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Go Back To School–Online And Free

In a recent post I wrote about rapid or informal learning that takes place anywhere, anytime and anyplace. Now I would like to direct you to some worthy sites.

One of the best in terms of an amazing variety of subjects is MITOPENCOURSEWARE. This site offers free access to course material. You are on your own — no instructor, but everything is free. No registration is required.

Another comprehensive site is Connexions

Connexions is:

a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone may view or contribute:

  • authors create and collaborate
  • instructors rapidly build and share custom collections
  • Learners find and explore content

It offers a variety of formats, from full courses to standalone references. It also offers resources to develop your own course. The site does require registration but you don’t get annoying e-mails, just periodic updates.

A somewhat more eclectic site is WizIQ. Subjects are comprehensive. Content is mostly presentations but there are free online courses that are offered by instructors. Registration required and the site has tools to develop courses.

Another good site with many subjects and varying delivery formats is Merlot.

Registration is free but is not required to access content.

Now you have the resources to easily update or learn your skills.

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Ed Konczal has an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business (with distinction). He has spent the last 10 years as an executive consultant focusing on human resources, leadership, market research, and business planning. Ed has over 10 years of top-level experience from AT&T in the areas of new ventures and business planning. He is co-author of the book "Simple Stories for Leadership Insight," published by University Press of America.

Hi,im trying to get in shcool to get a high shcool diploma,but right now how things are going for me is not good (i do not have transportation,im trying to work a full-time job to support me and my family ,i do not have any kids) i do realize how important it is to get back in shcool.The reason i want free classes online is because i do not have good tranportation and i cant afford shcool like i want .Thank you, Tiffany Sledge

I am trying to get my diploma so that I can go to school to be a nurse. I have been an CNA for 12 years and it is time for a change. I do not have transportation to go to work or school so right know I am just a stay home mom.
Please if you can help me I would really appreciate it and God Bless You.

I realised that half of these sites listed are helpful if you would like to learn, or help with a school subject. But they do not offer a free highschool diploma to undergraduates. Is this true? and if so, where can I get a diploma online for free, especially being under the age of 18 (17) where the school can get paid by the governmant for having me enrolled. In need of something FAST I need to graduate on time!! HELP!!!

i cant go to high school so i wanna get my diploma online

hello my name is jeffrey im just triing to get me life in order i flounck ed out of high school cuase i had a kid in a early age and had to get a job i was a high school football star for new london high school and basketball ihad good grade from 9th grade to 10thgrade and everything drop i had schalships from texas a&m and tennessee state and florada state and i lost all of that cuase after 10th grade i start ed going to school to late and my grades started to drop so now 15 years later im here now triing to get my education p.s. ooo before I forget thank you for all this

Hi Jeffrey,

Thanks for you comments. Seems you are adapting to those trials that life
throws you.
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experience of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired,
and success achieved.”

~ Helen Keller ~

Best wishes in your travels.



I,m trying to get my ged or high school diploma on line. I never finished the 8th grade. I got in trouble back in the late 80,s . I served time in raliegh. while there I got my CNA license .Now the law has changed so much I cant use my license. I,m trying to go in the right direction need some help .

I never finished the 8th grade but I wat to go back to school but I don’t know 8th grade work so can you tech me how to make something out of my life I wat to be successful n this world but I can’t of I don’t go bake to school I’m. 14teen school is wat I wat to go bake to

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