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Frybabe

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Re: Education on the Internet
« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2014, 06:29:09 AM »











Most of us attended some sort of bricks and mortar school.  The idea of being able to sit in our own homes, dressed however was comfortable and whenever was convenient, and participate in an educational opportunity was a dream.   Now it's a reality.  

What sites have you found that offer great educational opportunites?  Let us hear from you and any links you can offer makes it even better!!

We can trade in the  for    







The best one, of course, is right here:  http://www.seniorlearn.org/classics &  http://www.seniorlearn.org/forum/


{Frybabe}        http://www.academicearth.org
{MaryPage} http://www.moems.org/zinger.htm
{MaryPage}         http://www.worldatlas.com/geoquiz/thelist.htm
{MaryPage}       http://www.enchantedlearning.com/support/index1.shtml
{MaryPage}       http://geography.about.com/library/blank/blxindex.htm
{Frybabe}         http://science.nasa.gov
{Frybabe}        http://chandra.si.edu/
{Frybabe}        www.spaceweather.com
{Frybabe}        http://fora.tv/topic/science
{maryz}        Astronomy Picture of the Day.
{mabel1015j}      www.Openculture.org
{mabel 1015j}       http://mindshift.kqed.org/2011/05/10-open-education-resources-you-may-not-know-about-but-should
{mabel1015j}    http://www.learnerstv.com/Free-History-video-lecture-courses.htm
{jane}             http://www.khanacademy.org/
{MaryPage}     http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/?ar_a=1&ar_r=1
{mabel1015j}   http://www.history.com/topics/lorenzo-de-medici/videos#leonardos-deluge
{mabel1015j} Learnoutloud
{mabel1015j} ITunesU
{Frybabe}   Amazing photo
{mabel1015j}  http://www.open.edu/openlearn/about-openlearn/welcome-openlearn-the-open-university
{mabel1015j    http://www.openculture.com/2011/08/download_the_edupunks_guide_to_a_diy_credential_free.html
{mabel1015j}   Podcasts  about books and authors and other topics
{mabel1015j} Questia - a great site for free info/education
{frybabe} http://www.ted.com/talks/geoffrey_west_the_surprising_math_of_cities_and_corporations.html
{mabel1015j}  http:// www.delanceyplace.com     Puts up each day an excerpt from a book.
{mabel1015j}  http://www.alphaDictionary.com    Has a lot of fun word games and a word-of-the-day.
{kidsal} http://www.googleartproject.com        For art lovers
{kidsal}http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org   For art lovers
{kidsal}http://www.metmuseum.org/toah        For art lovers
{mabel1015}http://www.openculture.com/2014/01/harold-bloom-creates-a-massive-list-of-works-in-the-western-canon.html. Harold Bloom's Western Canon
{Barb StAubrey} https://www.creativelive.com




Kidsal, thanks for passing these sites along. I didn't know Google had an art site. I copied these links to the Art Gallery discussion over on Senior and Friends. I am not sure you post there.

I looked at the last date stamp and was surprised that no one (including me) has posted here in over a year.

jane

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Re: Education on the Internet
« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2014, 08:51:57 AM »
Thanks, Sally!

JoanK

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Re: Education on the Internet
« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2014, 05:42:39 PM »
The second one especially looks fabulous!

mabel1015j

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Re: Education on the Internet
« Reply #43 on: January 29, 2014, 11:41:38 AM »
From this morning's Open Culture newsletter.......as schools and colleges moved to be multicultural in the 80s and 90s, some moved away from Western literature. Howard Bloom wrote a book suggesting a "Western Canon" many of which are available for free online. Here's the article and the list along with some audio of Bloom discussing the battle. I wish i could find an interesting MOOC - college class - that discussed them for  me, i'll have to look.

http://www.openculture.com/2014/01/harold-bloom-creates-a-massive-list-of-works-in-the-western-canon.html

JoanK

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Re: Education on the Internet
« Reply #44 on: January 30, 2014, 03:09:00 PM »
I was kind of proud that I've something that most of the authors wrote. I notice that Elizabeth Gaskell is on the list, but not the book we're currently reading.

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JoanK

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Re: Education on the Internet
« Reply #46 on: March 02, 2015, 02:53:18 PM »
Interesting!

mabel1015j

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Re: Education on the Internet
« Reply #47 on: March 03, 2015, 02:59:51 PM »
Yes, interesting, i'll have to come back to that.

Carola

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Re: Education on the Internet
« Reply #48 on: April 23, 2016, 01:55:47 PM »
The University of Southampton has free short courses. I just signed up for the Archaeology of Portus course which starts in June. At that time I will be on break from the Latin 101 course.

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/free-online-learning.page#moocs

Frybabe

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Re: Education on the Internet
« Reply #49 on: April 23, 2016, 04:06:48 PM »
Hi Carola, it looks great. Hope you enjoy it. I took a free course on Roman Architecture from Yale University the year before last. I've been wanting to take more, but haven't taken the time.

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Re: Education on the Internet
« Reply #50 on: November 10, 2016, 12:38:10 PM »
I have just returned to Senior Learn after being gone for a number of years.  I have just retired from being a clinical psychologist for 25 years.  At the moment I am browsing and contacting some of you who I knew well and want to continue our relationship.

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Re: Education on the Internet
« Reply #51 on: November 13, 2016, 08:21:22 PM »
I have just returned to Senior Learn and want to be active.  I'm not sure what is meant by "education on the internet."  Would some one please expand the definition?

jane

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Re: Education on the Internet
« Reply #52 on: November 13, 2016, 10:15:08 PM »
We ask people to post sites they've found that are educational.  The ones that have been suggested are listed in the heading at the top of this page.