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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

Note: Inclusion of a link in this web site does not indicate an endorsement of any kind for the links that are included. 


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MOOC Research Literature Browser -
This site was collected to "collect and share the various research articles I have come across about MOOCs." It's a work in progress. Looks like not updated since 2015. Very useful.

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MOOC vs cMOOC - 2013 article
This article is from 2013, but the distinctions being made are worth taking a look at.

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Network Analysis Example - Open Education : citation network
This map demonstrates a potential of using network analysis tools to aggregate information about people who write and do research about the same topics. Click on the colored dots on t his map, then look to the right, you'll see focus areas, such as social media, E-learning & online education, etc. For each dot, representing a person, you can then see all the people that person is connecting with.

Note: I'd love to have someone apply this to the 2000 links in this web library.

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Peeragology Handbook - techniques for peer learning and peer knowledge production
From the web site introduction: "Peeragogy is a flexible framework of techniques for peer learning and peer knowledge production. As pedagogy theoretically articulates the transmission of knowledge from teachers to students, peeragogy describes the way peers produce and utilize knowledge together. With OER, wikis, the internet, Free Software and mobile networks, groups of people can learn, connect and create knowledge together inside and outside of formal institutions in ways never before possible. These tools can facilitate connected learning, and collaborative engagement but they only work well when combined with practices that work well for the people involved."

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Redefining annotation: Ditch That PDF and hyper-annotate
This article offers tips for annotating documents using Google docs. Intended for classroom educators but can be applied by others.

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Results of Learning Preferences Survey - 2017 article
For anyone involved with on-line learning, coaching and training the results of this survey should be alarming and should challenge folks to innovate better ways to engage learners.

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Social Leadership - workshop by Julian Stoddard
This is one of many articles from Julian Stoddard's blog. It focuses on social leadership and outlines a workshop he is planning. Included are links to extra reading for each segment. Take a look.

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Stephen Downes - Knowledge, Learning, Community
Downes is "one of the originators of the Massive Open Online Course. He writes about online and networked learning. This site is an entry point to his writing, publications and ideas.

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Syllabus: Public Writing in de Tocqueville’s America
In difficult times this writer address the question "how can the liberal arts can be made relevant and important again?" with a recommended college level curriculum. Take a look.
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The Amazing Network Reach of Nonprofit Influencers - Good Advise
If you're a large, or small, organization, the advise in this article from Attentive.ly can help any organization expand their reach, and thus, their support. This is one of many article on the site.

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The Center for Innovative Research in Cyber Learning
From the web site: "New technologies change what and how people learn. Informed by learning science, cyberlearning is the use of new technology to create effective new learning experiences that were never possible or practical before." Browse the site and do your own learning.

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The Evolution of Philanthropy & the Fall of the Fundraising Pyramid
Useful article talks about using philanthropy to "transform the social wellbeing of others through generosity.”

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The Marginal Syllabus - connecting learners via annotation
From the web site: "The Marginal Syllabus seeks to advance educator professional development about education in/equity through the use of participatory learning technologies" such as annotation, digital redlining, social media, etc. Not just for traditional educators.

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The University Center for Writing Based Learning (DePaul) blog
From the site: "The University Center for Writing-based Learning promotes the development of writers, writing instruction, written texts, and the use of writing as a powerful and ubiquitous modality of and for learning." This page points to blog articles written by staff to share ideas with their network.

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Twitter Journal Club (TWC) - introduction and reflection
Since 2011 I've connected with a growing number of on-line learning communities, and added links to many in this section of the web library. I keep looking for spaces that connect existing content with people who discuss that content in on-line, on-going spaces. The TWC seems to do that. It's best understood by reading the material pointed to in this link.

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Ways to engage volunteers to help your NPO
The title of this blog article is How we keep blowing it with volunteers (and how to fix it). It's a long article with lots of good suggestions. Take time to read it if you involve volunteers in your organization.

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Webheads in Action - Community of Practice Archive
Webheads in Action is a community of practice that connects English as Second Language educators and others from throughout the world in on-going learning, networking and idea sharing. It's been continuously operating since 1998. This page is a hub, with links to many different sites that show the history and current activities of this group.

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Western Massachusetts Writing Project
From the web site: "WMWP is a professional community of teachers who value reflection and inquiry; who care about issues of race, gender, language, class, and culture; who come together to deepen our experience as writers, to share our knowledge and expertise, to transform our practice, to improve student learning, and to develop expertise and leadership. Click "Read more" to see a video about WMWP."

I include links to groups like this even though they are not in the city where I do my work (Chicago) because I feel good ideas for helping kids can be found any where in the world if you take the time to look.

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World is Open - links library at TrainingShare
While the links in the library on the Tutor/Mentor Connection site focus specifically on issues related to poverty, volunteering, tutoring/mentoring, etc. the links in the TrainingShare site can take you to knowledge and learning information, curriculum, collections hosted throughout the world. It will take time to become familiar with all of this so book mark the site and visit often.

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Activate Learning Solutions - by #ETMOOC participant
Helen Blunden was an active participant in the 2013 ETMOOC. Read her posts and follow the links.

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Nurturing afinity spaces and game-based learning
From the abstract: "In this chapter we will argue that to understand how gaming supports learning, as well as to design games for educational purposes, educators and scholars must think beyond elements of the game software to the social practices, or metagame, that take place within and around games."

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100 Black Men of Chicago Mentoring Blog
Follow this blog and learn more of their mentoring strategy and activities.

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139 Foundations that Twitter
This is a 2009 article listing 130 foundations that were active on Twitter. Not sure how many of the links still work, or the foundations are still active. Would be great to find updated list. However, much of this is probably still good.

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21st Century Learning Interview, 2006
In this 2006 article Steve Hargadon writes about K-12 educational technology: collaborative web technologies, free and open source software, e-learning, & School 2.0. Much has changed since then. This is a good reference.

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A Basic Understanding of Web Evangelism
Push or pull: why the web is a different medium. It is essential to understand the nature of the Web if we are to use it effectively for evangelism. This article from mid 2000 reflects many of the beliefs the Tutor/Mentor Connection incorporates into its own Internet strategy. I hope you find it useful.

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