Wednesday, 16 July 2014

There’s no excuse for being unlearned (updated)

“All education is self-education,” writes the Mind Unleashed blog  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.  We don’t learn anything we don’t want to learn.
    “Those people who take the time and initiative to pursue knowledge on their own are the only ones who earn a real education in this world.”

As Mark Twain advised, never let school get in the way of your learning.

And even you refuse to read, it’s still easier than ever to self-learn, with more and more educational opportunities online than ever before. Their post lists 12 dozen – in subject areas from science to business and history to maths –delivered by some of the most regarded offline places of learning in the world.

12 dozen!

On top of these, there’s five places for online learning I can personally recommend:

All these five are top class.

What other great online learning opportunities have you discovered?

UPDATE: – @Amerikiwee reminds me of the great Online Library of Liberty - oll.libertyfund.org

1 comment:

  1. A truly priceless post. Thank you Peter.

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