Thursday, December 31, 2009

Best audiobooks of 2009 iTunes & Audio Books For Free

iTunes “Top Sellers of 2009” Fiction Audio Books
More Best in Audio Books: iTunes Releases its List for 2009
NY Times Notable Books of the Year: Books and Audio Books You Shouldn’t Miss
Audio Book Bestsellers for the Week of November 29, 2009

If you love listening to audiobooks on your commute to work in the mornings, then check out iTunes' selection of the best audiobooks of 2009. They've got some great picks for fiction and non-fiction, including the top sellers over the past year. The Last Lecture by the late Randy Pausch tops the best selling non-fiction titles. Stephanie Meyer's vampire series Twilight looks unstoppable taking over three of the top 5 best-selling spots. Editor's picks for audiobooks include one my personal favorites from this year, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, as well as books from Mitch Albom, Dan Brown, Christopher Buckley, Tracy Morgan and Ron Paul. You can view the complete audiobook list on iTunes. Continue reading here

Audio Books For Free allows you to download free audio books if you are willing to settle for poor sound quality and a large number of files per book. Unfortunately, they carry only older books that are no longer under copyright - if you are looking to download new books or download audio book bestsellers for free, you are out of luck. For $7 you can download Jack London's White Fang at 48Kb/sec sound quality, but you can download it for free at 8Kb/sec. They also offer their entire collection of audio books on DVD for $120. is one of the leading sites for downloading audio books and you pay for the books you want to download, is another popular site for downloading audio books.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Top 10 Free Resources for Digital Learners

Digital learning or e-learning has come up as a huge incentive for millions who have left hope for reading and learning due to lack of time or money. The biggest benefit of Digital learning is that one does not need to be presented in class rooms live, despite; he can learn things all the time. Digital learning is merely not a medium to learning for student pursuing higher studies but also in corporate sectors where companies are using this as a tool to train their employees. Following are some of the best free resourced for Digital Learners.

Columbia University Interactive
Columbia Interactive provides a list of selected courses on e-learning at Columbia University. The huge database at Columbia University includes digital resources like   faculty interviews, learning tools, semester-length e-courses, and more than 100 shorter e-seminars. The open course ware at Columbia University is maintained by Columbia University Digital Knowledge Ventures (Columbia DKV).

Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative
Digital learning courses provided at Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative are to meet out the great challenges of education in the 21st century that is to make intelligent use of modern information technology. For learning community, it’s mean providing free materials, activities and assessments to them and OLI (Open Learning Initiative).

Duke Law center for the Public Domain
To propagate and expand the ideas as covered by the public domain in form of ideas, images, sound, discoveries, facts and texts which are free to use and prepare without any objection from intellectual property rights, The Center for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke Law School has for the first time have adopted this idea.  And to achieve the objective, it has started the program in September of 2002 as part of the school’s wider intellectual property program.

Harward Extension School
Digital learning options in more than 100 streams provided at Harvard Extension School are for students who are too busy in life to take course in subjects of their choice and opinion.  The courses provided at Harward Extension School can be taken from any corner of the world and are open for enrollment.

Gresham College
Gresham College as prepared by Sir Thomas Gresham in 1597 is an independent educational institution operated from Barnard’s Inn, Holborn, in the centre of London. The college provides free public lectures by its eight professors and don’t award degree or teach courses.

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication virtually providing course ware for all the MIT course content. These are open ware courses and are provided as permanent MIT activity.

Open University
Here at Open University, access to the students is provided for Open University course material which is a learning space, where students can have free study units each with a discussion forum.

Tufts University
Tufts Open Course Ware is part of new educational approach as initially adopted by MIT which provides free course content to everyone online. The courses at Tufts are most useful and radical for students especially in life sciences apart from other multi disciplinary courses.

University of California
OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a free and open digital publication from the University of California that provides University level educational programs including syllabi, lectures notes, assignments and exams.

University of Washington
University of Washington online courses provide free digital learning in broad range of popular subjects formatted for high quality instruction online. At courses in University one can enroll at any time.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Learn the Philippine Tagalog Language with Free Online Audio Lessons

Friday, December 4th, 2009 from blog learnmoretagalog.  Here’s a good place to start if you’re determined to learn the Tagalog language and you want it done inexpensively and effortlessly.

So why not pursue your goal of learning the Philippine's Tagalog language now. You don’t have to download anything or install any program on your computer. As long as you’re connected to the Internet, the lessons are available to you 24 hours a day every day. Jump right away to the Learn More Tagalog web site at: