Thursday, April 20, 2006

A few recent articles/sites of interest

Ivy league schools and online education.

Minnesota Future Work Scan says that Twenty percent of U.S. college students completing 4-year degrees, and 30 percent of students earning 2-year degrees, have only basic quantitative literacy skills, meaning they are unable to estimate if their car has enough gasoline to get to the next gas station or calculate the total cost of ordering office supplies.

LibriVox: free audiobooks LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then we release the audio files back onto the net (podcast and catalog). Our objective is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet. We are a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project.

Technorati now tracks over 35 million blogs, with a new blog created every second and a majority of bloggers still contributing to their blog three months after it is created. The blogoshpere is doubling in size every six months.

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