TOPIC: EDUCATION (117)

Green & Away

https://www.greenandaway.org

Green & Away is an educational charity whose aim is the advancement of education of people in the UK and abroad in all matters concerning environmental conservation and economic and social studies as they relate to individuals, communities, and the planet as a whole. We provide an outdoor, eco-friendly, tented venue for a diverse array of conferences and events which give people the experience of sustainable living and working.

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Green & Away, UK, Campsite

Jones Valley Teaching Farm

http://jonesvalleyteachingfarm.org

Jones Valley Teaching Farm is not just a place where delicious food grows—it’s a place where young minds blossom. Our mission, put simply, is to make our community a healthier place. And our focus is empowering future generations with an education eat smarter, think healthier—and live better.

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Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF), Organic Farming, Education, Children, School, Nutrition, Community

HelloTalk

http://www.hellotalk.com/#en

Finally, learning and practicing a new language is easier and more intuitive than ever. Introducing HelloTalk for iOS and Android, the language app where your teachers are native language speakers from around the world. You pick the language you want to learn—there are over 100 from which to select—and almost instantaneously you’ll be in touch with native speakers of that language; you’ll start learning and practicing immediately.

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HelloTalk, App, Language

Garhwal English Medium School

http://gems-school.org

GEMS is a charitable school located in the Indian Himalaya. We educate over 200 students who come from over 25 villages in the area. These children would not have access to quality education if it were not for our school. We invite volunteers from around the world to come and teach in our school, and share their knowledge and skills with our children. We are in the business of providing children with skills and opportunities so they will have more choices in their lives and hopefully be able to rise out of poverty.

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GEMS, Garhwal English Medium School, Education

Going Global: A College Student's Road Map to Studying Abroad

http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/study-abroad

This guide provides an in-depth look at what studying abroad is -- where to go, what to study -- as well as the financial factors to consider . Studying abroad can be a unique and fulfilling opportunity, but it can also be very costly. This guide shows students and their families that it's possible to study abroad without breaking the bank. 

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Study Abroad, Affordable Colleges

Amistad Institute

http://www.aicr-edu.org

Founded in 2003, Amistad Institute is an organization located in Heredia, San Jose downtown, and Jaco Beach, Costa Rica. The Amistad Spanish school offers language classes, as well as exchange and volunteer programs all around the country from a staff that has near 20 years experience in the language immersion and volunteer industries. 

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Amistad Institute, Language, Spanish, Volunteer, Costa Rica

SpeakLikeNative

http://speaklikenative.com

SpeaklikeNative shows people that learning foreign languages can be fun and entertaining. It provides lots of valuable resources for anyone who is willing to learn Spanish, German, Italian, French, Chinese or Japanese. What's more, SPL offers plenty of useful guides and clever tips and tricks for learning a new language.

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SpeakLikeNative, Language

Guy Fox History Project

http://www.guyfox.org.uk

Guy Fox History Project is an educational charity in London, with a simple mission: To create innovative activities and publications that encourage children to explore the world around them. Since 2000, we've created really fantastic educational resources which have been distributed to more than 200,000 children in London and beyond.

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Guy Fox History Project, Education, Maps, England, UK, London, World

SoFi

https://www.sofi.com

The $1 trillion US student loan market is broken. SoFi was founded to offer an innovative approach to addressing this problem using the power of social communities to transform the industry. SoFi connects students and alumni through a dedicated lending pool and an original social community approach where students, alumni and schools all benefit. Alumni earn a compelling double bottom line return, students receive a lower loan rate than their private or federal options, and both sides benefit from the connections formed.

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SoFi, Social Finance, Community, Education, University, College, Tuition, Loan, Finance, Market, Alumni, Alma Mater, Higher Education

P2PU

https://p2pu.org/en

The Peer 2 Peer University is a grassroots open education project that organizes learning outside of institutional walls and gives learners recognition for their achievements. P2PU creates a model for lifelong learning alongside traditional formal higher education. Leveraging the internet and educational materials openly available online, P2PU enables high-quality low-cost education opportunities. P2PU - learning for everyone, by everyone about almost anything.

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Education, Learning, University, Free Education, Teaching, Courses, Free, Higher Education, P2PU

Wolfram Demonstrations Project

http://demonstrations.wolfram.com

Conceived by Mathematica creator and scientist Stephen Wolfram as a way to bring computational exploration to the widest possible audience, the Wolfram Demonstrations Project is an open-code resource that uses dynamic computation to illuminate concepts in science, technology, mathematics, art, finance, and a remarkable range of other fields.

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Wolfram Demonstrations Project, Education, Learning, Free Education, Stephen Wolfram, Computation

Silent Heroes

http://www.thesilentheroes.org

Silent Heroes is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing both animal and human health in Africa and protecting and conserving its wildlife and endangered species. We acquire and distribute crucial supplies such as medicines to veterinarians and conservationists in Africa, provide equipment and training to park rangers and conservationists working in the continent’s parks and preserves, and conduct research and educate others on the prevention of disease transmission between domestic animals, wildlife and humans. 

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Silent Heroes, Africa, Conservation, Wildlife

Big Think

http://bigthink.com

In our digital age, we’re drowning in information. The web offers us infinite data points—news stories, tweets, wikis, status updates, etc—but very little to connect the dots or illuminate the larger patterns linking them together. Here at Big Think, we believe that success in the future is about knowing the ideas that allow you to manage and master this universe of information. Therefore, we aim to help you move above and beyond random information, toward real knowledge, offering big ideas from fields outside your own that you can apply toward the questions and challenges in your own life.

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Big Think, Media, News

MoneyGeek.com

http://www.moneygeek.com

MoneyGeek.com combines decades of experience in financial literacy and data to provide comprehensive, easy-to-use tools to help users make smarter financial decisions. 

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MoneyGeek.com, Finance

The Saylor Academy

http://www.saylor.org

The Saylor Academy is a nonprofit committed to advancing higher education opportunities by overcoming barriers of cost, time, and geography. Today, the Academy provides interested students with over 300 tuition-free, open online courses, including over 20 aligned to college credit.

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Saylor Academy, Higher Education, Education, Students, Free Education, Learning, Courses