14 October 2009

Web Resources from Intel

Intel's set of web sites for Education Programs and Resources includes a curriculum-rich set for Higher Education. But the fun stuff is at Free Teaching Tools and Resources. Your approach can be classroom or training room. Either way, you'll be rewarded.

Starting December 1, bloggers are required to disclose any relationship (or "material connections") with companies whose products the bloggers review. And bloggers must also substantiate or advise about claims about the products (such as, "results may vary"). The FTC is aiming to increase transparency on the web as well as other media. Such requirements demand compliance. But also invite humorous musings. Mine would be: (a) my only material connection with Intel is the money I've spent over the years on Intel Inside computers, (b) I would hate to have to substantiate "fun" in today's post although anyone who knows me would recognize the likelihood of me having had fun with the free teaching tools, and (c) will the FTC rule affect product placements in movies? (I like the new FTC rule, by the way.)

© 2009 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (www.marybold.com, www.boldproductions.com, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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