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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

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:

The BBC has free language courses online:

The Extension service runs the Master Gardener Program:

I highly recommend this man's projects:

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:

I'll post more links later,
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