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Free Tech Learning Materials, Books, eBooks, Videos

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Free Tech Learning Materials, Books, eBooks, Videos

Free Tech Learning Materials are available courtesy of O’Reilly Media, Inc. Free tech learning materials abound, especially about any web-related tech.  O’Reilly is a long-time publisher of tech books, and it is a pleasure to report that they make a fair number available as free tech learning materials. As the founder and CEO of a web development firm for 25 years, I’ve found that the most gifted developers are largely self-taught.  Even those who’ve earned an Associates, Baccalaureate or Graduate degree have most often learned as much or more on their own than they learned...

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Connexions

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Connexions

Although Connexions looks a lot clunkier and less visually appealing than other sites featured here, it is quite a great repository of courses on many fields of study. One great thing about Connexions is how they feature different professors and scientists that write the courses. Although anyone can contribute, it is quite clear which courses the authors know – they demonstrate their knowledge. demonstrating they know in detail exactly what they’re writing about. After browsing through a few courses, I was amazed at the amount of content offered. Our whole purpose at...

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Khan Academy

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Khan Academy

Khan Academy (“KA”) is a fantastic resource. With a huge library of videos, feature over 2400 in all, almost every subject is featured. Anything you want to learn KA probably has something on it. They have videos on Physics, finance, history, and even practice exercises. Just like in school, KA covers a variety of topics in a course-style series. Because these are videos online, and not a physical teacher, the material can be covered at your own pace. Khan Academy also tracks each student’s progress and almost rivals the individual attention given students in physical...

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Wikipedia

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Wikipedia, at Wikipedia.org is quite possibly one of the greatest things on the internet. In just a few short years, the majority of basic human knowledge is present. With almost 300 languages present, Wikipedia is a global repository. Wikimedia, the organization that runs Wikipedia, actually started Wikiversity, a collaborative learning tool for both students and teachers. The ideals of the Wikimedia Foundation are great, bringing knowledge to the masses without even showing a single ad! Actually, you’ll see ads some days of the year – simple requests to keep up donations. ...

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