Last night I hit “Send” on a new edition of the Learning Monitor e-newsletter. As usual it is chock full of free and low-cost learning sources for lifelong learners. Subscribe and you’ll automatically receive the full issue once you confirm your subscription, but here are a few items from the Learning Smorgasbord to whet your appetite:
from Collections & Teach-Learn-Share Sites
Free Internet Libraries provides free books, course notes, practice problems, test reviews, career advancement materials, teaching materials, and much more.
from Science & Math
The Ocean Podcast: news from the other 71% of our planet plus topics in science and education. Gelatinous, for the masses.
from Computers & the Internet
RosieKnows offers free and easy video lessons on how to use hundreds of websites. Facebook, Skype, Pandora, Craigslist, Netflix, Kayak and many more!
From Online Degree Programs.org – If you have the ambition to learn but lack the funds to make it to b-school, then you should check out the following places to get a business education online without having to pay a penny in tuition.
from Language & Culture
Learn Language Vocabulary with Mnemonics . Simply put, we’ve built a revolutionary system to help you learn foreign vocabulary quickly and easily. We’ve coupled traditional flash card learning with mnemonics, or memory aids, to help you to memorise each item quickly and easily, and we’ve surrounded the whole thing with a system to help your learning progress.
from Personal Finance
From Get Rich Slowly – A few days ago, I released The Get Rich Slowly Guide to Roth IRAs as a free e-book. Readers who are interested in opening a retirement account can download this short book — which draws from a series of articles I wrote two years ago — and use it as a reference as they work through the process. Though this is my first e-book (it won’t be my last), there are a variety of other great personal-finance e-books available for free download. You can pick up others for just a couple of bucks — or by subscribing to an e-mail newsletter. Here’s a quick overview of some I’ve found lately.
from Odds & Ends
I’m not much of a sewer, but I’m trying. I made a bag recently and have gone a little bit bag crazy. Making a bag is a great way to learn how to sew. Below is a range of different bag tutorials to try. They vary from beginner level to the more complex, in no particular order. There are quite a few sewing and construction techniques in these tutorials that could be easily combined to create your own custom bag design. (Who knew there were 45 free bag making tutorials to be had?!)
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