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Online Resources for Continuing Education & Professional Development

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Overview of online resources useful for continuing education and professional development. © 2013 Tammy Slay, All Rights Reserved

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Online Resources for Continuing Education & Professional Development

  1. 1. By Tammy Slay 1 © 2013 Tammy Slay
  2. 2.  Accounting / Bookkeeping Websites  Educational Websites  Social Media  MOOCs 2
  3. 3.  AccountingCoach.com  DWMBeanCounter.com  PrinciplesofAccounting.com Features:  Tutorials  Quizzes 3
  4. 4. I. GCFLearnFree.org II. KhanAcademy.org III. LearningExpress Library 4
  5. 5. I. GCFLearnFree.org  Established by Goodwill Industries  Features tutorials and videos 5
  6. 6. I. GCFLearnFree.org Kinds of tutorials and videos: A. Computers – Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Internet, social media B. Educational, career, and life skills 6
  7. 7. II. KhanAcademy.org  Tutorials and videos – primarily math  Areas of math covered include:  Algebra  Fractions/decimals  Geometry  Calculus  Probability and statistics 7
  8. 8. III. LearningExpress Library  Courses and tests  Math  Reading  Writing  Science  Test preparation 8
  9. 9. Opportunities to practice writing skills and produce online content.  LinkedIn.com  Group discussion forums  Twitter.com  Communicate via “tweets” of 140 characters or less  Great for professional development 9
  10. 10. Opportunities to practice writing skills and produce online content.  Blogging  Amazon.com book reviews  YouTube.com  How-to videos on on all kinds of subjects 10
  11. 11. Opportunities to practice writing skills and produce online content.  SlideShare.net  Powerpoint presentations and PDF files on all kinds of subjects  Pinterest.com  Pin favorite photos and documents on digital “pin boards” 11
  12. 12. Stands for Massive Open Online Courses. These are free or low-cost courses offered online to everyone who desires to take them. 12
  13. 13. Many universities are offering free non-credit online courses to non-students. Many of these courses are offered through the following websites: Coursera.org Saylor.org Udacity.com 13
  14. 14. What has been presented is but a small fraction of the vast amount of educational resources, many of which are free, that can be found on the Internet. Online education is a great and cost-effective resource for both gaining new skills and refreshing existing skills. 14
  15. 15. Hope you enjoyed it!! © 2013 Tammy Slay 15
  16. 16.  AccountingCoach.com  DWMBeanCounter.com  PrinciplesofAccounting.com  GCFLearnFree.org  KhanAcademy.org  LearningExpress Library  LinkedIn.com  Twitter.com  Amazon.com 16
  17. 17.  YouTube.com  SlideShare.net  Pinterest.com  Coursera.org  Saylor.org  Udacity.com 17

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