World Regional Geography was designed by Ken Yanow, Professor of Geographical Sciences, Southwestern College. I know Yanow from his work at the GeoTech Center and on the Esri Education Advisory Board. Saylor hires professors to write the courses; there are about 300 courses currently available.
World Regional Geography relies on a few key resources:
- Sheppard Software: “Geography Games” (a click and find/locate game)
- World Regional Geography: People, Places, and Globalization (pdf) (the free geography text noted above)
- iTunes U: University of Binghamton: Professor Mark Reisinger’s World Regional Geography Video Lectures (iTunes U) (other videos are used, too including WPSU's Geospatial Revolution and some Ted talks)
Add this to your kit of free tools for teaching and learning world regional geography!