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Today’s topic: Online Learning. As Ray Bradbury said:
“I don’t believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don’t have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn’t go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.”
As well as your local public library, the internet might be considered one of the best sources of education today. And there’s no need to shell out $4-5,000 a class. Check out all these free resources for education on the internet:
- OpenCulture has a great post detailing “1000 Free Online Courses from Great Universities.” Their list includes over 20 topics and links from colleges and universities such as Harvard, Yale and Berkley.
- MarcAndAngelHackLife also has an excellent post called “12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free” that shows dozens of schools that offer access to lectures for free.
- Find out more about art online! Many museums offer high-quality scans of their collections to the public. Check out The Met, The Guggenheim, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art, or the Art Institute of Chicago, among others.
- Google Cultural Institute has exhibits from cultural institutions worldwide.
- TeachThought has a great post listing “40 Ways to Learn Music Online For Free“