Interested in history? Fascinated with physics? Want to get a Harvard (or Berkeley or Yale) education without leaving the Island? Or, do you want to know how to build a mini hovercraft? eLearning opens up these opportunities to anyone with the time and a computer with internet access.
Recently, Bill Hogan of the AARP Bulletin posted an article about eLearning, or Lifelong Learning, called How to Learn Just About Anything Online – for Free, check out Hogan's article on the AARP web site.
According to Wikipedia:
E-learning is essentially the computer and network-enabled transfer of skills and knowledge. E-learning applications and processes include Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual classroom opportunities and digital collaboration. Content is delivered via the Internet, intranet/extranet, audio or video tape, satellite TV, and CD-ROM. It can be self-paced or instructor-led and includes media in the form of text, image, animation, streaming video and audio.
Below are listed some interesting web sites dedicated to lifelong learning.
Academic Earth believes everyone deserves access to a world-class education.GET MORE INFO
accredited online schools
Discover hundreds of accredited online schools by major, state or degree level.GET MORE INFO
Every course is taught by instructors from the world’s best universities and educational institutions.GET MORE INFO
Access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere. Enhance teaching and learning on campus and onlineGET MORE INFO
Empowers people with useful how-to information wherever and whenever they need.GET MORE INFO
Their mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.GET MORE INFO
microsoft imagine academy
Digital curriculum and certifications on fundamental technology skills.GET MORE INFO
mit open courseware
Web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content: open and available to all.GET MORE INFO
High-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning communityGET MORE INFO
open yale courses
Free & open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by Yale University faculty.GET MORE INFO
TED's youth and education initiative: aims to spark & celebrate the ideas of teachers & students around the world.GET MORE INFO
The World's Largest Web Developer SiteGET MORE INFO