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Free and Lifelong: An Online Learning Tour

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This presentation identifies resources where you can learn about or how-to on subjects of your choice.

This presentation identifies resources where you can learn about or how-to on subjects of your choice.

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  • On you table is a handout—which of those subjects appeal to you? Others you have in mind?The joy of lifelong or informal learning is that we determine the learning goals.Now we have amazing online resources to forward those learning interests.Some of these are in print, some audio, some video.Some are short how-to tutorials, some are courses.About the 70’s—my dad would be reading Rodale Press at his desk to learn more about organic gardening. I was interviewed by a ND paper—woman on the street about books I read—I like “how to do it” Learn about, Learn to…Informal—we set our own learning goals
  • A person can sign up for the Brainpickings Newsletter too. Books, Courses, Movies. Books, audio, courses, moocsExample: MOOC on charitable giving—how to make the most of your contributions. Free to audit or earn a certificate.
  • The categories are interesting: they include higher ed and a category outside the academy. For example, there is a course about having a career in the theater.Has an app for Ipad and Iphone. And and app for reading books. When you download something from iTunes it is saved to the area called Library.Major university content: free lectures, virtual tours, video, and audio. Fifteen Minute History from U Austin looked very interesting. Begin by going to the iTunes store, the Itunes U tab is over on the top right. They items are listed under Courses or Collections.
  • Itunes U organizes content in several ways. Scrolling down the page, I saw a category called Featured Providers. One was the Library of Congress. Scrolling through those, I found this video series for a veterans’ history project.
  • AARP: Driving Regs, Safe Driving Course, Sim? Future Learn: European site.Open culture –875 courses listed
  • People may know about Khan’s lessons for Math, Science, and Civics., but Smarthistory is quite an acquisition. Two historians discuss it in this less than call it “iconic” –Warhol painted it after her death. The video discussion is just over 3 minutes long.573 Videos 305 Essays Digital Art History Book: http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/
  • Gizmodo—pick a lockScotch—eHow—buying, drinking, servingYouTube VideoChange a Bike Tire
  • And more.
  • Sign up w/ Google. You can create a channel and share it with others.
  • Understand Football is under the sports categories.They also indicate which of books these tutorials come from.
  • There’s an app to allow you to voice search with Google. You need to
  • How does an app differ from a website? https://www.google.com/search?q=app+definition&oq=app+definition&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.2501j0j7&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=119&ie=UTF-8
  • Thank you. Also, don’t forget your library—they have ebooks.
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    • 1. March 2014 Alice Bedard-Voorhees
    • 2. OPEN CULTURE
    • 3. ITUNES U
    • 4. ITUNES U” VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT
    • 5. COURSES AARP Future Learn Open Culture MOOC Sites: http://www.bdpa- detroit.org/portal/index.php/comittees/high- school-computer-competition-hscc/29- education/57-moocs-top-10-sites-for-free- education-with-elite-universities.html
    • 6. KHAN ACADEMY Math, Science, Civics, Art History: Online Digital Textbook, Video Talks about Artworks
    • 7. WIKIHOW, LIFEHACK, EHOW, GIZMODO How-to Sites Pick a Lock Appreciate Scotch Make a YouTube Video Change a Bike Tire
    • 8. YOUTUBE “YouTube is my Helpdesk”
    • 9. A YOUTUBE CHANNEL
    • 10. DUMMIES.COM
    • 11. GOOGLE SEARCHES Search by How to + Your Topic (How to watch football) Tutorial: Topic (Tutorial: Take better photos with your phone) Let Siri find it for you: “Siri, search how to grow spinach.”
    • 12. IS THERE AN APP FOR THAT? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_application_software
    • 13. IS THERE AN APP FOR THAT? For Ipads: http://www.teachthought.com/apps-2/the-55-best-best-free- education-apps-for-ipad/ Iphones: http://www.imore.com/free-educational-apps-iphone Iphone and Droid: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_application_software Books on Desktop, Phone, Tablet: Kindle (Amazon), iBooks (Itunes)

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