Friday, January 12, 2007

Freebie courses on the Web

This is an excerpt from UTNE on the availability of MIT courses on a variety of disciplines

How to Go to MIT for Free

By Gregory M. Lamb, Christian Science Monitor
An impoverished teenager in Darfur can now take an MIT course in sustainable development. At the same time, a bored researcher in Antarctica can brush up on her Romantic poetry. In fact, anyone anywhere can now take MIT courses, free of charge, thanks to the school's wonderfully democratic OpenCourseWare. Some 1,800 courses -- with their reading lists, syllabi, homework, video lectures, and corresponding visual materials -- are available to any curious soul online. -- Elizabeth Oliver
Be a polygot

For free language courses, the PFA blog noted that the U.S. government's Foreign Service Institute has uploaded languages courses to the Web and can be accessed by the public for free at FSI Language Courses

Tuesday, January 09, 2007 on how to be healthy and successful

Manigong Bagong Taon sa inyong lahat!

Thanks for the greetings, cards, gifts, and well-wishes. I hope you all had a good break.

If you can spare six minutes, here are two fantastic 3-minute video talks at to start you on the right track for year. Note why moms are the best...