Einztein is a new service for locating online collegiate level courses and corresponding materials. Einztein isn’t your standard search engine as all courses listed by Einztein are reviewed by a PhD level editorial team. Each course listed by Einztein comes with a listing of the types of materials available for each course. Some courses have audio, video, and documents while other course may only have one or two of those elements. Visitors to Einztein can search for course by keyword or simply browse courses by subject area.
Below is the beginning of a course for high school teachers called Vietnam Now offered by Columbia. The purpose of the course is to provide content knowledge about the Vietnam War for pre/in-service teachers at the secondary level and for college faculty interested in using digital media in teaching this subject. I found this course through Einztein.
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As summer approaches teachers may find themselves with some time to extend their personal learning experiences. Einztein could be useful for finding a course you want to watch or listen to on your own.