Education, Lifelong Learning & Distance Learning

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Distance learning is a method of studying in which lectures are broadcast or classes are conducted by correspondence or over the Internet, without the student's needing to attend a school or college. Also called distance education. Wikipedia - Distance education or distance learning is the education of students who are not physically present at a school.[1][2] Courses that are conducted partly through distance education and partly on-site are referred to as hybrid[3] or blended[4] education. Massive open online courses (MOOCs), offering large-scale interactive participation and open access through the World Wide Web or other network technologies, are recent developments in distance education. A number of other terms (distributed learning, e-learning, online learning, etc.) are used roughly synonymously with distance education.

School in the Cloud

Download the SOLE (self organized learning environment) Toolkit

#KC Inner City Grandmothers Get Kids on the Internet @ConnectingKC - August 2, 2014

Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud


Help build the WikiKC Community Learning Center

XQ The Super School Project - The Super School Project is an open call to reimagine and design the next American high school. Watch in 2016.

As more mobile computers pour into schools, some parents express concerns - KCStar 8/10/14

Check out How to City from our Code for America team.

Sign up for TechniCity's massive open online course on city planning & technology - coming May 4, 2013

10 Places Where Anyone Can Learn to Code - TEDxTechnology

100+ Online Resources That Are Transforming Education

26 Amazing Facts About Finland's Unorthodox Education System

Sugata Mitra shows how kids can teach themselves

Google Fiber Gigabit Community Connections

How are KC Schools and Libraries using their Google Fiber Community Connections?

African American STEM Leadership Awards - February 2014

Charter Schools:

Kansas City Charter Schools Public Directory

Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology 

Kansas City Public Schools

Kansas City Public Schools Student Information System 

Parental & Student Portal

ShowMeKC Schools

Colleges & Universities & Alternatives:

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Rad School - KC-based Experimental Learning Program

Rockhurst University

Thiel Fellowship - "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education" - Mark Twain

Computer Centers:

KC Resources for Digital Inclusion and Computer Centers

Connecting for Good

Kansas City, Mo. Parks & Recreation Community Centers

Kansas City Public Libraries

Metropolitan Community College Public Computer Centers - Video

Developer Tools:


Scratch - Imagine Program Share

Food Service Industry:

Kansas City, Mo. Health Department Food Handler Training


Black Girls Code - Kimberly Bryant at TEDxKC

Black Innovation & Competitiveness Initiative

CoderDojo KC

Girls Who Code

Home Schooling:

Families for Home EducationFHE’s purpose is to protect the inalienable right of the parents of Missouri to teach their own children without state regulation or control.

LEARN Home Education Network provides secular support and resources to homeschooling families in Missouri and Kansas by providing regular meetings, social activities, information about homeschooling and legislative updates. LEARN families represent a wide diversity in our political, religious, cultural, socio-economic, lifestyle, and education practices.

Midwest Parent EducatorsWe serve homeschoolers in the greater Kansas City metro area, including many from Wyandotte, Miami, and Douglas counties in Kansas and from counties in Kansas City, Missouri.

Northland Families Learning Together (NFLT) - NFLT offers support to any homeschooling family regardless of religion, race, educational method, lifestyle, geographical location, or economic status.

Radical Unschooling - "Read a little, try a little, wait a while, watch." 

How do Unschoolers turn out - "#Unschoolers of all types had overwhelmingly chosen careers high in those qualities that sociologists have found lead to the highest levels of work satisfaction" 

Little Free Libraries

@KCMOParks installs Little Free Libraries at KC Parks & Community Centers - @Fox4News August 18, 2014

Little Free Library KC - KC Little Free Library Map

Online & Distance Learning:

Chrome Experiments

City Vision College

Cloud9  - your development environment, in the cloud

Code Academy - learn to code interactively, for free

CodeCombat - Learn how to code by playing a game - The Hour of Code


Connected Learning

Connecting for Good and Train the Trainer Meetups

Coursera - take the world's best courses, online, for free

Chrome Web Lab

DIY - Become a Maker - take great onliner courses from the world's best universities

Free training provided by KC not-for-profits

GCF LearnFreeFrom Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free. 

Google for Education

Google Apps for Education

HP Life - Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs

IBM Learning Lab 101: A beginner’s guide to getting started  #IBMLearningLab

iTunes U 

Kauffman Founders School

KC Library Online Classes

KC Reache - Kansas City's online learning source

Khan Academy




Literacy Kansas City

Microsoft Digital Literacy

MIT Open Courseware - an edX destination going live in the first half of 2014 - the leading directory of massively open online courses

Open Yale Courses

Open Yale Courses on iTunes

The Open University

PBS Learning Media

Platzi - Livestreamed classes on programming, design, business and marketing

Peer 2 Peer University - online courses, offline

Shilitec AcademyShilitec Academy, is an after-school program geared towards teaching Media and TV Productions to Middle School and high school students

Software Lending Library

SkillShare - learn differently

TED - Technology, Education & Design - Ideas Worth Spreading


The Disruption Institute - making #KC the world leader in mobile device innovation. - Typing practice for programmers

udacity - learn think do

udemy - what do you want to learn today?

W3 Schools - the world's largest developer website

Zero Tuition College

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