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Lesson Learned

by on June 2nd, 2014

Did you know that you can take college level classes from universities around the world for free?! Lifehacker University

This past Spring I read an article on Lifehacker which listed many free online classes. I was like a kid in a candy store. I signed up for multiple classes since the dates they were being offered were staggered. I signed up for  project management, Plato, programming adroid mobile devices, music production and maybe a few more.  Unfortunately, I attempted to take too many and as a result ended up not completing any of them. I learned my lesson and am now retaking the music production class and nothing else.

All of the classes I tried were free (unless you wanted a certificate of completion). They involved videos, readings, quizzes and some form of assignments. They generally ran for 4-8 weeks. There was also some form of community which allowed students to discuss the coursework and collaborate on some projects.

There are a lot of places to sign up for classes. I have used FutureLearn, Coursera, Udacity, Open2Study and Play With Your Music. At Class Central you can search for a topic at multiple online schools. It is really amazing how many classes are available out there and the range of topics that they cover. Go take a look at some of these sites and I bet you will find something that you are curious to learn more about.

While writing this post and looking at the sites again I have found several more classes that I want to take. Maybe I didn’t really learn my lesson.

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