From Knowledgespeak Newsletter, May 7, 2007: Educational and scientific society Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), US, has announced an expansion of its online resources for continuous learning. The steps include a doubling of online courses and a significant expansion of its current collection of books. ACM offers online educational offerings to over 80,000 students and professionals across the world free of cost. (To ACM members)
The resources now include 2,200 courses from SkillSoft covering a wide range of topics in computing and information technology as well as business management and leadership. They also include 1,100 books on innovative IT and computer science technologies, and the latest books on practical business skills from e-book providers Safari and Books 24x7.
The courses and books offered via this programme cover a broad range of topics and depth of knowledge - from introductory selections to deep technical expositions. The courses from SkillSoft are aimed at enhancing career opportunities for technology and business professionals. A virtual high-tech library of online books is also available to ACM members with 1,100 selections to help broaden understanding of current computing technology and management trends. The collection offers free, unlimited access to an enhanced collection of books on IT and computer science tools and technologies, and the newest books on practical business skills.
Click here to read the original press release. Note: Princeton University has many Safari ebooks available, but Books24x7 no longer.