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Online IT Programs

This page helps students who are looking for distance education and online programs in Computer Technology and related areas. Online learning now makes it possible for learners to take programs in Computer Technology and Information Technology from a distance education institution anywhere in the world.

Be careful that you take an accredited program from an accredited institution, such as Uk Open Learning Ltd, which offers GCSE and A Level courses as well as certificate and diploma programs.

Here are some links to useful pages about accredited online degree programs in IT areas:

As well as degree programs, there are many colleges/schools offering online certificate programs that provide training in specific skills required in the workplace, for example:


Click here for details of more programs.

Unveiling the "Sixth Sense"

At the MIT Media Lab's new Fluid Interfaces Group, Pattie Maes researches the tools we use to work with information and connect with one another. This demo -- of research work spearheaded by Pranav Mistry -- was the buzz of TED**. It's a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. Although it is not much to do with community development yet, I wanted to include it in my blog because I am sure there will be development applications in the future - and anyway - it is fun.

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** TED -- stands for "Technology, Entertainment, Design". It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader. The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).

Inside the Google machine

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin offer a peek inside the Google machine, sharing tidbits about international search patterns, the philanthropic Google Foundation, and the company's dedication to innovation and employee happiness.


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