Study Guides and Strategies
This is a great resource to start off with. This site is filled with short articles on how to develop many of the skills which anyone who would like to learn more effectively would find to be invaluable. Everything is covered from time management, to studying, to basic skills in reading, writing, and Math, memorization, test taking, and more. There’s also the option to have the site translated into a number of different languages. Anyone from middle school to the college level and beyond could benefit from this site.
This has to be my favorite online learning resource. Salman Khan, valedictorian of his high school and holder of graduate degrees from MIT and Harvard, left his high paying job as a Hedge Fund analyst so he could focus full-time on this site with the goal of offering a world class education to anyone for free. He has personally made over 1800 video tutorials covering math, business, science, history, and more. One of the things that makes Sal’s site so great is that he limits his video tutorials to about 10 minutes each. Studies have shown that 10 minutes is about how long people can generally pay attention for before they start to lose focus. Anyone from middle school to the college level and beyond could benefit from this site.
If you’re really serious about advanced learning, then this is the site for you. A number of MIT courses in video or audio format are available at this site. Not only that, but many of the course materials are also readily available to be downloaded. Courses in math, science, engineering, literature, and more can be selected. You don’t get credit for taking the courses and won’t have access to the MIT faculty, but it’s free, so what can you expect? I’d recommend this site for those at the college level and beyond.
At this site, you can watch the lectures of entire courses on a number of subjects from many of the Ivy League and other prestigious schools, including Columbia, Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and more. Limited course materials are available for certain courses, but not nearly as extensively as those available at MIT OpenCourseWare. Most of the courses are free, but there is also the option to pay to take certain online courses in order to receive actual credits and possibly degrees. I’d recommend this site for those at the college level and beyond.
There are countless learning opportunities available on iTunes U, but you’ll have to download the iTunes program before you can access them. Once you’ve downloaded it, simply go to the iTunes store, then click on iTunes U in the top menu. From there, you can download all sorts of educational podcasts, videos, or apps for use at any time on your iDevice or MP3 player. Anyone from middle school to the college level and beyond could benefit from this resource.
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