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Old 03-13-2011, 02:22 PM   #1
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I did a search of ER.org looking for a free online college course link that was posted a while back. No luck.

That fruitless search gave me an idea.

Please post any links to free courses, free documents (like T-Al's free kindle thread), or anything that would benefit the ER community.

I'll go first. This is a very basic investing clasroom curriculum at Morningstar. It may help some of our Young Dreamers exploring the basics of investing, and maybe even "stump" a few of our more expert members.

Investment Education, Investing 101, Investment Basics, Investment Classroom, Learn to Invest | Morningstar
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I'll bite. Online free college courses. Limited selection.

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Old 03-13-2011, 03:24 PM   #3
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Fundamentals of Financial Planning: Univ. of Calif. Irvine (open courseware)

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Depending upon what kind of course you want, here are two possibilities.

Bill Gates has funded this online academy project.
Khan Academy

MIT has some open, ie online courses.
Free Online Course Materials | MIT OpenCourseWare
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:39 PM   #5
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Freebird, thank you for starting this thread, which will prove to be an excellent resource!

I'll pitch in with a few resources from across the pond:

First, the RS (Royal Society):
royalsociety.tv videos and lectures | Royal Society.

Here's a presentation that may be of interest: Three Score Years and Then: the New Biology of Aging

The RS also has a presence on YouTube:
YouTube - RoyalSociety's Channel

There is also the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce) RSA - Home
which has a great animation channel on YouTube.
YouTube - theRSAorg's Channel
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Well thank you!

I figured a thread dedicated to online learning would be useful to the ER community.

I also have raging cabin fever , and need something to stimulate the old brain cells. I did nothing but study and practice in the technology field for over 25 years, and wish to broaden my horizons a bit.
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freebird5825, I know this subject has threads if someone can only remember the titles of them. Hint, hint!
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Thanks for starting this thread. It's definitely going to be a good one to bookmark.
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Depending upon what kind of course you want, here are two possibilities.
MIT has some open, ie online courses.
Free Online Course Materials | MIT OpenCourseWare
MIT's archives were a lifesaver when our high-schooler started taking AP courses, both for her and us parents.

She still sneaks a peak at them from college, although she now refers to MIT as "The Rice of the Northeast"...
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