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18-08-2009, 01:27   #1
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Free Online Courses

Hi. Unemployed and recently just browsing around looking for free courses, not to gain any certificate, more to train the brain/use my unemployed time wisely.

Am entitled to FAS eCollege courses so have signed up there.

Found a great Excel tutorial for free which is something I always was interested in learning more about. It originates from Lynda.com which seems a great site. They charge, but I 'stumbled' across this for free so giving it a bash.


Are there any good sites or courses out there people know of? Of any subject really. Someone might be interested.
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20-08-2009, 23:04   #2
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Some of the top universities in America have committed to providing free course material online. One is MIT, some great stuff there, including video and audio of lectures:
http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/home/home/index.htm
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Funded Courses for the Unemployed - CArlow

Not sure what part of the country you are from but there is a part-funded management/entpreneurial skills training program available in September in Carlow.
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26-08-2009, 12:01   #4
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Great find hotspur! That should keep me busy for a bit.

Don't know if I could get to that course tedcreed, thanks though!
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That MIT course site looks great hotspur.

These sites don't really provide courses but they're good if your interested in learning in general.www.ted.com provides some very interesting lectures by highly respected academics in their field.
www.w3schools.com has lots of good tutorials for learning about web developing,designing, building etc.
If you find anymore let us know.
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30-08-2009, 19:12   #6
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That MIT course site looks great hotspur.

These sites don't really provide courses but they're good if your interested in learning in general.www.ted.com provides some very interesting lectures by highly respected academics in their field.
www.w3schools.com has lots of good tutorials for learning about web developing,designing, building etc.
If you find anymore let us know.
Loving that ted.com chilly.
Some great lectures.
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06-09-2009, 21:46   #7
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Are you interested in languages at all?
I'm using livemocha.com at the moment for learning Russian. It's a bit random, started off with things like 'A fat girl' instead of the usual 'my name is'.
Also, it expects you to know the alphabet so many pick Spanish/French etc. I found another site (russianlessons.net) to learn the alphabet from.

MAybe someone will be interested in it!
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Open University offer a lot of free course units through the Open Learn site. I did one of these before deciding to do a full Open University course. The quality of the free material is excellent, well worth a look - http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/
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08-09-2009, 01:33   #9
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Some really great sites here lads that I had no idea existed.
That Open Learn site is great.

A mod should form a list and sticky it I think, and leave it open to be added to.
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16-09-2009, 15:36   #10
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If it's Excel, Word, Powerpoint or Access there is a great site here http://alison.com/ I used it when I was doing my ECDL and I thought it was better than the one FAS made us use
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I would like to second the idea there that this should be amde a sticky. I still come back here sometimes to find the addresses of those free courses. Some of them are great!
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Go on then.
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Some of these are fantastic.
Sofia
About U
BBC
Berklee Shares
Connexions
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Fathom
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GCF Learn Free
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I found this amazing website with loads of links to free tutorials!!

http://librarysupportstaff.com/ed4yo...ine%20Tutorial

I haven't tried any of them yet (I just found them) but they seem interesting!

I have found most of the things posted on this thread very helpful too, so thank you!
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Today, I checked out most of the "free" tutorial links at the website I suggested and they aren't all free as they claim to be..
Sorry about that..
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