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5 Ways to Give Yourself an Education That Kicks the Crap Out of the One You Got in School. 5 Ways to Give Yourself an Education That Kicks the Crap Out of the One You Got in School One of the biggest reasons that people are denied the privilege of education is because they can’t afford it. However, today we live in a world where knowledge and information are at our finger tips like never before. Technology has leveled the playing field so that anybody with an interest and an internet connection can receive a world class education. Bloggers, podcasters, search engines and digital content creators of all types of have made it possible for us to learn virtually anything we want to even if we don’t have the money.

If you want to learn anything chances are there is somebody creating content about the subject and sharing it with the world at no cost. Self Motivation is Not Optional Taking this kind of approach to educating yourself requires an extremely high degree of self motivation. 1. 2. Want to learn how to get in shape? 3. 4. 5. Education as we know it is changing rapidly. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015. Education, Teaching & Tech on Flipboard. Roar into learning on Pinterest | Educational Technology, Mobile Learning and Education. Educational roars on Pinterest | Educational Technology, Mobile Learning and Education.

WikiWand Overhauls Wikipedia, Makes It Easier to Browse. The best free cultural & educational media on the web - Open Culture. Learning, made joyful - Memrise. iPad - iTunes U. Coursera - Free Online Courses From Top Universities | Coursera. University of Reddit. 12 great free online courses. Much ado has been made in recent years over the quickly rising cost of healthcare in the United States. But the cost of college tuition and fees has skyrocketed at nearly twice that rate. Going to college today will cost a student 559% more than it did in 1985, on average.

In an exciting talk given at TEDGlobal 2012, Stanford professor Daphne Koller explains why she was inspired — alongside fellow professor Andrew Ng — to create Coursera, which brings great classes from top universities online for free. Coursera classes have specific start dates, require students to take quizzes and turn in assignments, as well as allowing professors to customize their course into online chunks rather than simply recording their lectures. Even outside of Coursera, the number of college classes available on a computer screen rather than in a brick-and-mortar lecture hall is staggering. Inspired by Young, below, find 12 courses you could take for a completely free TED degree in Big Ideas. iTools - use the best tools.

1150 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. Get 1,300 free online courses from the world's leading universities -- Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player. Over 45,000 hours of free audio & video lectures, await you now. Humanities & Social Sciences Art & Art History Courses Classics Courses Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (Syllabus) - Free iTunes Video - Free Online Video - David O'Connor, Notre DameAncient Greece: City and Society - Free iTunes Audio - La Trobe University, AustraliaAncient Greece: Myth, Art & War - Free iTunes Audio - Dr Gillian Shepherd, La Trobe University - AustraliaAncient Greek History - Free Online Course - Donald Kagan, YaleAncient Israel - Free Online Course - Daniel Fleming, NYUAncient Philosophy - Free Online Audio - David Ebrey, UC BerkeleyAncient Wisdom and Modern Love (Syllabus) - Free iTunes Video - Free Online Video - David O'Connor, Notre Dame.

Free Online Courses & Online Learning from ALISON. The Reader's Robot -- A Reader's Advisory Service. E-learninz. Video Hosting ScreenCast There are lots of hosting services, but finding one where it doesn't either link to the hosting site (like where there can be inappropriate content) or include adverts, can be difficult.

We now use ScreenCast, as it offers a good free service, that can be upgraded to give more bandwidth and storage fairly inexpensively. It also has a desktop application that enables large files to be uploaded. Vimeo No adverts, but will link back to hosting channel. Video Conferencing Beyond iChat - Xmeeting for OSX 1.0px"> Online Storage Space Free Online #094489">StorageAccess important files from any computerShare photos, and files too big for emailSynchronize and backup foldersSub-accounts and RSS feeds for groups1GB for free.

Online Photo Galleries Splashr Is a tool for presenting Flickr photos: Surveys PBWorks. Learner Resources | Literacy Aotearoa. My Top 10 eLearning Blogs | RealEyes Media. I’ve gotten quite a few emails over the years about where I go (outside of Adobe’s communications) to further my knowledge about eLearning, and how it applies in today’s market – from the working world to educational institutions, etc. Staying aware of how eLearning is being used today is a very important thing for me to stay on top of so I can see how others besides our clients are using potentially competitive tools, as well as garner some ideas about how to utilize ours better. That being said, and without trying to sound like David Letterman, here’s my top 10 eLearning Industry – One of the most highly regarded eLearning sites on the net today. Insightful articles, relevant content and a neutral approach make this site my #1.Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development – Brent Schlenker is very entertaining.

So there you have it. Those are the first 10 sites that I tend to reference to find out the latest trends, as well as what’s going on in the eLearning world. Thanks for reading! E-Learning 24/7 Blog. 30 Of The Best Apps For Project-Based Learning. 321 Free Tools for Teachers - Free Educational Technology.

250+ Killer Digital Libraries and Archives. Hundreds of libraries and archives exist online, from university-supported sites to accredited online schools to individual efforts. Each one has something to offer to researchers, students, and teachers. This list contains over 250 libraries and archives that focus mainly on localized, regional, and U.S. history, but it also includes larger collections, eText and eBook repositories, and a short list of directories to help you continue your research efforts. death The sites listed here are mainly open access, which means that the digital formats are viewable and usable by the general public. So, such sites as the Connecticut Digital Library (iCONN) are not listed, as they operate on the premise that the user has a Connecticut library card in his or her possession.

Efforts were made to go to the root source for these collections. Localized Collections The sites listed below focus on a certain state’s towns, cities, counties, or regions within a given state. Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas Iowa. A Mag for Kids on Flipboard. Book Lists: A to Z - "A" EDSITEment | The Best of the Humanities on the Web. Homepage - ReadWriteThink. 750+ Free Online Courses from the Best Colleges | E-Learning Journeys. Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. National Geographic Young Explorer (Student Magazine) - January 2013. Lessons Worth Sharing | TED-Ed. TED. Khan Academy. EdX | Free online courses from the world's best universities. Connect With Students and Parents in Your Paperless Classroom | Edmodo. The best free cultural & educational media on the web - Open Culture.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Free eLearning Resources Archives - eLearning Industry. Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills. ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Welcome to OpenLearn: Free learning from The Open University. 12 great free online courses. The 5 Best Free Tools for Publishing Student Work. If you are a passionate educator, you know your students are bright and it’s likely that you want to show the world. However, publishing student work is not always as easy as taping an assignment on the wall. How do you go about publishing student work online so that it’s available to the world? Read on to find out the 5 best free educational tools for publishing student work. FlipsnackAbout Flipsnack Flipsnack is a free online app that allows you to convert images into digital books with a professional look and the ability to flip through pages.How to Use FlipsnackThe first thing you’ll need to do is sign up.

Flipsnack allows users to sign up with a simple email address. Slideshare is an online community created so that users are able to upload, download, and share slideshows with each other.How to Use SlideshareSlideshare’s simplicity is what makes it a great online tool to use with your students. Free Educational Technology All of these free educational tools are easy-to-use. 14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge: A Timeless Guide from 1936.

Consider the knowledge you already have — the things you really know you can do. They are the things you have done over and over; practiced them so often that they became second nature. Every normal person knows how to walk and talk. But he could never have acquired this knowledge without practice. For the young child can’t do the things that are easy to older people without first doing them over and over and over. Most of us quit on the first or second attempt.

But the man who is really going to be educated, who intends to know, is going to stay with it until it is done. Any normal child, at about the age of three or four, reaches the asking period, the time when that quickly developing brain is most eager for knowledge. Those first bitter refusals to our honest questions of childhood all too often squelch our “Asking faculty.” Every person possessing knowledge is more than willing to communicate what he knows to any serious, sincere person who asks. Ask! To learn, experiment! Write! Coursera - Free Online Courses From Top Universities | Coursera. Learning, made joyful - Memrise. 200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites... This collection provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers. It features free video lessons/tutorials; free mobile apps; free audiobooks, ebooks and textbooks; quality YouTube channels; free foreign language lessons; test prep materials; and free web resources in academic subjects like literature, history, science and computing.

This newly-released list is a work in progress. Please tell us if we're missing something good. Free Audio Books, eBooks and Textbooks Free Audio Books: Our collection of 450 free audio books includes many children's classics. Free eBooks: This collection includes many children's classics in ebook format. Gives you access to free online classics of reference, literature, and nonfiction, including Strunk & White's Elements of Style, The World Factbook, The Oxford Shakespeare, and The King James Bible. Foreign Languages Deutsch – warum nicht? CELLS Alive! 12 great free online courses. Top 9 Free Web Tools to Develop Students Creativity. Welcome to OpenLearn: Free learning from The Open University. The First 20 Hours - How to Learn Anything: Josh Kaufman at TEDxCSU. The Ultimate Guide to Online Courses. Professional and personal development are important to many people.

Professional development allows you to stay current in your field, make connections with likeminded professionals, and satisfy any continuing learning requirements your job may have. Personal development allows you to grow as a person, learn new skills, and try new things. In order to grow, professionally or personally, in the past, you had to sign up for college courses, pay a lot of money, and rush to class after work or on weekends. But that set-up as changed. Online courses, many of which are totally free, have revolutionized the way in which many people access professional and personal development. Thanks to the advent of massive open online courses (MOOCs), people can attend free courses offered by Stanford, Harvard, and MIT in the luxury of their own home, taking the courses at their own pace at a time that is convenient.

Image via flickr and What is a MOOC? How Did MOOCs Get Started? Where to Find MOOCs.