Links Here you will find a number of selected links to useful and inspiring Latvian and English websites . In Latvian Entrance to Future Education project The aim of the Entrance to Future Education project is to highlight teaching methods that activate, motivate, inspire and excite students and help them to develop the skills required in the 21st century labour market. At the bottom of the page is a pdf file with Latvian translations. The methods and project results are also available in a publication, which can be downloaded from here : Manual (pdf). LU Open Minded Video lectures about current topics. biznesam.lv In the sections Video and Publikācijas experts from the Latvian Assocation of Business Consultants share theire views about various aspects of leadership. EPALE EPALE is a European, multilingual, open membership community of adult learning professionals, including adult educators and trainers, guidance and support staff, researchers and academics, and policymakers. TED Talks TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Many lectures are subtitled in various languages, including Latvian. (Massive) (Open) Online Courses MOOC (Massive open online courses) have gained massive popularity over the last decade, making study programmes available on a global scale. Many courses are subtitled in different languages. Coursera Coursera is a pioneer in developing and offering MOOCs. edX edX is another "big player" in the MOOC arena. Academic Earth Academic Earth is another site worth looking into, if you are looking for high quality and free academic content. Udemy Udemy offers thousands of free and paid courses, covering nearly every topic. Open educational resources OER Commons Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost, and without needing to ask permission. Unlike copyrighted resources, OER have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights. OERu Coordinated by the OER Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit organisation, the OERu network of institutions offers free online courses for students worldwide. MERLOT The MERLOT system provides access to curated online learning and support materials and content creation tools, led by an international community of educators, learners and researchers. MIT OpenCourseWare MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. Open Research Library The Open Research Library (ORL) is planned to include all Open Access book content worldwide on one platform for user-friendly discovery, offering a seamless experience navigating more than 14,000 Open Access books. Methods and Other Resources for Teaching and Leadership Mindtools Hundreds of articles, method descriptions and tips about leadership, planning, problem solving and other relevant topics. A great number of materials are freely available, but in order to access all content, you have to become a member. Value Based Management.net Methods and theory for leaders, who want to learn more about value based management principles. Agile Retrospective Resource Wiki A collection of methods and strategies for evaluation. Personal Growth and Inspiration Management Study Guide A huge library with courses in a wide range of topics, spanning skills development, management basics, people management, marketing, operations, business, and many others. UBC Learning Commons This site is targeted towards students, who want to improve their study skills. But the available instuctions will be of relevance to anybody, who is interested in time management, effective learning techniques, critical thinking, and related topics. Skills you need "Whether you're at work, a job seeker, student, teacher or parent, or just interested in developing your key skills, you will find plenty of information here about essential life skills. We hope that this information and these resources will help you to improve your personal and professional life." Learn Out Loud Thousands of educational audio and video podcasts. Many resources are available for free. Fast Company Fast Company is a journal and website that has published articles about innovative people and businnesses for more than 20 years. Europeana Collections Europeana works with thousands of European archives, libraries and museums to share cultural heritage for enjoyment, education and research. This website gives you access to millions of books, music, artworks and more.