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Great free learning resources online

Its not all about Apple you know….
1. Code Year – http://codeyear.com/
2. W3 Schools – http://www.w3schools.com/
3. TED – http://www.ted.com/
4. MIT – http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
5. iTunes U – http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/
6. Khan Academy – http://www.khanacademy.org/
7. Peer 2 Peer University – http://p2pu.org/en/
8. University of the People – http://www.uopeople.org/
9. Academic Earth – http://academicearth.org/
10. CK-12 – http://www.ck12.org/flexbook/

From this article:
http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/story/293079/10-excellent-free-online-education-resources

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Dr Craig Barrett’s 3 pillars of a Smart Economy

Dr Craig Barrett speaks at the Royal Irish Academy Feb 2010I was delighted to attend a fascinating lecture by Craig Barrett, ex-CEO of Intel, on Monday February 8th at the Royal Irish Academy. Dr Barrett outlined his advice to Ireland if the country wishes to pursue its stated ambition of becoming a pre-eminent 21st century knowledge economy. His advice, delivered in his simple and direct style was organised into 3 pillars that needs to be in place for a smart economy to thrive:

1. Smart People

2. Smart Ideas

3. Right Environment (as created by Government Policy)

See more on Dr. Barrett’s speech at:

http://www.siliconrepublic.com/news/article/15181/digital-21/three-pillars-on-which-a-smart-economy-can-thrive-craig-barrett

Dr. Barrett’s parting words for the country were – “If you want to win, you must choose to compete”.

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