- Unbiased consumer organization that gives the actual facts about in
the political arena.
- Free college courses offered by major universities
- Free online classes (no registration required). This site offers basic
computer skills, How to Google, Facebook 101, MS Access 2010 videos,
MS Office and more. Learn iPad 2 Basics, How to Blog, Digital Photography.
There is Basic math and Learning how to read. All with Videos, practice
and more. If you want to learn more there is Resume Writing, Interview
skills, Filling out Time Sheets. From the simple to the complex you
can find it here. The list is nearly endless.
share enriching sites that are fun and educational: Brightstorm
- Every Citizen Online, by Connect Ohio, teaches you the basics in computer
and online fundamentals so you can get connected.
Ohio Course Catalog
- There are free and reasonably priced courses for staff working in
Ohio libraries & library organizations, and museums.
- Council for Higher
Accreditation, find out if the college you are considering is accredited.
Otherwise you may not earn recognized credit for the classes you are
paying good money for.
Burke's Knowledge Web -
Very interesting! The author/creator of Connections a great series that
ran on PBS about connections throughout history.
Academy - Do you need help with Basic Math or Algebra? What
about Money and Banking? Did you know there is a place online where
you can get a quality education for Free? That sounds like a gimmick
right? It's not. Some guy who happens to be a genius wanted to help
his cousins with math, so he started producing YouTube videos to help.
They caught on and grew and grew and now The Gates Foundation, Google,
and others are supporting this really cool endeavor called The Kahn
The site is really
cool because you can start by viewing videos or you can jump right in
with practice exercises. The exercises are great because once you have
gotten several right in a row, you have the option to keep practicing
or to go on to the next level, and you can keep going until you feel
you need help. When you want help there are videos waiting for you.
One of the great things about the videos is that they are very patient.
You can rewind to view again as often as you want. You can even save
your lesson and pick it up again whenever you are ready.
Since I first tried
out this wonderful site they have added lots of new categories. Their
catalog is growing all the time and the available subjects now include:
Developmental Math, Geometry, Calculus, Trigonometry, Physics, Credit
Crisis, Current Economics, Finance, Valuation and Investing, Venture
Capital and Capital Markets, American Civics, History, Biology, Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry, Brain Teasers, Computer Science, Cosmology and Astronomy.
If the Kahn Academy had been around when I was a kid, my educational
experience would have been totally different. You should see what they
can do for you.
Education: Alternative Ways to Earn Your Credentials
Very good Goverment source of information on alternative
ways to earn GED and college credit from your life experiences and knowledge
through various ways...
of the People
- Get a free education. Open to everyone everywhere. The univesity is
currently not accredited, so it is up to the university you are transfering
to whether or not they accept the credits. They are applying for accredition.
But you can get a free Associate of Science Degree or Bachelor of Science
Degree in Computer Science! There is processing and exam fees.
- Free Online Courses! - Believe it or not, free non-credit
online courses from MIT! 1,800 Free online courses from MIT. Including
streaming and downloadable audio and video lectures. No registration
required. They even have their own YouTube
channel. Also, High
Learner.Org - Has free Video On Demand
Clips of all of their Classes. The Mechanical Universe is one of our
favorites. Very nicely done videos on science and physics. Easily understood
demonstrations and very well produced with computer animation and graphics
interspersed with historical reenactment...
- Electronic word processor that is lighter and uses less battery power
than a laptop. When all you need is a wordprocessor. You then up-load
your work to your desktop or laptop...
- Intro from site: The goal of the project is to visit each of the latitude
and longitude integer degree intersections in the world, and to take
pictures at each location. The pictures and stories will then be posted