Free online learning resources

The internet is full of opportunities to learn for free and the choice is infinite. It means you are more likely to find a course that grabs your attention. It also means you avoid begging your line manager for budget to pay for a course and facing the embarrassment of being refused.

I’ve added a page of website links here on the Knowledge Maverick website (see the Resources menu) that is just waiting for your attention.

This list of sites covers the whole spectrum, no matter what you are interested in. It includes languages, history, science, venture capital and artificial intelligence (AI), to name but a few.

The list is split into the following categories:

  • Knowledge Media (e.g. TED talks)
  • Blogs (e.g. Brain Pickings by Maria Popova)
  • Engaging Tools (e.g. Duolingo for language learning)
  • Communities (e.g. Zooinverse – the world’s largest platform for people-powered research)
  • Course Platforms (for lots of Massive Open Online Courses, also known as MOOCs, from around the world)

The source is a Business Insider (US) article of 3 March 2017 (as shown in the feature photo).

What’s caught my attention

I am going to check out the Instructables website which is aimed at anyone interested in making things. Until recently, I had never heard of the popular electronics board called Arduino (though it seems I am one of the last to know about it). I can use the Instructables website to learn what I might make using an Arduino (e.g. automated lighting, a miniature weather station, or electronic jewellery). This could be my opportunity to be part of the vanguard of hobbyists and designers who are contributing to the Internet of Things (IoT). Intrigued?

Your next step

Go to the Knowledge Maverick’s Online learning page to start your search of these recommended sites and learn something new.


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