 $68.65 $153.14
New York City 8,175,133 $5.87 $4.78 $10.65
*With extra large classes some electronic and processing fees
would also occur, hopefully not large, and these later determined
costs would need to be added to the above chart.


The reason why costs in brick-and-mortar schools, and high
schools is so
expensive is because each type of the same
courses are needlessly
being recreated, each year, about
4,168 times for this many U.S.
colleges, 17,036 times for the
worldwide colleges and 18,435
times only for this many U.S.
high schools, and there are 16,216 various kinds of state
school boards in the 50 states, and the 50 states
are also 
duplicating each others work, to different degrees. Exterior Link
--
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_district

There are 100,000 schools on earth that duplicate education
courses. The class group size is
sometimes as small as ten
students per course, Students, and tax payers
are charged
for the real estate and other costs schools incur,
as
explained in PodcastInternationalUniversity.org. Re-

inventing, duplicating the education course wheel by all
countries, state, and federal governments, not sharing
course
costs, the 16,216 school boards, and palatial buildings
are the major causes of high education costs. These are the
reason that many people can not get an education. Stopping
this waste worldwide would save many billions of dollars
every year.

If you care about the students who can not afford to go to
college, and the waste in taxes at the state and federal level
you
will call the media, your state, federal presidents,
governors,
senators, and representatives and explain how
your state and
federal government could save billions that
are wasted on
students, and governments dupicated efforts,
and thus reduce the taxes in both the state and federal

government and make it possible for everyone to go to
school,
no matter what their income was (as indicated in
the yellow
chart). Bring this issue up at any political
meeting and ask
contentants to respond and tell you what
they can and will do
about this issue. Have some courage
and character and do this!
(no matter what your age is or
the country you live in).

Please
don't tell me that regular college and K-12 courses
would be as
good as $600,000 courses that have thousand
more hours of
work on them, have video, variable audio,
software to
answer question, practice graded tests,
produced in voice,
Braille, in bold, variable print, with the
index linked to the text
pages, words linked to definitions,
are worked on again and
again in every way, are interactive,
have constant peer to peer review, and can be listened to

repeatedly at home, in prison, on the media, yet cost
students pennies with group
buying. Some professors get
$1,800 for their course. How
much time, and money do they
have to do all all this work?

Free Cell Phone Service, if you qualify, which is good for
light usurers but to get the triple minutes for life you must
pay, one time, $49.99 to http://tracfone.com/  to get the
new
Touch Screen Phone #LG800G with a better camera, MP3
player, and free shipping. Its up to you. Then your cost per
minute would be 1/3.  To see  if you qualify under this
goverment program click--

https://www.safelinkwireless.com/Safelink/program_info/faq/faqOverview

Alaska Communications
--Unlimited phone for $1 per month but
you have to live in Alaska

List: Free Cell Phone Providers for the Poor"--
 
http://www.freegovernmentcellphones.net/   There are 16
of them in various states.

The Regional Accreditation Agencies  (for your
checking
of the college's accreditation)

1.  Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (for
New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, the
District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands)
Click to see list of schools--
http://www.msche.org/institutions_directory.asp

2. New England Association of Schools and Colleges (for 
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode
Island, and Vermont). External link  click  link for schools list
 http://cihe.neasc.org/about_our_institutions/roster_of_institutions/


3. North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (for
Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas,
Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio,
Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia,
and Wyoming.)  click and follow directions--External Link
http://www.ncahlc.org/Directory-of-HLC-Institutions.html

4. Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (for
Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.)
clink  link for list and follow directions
http://www.nwccu.org/Directory%20of%20Inst/Directory%20of%20Institutions.htm

5. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (for California,
Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Micronesia, Palau, and Northern
Marianas Islands. click to view list--External Link
http://www.wascsenior.org/wasc/MI_Directory.htm

6. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools ( Florida,
Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and Texas). click on link--
http://www.sacscoc.org/


Free Accredited College for you?
A list of of 100 free and partially free colleges Exterior Link
http://www.advantageedu.com/blog/2008/100-free-college-rides-you-dont-need-daddy-to-pay-for

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/biztech/articles/060910/18free.htm

Http://www.saylor.org has an online Catalogue of 240+,
free, self-paced, non credit college courses, including textbooks
that you could take. No registration or fees are required to
take these courses and you can get a certificate, and badges.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Saylor_Foundation
Michail Saylor's personal belief and desire is that education
should be free so everyone can get an education. He is now
paying authors, $20,000 each to create free textbooks for all
of his 240+ courses, and is working with StraighterLine, an
online course provider, to get academic credit for freely
available courses
.(How many people that you know would do
something like that for YOU?)

Students can study these free courses on Saylor.org and
then enroll at StraighterLine to take an exam. After passing,
they will receive American Council on Education
recommended credits. Students could also enroll in a
StraighterLine program, using Saylor’s free course materials
as they go along. You may need to check the transfer-ability
of this offer to determine if it was successful. These
companies will team up with George Mason University and
Northern Virginia Community College to offers students an
easier method of transferring credits between institutions.

A talk by Michael Saylor at the National Press Club:

http://www.microstrategy.com/events/national-press-club/

Free Tuition for Pregnant single women under 18 and  married
 pregnant women under 21, at some colleges in some states. Check
your state for this free offer.

Free Tuition for anyone who got a grant or forgiven loan, for
many reasons. Check our Grant, loan, and Scholarship Tutorial,
check this website
www.fastweb.com/  , use these keywords:
Free college , on the internet, and search your own mind for some
even better keywords. Sometimes your idea is the best one you
will ever hear.
  

Free
Tuition for Vets  in most states under the Department of Veterans Affairs
Yellow Ribbon Program, and other programs--U.S. Map links to specific 
colleges in each state  that provides tuition.
http://www.gibill.va.gov/gi_bill_info/ch33/YRP/YRP_List_2010.htm

Free college for children and spouse's of California Service-Connected Veterans
Dependents
Educational Assistance --External Link--
http://www.calvet.ca.gov/vetservices/education.aspx
http://www.calvet.ca.gov/vetservices/benefits.aspx

Six states offer free tuition for Veterans-- Connecticut, Illinois,
Montana, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Exterior Link
http://suite101.com/article/free-tuition-for-veterans-a59833

Free tuition for Vets in Colorado 
http://www.fastweb.com/financial-aid/articles/3195-free-college-tuition-for-veterans-at-select-schools


Free college for the blind information--External Link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Need-blind_admission

Books-Royal National College for the Blind--External Link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_National_College_for_the_Blind
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book:Royal_National_College_for_the_Blind
Assistive technology for the blind and impared at RNC on this link
Hoople
Mountbatten Brailler
RoboBraille
Talking Tactile Tablet
Vinux
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perkins_School_for_the_Blind
 Free Tuition for Disabled http://www.disabled-world.com/disability/education/scholarships/

Free tuition for Childred of disabled Vets
 
http://www.disabled-world.com/disability/education/scholarships/

List of free scholarships for the disabled
http://www.disabled-world.com/disability/education/scholarships/

http://www.freemoneyfornursingschool.com/

Search for nursing school grants now.

Nursing Education and Grants
  http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/

http://www.counterfeitdegrees.com/alternatives/state-funded.htm

Free Tuition for American Indians
http://www.fortlewis.edu/financialaid/NativeAmericans.aspx
http://www.naihc.net/index.php/training/tuition-free-training/
http://www.ehow.com/info_7826113_tuitionfree-college-american-indians.html

Try these key words in your search engine: Free tuition for,
seniors, university employees, native Americans, nursing students


Tuition Free Colleges--
http://www.uopeople.org/groups/tuition-free-education

Free Tuition Free Music Courses

http://education-portal.com/article_directory/Education_Insider_News_Blog.html

Free High School
http://www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/hakusho/html/hpab200901/detail/1305888.htm


Check YOUR rights under this law.

164.2842 Free tuition at state-supported school for survivor
of police officer, firefighter, or volunteer firefighter
permanently and totally disabled in line of duty -- Free
tuition at state-supported school for survivor of other
state-administered retirement system participants
disabled as a result of duty-related injury.

Find your lost Cell Phones, or friend

Lost Cell Phones are found through triangulation 
with broadcasting
towers or with GPS (Global Positing  System) chips, 
which most recent phones have. Free mobile phone
tracking apps to find lost cell phone are available. 

You can try these cell phone locator app, or download
your favorite one from the Internet by putting in these
key words. (Free Cell Phone Locator Apps). Law 
enforcement would need a warrant to send a locating 
ping to your phone for non emergency reasons. This 
service is available to emergency services via a system
called Enhanced 911.

Sprint has a locating service that costs $5.00 per month 
for anunlimited number of searches, and a service that 
sends you a text message of the location of anyone in 
your cell phone tracking network at a regular time of 
day. Verizon, AT&T, etc. have services. Google Latitude, 
works with Google maps is also used by people.
To download it, go to: http://www.google.com/latitude

You can set up virtual fences for someone and when they 
go out
of your fenced in area you get an email, but many
methods of
tracking are explained more thoroughly than 
I have indicated
here at: http://pattyhahne.hubpages.com/hub/cellphonelocater

 

How could we, the students, solve the high-cost-education-problem?

By establishing a crowd-funded 501(C)3 non-profit
endowment to create 145, courses from kindergarten
through a bachelor degree, available free, on the Internet
to all of the world's students, 100,000 colleges, and k-12
schools. These courses, in text, voice, Braille with e-
books could be modified by any school or country,
with some undecided restrictions, to meet their
educational, social, language, religious, needs and
preferences. Start-up schools would already have these
courses ready for their use.
Then we could start a coop-
student university, and get prices of a year of bachelor
-degree training down to costs all students can afford.

These courses would be constructed to contain the
spirit and instructional methods intuited, or suggested
in the following article.

Rethinking the Way College Students Are Taught Exterior Link
http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/tomorrows-college/lectures/rethinking-teaching.html

Students can not take in and process all of the info in
a typical lecture. Course content needs clarification,
and technology change, peer to peer review etc.

There are over 17,036 worldwide colleges, including
4,168+ U.S. colleges, and 18,435 U.S. high schools,
with at least 16,000 school boards just in the 50 U.S.
states. Worldwide, the estimated 100,000 k-12 and
tertiary schools are all creating different versions of
the same courses, year after year, reinventing the
education-course-wheel, often in thousands of palatial
buildings, and lots, used only part of the year. This is
wastefully expensive as we now have podcasts, and
the same improved, more complete podcast-courses
can be shared with billions, over the Internet, and thus
eliminate the expense of thousand of buildings,
duplicated courses, and allow education to continue
all year round, costing much less, because of
course
-costs
-sharing.

Now huge endowments are collected and wasted with
students typically getting only 1% to 4.6 % of these
funds. ($411 billion is the total U.S. endowments) This
amount could
pay for 4724 years of course costs for
most of the world's education from kindergarten to a
bachelor degree ($411,000,000,000/$87,000,000 = 4724
years), or
Harvard's endowment ($31.728 billion)
would pay for 367 years, and MIT's endowment,

($9.713 billion)
111 years. (73 colleges could educate
all of earth's students from kindergarten to a bachelor
degree for 11 or more years with the money they have
in their endowment funds. Incidentally, we could save
billions in taxpayers and endowors collective taxes with
the then decreased amounts needed for education with
podcasts, and thus eliminate the 1 Trillion student owe.)

List of endowment amounts held by colleges:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colleges_and_universities_in_the_United_States_by_endowment

Small, duplicated course classes is the normal way
education
has occurred, and this resulted in a year of
college costing up to $55,000. These practices must be
largely changed if student fees are to be reduced.

For most students we need only 145 core courses, 80
bachelor courses for the 17,036 worldwide colleges
and 65 courses for the worldwide 82,964 K-12 schools.
Podcasts allow repeated in school and home viewing.
At $600,000 x145 for each of these superior courses =
$87,000,000, equals the total course-cost for the
100,000
worldwide schools, or $870 per school, with
an average cost of only $6 per school-course when
sharing occurs.

But, if all of the courses are duplicated and recreated,
in each school, as they are now, and these teachers
are paid the lowest I have heard paid to a teacher for
their courses which is $1,800, the yearly duplicating
cost
equals $12,159,972,000 instead of $87,000,000
for 145 non-duplicated, more expensive and complete
courses. Course-costs must be determined by research.

The Math, if you want to review it.
(number of worldwide colleges x the number of college
core courses, x
course cost) + (number of worldwide
k-12 schools, x number of k-12 core courses x course
costs) =
(17,036x 80 x $$1,800)+ (82,964 x 65 x $1,800.) =
$12,159,972,000 = the duplicating cost for the 100,000
schools.

The U.S.alone gives $41,200,000,000 in Pell Grants to
9,600,000 U.S. college students.
This cost could be
largely eliminated with podcasts. So,
$41,200,000,000 +
$12,159,972,000 = $53,359,972,000
- 87,000,000 = $53,272,972,000 saved plus billion in
other student cost.

The Internet and podcast technology has
eliminated the need for so many buildings, and
duplicated courses. One does not have to leave
their home, travel to another state to be educated,
or waste 2 hours per day going back and forth to
school, burning all that gas and waiting for class
to start.

The individual's course-cost of schooling from
kindergarten to a bachelor degree equals the
course-cost including e-books, divided by the
group-size taking those courses.=

Paying Groups                    Sharing Cost Yearly
One Person                                        $87,000,000
9,600.000 Pell Grant Recipients       $9.06
19,700,000 U.S. College Students    $4.42
313,000,000 U.S. Residents              $ .28
1,339,724,852 China Residents           .07
1,210,193,422 India
Residents            .07
1,500,000,000 All English Speakers   .06
452,480,979 All Spanish Speakers     .20
(Some additional fees may be needed as
determined by trial and error.)

We, the students, could start an endowment to provide
145
free, updated yearly, core, k-2 to Bachelor degree
courses with, e-books,
video, audio, Braille, peer to
peer review etc.,
for the 100,000 thousand k-12 and
tertiary world-wide
schools. These more complete
courses would drastically reduce all of the yearly,

costly
course duplication in these public and private
schools, and allow each school to modify these
courses to fit their language, cultural,
and educational
preferences, with some undetermined restrictions, thus
save students and governments billions, over the years.

Then
we could start a coop-student university, and get
prices of a year of bachelor-degree training down to
fees all students can afford.


There is No free education student's nipple!
A peaceful
voters revolt is needed! Students and parents
should start a student-parents-taxpayers-
educational-coop-
University, (their own university) to drive prices from
an
unaffordable high of $55,000 per year to less than a $1.00
per year.

Schools use their political power, and treats to buy all
governments, and protect their wasteful practices and
economic interests as most economic groups do. This in
true in China, India, Russia, UK, U.S., etc. Why would you
expect otherwise? Most businesses, trades, and special
interests do the same. Thus, you need to establish an
educational organization that benefits you, the students,
parents, and taxpayers by providing low cost superior
education. This is more possible now, with podcasts,t hat
you see on your computer than it has ever been. By using
technology to eliminate, real estate, teaching, testing,
duplication, travel and labor cost, having huge class

courses, and using group buying these goals can be
easily reached.

There are 19,700,000 U.S. university students, or about
75.200,000 parent of students, and student voters plus
most other
U.S. taxpayers whose taxes would be reduced
by lower education costs, much more than half the
population. This means that a large block
of the U.S.
population
does not want a government that purposely
increase education costs and force irrelevant high cost
education that prevents people from working by
denying licenses to work by creating irrational rules
and requirements that are made only for the purpose of
limiting competion for educational lobbies, the graft
and treat providing groups.

We need to get presidents, governors, legislation, and
judges that pevent competition, out of office, and insure
a government that allows
education everyone can afford,
and costs pennies. There are 17,036 worldwide colleges,
each duplicating what the others are teaching, re-inventing
the college-education-course-wheel 17,036 times each year
in that many colleges. This causes expensive wasteful
education that not much effort and
content has been put
into. Podcasts eliminates this wasteful practice.


By sharing course recordings, you could get higher quality,
more
complete college education in your home that is
beneficial, constructive, purposeful, affordable to everyone.

The yearly SHARED COST per person in the indicated
groups: =
cost of courses/ divided by the group size.

1. $48,000,000 / 19,700,000 college students = $2.43 yearly
cost in the U.S. if only college students paid all the costs.


2. $48,000,000 / U.S. population = $48,000,000 / 313,000,000
= 15+
cents instead of $55,000 tuition, if all U.S. residents
paid 15+ cents, everyone could take the 80 courses.

3. $48,000,000 / 1.5 billion English Speaking people =
3+ cents
yearly if all English speaking people shared the
80 bachelor degree courses.


(Some years as much as $41.2 billion has been scheduled
to pay for only 9.6
Million U.S. college student's Pell
Grants with money taken
from taxpayers which mostly
goes to colleges
, not to students.) $41.2 billion minus $48
million equals a saving of $41,152,000,000, or a saving of
$464 dollars for each of the 88,568,468 U.S.
taxpayers who yearly recently paid any tax at all.
This is a calculation from information on
Answers.com which you can verify by re-calculating.
Education with Podcasts this way could educate
313,000,000
U.S. people instead of only the 9.6
million Pell Grant students that were educated, or
1,500,000,000 English speaking people could be
educated for the same $48,000,000.

A student-education-coop, not hard wired to be a university,
is
needed, as long as degree granting is achieved. This
could be
a: 1. Course management system, 2. Learning
management
systems, 3. Programmed learning system,
4. Publishers of
courses that include the same course they
publish textbook for,
and 5. Yes, and even organizations
sometimes called a
university, college, or school could
educate and provide degree
granting, as long as they are
not run just for the benefit of the
schools and the
government.

These stated costs would include on-line textbooks, and
be more complete than any course
you have ever taken,
have thousands more hours of work on
them, have video,
variable audio, have software to answer
questions, practice
graded tests, produced in voice, Braille, in
bold variable
print, with the index linked to the text pages, words
linked
to definitions, are worked on again and again in every way,

are interactive, have peer to peer review and can be listened
to repeatedly, yet cost
students pennies with group buying.

We need a peaceful students, voters revolt in the U.S.,
China,
India, etc., and a students and parents coop-
University. Lobbies will resist our
every effort, but we will
overcome
. Bring this issue up in political meetings.
Education does not need to keep you,
parents, and
taxpayers in dept for years.


How to Start a College, University, School, Kindergarten

Exterior links:

http://melbrown1.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Start-Your-Own-Online-College

http://www.startcolleges.com/buy-sell-colleges.htm

http://www.popecenter.org/commentaries/article.html?id=2263

http://privateschool.about.com/cs/startingaschool/ht/startaschool.htm

All Colleges by-- Costs, Age, Size, Statistics, and Rankings for Grad, On-Line, and K-12  Schools

National Center for Education Statistic http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

All Colleges by Size, Age, Cost http://collegestats.org/colleges/all


Rankings for Colleges, Grad, On-Line, and K-12 Schools

World Wide College Rankings
http://en.wikipedia.orgWorld Wide College Rankings_and_university_rankings
http://www.usnews.com/education

Ranks College, Grad School, High Schools, and On-line Schools
Exterior Links:
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.comm/best-colleges
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/College_and_university_rankings
http://www.collegechoicesforadults.org/
Book- "Bear's Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning"

Princeton Review Rankings
http://www.princetonreview.com/college-

College Choices for Adults -Compare 3 college choices,
included are student demographics, satisfaction rates,
retention and completion rates.

Law School Rankings
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_School_Rankings

Business School Rankings
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_business_school_rankings


Ranking K-12 Schools
http://schoolmatch.com/ppsi/txtweb.cfm

Global Rankings
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/College_and_university_rankings
http://www.newsweekshowcase.com/education/global/articles/the-best-of-global-universities
http://www.webometrics.info/

 Student Loan , Grant , and Scholarship Tutorial

lf you start studying student grants, scholarships, and loads
 early you may save thousands. Colleges get a kick-back so
your college may not be the cheapest source for your loans.

Funding Education beyound High School-- A Federal
Student Aid Guide
--
http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/2008-2009/english/typesofFSA_grants.htm

Sources of Free money for you to go to College--External Link
http://www.collegescholarships.org/grants
http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scholarship

Free student grant money that does not have to be paid back,
(up to $5500 ) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pell_Grant

"Secrets to Winning a Scholarship" by Mark Kantrowitz"
(9781456459949) book with advice about how to find and win
a scholarship or fellowship, paperback, $9.95.
He also publishes two websites about financial aid
Exterior Links
http://www.fastweb.com/ and
http://www.finaid.org/



Search Engine Search Terms to try: 1. financial aid, 2. grants,
3.financial aid+(your state name); 4. grants+(your state name);
5.scholarships+(your state name); 6.loans+(your state name);
7.foreign student financial aid; 8. international financial aid;
9.student loan+(your state name)
; 10. (cheap student loans);
12. (Scholarships by Major, Grade level,+your state name)
13. (Scholarships by financial need, race, religion, gender)
14. (Scholarships by medical history or aboriginal history)
15. (Scholarships by other student factors by whether you
study at home or abroad by specific field of study by personal
& athletic achievementetc)
for more info and ideas see:
Exterior Link
http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scholarship
+ (Try your idea and term, it may work better that anything
I have listed, but read my list first and you may get a
better idea from your own brain, haven't you noticed that
your idea is sometimes the best one you have ever heard?)

Sources of Free money for you to go to College
External Link--
http://www.collegescholarships.org/grants/
http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scholarship

Scholarships for the Disabled
http://www.disabled-world.com/disability/education/scholarships/

Free student grant money that does not have to be paid
back (up to $5500) Exterior Link
--
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pell_Grant

Nine Student Federal-Aid Programs Exterior Link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAFSA

Six hundred five (605 State Aid Programs) Exterior Link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_aid_programs

For grant programs from various states like Cal Grants from
California http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=20
use this search term: financial aid + state name
http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=111

Financial Aid
Exterior Links

http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp

http://www.direct.ed.gov/parent.html

http://www.fastweb.com/

http://www.finaid.org/

"Secrets to Winning a Scholarship" by Mark
Kantrowitz" (9781456459949) paperback, $9.95. He
also publishes two websites about financial aid



Loans from 0% to over 14% exist. You just have to find them!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_loans_in_the_United_States#Stafford_loan_aggregate_limits

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Student_loan&oldid=494732872


Federal PLUS loans- parents can borrow up to the full
cost of attendance at a college, minus any other aid the
family is eligible for.

http://www.direct.ed.gov/parent.html

Perkins Loans
Federal Perkins 5% Loan with no payment due till 9
months after graduation and no payback at all for
some students
. On $5,000 of Perkins-loan debt, the
monthly payment is $53 over ten years. Perkins loans
can be discharged (cancelled) in full or in part when
you are employed at certain kinds of work, including
these full time jobs: teacher, when your school serve
a low-income area, you teach special-education
students, or you teach math, science or other subjects
with a shortage of teachers; nurse or medical technician,
enforcement or corrections officer, full-time employee
of a child, or family-service agency in a low-income
community, or full-time Peace Corps volunteer. (Certain
loan forgiveness is considered as income by the IRS.)

http://www2.ed.gov/programs/fpl/index.html

Private Loans

Home-equity and private lenders loans
may be useful.

Nellie Mae,(Braintree, Mass., 800-367-8848
http://www.nelliemae.com/) offers parents EXCEL
education loans at variable rates that are
calculated monthly or annually. The annual rate
is prime plus 2 percentage points, the monthly
rate is prime plus 0.75 percentage point, at the
beginning of each month.

Sallie Mae makes supplemental student loans, called
Signature Loans, for up to the full cost of college. The
interest rate is variable, the prime rate plus zero to two

percentage points.
A fee of 0% to 6% is subtracted
from the loan
proceeds. https://www.salliemae.com/

TERI offers the loans through several lenders, Bank
of America, Bank One, First Union and PNC Bank.
etc.
The rate is prime minus 0.5 points. TERI charges a 5%
to 6.5% origination fee.
(800-255-8374;
http:// www.teri.org


Free College course credits
by taking Tests

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) , developed by
the College Board, the people behind AP and SAT, is a 40
year old examination program, accepted by 2,900 colleges
and universities and administered in over 1,700 test centers.
These 20 tests, each an hour long, examines your mastery of
college-level material acquired through general academic
instructions, independent study or extracurricular work, in
five general subject areas: English, history, languages,
mathematics and science, and will allow a college to give
you college credit in each passed subjects, if they are
willing. You could reduce the cost of your education by
studying these 20 subjects, on your own, and thus save
the course charge for the passed course subjects, and
could verify this by calling various colleges of your choice.
Then, register for the  tests online. If you speak more than one
language you could also get college credit by taking a tests for the
additional languages. In your search engine put :(where to take
CLEP exams) Also, check colleges to find out if any will
give you degree course credit for any free Internet course
you have taken from MIT, Standford, Yale, ect.


Very little of Endowment Funds go to Students. What
could YOU do to change this, or reduce student costs?

Total Value of U.S. Endowments to colleges and
Universities equals $411 billion, with 76 of these
institutions having total endowment assets of more
than one
billion. Harvard University alone, has $32 billion.
The average payout to education issies is 4.6% per year
of the total endowment assets, with the
larger endowed
colleges paying only 4.4% on average,
but some pay much
less of their total endowed assets.
Students get very little
of the money given. 


List of U.S. Colleges and Universities by endowments
Per college, Per student, and by growth. Each of these
73 colleges could provide the courses to educate all of
earth's students from kindergarten to a bachelor degree
for 11 or more years with the money they have in their
endowment funds.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colleges_and_universities_in_the_United_States_by_endowment

The Purposes and Uses of Endowments vary with giver and
receiver, with students getting very little of the money given.
http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=Use+and+purpose+of+college+and+university+endownments

Various measures of PellGrants spending, through the years Exterior Links
http://trends.collegeboard.org/student_aid/report_findings/indicator/310
(PellGrant Recipients increased from 1.9 million in 1976-77 to
9.6 million in 2012-13, and spending increased from 5.6 billion
in 1976-77 to $41.2 billion in 2012-13.



Publishers could create $1 a year, and less bachelor degree + K-12 courses

Publishers could be contracted to yearly produce state and
federal government accredited podcast courses in the same
education specialty in which they currently produce textbooks.

Each superior, more complete podcast course would be in voice,
bold clear print, or braille, changeable to other languages with
each chapter being able of being instantly updated from new
knowledge, have peer to peer review, and from learning from
the students question how
text could be improved to increase
understanding. Software
could answer questions and provide
lacking knowledge
indicated by student queries. E-book
indexes could be linked
to text pages, interactive text to
pronounced definitions, have
art work, and practice chapter
tests.


A course accrediting agency could give the student credit as
each course is taken and passed at home, at their local high
school, or on a computer linked to anti-cheating software.
After
each student has taken a test the large bank of final
questions
would be remixed, and when the required number
of courses
is passed each person would get their degree.

Universities could not afford and do not produce a course of
this quality for their few hundred people, but with group buying,
podcast education would have a quality not now available in
any
University that could be listened to repeatedly. This would
dramatically reduce the cost and improve the quality of
education
to people and their governments, and save trillions.

Ideally, these courses would not be copyrighted, could be
modified to suit the use of any people, country, business, or
person, thus have much greater utility, and not be required to
be totally created again and again for different users.

With 80 bachelor degree podcast courses covering many of
the
needs of various college degrees, and 65 K-12 courses,
from
kindergarten to 12 grade costing $87,000,000 @
$600,000
each, many peoples educational needs would be met
at a cost of only pennies with large cooperative buying by the
1.5 English speaking people or the 313,000,000 U.S. residents
.

Open Source Education
Open Education reduces barriers and costs to entry.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_educational_resources
Example: Open University in Britain and Athabasca University in Canada

http://archive.org/details/education

Open Source Books = http://www.archive.org/details/opensource
Open Source Movies = http://www.archive.org/details/opensource_movies
Open Source Audio = http://www.archive.org/details/opensource_audio
Browse by Subject / Keywords =
http://archive.org/browse.php?field= subject&mediatype=education&collection=adminofyourowncollection
Public Library of Science  open access   http://www.plos.org/
MegaReader iPhone App Gives Access to Internet Archive's 1.8 Million Free Books in a Personalized Reader

750 free, or low cost textbooks by category, and subject:

http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org/opentextbookcontent/open-textbooks-by-subject Creative Commons Keywords:
Creative Commons,
Creative Commons images,
Creative Commons music, Creative Commons license
Creative Commons pictures,
Creative Commons definition,
Creative Commons attribution,
Creative Commons Youtube,
Creative Commons music library

Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Learning Initiative –
a portfolio of highly interactive
multi-media courses
http://oli.cmu.edu/

Copy and paste in search engine

70+ Open Courseware Links for Game Designers and Developers ...

100 Intro Open Courses on Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Learn
 http://www.bestcollegesonline.com/blog/2010/05/12/100-intro-open-courses-on-everything-youve-ever-wanted-to-learn/

100 Excellent Open Courses on Green Technology, Development, and Design
http://www.onlineschools.org/study-hall/100-excellent-open-courses-on-green-technology-development-and-design/

Internet "Archive" Software, Music, Art. etc. External Link:
http://www.archive.org/about/terms.php



Digital Library  all links are external


Important Chronicle of Higher Education Article:
Place the
following text in search engine to get the article:
"Free-Range Learners’: Study Opens Window Into How
Students Hunt for Educational Content Online"


Information about Digital Libraries
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Congress

The Internet Archive (IA) is a recorded memory of  all the web
pages on every website on the Internet since it started in 1996.
The Waybackmachine,  
http://archive.bibalex.org/  stores this
digital memory, plus U.S. television broadcasts, archival films and
digitized books, on 1636 computers having a capacity of 3.7
petabytes. I petabytes = 1,000,000,000,000,000 bytes. This same
information is stored at the New Library of Alexandria in Egypt at

http://www.bibalex.org/InternetArchive/IA_en.aspx, or http://www.archive.org
                                                    
Internet "Archive" Software, Music, Art. etc. External Link:
http://www.archive.org/about/terms.php


MegaReader iPhone App Gives Access to Internet Archive's 1.8 Million Free Books in a Personalized Reader

World's largest digital library of education literature
http://www.eric.ed.gov/

Internet Public Library   http://www.ipl.org/

International Children's Digital Library, 4643 children's books in
  61 languages,free with texts, pictures,
and some audio.
http://www.childrenslibrary.org/icdl/SimpleSearchCategory
en.childrenslibrary.org
http://www.similarsitesearch.com/alternatives-to/en.childrenslibrary.org

 
Public Library of Science  open access   http://www.plos.org/

NSDLorg-National Science Digital Library
http://nsdl.org/

asme online digital library   asmedl.org/

Journal Index 1999 till present
http://www.eric.ed.gov/journals/

Research and Documentation Online
http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/

PBS system-wide online library contains video, audio, images,
games, and interactive simulations, etc.


University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science.

http://slis.grad.uiowa.edu/

http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/eresources/indexes.html


World Digital Library, Home Library of North America,
Latin America, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Africa,
Central and South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Oceania
and the Pacific  http://www.wdl.org/en/

HathiTrust Digital Library, millions of  free books    
    http://www.hathitrust.org/                        

   
 
African Digital Library  http://www.africandl.org.za/main.htm
                        Journals  http://www.inasp.info/
     Open Education in Africa  http://www.africaeducation.org/
China Digital Library http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk//
    Open Education in China         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Open_Resources_for_Education
Digital Library of India http://202.41.82.144/
  Low cost schooling in India for remote areas
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Institute_of_Open_Schooling


http://www.wyomingpbs.org/education/library/


Social Studies PK-12 - K-12 Education Content Areas -
Library Research Guides at Boise State University:
http://guides.boisestate.edu/educationcontentareas

Open Library-a Lending library 9313 works, and 10,784+
ebooks, more coming External Link
http://openlibrary.org/subjects/lending_library


Classroom for teachers, news, exhibits
http://www.18thconnect.org/news/?p=49


1. World-wide Free Courses

Exterior Links to 5910+ free University
Courses (any link
that does not work copy and paste it in
YOUR SEARCH
ENGINE)

Free online Education -External Links- grouped by

Language | Institution Name | Country | Courses |

Advanced Course Search | OpenCourseWare Websites

Countries with Open Course Ware (free online education):
Click Country, school, course, Language External Links from:
http://www.ocwconsortium.org/members/members/country/AF
Low cost schooling in India for remote areas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Institute_of_Open_Schooling

Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Learning Initiative –
a portfolio of highly interactive
multi-media courses

http://oli.cmu.edu/

http://oli.cmu.edu/get-to-know-oli/learn-about-our-courses/ - tab-open-free

MIT free course list of 2100+ courses by subject
http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
website-tools.net/google-keyword/word/mit+free+courses

MIT's free courses for self learners--Exterior Link
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/ocw-scholar/

http://www.oercommons.org/browse/keyword/gateway-courses

MIT Media Lab (To explore for general interest ) Exterior Link

http://www.media.mit.edu/

MIT Course resources
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/

Free Courses Harvard
http://www.extension.harvard.edu/open-learning-initiative

http://cmeonline.med.harvard.edu/index.asp?CurrentSection=2

UnCollege | Resources

www.uncollege.org/resources/

Free Courses Yale
http://oyc.yale.edu/

Free Courses Princeton http://www.virtualprofessors.com/directory/university/princeton

Free Courses Stanford
http://news.stanford.edu/news/2012/march/online-courses-mitchell-030612.html


Free Tufts Courses
http://ocw.tufts.edu/Schools/1

Hundreds of free courses, video lectures, and
supplemental materials from universities in the United
States and China

http://archive.org/details/education

100 Intro Open Courses on Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Learn http://www.bestcollegesonline.com/blog/2010/05/12/100-intro-open-courses-on-everything-youve-ever-wanted-to-learn/

100 Excellent Open Courses on Green Technology, Development, and Design

http://www.onlineschools.org/study-hall/100-excellent-open-courses-on-green-technology-development-and-design/

Copy and paste in search engine

70+ Open Courseware Links for Game Designers and Developers ...

www.bachelorsdegreeonline.com/.../70-open-courseware-links-for-g..

Nova
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/


Free Courses use these key words in your search engine:
free courses Yale, free courses Princeton, free courses MIT,
free courses Stanford, free courses, free online courses + your
subject, free video online courses, free video lectures, engineering
courses, management courses, courses + your favorite words,
video courses + your favorite words. death, genetics,
astronomy
(audio video science lecture courses)

Free software, put in (download itunes)


Top 10 Free Open Courseware Directories

MOOC Courses List
To get mooc courses put each of the following in your
search engine and put any of the following key words:

mooc harvard, mooc mit, mooc stanford, mooc
courses
, free mooc courses, etc.

U. of Illinois at Springfield Offers New 'Massive Open Online Course'
Exterior Link http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/u-of-illinois-at-springfield-offers
-new-massive-open-online-course/31853?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en


Interesting video external link
Let’s use video to reinvent education


PBS system-wide online library contains video, audio,
images, games, and interactive simulations, etc.

http://www.wyomingpbs.org/education/library/

Free software listing many educational sources at, (put in):
"download itunes" in your search engine."Podcasts for
Preschoolers", K-12, all sorts of podcasts, university lectures
and courses are available to your computer and from your
portable devices.

Thousand+ free popular courses Exterior Link
http://www.khanacademy.org/

Free Flash Card Software for remembering and reviewing.
External Link http://ankisrs.net/

Free wonderful TV Education Sources External Links

Wonderful Info with video and audio on technology, entertainment
design, business, science and global issues--Exterior link
http://www.ted.com/

NOVA
http://www.pbs.org/programs/--Programs A to Z
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/
http://www.pbskidsplay.org/promo/CKH222--For Kids
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/-For Teachers
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/archive/ -Listed A to Z by year and categories
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/schedule.html-Listed by Future TV Schedule
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/resources/title.html--Listed by Title
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/resources/subject.html-Listed by Subject
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/listseason/28.html - 2811 Listed by Year Made
http://www.pbs.org/topics/history/ List by History

External Links http://www.intelligenttelevision.com/A

Annenberg Media http://www.learner.org/

Article External Link
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2009/nov/10/web-technology-degree-future-online

50 Best OCW Collections External Links
http://onlineuniversityrankings.org/2009/the-worlds-50-best-open-courseware-collections/


Top 10 Free Open Courseware Directories

YouTube Edu External Link http://www.youtube.com/edu
Textbook Developer Adds YouTube Videos to E-Books Exterior Link
instructional videos from e-textbooks sold by Kao Inc.
Students will be able to access Khan Academy's

External Link 10 Best Uses of the Internet for Academic Purposes

2. Free Textbooks and info to lower your Costs:

Textbook Sources: Free and Pay


Open textbooks are free or inexpensive, on the web
and modestly priced for downloads, use on eReaders,
or in bound format.

Public Library of Science  open access   http://www.plos.org/

MegaReader iPhone App Gives Access to Internet Archive's 1.8 Million Free Books in a Personalized Reader

750 free, or low cost textbooks by category, and subject:
http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org/opentextbookcontent/open-textbooks-by-subject

150 free textbooks of various subjects copy and paste link
Exyrtior Links
http://www.openculture.com/free_textbooks

Free textbooks list
http://www.studentpirgs.org/open-textbooks/catalog

International Children's Digital Library, 4643 children's books in
61 languages,free with texts and pictures.

http://www.childrenslibrary.org/icdl/SimpleSearchCategory
en.childrenslibrary.org

New at iTunes U: Free E-Books-Oxford, Rice, and the
Open University have added digital books to the lectures
and other materials available on the education-content,
creating forums for reader interaction.


Five million books to preview or read for free http://books.google.com/

Google 3 Million ebooks External Link books.google.com/ebooks

National Academies Press announced it would offer its
entire PDFcatalog of books for free, as files that can be
downloaded by anyone (4000 Books) The National
Academies Press http://www.nap.edu/


Examples of some available open textbooks, which
generally are free, if used for noncommercial purposes,
are on this Website. External Link:
http://www.maketextbooksaffordable.com/

Copy and paste in search engine

Art History e-book http://smarthistory.org/

Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Free E-Books (33,000): External Link ProjectGutenberg

In your search engine put in: free ebooks

Free but not open textbooks
http://oerconsortium.org/copyrighted-digital-textbooks/

Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO),

Early American Imprints (Evans). Collections of old books online

E-book sharing sites such as: External Links
http://www.scribd.com/


Ebook sources
CourseSmart.com enter ISBN, Title
author or keywords, copyright year, edition, or subject (on
line or down loadable, 12,496 items+) $6.95 & up for 360 days.
External Links


Literary Classics, etc, etc, etc External Link Google Books

Open Library -a Lending library 9313 works, and 10,784
ebooks, with more coming External Link
http://openlibrary.org/subjects/lending_library

Chronicle of Higher Education Article:
Professors Put Textbooks Online to Reduce Costs

Experimenting with online publishing, three professors offer
their textbooks free to help students
.


World's largest digital library of education literature

http://www.eric.ed.gov/

Journal Index 1999 till present
http://www.eric.ed.gov/journals/

Apple’s iBooks
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibooks/id364709193?mt=8

Buy cheap textbooks External link
http://www.sccbooks.com/

Link to learning material external link
http://www.oercommons.org/

Compare online bookstores, Amazon, Barnes and Noble,
eBay, Varsity Books, and eFollett.com.

Textbook Developer Adds YouTube Videos to E-Books Exterior Link
instructional videos from e-textbooks sold by Kao Inc.
Students will be able to access Khan Academy's

Publisher External Link http://www.FlatWorldKnowledge.com/
promised free access to all of its E-textbooks.

Compares your potential supplier's prices by subject,
author, or ISBN & etc. External Links
http://www.cheaptextbooks.com/
http://www.half.com/Textbooks
http://www.textbooksrus.com/
http://www.chegg.com/
http://nationalbookrentals.co/

Use a comparison shopping service such as: Exterior Link
Best Book Buys (lets you compare the availability of books
from up to 20 bookstores, including shipping, handling and
taxes)

Four of the largest textbooks publishers in the U.S.
Exterior Links http://www.pearsoned.com/
http://www.cengagelearning.com/ http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/
Houghton Miffin Harcourt http://www.hmhco.com/

Additional Textbook publishers: External Links:
http://www.Bookboon.com/
F. A. Davis Company exam review Products
http://www.fadavis.com/

Flat World Knowledge http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/
Jones and Bartlett Publishers http://www.jblearning.com/
John Wiley & Sons http://www.wiley.com/
Sage Publications http://www.sagepub.com/
W.W. Norton & Co. http://www.norton.com/

Publishers Costs:


64% to 67% of the cost of a new textbook goes to the
publisher, 9% to 12% to the author, 2.5% to the freight
company, 9% to 22.7% to the store or college, and 12.5% to
the bookstore, (University of Phoenix converted to electronic
books years ago, to reduce costs and compete for students.)
Many publishers costs could be eliminated by countries,
states, cities, public and private school joining together to
select an author and produce the same online, open course
textbooks in the millions, which could be modified to satisfy
local requirements, and cost could be much, much, much less.


Textbook finding Suggestions from Students

1. Provide multiple copies of each college assigned
textbook in the library.

2. Students donate their used course text at the end of the
course to the library. (if the library will shelf your book)

3. Share your copy on different study days. Ask professors
to put their copy for students in the school library.

4. Search through the free OCW (online course ware) for
textbooks used in the course area of your interest, and learn
from that on line textbook used in the free course, so you will
have the knowledge you need in your textbook-less course:
Example: Calculus Online Textbook, (with instructors, manual,
guide and video, from "MIT OpenCourseWare")

5. Students, themselves should provide master lists of
online free textbooks in all subject categories.

6. Faculty should know and consider costs of their
assigning books and identify book costs in syllabi.
Students could inform professors that violate this rule.

7. Faculty should list books early so that students can
investigate all purchasing options, and avoid ordering new
editions when they do not contain significant changes from
past editions.

8. Buy books on the international market.

9. Gamble by not buying the required books.

10. Use on-campus bookstores as a resource to gather price
information and ISBN codes for early buying, for shopping
online.

11. Compare online bookstores, Amazon, Barnes and Noble,
eBay, Varsity Books, and eFollett.com.

12. Search each vendor individually or use a comparison
shopping service such as Best Book Buys (lets you
compare the availability of books from up to 20 bookstores,
including shipping, handling, and taxes), or Big Words.

13. Meet students in your major through campus clubs
organizations and buy books through those acquaintances
and friends.

14. Many of the classics such as Shakespeare's plays, are
available or free online at sites like ProjectGutenberg, that has
thousands of free e-book titles available for downloading.

15. Consider buying an older, used edition of a particular
textbook.

16. Some colleges have a book recycling bin outside their
bookstores, (suggest one).

17. Some colleges and alumni associations offer small
scholarships to help needy students with textbook costs.

18. Some textbook publishers offer online versions of
textbooks that students subscribe to for a semester or more
without having to buy a copy of the book.

19. Ask professors to use free, online, open-source
textbooks whenever academically appropriate. Online
textbooks-Pearson Education, which operates online as
SafariX Textbooks Online has online versions of some of its
titles. Several widely used economics textbooks are available
online at Aplia. Ask your professor if there is an online
version you need.

20. Check out the Student PIRGs- Public Interest Research
Groups: Exterior Link http://www.studentpirgs.org/ from
which many of these ideas came from.

21. Examples of some available open textbooks, which
generally are free, if used for noncommercial purposes, are
on this Website. External Link:
http://www.maketextbooksaffordable.com/
Copy and paste in search engine

22. Put the list of required texts in registration materials so
students would have time to shop.

23. Use a publishing house that offers books in the public
domain for $10 to $30s.

24.Free textbooks list

http://www.studentpirgs.org/open-textbooks/catalog

25. Lobby Congress to establish a grant
program for open textbook authors.

26. Promote open source, free source textbook with students
searching for such authors, (and giving professors lists.)

27. Provide your list of online free textbook sources which
others should add to.

28. There are 16,000+ U.S. school boards, duplicating the
work and decisions of each other (on buying, picking
book, and courses), could there be less and save billions
of your tax dollars?

29. Public, private schools, and different countries could
work together, hire authors, and publish identical textbooks,
by the millions, and cut costs by 90% or create open course
books that each country could modify to suit their own
preferences. Example: China, USA, India, Pakistan, and
Afghanistan all could use the same modified open course
textbooks, online or paper. (Make love, Not War!!)

Textbook Articles:

Will professors build their own textbooks?-External Links
-http://chronicle.com/article/As-Textbooks-Go-Digital-Will/124881/?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en


3. (You) Create a College Problem Solving Think Tank
How else can students do anything they do? Use Internet
Group Sourcing (Group Brainstorming) to solve, and provide
ideas for other ways to do anything you do. Can you get to
school a different, cheaper way? Buy food the same way small
groceries do for 1/4 the cost, in boxes, and divide it with other
students, (Many of these suppliers will sell to you, and
frequently deliver, as I have already checked). Have a buying
coop. Rent a house with others, and reduce your rent cost by
more than half, but protect yourself by planning how to deal
with problem people. Are there IT solutions to deal with
parents, or grandparents to help them solve their problems?
Can you convince the CEO of the company you want to work
for that you can already perform needed tasks with your
current education? Start your own company, hire someone
with the needed educational credentials and hire yourself.
List everything you and others do and want to do, and find a
better way!!! Idea Example: Are some citizens willing to let a
student live rent free, for work that does not take much time
so you have time to study? Some house bound people need
people to shop and do other tasks that do not take much time.
(You have to check to find out and some years the answer
will be yes, or no. You could put an add in the paper or ask
the paper to take your add free.) Going to college, including
summers could cut some of your cost by 25%.

Student loans in the United States , check our tutorial
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_loans_in_the_United_States

Sources of Free money for you to go to College External Link
http://www.collegescholarships.org/grants/

Free student grant money that does not have to be paid back,
(up to $5500) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pell_Grant

Funding Education beyound High School-- A Federal
Student Aid Guide
--
http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/2008-2009/english/typesofFSA_grants.htm

4. Learning and teaching tech aids

Subscribe to the free"Tech Therapy" podcasts by Chronicle
of Higher Education listed in itunes (which is free software
on the Internet that you download using the key word
"download itunes" in your search
engine.
Shortcut to above: External Link
http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chronicle-higher-education/id261225205
an MP3 file
(on evaluating IT)

Important-- Chronicle of Higher Education Article: Place the
following text in search engine to get the article:
"Free-Range Learners’: Study Opens Window Into How Students
Hunt for Educational Content Online"


Free Flash Card Software for remembering and reviewing.
External Link http://ankisrs.net/

MIT Media Lab (To explore for general interest ) Exterior Link
http://www.media.mit.edu/

Example of a free learning tool that is a better teacher than you
get in colleges. (words are pronounced, defined, explained, etc.)
We need 80 such tools in core courses that are paid for by all
English, and Mandarin Chinese speaking countries and translated
into other desired languages. External Link

http://www.genome.gov/glossary/index.cfm?

With Skype videoconferancing services ("Skype in the class
room"), guest speakers, professors, and students can attend
lectures remotely via the web.
Teachers share tips, experts, resources, links, teaching ideas,
pair classes, and chat. With standard videoconferancing,
homeschoollers could share with each other, in other countries,
in all kinds, and levels of formal and informal schools.
Exterior Link http://education.skype.com/cam
http://www.oovoo.com/home.aspx Exterior Link
It is like Skype but allows for multiple video chats simultaneously.

Support Forums are being used to help students help each other,
creating chat-rooms, extending classroom discussions, answer
questions, and assisting with homework. Look for them.

CourseSmart, http://www.coursesmart.com/, Alternative Media Access Center,
http://www.amacusg.org/about.php, and AccessText Network,
http://www.accesstext.org/, are translating digital Textbooks
into braille and scanning with text-to-speech computer
software, so that they can be read out loud.

Instructure will make most of its software platform available
for free under an open-source license. Instructure is a
course management software company. External Link
http://www.instructure.com/

Chronicle Article about Bill Gates prediction External Link
http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/bill-gates-predicts-technology-will-make-place
-based-colleges-less-important-in-5-years/26092

Will professors build their own textbooks-External Links
-http://chronicle.com/article/As-Textbooks-Go-Digital-Will/124881/?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Chronicle article on teaching large classes Exterior link
http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/teaching-
extra-large-classes-and-the-role-of-technology/30046?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en


Journal of Digital Humanities, a free journal showing “the
best scholarship, tools, and conversations produced by
the digital humanities community” in the last three
months.


5. Home schooling

Home schooling, home learning, home education, by tutors or
parents is legal in all 50 U. S. states, but not in all countries, and
it is regulated by laws. On average, the home schooled
outperformed public school peers by 30 to 37 percentile points
across all subjects, with almost no performance gap between
minorities and genders. On average, homeschooled children   
score eighty-one points higher than national averages on the
SAT scores, are better socialized and have more self confidence.                                
External link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeschooling


A list of virtual school

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_virtual_schools
( If this link does not come up when you click on it
copy and paste it in your search engine)


Free Online Accredited Worldwide K-12 Education
--
http://www.flvs.net/


A list of U.S. states with k-12 online virtual schools for your
study and evaluation
.
External Link-- http://www.k12.com/schools-programs/online-public-schools

Key words to look for K-12 U.S. Schools

virtual k-12 U.S. schools
Online, Public Schools
Online Private schools
free U.S. K-12 schools
K-12 School Directory



Wonderful Info with video and audio on technology,
entertainment, design, business, science and global issue.
Exterior link
http://www.ted.com/

With video conferencing your students can remotely attend
classes, formal and informal, in many countries, languages,
and educational levels. Your effort, and imagination is your
major limit. Also, check out. External Link http://education.skype.com/cam.
http://education.skype.com/projects/384

which is about remote video education in the U.S. states.--copy
and paste links in you search engine is they do not come up.

http://www.oovoo.com/home.aspx Exterior Link
Is like Skype but allows for multiple video chats simultaneously

Free software listing many educational sources at,
"download itunes" in your search engine."Podcasts for
Preschoolers", K-12, all sorts of podcasts, university lectures,
and courses are available to your computer, and from your
portable devices.

Interesting video external link Let’s use video to reinvent education

Important Chronicle of Higher Education Article:
Place the
following text in search engine to get the article:
"Free-Range Learners’: Study Opens Window Into How
Students Hunt for Educational Content Online"

Digital Libraries
World's largest digital library of education literature

http://www.eric.ed.gov/

Journal Index 1999 till present
http://www.eric.ed.gov/journals/

PBS system-wide online library contains video, audio, images,
games, etc.

http://www.wyomingpbs.org/education/library/

Social Studies PK-12 , K-12 Education Content Areas -
Library Research Guides at Boise State University:
http://guides.boisestate.edu/educationcontentareas

Open Library-a Lending library 9313 works, and 10,784+
ebooks, more coming External Link
http://openlibrary.org/subjects/lending_library
Internet "Archive" Software, Music, Art. etc. External Link:
http://www.archive.org/about/terms.php


Free Flash Card Software for remembering and reviewing.
External Link http://ankisrs.net/

Free wonderful TV Education Sources--External Links

http://www.pbs.org/programs/ Programs A to Z
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/
http://www.pbskidsplay.org/promo/CKH222 For Kids
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/ For Teachers
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/archive/ Listed A to Z by year and categories
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/schedule.html Listed by Future TV Schedule
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/resources/title.html Listed by Title
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/resources/subject.html Listed by Subject
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/listseason/28.html 2811 Listed by Year Made
http://www.pbs.org/topics/history/ List by History

Keywords to find education on the web for students
free education websites
free teacher websites
free school websites
free teaching websites
education games
course education
"teaching courses"
homeschooling
homes schooling
homeschooling information
homeschooling facts
advantages of homeschooling
homeschooling articles
against homeschooling
online homeschooling
Homeschooling in the United States

If you and your student picks from the choices, they and
you, are frequently happier.


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