Resources for Online Education, Courses and Programs (Free)

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Complete list of resources and centers for online education, courses and programs; mostly free.

All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.  We don’t learn anything we don’t want to learn.

Those people who take the time and initiative to pursue knowledge on their own are the only ones who earn a real education in this world.

Take a look at any widely acclaimed scholar, entrepreneur or historical figure you can think of.  Formal education or not, you’ll find that he or she is a product of continuous self-education.

If you’re interested in learning something new, this article is for you.  Broken down by subject and/or category, here are several top-notch self-education resources I have bookmarked online over the past few years.

Note that some of the sources overlap between various subjects of education.  Therefore, each has been placed under a specific subject based on the majority focus of the source’s content.

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The Ultimate Guide to Guest Blogging

By: Bamidele Onibalusi in WritersinCharge.com
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The Ultimate Guide to Guest Blogging

I have been guest blogging for almost 2 years now and within that period I have written several hundred guest posts, many of which have been featured on some of the biggest blogs in my niche. A lot of my guest posts were written solely for the sake of getting traffic and subscribers, and to improve my sphere of influence. Others were written solely for the purpose of experimenting and learning new things as far as guest blogging is concerned.

To say I haven’t learnt anything when it comes to guest blogging would be a lie. To say I can’t teach others how to do the same would be an even greater lie. I have decided to write a complete guide, giving the best and most practical information I can provide in a blog post. With time, I hope this guide will be the ultimate guide to guest blogging. Read More…

Mobile Application Programmer (Mobile Apps)

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Mobile Application Programmer (Mobile Apps) – Online Jobs

Ten years ago you would’ve probably been tempted to call the police if you saw a woman sitting on a park bench while holding a wallet-sized device, swiping the top of it fervently with her finger, all while laughing and shaking her head in apparent disbelief in regards to what she was seeing.  Today, however, that behavior doesn’t sound so weird; it basically describes a woman who’s probably checking out her Facebook page.

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Painting Jobs – Summer Jobs for Teens and Students

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Painting Jobs – Summer Jobs for Teens and Students

Almost all of us have been asked to help out with painting at one point or another; painting a room, a house, or even a wooden fence is a right of passage for most teenagers (See “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”).  Just like the protagonist of one of Mark Twain’s most popular novels, many teens baulk at the idea of having to paint all day.  But if the sound of covering walls both inside and out with lustrous enamels, stains and lacquers sounds like fun to you, then why not start your own business as a residential painter.

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Childcare Jobs

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Childcare Jobs for Teens and Students

You may think that working with children is all fun and games, but today’s childcare sector has changed tremendously since Mary Poppins was in business.  Babysitting in the 21st century involves so much more than simply watching over children; potential babysitters are often required by parents to undergo a thorough interview process while verifying your credentials just to get your foot in the door.  Even after all that, if you can’t keep your composure when handling a few screaming kids, then you’ll be out of a job before you even get started.

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Why Students and Teenage Workers Should Find a Mentor?

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Why Students and Teenage Workers Should Find a Mentor and Follow a Mentorship Program?

Over the course of our young adult lives we often find ourselves learning things the hard way.  Some teens have a carefree attitude towards giving out their Social Security Numbers, only to become victims of identity fraud.  Others don’t realize how important it is to apply to several colleges instead of a single one, only to get rejected by a choice school without a secondary college to fall back on.

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Best Websites for Teens to Earn Money Online

By: Ryan Dube in MakeUseOf.com
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Websites That Offer Easy Money for Teens; Teens Job Options This Summer

Teenagers today typically have an assortment of skills that are useful and valuable on the Internet. For teens who are skilled writers, earning money will be that much simpler. Additionally, there are also well paying jobs available for teenagers who know how to write web pages, write high-volume blogs or forum posts, or program in different Internet or desktop programming languages. However, finding those opportunities often involves wading through a mountain of garbage and scams. This article will provide teens with a guideline for the best opportunities on the web that offer easy money for teens.

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Find an Online Product Reviews Job

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Find an Online Product Reviews Job – Online Jobs

If you were going to buy a new cell phone, you’d probably want to ask a friend or family member that already had one what they thought about it first.  Hoping that you had a friend that had tried a product out first was your only guidance when making purchases years ago; otherwise you were taking a chance every time you bought something.  Luckily times have changed, and there are several ways to make sure that what you’re about to purchase is worth every penny.

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Google Online University – Online Mobile App Jobs

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Google Online University

Google launches new courses in mobile App programming with online education provider Udacity. Google is starting to take education into its own hands with the launch of four new courses to teach the next generation of mobile programmers how to use its Android operating system.

Today at Google’s big annual developers conference, I/O, the company announced plans to expand its vocational training partnership with online education provider Udacity.

Thanks in part to a broken immigration system, Silicon Valley is constantly starved for talent. Even worse, our institutions of higher education treat vocational training like “the ugly stepchildren of education,” often refusing to provide practical hands-on learning that will help students get a job after graduation. As a result, start ups like Udacity have teamed up with industry to close the skills gap.

In this case, Google has helped build courses in four programming areas (Android fundamentals, Cloud fundamentals, UX fundamentals, and web performance) to help build out the number of people who can develop the next generation of apps for its growing operating system.

There is no word yet on whether Google will officially incorporate these new courses into its hiring process. Earlier this month, Udacity announced the creation of a new vocationally oriented alternative degree, the “nanodegree,” with a host of tech partners who would agree to recognize completion of certain courses when hiring employees.

 

Full story here.