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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Plan Your Free Online Education At Lifehacker U (Jan 2016 Edition)

Photo: Alan Henry
Alan Henry, writer, gamer, and cross-platform kind of guy notes, "Orientation: What Is Lifehacker U?"

Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave school. We’ve put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on the web this autumn for the latest term of Lifehacker U, our regularly-updating guide to improving your life with free, online university-level classes. Let’s get started.
Title photo remixed from an original by f11photo (Shutterstock). 

Whether you’re headed to university for the first time or you’re back in classes after a relaxing holiday, or long out of school and interested in learning something new, now’s the time to turn it on and amp up your skills with some interesting and informative classes and seminars. Anyone with a little time and a passion for self-growth can audit, read and “enroll” in these courses for their own personal benefit. Schools like Yale University, MIT, Stanford and the University of California at Berkeley are all offering free online classes that you can audit and participate in from the comfort of your office chair, couch or computing chair-of-choice.

If you’ll remember from our September 2015 semester, some of these classes are available year-round, but many of them are only available during the a specific term or semester, and because we’re all about helping you improve your life at Lifehacker, we put together a list of courses available this winter that will inspire you, challenge you, open the door to something new and give you the tools to improve your life. Grab your pen and paper and make sure your battery is charged — class is in session!...

The beautiful thing about taking classes online is that you can pick and choose the classes you want to attend, skip lectures and come back to them later (in some cases – some classes require your regular attendance and participation!), and do examinations and quizzes on your own time. You can load up with as many classes as you choose, or take a light course load and come back to some of the classes you meant to take at another time that’s more convenient for you. 

With Lifehacker U, you’re free to take as many or as few of these classes as you like, and we’ll update this course guide every term with a fresh list of courses on new and interesting topics, some of which are only available during that academic term.

Source: Lifehacker Australia

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