16 Prestigious Schools that Offer Free Online Classes posted by admin on November 5th, 2008 The world of education is changing, big time. Information technology has revolutionized how we find and share information. Only 10 years ago we had to consult libraries and academics for answers to questions that are now directed to Google. While the business world is forced to change, education is lagging behind. Perhaps it’s hoping to maintain a position of authority. While many schools offer their traditional curriculum online or are entirely Web-based (see our list of online schools for a look at available online colleges and degree programs), many schools and universities offer free courses online in the form of video and audio lectures, mp3 files or PowerPoint slides. Information wants to be free, and these progressive institutions have taken the first step by making their class free for anyone to use online: Need more? And others. More free online learning resources can be found in the following places around the web:
Down The Rabbit Hole We Go! 300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries I watch a lot of documentaries. I think they are incredible tools for learning and increasing our awareness of important issues. The power of an interesting documentary is that it can open our minds to new possibilities and deepen our understanding of the world. On this list of mind expanding documentaries you will find different viewpoints, controversial opinions and even contradictory ideas. Critical thinking is recommended. Watching documentaries is one of my favorite methods of self-education. I hope you find these mind expanding documentaries as enlightening as I did!  Life In The Biosphere Explore the wonder and interconnectedness of the biosphere through the magic of technology. 1.  Creativity and Design: Learn about all the amazing things that people dream up and create with their imagination. 1.  The Education Industrial Complex: The modern school where young minds are moulded into standardized citizens by the state. 1.  The Digital Revolution: 1.  A New Civilization: 1.
Free Online Comic Books Two of the greatest obstacles that comics have in reaching readers are exposure and cost. Fortunately, the internet has provided remedies for both. Many comic book creators and publishers have put their comics online, available as full issues and at absolutely no cost to the reader. And unlike torrents or scanned files, these comics are completely legal. Here I have endeavored to collect as many of these as possible, now totalling over 300 full issues and stories, in one place. Whether you have been meaning to try a new title, or if you've never read a comic in your life, there's still something here for everyone. If you know of more online comics I could add to the list, or discover that any of these links have gone bad, please e-mail me. And if you find yourself wanting more, click on the button adjacent to an issue to view or purchase a collected edition of that comic. DC | Marvel | Image | Dark Horse | Oni | BOOM! Non-Fiction The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation Independents Kitjutsu
6 Movies That Could Change the Way You Think about Food Do you know what you have in your plate? Are you one of those people who try to see behind the tasty looking meal staring back at them from their plate? And even though you try to look behind your plate, your habits, your condition or your entire lifestyle, how can you be entirely sure that what you’re doing is right? It’s hard to know what’s right with today’s specialists, headlines and tips often coming in great contradiction. Food documentaries could be a good place to start understanding better what’s hiding in the food from your plate. Here are 6 documentaries about food that could change the way you envision food and your habits regarding it: 1. The Milk Documentary intends to turn upside down the common myth that milk is good for your health. Fact is that research has shown that everything you know about milk is wrong and that milk is responsible for diseases like diabetes, arthritis, asthma and even weight gain and acne. 2. And it’s not just headlines and talks from specialists.
Free Audiobooks and eBooks - Librophile Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills , but I figured I’d save you some time. Here are the top 40 sites I have personally used over the last few years when I want to learn something new. Hack a Day - Hack a Day serves up fresh hacks (short tutorials) every day from around the web and one in-depth ‘How-To hack’ guide each week.eHow - eHow is an online community dedicated to providing visitors the ability to research, share, and discuss solutions and tips for completing day-to-day tasks and projects.Wired How-To Wiki - Collaborate with Wired editors and help them build their extensive library of projects, hacks, tricks and tips.
What did people do in a Medieval City? What did people do in the Middle Ages? If you meet a random person on the street, what is his likely occupation? Or did people work at all? Were the Middle Ages some Communist utopia, where everybody laid around all day and things were magically produced by fairies? Of course not. In the following list, I have made a link to the online version of Webster's Dictionary, so you can find out what things are. Is there something on this page you'd like to see that isn't here? Open Questions This site gets me a fair few questions via email, many of which I can just answer. currently none! If you can answer any of these, or even have some clues, mail me. Governmental Occupations These are the people who run things. bailiff - the man who makes arrests and executions. Military Occupations Who keeps the country safe from encroaching enemies and wild monsters? Criminal Occupations Wherever there is society, there are criminals. Religious Occupations Priests are relatively common in role playing games.
All Documentaries Welcome to the Must Watch section. It is our understanding that for a truly democratic society to exist, there must be a free flow of easily accessible information. For the most part (not including heavy censorship in China), the Internet has allowed for this free flow of information to everyone and anyone with access to the internet and it is imperative that this right continues to be protected. Unfortunately, the principle of free flowing information does not exist in the mainstream media because our governments continue to allow large corporations to consolidate the entire media industry. For this reason, many facts, perspectives, and opinions do not make it to our televisions, movie theatres, newspapers, and radio stations. The documentaries below epitomize the importance of free flowing information and the lack of it in mainstream media. Please take the time to educate yourself and to educate others about the important issues raised in each of the documentaries.
Noam Chomsky: If Nuclear War Doesn't Get Us, Climate Change Will March 28, 2013 In the twenty-first century, humanity will likely burn out in a nuclear holocaust or fade away amid the gradually mounting effects of climate change. That was Noam Chomsky’s prediction during a question-and-answer session in 2009 that still resonates today. By moving forward with a missile defense policy that upsets the balance of nuclear deterrence with Russia, “we’re consciously increasing the threat of nuclear war,” Chomsky said. —Alec Luhn Noam Chomsky further eviscerates American foreign policy with his piece “Why It’s Legal When the US Does It.” Share
The Ultimate Guide to Traveling When You’re Broke Think you don’t have enough money to travel? Think again. Travel guru Matt Kepnes puts that myth to rest with this guide to traveling on little (or no) money. Money This is something I hear from everyone I talk to. “Matt, I simply don’t have enough money to travel.” Since this question comes up so often, I like to constantly remind people of this fact: You do not need to be rich to travel. Let’s repeat that. You do not need to be rich to travel. I sure wasn’t. Yet I managed to save enough to travel the world. What is your savings priority? A few months ago, I wrote about the importance of writing out your expenses and then cutting them to save money for your trip. “But Matt, I work a minimum wage job/am a student/live on social security/am homeless/insert other excuse here and no matter what I can do, I’ll never be able to do it. Work Overseas – Not making enough money at your job? Working overseas often gets discounted as an option because it seems hard to do. Housesitting resources: Cost: $0
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