One of the most exciting things about the internet is the wonderful
opportunity to learn new skills and expand our knowledge of all sorts of
subjects. Many of these opportunities are entirely free, and through doing
courses that appeal to you, you will meet like-minded people all over the world.
I will start by suggesting some sites where you can learn more about the
internet, how it works, and how to find your way around and get the best out of
Internet for Beginners
another site designed for older beginners.
A Very Special Site
other study guides written by disgruntled academics and stodgy old professors,
SparkNotes are written exclusively by students and recent graduates. Over 100
Harvard students and graduates have contributed to SparkNotes. All of the
writers specialise in the subjects they cover--you'll find History PhDs writing
on The Fall of Rome and Astrophysics grads covering the Planets. SparkNotes has
expanded its literature collection and now also features over a dozen channels
with guides on everything from ancient Greek philosophy to special relativity.
You will find many more useful sites listed in the Information
dictionaries, one search
- free life long learning courses in writing and the arts,
history, philosophy, webdesign, hobbies, almost everything you can think of.
There are also tutorials on a huge variety of subjects -
you can use the tutorial search engine I mentioned in the Search Engine
Some of the subjects you can learn more about are how to play the guitar
, paint using
watercolours - there are many sites for this, including Wetcanvas
; you can learn how to teach
children to sail a boat safely at Kids in Boats
, as well as myriads
of computer-related subjects (you will find over two hundred of these at Edsurf
:- The Online Distance
Education Learning Resource for Adult Students.