Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I was very excited to hear about the Messina Commons, a new project by the global Jesuit universities to share curriculum (similar to MIT's Open Courseware work). My eldest son, Jimmy, and I were able to attend a portion of the Global Social Benefit Incubator at Santa Clara University last week. We were able to hear the elevator pitches of more than a dozen social entrepreneurs from literally all over the world. Oh, and Jimmy's 21 now so we can drink beer together in a public place!

Online Training for TeleGreening Your Workplace

Tech Soup Blog

The options for online training range from simple how-to courses to learn, say, the quick basics on creating a Flash video to a class in multi-variable calculus from MIT Open Courseware. We're now in week two of our month-long TeleGreening Your Workplace travel-reduction campaign. If you haven't done so already, we hope that you'll have a look at our 10 technology tips to help you reduce your need to travel, and try out some of the travel reduction tools we've found.

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Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

Beth Kanter

As a practitioner, what interests me most using the data to gain insights about student interaction with material and courseware and tracking results of training. Learning Analytics comes from a report about the impact of emerging technologies for practitioners in a field.

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Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Open Content, Online Privacy, and Virtual Worlds Where Most Needed points out that few US Universities jump on MIT's Free Courseware Bandwagon. From Flickr User Philswin2003 The above flickr photo is from the Nonprofit Software Development Summit and some flipchart notes illustrating what's going on right now: inspiration, matchmaking, and practical methods!