My passion is access to education, I am always looking for continuous development and personal growth. It is even better when that growth and learning comes with a $0 price tag!!!! So I introduce you to Coursera.
Coursera partners with some of the highest ranked and world renowned universities like Columbia and Yale to offer some free courses. Yes free. Courses from teacher education to languages to database management.
There is bound to be a course that you are interested in. I am going to sign up for. You can view courses by institution, language, start date. It is really exciting. I will be signing up for Developing Innovative Ideas in New Companies on September 30th.
You can also choose to enroll in their signature track for low fees and obtain a physical, certified degree from the university that is offering the course. This gives your study credibility and is a great resume builder. If you pay you are also more likely to be committed to your course. I would pay for the courses that increase my value and boost my qualifications in my chosen field. Just a thought.
Challenge yourself to learn something new. If you are not learning, you are not growing!
Not all children learn the same way! That is a fact some are more audio-visual learners others more technical. Here are some resources to creatively engage them and all other children.
The Meanie by Tamu Browne on GoAnimate
There are lots of free resources online to educate children in a wholesome way. You can check out the latest episode of The Adventures of J and T created by my two children above. Encourage your children to make a short clip themselves. My children used Goanimate to create their adorable characters. You can use this to reinforce a lesson if your are a teacher, or home school parent, or just for fun. Do encourage my kids and become a follower of J and T!
Another great free resource that my own children have enjoyed for years is Story Nory. Free audio stories of all genres. Each story is read in a clear, entertaining voice and there are so many of them you are bound to find one that you and your child will love. Click on the frog to get to their site. He is so cute!
Many kids are keen on video games. Why not introduce them to programming and allow them to create their own games. My son has begun using Scratch, which was developed by a team at the famed MIT. Scratch is absolutely free and uses a smart method of pre programmed blocks of code which children combine to create their own programs. It challenges them to figure out how to create the correct combinations or codes to get their creations to work. Programming teaches discipline, creativity and diligence. Visit Scratch here.
Finally I just want to share a little chat about motivating students I had via Twitter with Connections Academy – a virtual school.
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So I have decided to price my classes at an OH so low price of US$15 per month much to the consternation of most other entrepreneurs. Why? Well I really had to determine what my vision was for my company and really it is to educate. To educate you need people to have access to what you are offering and access is often limited by cost. I intend for this site to continue to provide great resources free and at low cost to those who are really hungry to learn to advance to be successful. So as I evolve, my site too will evolve. Keep on supporting me I appreciate it!
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As a teacher I am constantly adding to my library of practice questions and resources I find on the Internet. So today I share some with you.
Business students I have uploaded multiple choice questions and answers that will help you review marketing topics of branding distribution and logistics. There is also a presentation that covers the evolution of management and the major theorists involved in that evolution. This topic is part of most business management courses. Click to download the resources.
evolution of management thought
branding multiple choice
distribution multiple choice
Information Technology students can visit this site for worksheets and practice questions on spreadsheet and database theory.
For Kindle and Paperback guides on Information Technology and Management visit my Amazon Page by clicking this sentence.
Now I know students are low on the moolah and all students are seeking ways to make some money! Doing some research I found that selling back your old textbooks can get you some quick cash, deposited right into your PayPal account. Here are a few of the ones I researched that seem quite promising and legitimate!
Cash 4 books This site offers an easy solution and easy payment. Enter your books’ ISBN numbers, get a quote, print your postage and then get your money. Used books are of course accepted.
I also loved BookFinder.com – this site allows you to compare sites to see which one will give you the most cash for your used books. It also has a search feature that lets you find virtually any book, including those no longer in print and prices it in your currency. Currencies go beyond the normal Pound, Euro and US Dollar to include the Eastern Caribbean Dollar and Argentinian Pesos, just to name a few.
Check out this blog post at www.studentuniverse.com that lists some sites to buy back texts and where you can even rent a textbook! Yes rent a text – the world has evolved. The article lists sites such as Chegg and ecampus.com.
International students can visit AbeBooks for International text book versions and for international shipping. Also www.bookdepository.com ships internationally , worldwide free by post. I personally know university students who have used bookdepository successfully. Although they may not buy back books, the free shipping they offer is sure worth a look. They also have many genres of books available and their stock is not limited to texts.
Before you rush out always do a quick Google search for customer reviews on these or any book resellers. I hope you make some money or at least get some cheap books to help you in your studies!