Free Educational Resources


Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons offers thousands of free teaching and learning modules, lectures, notes, syllabi, articles, etc. I did not find an index that identifies smarter programs in this mass of lists and links, for example those resources that use speech to text, hand writing to text, and other features available on mobile PCs and other machines that use Vista. Hopefully, site managers will add this index for those of us who like using Tablet PCs, Ultra Mobile PCs, and other smarter machines.

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in [I]The Encyclopedia of Education [/I](1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for [I]TuxReports[/I].com.