Tuesday, May 27, 2008

English Online

Anyone familiar with English Online (http://edu.englishonline.net/index.html) and how they might be doing? If memory serves (which it does not always, so I could be wrong), English Online started out as a free site - resources, online study materials, online but not personal lessons.

Brochure - http://b2b.englishonline.net/brochure.pdf
Press release - http://b2b.englishonline.net/Press_Release.pdf
Presentation http://edu.englishonline.net/EOL_files/frame.htm

What is the future for private for-profit but non-accredited online teaching? Is this an effective strategy for putting outsourcing trend to instructor advantage as independent contractors rather than academic sweatshop workers?


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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Rhetoric and Composition - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks

Welcome to the Rhetoric and Composition Wikibook. This wikitext is designed for use as a textbook in first-year college composition programs. This free wikitext has been written and published online because its authors believe that while commercial textbook publishers offer excellent products, many students are unable to afford them. They want their knowledge based on years of teaching experience to be available to anyone with the desire and ambition to learn.

This book is written as a practical guide for students struggling to bring their writing up to the level expected of them by their professors and instructors. It also avoids complicated "textbook language" and jargon in favor of plain, easily understood prose. Its authors have simply passed on what has worked well for them as college writers and instructors. This book is written by real college writers who know what it takes to earn an A on their writing projects.


Printable and pdf versions available
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