Knowledge Construction

A board of Apps for windows 8 that enhance the development of Knowledge Construction and Research Skills on Windows 8 Desktops, laptops and mobile devices.
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OpenLearn from Open University (beta) // OpenLearn is the home of free learning from The Open University, covering everything from getting started with Gaelic to searching for life on other planets. You'll find hundreds of hours of extracts from genuine OU courses to try; learning tools from across campus and insight into OU co-productions with BBC TV and radio. This is a beta attempt to bring over a decade's worth of content into a single app.

OpenLearn from Open University (beta) // OpenLearn is the home of free learning from The Open University, covering everything from getting started with Gaelic to searching for life on other planets. You'll find hundreds of hours of extracts from genuine OU courses to try; learning tools from across campus and insight into OU co-productions with BBC TV and radio. This is a beta attempt to bring over a decade's worth of content into a single app.

Scribed // Use the Scribd app for unlimited access to over 400,000 books for just $8.99 / month. Included with a subscription are books from over 900 publishers, including NYT bestsellers, literary classics, groundbreaking non-fiction, and reader favorites in every genre. We also have the world’s largest digital document collection, with millions of user-uploaded written works.

Scribed // Use the Scribd app for unlimited access to over 400,000 books for just $8.99 / month. Included with a subscription are books from over 900 publishers, including NYT bestsellers, literary classics, groundbreaking non-fiction, and reader favorites in every genre. We also have the world’s largest digital document collection, with millions of user-uploaded written works.

Bing Wikipedia Browser // by Microsoft combines the content from Wikipedia — the free encyclopedia — with enhanced search, browse, and content recommendations based on the Bing Knowledge repository.

Bing Wikipedia Browser // by Microsoft combines the content from Wikipedia — the free encyclopedia — with enhanced search, browse, and content recommendations based on the Bing Knowledge repository.

This BBC Earth Wonders app // showcases some of the most beautiful BBC natural history content, taken from landmark series such as Planet Earth, Frozen Planet and Life, along with stunning images from world-renowned natural history photographers.

This BBC Earth Wonders app // showcases some of the most beautiful BBC natural history content, taken from landmark series such as Planet Earth, Frozen Planet and Life, along with stunning images from world-renowned natural history photographers.

TED // Watch the latest thought-provoking and inspiring talks from TED, TEDx, TEDYouth & TEDFellows. Share with videos with friends & be informed via live tiles.

TED // Watch the latest thought-provoking and inspiring talks from TED, TEDx, TEDYouth & TEDFellows. Share with videos with friends & be informed via live tiles.

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary // the app includes a regular dictionary, integrated thesaurus, example sentences, Word of the Day, and Favorites -- along with over 1000 graphical illustrations, and over 20,000 entries covering people, places, and foreign terms. A great tool for reference, education, and vocabulary building. No internet connection is required to view any of the definitions (although you do need a connection to view illustrations and hear audio pronunciations).

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary // the app includes a regular dictionary, integrated thesaurus, example sentences, Word of the Day, and Favorites -- along with over 1000 graphical illustrations, and over 20,000 entries covering people, places, and foreign terms. A great tool for reference, education, and vocabulary building. No internet connection is required to view any of the definitions (although you do need a connection to view illustrations and hear audio pronunciations).

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