i did a good amount of stuff today! i have done all but 1 of my math assignments, did duolingo for 30 min (and abt 30 minutes of learning kanji), and did a bit of the linguistics course i'm taking
that's my new keyboard by the way! it was a christmas gift ^*^
A very brief intro to online learning
I've been in academia for many years, but still turn to teaching myself something from time to time, using whatever is available on the internet. It doesn't matter whether you have three degrees or none; whether you want to learn something for fun or need a new skill; whether you have plenty of time or only a handful of free hours per week - there are resources out there that can help you.
With the new terms in full swing at unis, and with the lockdowns stretching out, I thought it was a good time to put together a list of resources that I've been using in the hopes that someone may find this helpful:
1. The lords of self-education: Coursera and Edx
If you're looking for a comprehensive course on some topic (be it science or coding or art or anything at all), these two websites are a place to start. You can purchase a certificate, but you can also listen to the courses for free. And that stuff is excellent - some of the top unis in the world have courses on there. Yep. For free.
2. YouTube is a treasure-trove for lectures
Find a few well-known people from your field of interest - very likely they will have lectures and interviews recorded that you can easily find on YouTube. Excellent for science and art alike - for example, I love exploring the interviews of the writers whose books I enjoyed; and there is lots of interesting stuff from the media world as well, such as behind-the-scenes or how-its-done. Lots to explore!
3. Do not underestimate Wikipedia
Yes, this is an open-edit encyclopedia and so sometimes you have to filter out the bullsh*t, but in 99.9% of cases Wiki is a priceless source of information, and at the very least it will give you ideas of what to explore next. The number of times I used Wiki for playing around and exploring things for my Very Serious Research is, frankly, unbelievable.
4. Read the relevant news
Now, the news is probably something that should be consumed in very careful doses for the sake of our mental health, especially now. However there are specialised news resources as well - you probably already know these for your professional field, but you can go out there and explore other topics of interest as well! For example, I read the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg public health newsletter daily (marvellous resource btw, can't recommend it enough), but I also subscribe to BookRiot emails and enjoy every single one of them that comes into my inbox.
5. Explore the resources available to you
There are often things out there that you can access that aren't advertised, or that you haven't yet heard or thought about. If you're a student, search for the services and training available from your universtly, and check which magazine/service subscriptions they may have - a lot of this is easy to find, but some of it can be surprisingly obscure! Want something from your uni? Look for it. Ask for it. Google it. If you want to attend some course, go ahead and email the lecturer - in most cases they'll be happy to allow you to listen in, even if you're from a completely different field. Use the advantages of online learning - you can fit more stuff into your schedule this way!
The same applies to people in bigger companies that may provide training - if your organisation has resources, explore them and use them!
In a wider community, there are also things to explore as well. This absolutely depends on where you are in the world, but if you're lucky enough to be in the place that has libraries - use the heck out of them. Support them, and they will support you in return.
6. Google stuff
This is especially applicable for specific skills and tasks. Got a question? It doesn't matter how silly or stupid it may be - google it. I promise there will be at least twenty people who have asked this before. I found this very useful for crafts and cooking (and, like, I had to start at the level of "how to cook this vegetable". Not everything is a five-page recipe with three sauces in it - there is stuff out there for all skill levels)
7. Stay curious
There are so many things out there that I haven't mentioned here. Keep your ears open; if you look for opportunities, you're likely to find them.
And most importantly: be kind to yourself and don't push yourself too hard. Try to learn the stuff that is interesting to you, stuff that makes you happy. And if you don't have time or energy to learn a new language on Duolingo right now while all your friends are doing it - this is completely fine. Find your own rhythm.
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🔺 Introduction To Food & Health by StanfordOnline
🔺 Congenital Hypothyroidism: What Every Primary Care Provider Needs to Know by StanfordOnline
🔺 Type 2 Diabetes Management by StanfordOnline
🔺 To Prescribe or Not To Prescribe? Antibiotics and Outpatient Infections by StanfordOnline
🔸 Anatomy by University of Michigan
🔸 The Science of Medicines by Monash University
🔸 TARGET Antibiotics - Prescribing in Primary Care by BSAC
🔸 Food as Medicine by Monash University
🔸 Healthy Futures by Murdoch University
🔹 Anatomy of the Chest, Neck, Abdomen, and Pelvis by Yale University
🔹 Weight Management: Beyond Balancing Calories by Emory University
Free online courses is honestly one of the best ways to utilize time and free resources. I have a Lot of sites and apps that give out knowledge for free! let's look at some of them
This is available as an app and website both, with over 1500 free courses. The topics include a lot of things from science and maths and computer engineering, to let's say, Indigenous Canada and First Step Korean. You get lifetime access to the course contents.
Plus, if you do decide to throw in some bucks, you get a certificate of completion of course to add to your CV or Résumé. It also gives an option to earn a bachelor's or master's online.
This too is available as both an app and website. The courses have a time limit in which you need to finish the course if you are taking it for free. It also has a bunch of other features - micromaster's, microbachelor's, professional certificate, X series (a series of courses based on one topic), online master's degree. I'd really say that y'all should check it out.
Site and app, a wide variety of topics. I took a course about python basics and about witchcraft on there, so you can judge the variety. It gives a 30 day money back guarantee on its courses. Some are free, most are paid, but their costs start from as low as 385 rupees (5 dollars). The free courses have good content too.
4. Great Learning
This is relatively new, but still good. Courses are available in hindi as well. App and site both. It gives technical courses that help you get a job soon and look good on your resume and CV.
Hey, question for my fellow studyblrs: If anyone’s ever taken an online course (on coursera, edx, coursesforsuccess, etc.), do you think they helped you? I’m thinking of taking an intro to neuropsychology course so that I know that that’s what I want to do and so that I have some base knowledge when I go into grad school in a year (might also take a neuroanatomy course as well). Again, if anyone’s taken one, please tell me your experience in the comments!
Websites that offer free courses
Harvard and MIT: https://www.edx.org/
English and German courses: https://iversity.org/
Future learn: https//www.futurelearn.com
Open U: http://www.open.ac.uk/about/main/
Learn new languages: http://www.duolingo.com/
Learn how to Code: http://www.codecademy.com/
Courses and Audio books: http://www.openculture.com/
Academic earth: https://academicearth.org/universities/
I say "Wow, I should really take this coursera course on coding/scicom/genetics/beekeeping...." way too often for someone who barely has enough free time to shower most days.
9 May 2022
I’m trying to build up my stamina for school before I go back in the fall, so I’m taking online courses through Coursera and edX. I’m enrolled in Intro to Psychology from Yale, Foundations of Teaching for Learning: Being a Teacher from Commonwealth Education Trust, and The Science of Learning - What Every Teacher Should Know from Columbia’s Teacher’s College.
So far it’s going well! Hope you all are doing well too!
i've been doing two Coursera courses and everytime i'm on the homepage of the app, i see so many more courses i'd love to do and have to stop myself because i know i wouldn't be able to manage more before i complete my in progress ones.
So if you have even a few hours of free time every week, sign up for a course. Because a) there's just so many that it is not possible you won't find courses of your interest and b)you can access the content for free but if you want the certificate and don't want to pay, apply for financial aid, it's not difficult to get just show genuine interest in the course content.
I also got to know today that duolingo is free, so that's that.
I promise there's so much to learn and so many free resources for those who genuinely want to.
I'm currently attemtping to go through a collage corse for it. But in order to start in need to pass a coursera class named "learning how to learn"
This course dose notbing for my adhd self because most of it just consists of " you need to work harder. Just try harder to learn things. If you just try, it'll work"
Your basically fucking asking me to turn on the lights when there is no fucking light switch.
Day 6: What popular self-care ritual does nothing for you?
Does waking up early count as self care ritual? That does nothing to me lol.
Finished a lesson and a quiz on financial literacy.
Apps for education
Technology has had a huge impact on children and education during the last few decades. Education used to be associated with wealth, but times have changed. Children's education is no longer a pipe fantasy. It is cost-effective. Even middle class households may buy a cell phone with application download capabilities.
While the app store is flooded with options, finding the appropriate one for your child might transform their perspective on the learning process. Educational apps are making things easier for children to understand. Children typically find books to be laborious and uninteresting, but replacing them with colorful pages and moving animations may make studying a lot more enjoyable.
Some of the free Educational Apps for Students:
· Google Classroom- Google classroom is essentially a virtual classroom of sorts. That means we can use it for seamlessly sending announcements, creating classes, starting discussions, submitting and grading assignments, asking for remarks and answers, sharing resources, and so on.
· edX- You can learn everything under the sun and above from edX. There are more than 2000 courses of top universities in edX such as computer science, business studies, linguistics, engineering, and many more. The professional certificates and university credit you get from these courses will always be valuable for you in building a professional career.
· Khan academy- Khan Academy invariably secures a top spot on the list of the best free educational apps for students. If you’re curious about the world, but don’t want to go back to school, then Khan Academy might be the right free educational app for you. Khan offers over 4000 courses from all sorts of disciplines, including math, art, history, and economics. Their personalized learning dashboard allows you to see how much progress you’ve made, and how close you are to your goals.
· Duolingo- Duolingo has made language learning a cakewalk. When it comes to free learning apps, Duolingo comes top of mind. It offers 95 different language courses in 23 languages. This free app offers basic flashcard-type language courses so that you can learn and retain the information better. This immensely popular free educational app has over 300 million registered users worldwide.
· Quizlet- Quizlet has several effective ways to make learning easier and quicker. Right out of the gate, you will see various study modes buttons such as learn, flashcards, write, test and match, etc. Each of these modes is different ways to learn your desired topics. The use of flashcards is another defining quality of Quizlet.
· Kahoot -Kahoot is one of the best learning apps for those who prefer learning through quizzes. Kahoot has readymade quizzes on any topic. So you just choose one topic and join live quizzes with other players. The app also lets you quickly create your quizzes and challenge your friends to compete with you. You can even use Kahoot for offline quiz competitions. The quizmaster or teacher creates a quiz competition on Kahoot and shows it to an interactive whiteboard or projector.
· Udemy- Udemy is arguably one of the best learning apps for students out there. It has more than 130,000 video tutorials for courses ranging from technology and business to personal development lessons like drawing, writing, yoga, etc.
Another exciting thing is that we also get to learn these topics at our own pace. If you feel stuck at some lessons, you can ask questions and clear your doubts with students and instructors.
· Grammarly- Compose brilliant essays, effortlessly, with Grammarly’s free online writing assistant, and move beyond a basic spell-check to find the perfect tone for any project. Grammarly’s Keyboard app works as your personal assistant to correct every email, text, and social post before you send.
· Coursera- With Coursera, not only can you learn tidbits of information about a ton of different subjects, but you can take an entire degree online if you wish! Courses are taught by world-class professors from the best universities around the world, and though there are some courses you may have to pay for, they have enough free content to keep you busy and learning for quite a while.
· Behance- Behance features new work from incredibly talented individuals in design, fashion, architecture, photography, motion graphics, and many more fields of work and passion. It is easy to spend hours on this site, where you can follow creators and expressionists of beautiful things that are sure to stimulate your creative side. The site also provides options for connecting with student and professional communities associated with specific organizations and institutions.
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24 August 2021
I found a new nutritional course on Coursera, ‘Weight management’. So, while I have last free days of summer I decided to study this course 📝
A wonderful online course on Coursera about Russian etiquette and politeness, by Максим Анисимович Кронгауз, one of the most interesting linguists in Russia.
The course is in Russian, but there is full script for each video. If you don't want a certificate, you can enroll for free.
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Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts
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~ [Submission for Unit 4 of Deciphering Secrets: The Illuminated Manuscripts of Medieval Europe] ~
Image 1: Egerton MS 633
The leaf appears to have been made out of vellum because it is very smooth and neither too greyish nor too yellow. The red of the letters signify that the parts are interlinear neumes and that a certain action should be done when reaching to them e.g. chant or pause to think. What can be very clearly seen is a conventional ruling pattern, wherein the margins are clearly denoted e.g. there are bounding lines that seperate the two columns of writing, and top and bottom lines.
Re-Utilisation Rights: This is property of the British Library. Re-utilisation and printing is allowed as long as there is no commercialisation or collecting of profits.
Image 2: X
This is a perfect example of dry point ruling. There are a lot of indications that this is the case, for example, its lack of colour of the line and it is in shape of a furrow. The hand it was written in is definitely heavy hand because of the thickness of the individual letters. The blackness of the ink suggests it is iron-gall.
Re-Utilisation Rights: Free use. Public Domain.
Image 3: MS 46487 f.38v
If one looks very carefully, the prickings will be observed to be narrow. They resembles pen slits rather than prick holes. They were likely carved out with a pen knife. Although, they are no signs that a ruler was used as a pricking instrument. One will notice that the adjacent leaf (that makes up this quire) has some bright colours. It seems to form an image i.e. miniature or illustration.
Re-Utilisation Rights: Also property of the British Library; Re-utilisation and printing is allowed as long as there is no commercialisation or collecting of profits.
Image 4: Confessiones Aurelius Augustinus
This is an opening spread of a manuscript. Even though this could arguably be called a secret canon, it is also a perfect example of a proportionally growing rectangle. The gutter is completely blank which fits its sole use as a work of literature/philosophy as opposed to also a work of art/devotional text.
Re-Utilisation Rights: No information found about reutilisation rights, especially since its been edited to include those lines.
Image 5: X
This is a definitive example of a secret canon. This can also be called the van de Graaf canon. It is a method devised in mise-en-pages to work out the proportions of both text and images. One will notice the blue ink: since it is so pale it cannot be ultramarine, but the cheaper azurite which throughout the centuries paled into this hue.
Re-Utilisation Rights: As above, no information found. Likely for the same reason.