Did you hear that New York residents are going to be eligible for FREE education? (yes, fashion bloggers, as if you need another reason to need to be there!) As for the rest of us, it’s either sky-high student loans or perhaps, no college. But, what if I told you that there are resources out there, for regular people just like you and me? What if I told you they were completely FREE?
~disclaimer: These are my own opinions and I am in no way being compensated to share this~
Yes. Free education
I am going to give you what you need, and I am going to tell you why you need to be using it. And, when you have learned a thing or two, you are going to feel the exact same thing I feel, right now: WHY DOES NO ONE KNOW?
There are 2 sites that will give you more than you could even dream of having at your pretty polished fingers. The first one, Khan Academy was brought to my attention by my daughter’s second-grade teacher. But, don’t shut it down yet, because there is more to meet the eye. Much more.
You can learn anything. For free. For everyone. Forever.
First and foremost, Khan’s slogan is ” For free. For everyone. Forever.” The subjects are from kindergarten math, all the way up to college admissions and beyond! I was on the website and just clicking around, I found 31 sub-topics under the heading Biology alone! Things like Microeconomics and Entrepreneurship have a spot too!
The reason you need to be using this is because you can join your kid in the learning game. While you are busy chugging along with your learning, your kids are going to be earning achievements for everything they are learning. There are hands-on videos, lectures and so much more, you are surely never going to be bored again!
My favorite online destination for free education is Alison.com.
I think that sentence should get its own heading, and I bet you will agree. Alison boasts more than 800 FREE courses, on just about everything you could possibly want to know! You can choose from business, health, humanities, information technology (IT), lifestyle, language, marketing, math, and science.
Seems a little overwhelming until you click on one of the categories, which then will break down into much easier to manage and decide on courses. I took a course on search engine optimization before starting this website, and the very best thing was that I could go at my own pace. I have 2 kids who always need my attention, which means I would be losing information before I even had the chance to understand it. I could pause and come back, or go back a few seconds to make sure I heard something right. After completion, you have the option to purchase a certificate or diploma, depending on the type of course you take.
Here’s the gist, if you will; you can learn for free, anytime day or night. You have access to so much free material. You can learn in your dress clothes. You can learn in your jammies! Do you see where I am going with this? FREE EDUCATION. Life just got better my friends!
Please, if nothing else, share the love for these around so everyone knows and has access! If you find a course that you must take, send me a tweet to @ohshesahotmess to tell me which one!!
Why are you still reading this when you could be learning something new for absolutely no charge to you?
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