Thursday, 3 January 2013

Free Online Learning

The Internet has a wealth of information if you know where to look. Check out these free lifelong learning resources.

Alison: Free online courses in a variety of subjects ranging from computing, languages to gardening. Courses are free to study but there is a charge to receive a certificate.

BBC History: Information about tracing your family tree and articles about world history.

BBC Languages: Short interactive courses on languages.

British History Online: A resource for local history in Britain.

British Library: Free online learning about literature, history and art.

Flexilearn Openings Modules: A partnership between the Open University and Unison to provide free bite size learning for our members.

Good Food Channel: Get recipes and watch videos on how to cook new food.

Khan Academy: Over 3800 education videos covering everything from biology to finance.

Knit Witch: Free videos demonstrating how to knit and crochet.

Live Mocha: A variety of languages courses at all levels.

New Scientist: The website of the popular magazine containing articles about how science links with society.

Open Learn: Free online learning from the Open University.

The Crafty Writer's Creative Writing Course: A online course for beginners to creative writing.

The Union Makes Us Strong: The history of the Trade Union Congress and the trade union movement.

Trade Union Ancestors: Information on the forming and history of modern trade unions.

TUC Learning: Online Union Rep courses, including eNotes bite sized courses on subjects like equality law, information on sick notes and paternity leave.

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