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100 Free Online Resources That Educate Women

I wanted to share a list I found on Reddit. I do not know who created it but I thought it was an incredible list that every woman should know about. Education should be continues. We should never stop pursuing knowledge.

I strongly believe that the more competent women are the more confident they will become. When a woman is confident and intelligent there is nothing she cannot do.

Remember knowledge is power. Empower yourself by learning one new thing a day. If that is too much start smaller. Learn one new thing a week.

Here are FREE places to get an education:

– Science and Health –


MIT OpenCourseWare

MIT OpenCourseWare is a free web-based publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.

Tufts OpenCourseWare

Tufts OpenCourseWare is part of a new educational movement initiated by MIT that provides free access to course content for everyone online.  Tufts’ course offerings demonstrate the University’s strength in the life sciences in addition to its multidisciplinary approach, international perspective and underlying ethic of service to its local, national and international communities.

HowStuffWorks Science  

More scientific lessons and explanations than you could sort through in an entire year.

Harvard Medical School Open Courseware

The mission of the Harvard Medical School Open Courseware Initiative is to exchange knowledge from the Harvard community of scholars to other academic institutions, prospective students, and the general public.

Khan Academy

Over 1200 videos lessons covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, and biology.

Open Yale Courses

Open Yale Courses provides lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses to the public free of charge via the internet.  The courses span the full range of liberal arts disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, and physical and biological sciences.

webcast.berkeley

Every semester, UC Berkeley webcasts select courses and events for on-demand viewing via the Internet.  webcast.berkeley course lectures are provided as a study resource for both students and the public.

UC San Diego Podcast Lectures

UCSD’s podcasting service was established for instructional use to benefit our students.  Podcasts are taken down at the end of every quarter (10 weeks Fall-Spring and 5 weeks in the summer).  If you’re enjoying a podcast, be sure to subscribe and download the lectures.  Once the podcast has been taken offline, faculty rarely approve their reposting.

Johns Hopkins OpenCourseWare

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s OpenCourseWare project provides access to content of the School’s most popular courses. As challenges to the world’s health escalate daily, the School feels a moral imperative to provide equal and open access to information and knowledge about the obstacles to the public’s health and their potential solutions.

Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative

– No instructors, no credits, no charge.  Use these self-guiding Carnegie Mellon materials and activities to learn at your own pace.

Utah State OpenCourseWare

Utah State OpenCourseWare is a collection of educational material used in our formal campus courses, and seeks to provide people around the world with an opportunity to access high quality learning opportunities.

AMSER

AMSER (the Applied Math and Science Education Repository) is a portal of educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use.

Wolfram Demonstrations Project

Wolfram brings computational exploration to the widest possible audience, open-code resource that uses dynamic computation to illuminate concepts.  Free player runs all demos and videos.

The Science Forum

A very active scientific discussion and debate forum.

Free Science and Video Lectures Online!

– A nice collection of video lectures and lessons on science and philosophy.

Science.gov

Science.gov searches over 42 databases and over 2000 selected websites from 14 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.

The National Science Digital Library

NSDL is the Nation’s online library for education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.

EnviroLink Network

A  non-profit organization, grassroots online community uniting organizations and volunteers around the world.  Up-to-date environmental information and news.

Geology.com

Information about geology and earth science to visitors without charge: Articles, News, Maps, Satellite Images, Dictionary, etc.

Scitable

A free science library and personal learning tool that currently concentrates on genetics, the study of evolution, variation, and the rich complexity of living organisms.  The site also expects to expand into other topics of learning and education.

LearningScience.org

A free open learning community for sharing newer and emerging tools to teach science.


– Business and Money –


MIT Sloan School of Management

MIT Sloan is a world-class business school long renowned for thought leadership and the ability to successfully partner theory and practice.  This is a subsection of the larger MIT OpenCourseWare site.

Investopedia Financial Investing Tutorials

– A plethora of detailed lessons on money management and investing.

U.S. Small Business Administration Training Network

The Small Business Administration has one of the best selections of business courses on the web. Topics include everything from starting a business and business management to government contracting and international trade. Most courses take only 30 minutes to complete.

VideoLectures.NET (Business)

A free and open access educational video lectures repository. The lectures are given by distinguished scholars and scientists at the most important and prominent events like conferences, summer schools, workshops and science promotional events from many fields of Science.

My Own Business, Inc.

Offers a free online business administration course that would be beneficial to new managers and to anyone who is interested in starting a business. This comprehensive course is split up into 16 sessions covering topics like business plans, accounting, marketing, insurance, e-commerce and international trade.

UC Irvine OpenCourseWare (Business)

Rapidly with the addition of nearly 10 new courses every month. Many of our OCW offerings are directed at working adults seeking continuing education, with the option to enroll in instructor-led, for-credit courses, related to the OCW content.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

The Kutztown University of Pennsylvania’s Small Business Development Center offers more than 80 free business courses online. Kutztown’s courses are individualized and self-paced. Many of the courses feature high-end graphics, interactive case studies and audio streams.

Boston College Front Row (Business)

Boston College Front Row is a Web site that offers free access through streaming media to tapes of cultural and scholarly events at Boston College.

Financial Management Training Center  

The Financial Management Training Center provides several free downloadable business courses for people who need to learn the finer points of financial management. All courses offered can be taken online; courses include full exams as well as evaluation forms for people seeking Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.

The Free Nonprofit Micro-eMBA

Free Management Library’s Free Nonprofit Micro-eMBA Program is an especially great resource for students wishing to learn more about nonprofit management, but most of the lessons also apply to general business management. Completion of this program will not result in an MBA degree, but enrollment is free and the material is well structured.

Bookboon Free Business e-books

Hundreds of free business books online in PDF format.

TheStreet University

If you’re just starting out as a stock and bond investor or need a refresher’s course, this is the place to learn what you need to know.


– History and World Culture –


University of Washington’s OpenUW

Explore a variety of learning in several free history-centric online courses from the University of Washington.

Notre Dame OpenCourseWare

Notre Dame OCW is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners throughout the world.

Bio’s Best

Biography.com’s most popular biographies on notable historical figures.

UC Irvine OpenCourseWare (Social Science)

Rapidly with the addition of nearly 10 new courses every month. Many of our OCW offerings are directed at working adults seeking continuing education, with the option to enroll in instructor-led, for-credit courses, related to the OCW content.

Boston College Front Row (History)

Boston College Front Row is a Web site that offers free access through streaming media to tapes of cultural and scholarly events at Boston College.

MIT OpenCourseWare (History)

The MIT History Faculty offers about 70 subjects in the areas of Ancient, North American, European, East Asian, and Middle Eastern history.

Wikiversity School of Social Sciences

Wikiversity is a Wikimedia Foundation project devoted to learning resources, learning projects, and research for use in all levels, types, and styles of education from pre-school to university, including professional training and informal learning.

OpenLearn (Arts and Humanities)

The OpenLearn website gives free access to Open University course materials.

A Biography of America

A Biography of America presents history not simply as a series of irrefutable facts to be memorized, but as a living narrative of America’s story.

Have Fun with History

A resource for students, educators and all lovers of American History.

The USGenWeb Project

Free genealogy and family history resources online.

MacroHistory and World Report

Tell without illusions or ideological restraints the story of our ancestors, our parents and us.

World History Hyper History

Navigates through 3000 years of World History with links to important persons and events of world historical importance.

American Digital History

Online American history textbook. An interactive, multimedia history of the United States from the Revolution to the present.


– Law –


Duke Law Center for the Public Domain

Duke University is counted amongst the best schools in the South. If you’re interested in law, Duke’s open courseware in that subject area can go a long way towards helping you learn more about the justice system.

Intute Law

Provides free access to high quality resources on the Internet. Each resource has been evaluated and categorised by subject specialists based at UK universities.

Boston College Front Row (Law)

Boston College Front Row is a Web site that offers free access through streaming media to tapes of cultural and scholarly events at Boston College.

American University

Offers a selection of podcasts on a number of different law-related subjects. There is even a very interesting podcast on debt relief and the law.

Lewis & Clark Law School

Provides a number of podcast from the law school. Subjects include tax law, business law, environmental law and other areas of law. Interesting and insightful lectures on the law.

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Offers a number of interesting lectures on different law subjects. These lectures are both podcasts and Web casts. You can look ahead to the coming school year, which already has a number of interesting subjects lined up.

Harvard Law School

Provides a number of Web casts of law lectures, symposia, panels and conferences. A great collection of relevant information and insights on how the law interacts with current events.

Stanford Law

Provides open courseware via iTunes on a variety of law subjects, including the theory of justice, mobile content distribution, gay marriage, judicial review and privacy protection. The tracks are available for free, but you’ll need iTunes. Put the lectures on your iPod or iPhone and listen them anywhere.

MoneyInstructor Business Law

From MoneyInstructor.com provides a look at a number of basics in business law. Learn how to define crimes under business law. Worksheets and curriculums are available for teachers. Ordinary folks will find them useful as well.

Wesleyan College Constitutional Law

– From North Carolina Wesleyan College offers an overview of the U.S. Constitution and the laws springing from it. Online lectures and class notes are included, which can help you develop a strong understanding of the Constitution and how it forms the basis of our laws.

 

Selene Kinder

Selene Kinder

Founder of Empowering Women Now
Creating things that matter to me.

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