Free and Lifelong

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This is the PPT provided for the ELCC2014 Conference.
It covers many sources for free and life-long learning experiences. There are notes with these files.

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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.Get updates on Twitter, via email, reader.
  • Note it’s Naitonal Poetry Month in the US and Canada
  • 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
  • How does an app differ from a website or browser extension?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
  • And more.
  • Place a jazz on film shot here.
  • Get a Google Account. This allows you to get a channel and create pllaylists. You can create a playlistland share it with others. There are also editing tools for audio and video—Permissions have to be granted for you to be able to edit someone else’s video.
  • Understand Football is under the sports categories.They also indicate which of books these tutorials come from.
  • Note the categories and types of deliveries
  • There’s an app to allow you to voice search with Google. You need to
  • Thank you. Also, don’t forget your library—they have ebooks.Also Chrome has an app section.
  • Free and Lifelong

    1. 1. April 2014 Alice Bedard-Voorhees
    2. 2. OPEN CULTURE
    3. 3. http://openculture.com
    4. 4. ITUNES U
    5. 5. ITUNES U” VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT
    6. 6. 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
    7. 7. http://drivingsimulations.aarpdriversafety.o rg/
    8. 8. KHAN ACADEMY Math, Science, Civics, Art History: Online Digital Textbook, Video Talks about Artworks
    9. 9. https://www.khanacademy.org/library
    10. 10. WIKIHOW, LIFEHACK, EHOW, GIZMODO How-to Sites Survive a Wild Animal Encounter Pick a Lock Appreciate Scotch Make a YouTube Video Change a Bike Tire
    11. 11. WIKIHOW
    12. 12. IS THERE AN APP FOR THAT? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_application_software
    13. 13. YOUTUBE “YouTube is my Helpdesk”
    14. 14. JAZZ-ON-FILM-FRIENDS
    15. 15. A YOUTUBE PLAYLIST
    16. 16. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLak4nUu0j7 k-q0TT0Y9FFYgmhCHAC3SqH
    17. 17. DUMMIES.COM
    18. 18. http://www.dummies.com
    19. 19. 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.”
    20. 20. 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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