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Subject: Re: Low cost leisure activity Date: 9/29/2009 2:24 PM
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Here are some ideas on making this an inexpensive activity:

- NPR (I do to donate to their pledge drives )
- Download online courses to my IPOD from Apple University
- MIT has put some free courses online
- Google books search
- The Osher Institutes which are affliated with local colleges and universities, offer low-cost non-credit courses for people over 50. Below link is an example--courses cost $15

http://lifelonglearning.asu.edu/


Anyone else have ideas?


iTunesU is great!!

Most major colleges have free online courses. Oxford, Cambridge, and Stanford are a few that have online courses for free.

Carnegie Mellon also has free online course. They have one of the top rated online robotics courses in the world.


Annenberg Media has a free sites that has online courses in everything from languages to American Literature to Migratory Effects:
http://www.learner.org/

The BBC has free language courses online:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/

The Extension service runs the Master Gardener Program:
http://www.ahs.org/master_gardeners/

I highly recommend this man's projects:
http://johnnylee.net/projects/wii/

Many associations will offer free education in exchange for work.

If you want a volunteer assignment that will teach you a boatload, and you'll have fun doing, try this:
http://webdev.usfirst.org/Default.aspx

I'll post more links later,
Kathleen
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