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bulletred-resourcesAffordable Colleges Online (ACO)

www.affordablecollegesonline.org

ACO creates in-depth resources that address topics, questions and concerns related to higher education with an eye on affordability and accreditation. Resources include comprehensive guidebooks, student interviews, user-friendly search tools, federal datasets and other materials created and vetted by experts in their fields.

 

bulletred-resourcesAudit a College Course Free Online

www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2007/07/aheadeducation.html

How to find and use free online coursework from universities across the country. For example, Massachusetts Institute of Technology alone will have at least some teaching materials online for 1800 undergraduate and graduate courses.

 

bulletred-resourcesHow to Get Free Education

www.ehow.com/how_5216614_education-senior-citizen.html

A basic starter page on where to look and who to contact for later-life learning experiences.

 

bulletred-resourcesOnline Education Database

oedb.org

OEDb currently contains reviews of 1,062 programs from 80 accredited online colleges. Of interest to anyone looking for a college degree, rather than auditing courses for personal interest.

 

bulletred-resourcesRoad Scholar

www.roadscholar.org

Road Scholar, the not-for-profit leader in adult educational travel since 1975, offers 6,500 educational tours in all 50 states and 150 countries. Alongside local and renowned experts, experience in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning opportunities, from cultural tours and study cruises to walking, biking and more.

 

bulletred-resourcesSelf Made Scholar

selfmadescholar.com/b/2009/07/06/how-to-ghost-sneak-into-college-classes

Like wandering into a heretofore unknown library of the universe -- this comprehensive site leads you into almost unlimited paths to free self-education, including a terrific introductory lesson on "Deschooling Yourself": "Deschooling is taking the time to un-learn the poor lessons you’ve picked up over the years. It’s all about re-thinking what education means and embracing what’s important to you."

 

bulletred-resourcesThe Ultimate MOOC Handbook

www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/moocs

MOOCs are online courses available to anyone with a computer and Internet connection. They offer students a way to learn in a setting similar to an online class, but are usually loosely structured and can be accessed without paying tuition or committing to an academic program. This handbook will tell you everything you need to know about MOOC'S as well as guide you through where to find them if they are the right fit for you.