If you want to make sure to have the broadest access to your UDM Library resources while you’re off campus, just be sure to take the following steps: 1. Start at the library’s Research Portal 2. Next, in the upper left, look for the link to Knowledge[Blackboard] 3. Open the link to Knowledge[Blackboard] and login with your username and password 4. Then in the upper right, look for the link to the Re:Search Portal 5. Now that you’re back at the Re:Search Portal, when you link to a library database you’ll have the same access to full-text articles and ebooks as if you were on campus! 6. If you ever run into a snag simply contact one of our librarians using our chat widget on the Re:Search Portal homepage, or use any one of the options at at the Virtual Reference Desk. Karl Ericson, Librarian
MOOCs, (pronounced mooo-ks), Massive Open Online Courses are free courses taught online by a number of universities: Harvard, MIT, Stanford, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and many others. The courses range in subject from chemistry, physics, programming, computer science, business, history, political science, philosophy, Nordic film studies, and too many subjects to fully mention here.
Classes have lectures, some both audio and webcasts, they may include written assignments, online discussions, quizzes, and written assignments often graded by other students using rubrics. Courses may offer a certificate of completion.
There are several sites that aggregate the courses from different universities:
Khan Academy http://www.khanacademy.org
Canvas Network http://www.canvas.net
Code Academy http://www.codeacademy.com
Try googling webcasts @ ucberkeley