Lifelong Learning and A Few Online Resources

I’m a big believer in lifelong learning – not just learning for the sake of getting a degree or job – but simply for personal enrichment. And for the fun! Learning Korean is just a part of it, I love reading about behavioural economics and have started dabbling in coding.

There has been a surge in free online learning resources of the last few years, so why not make the most of them? Here are a few of my favourites:

ITunesU: A truckload of free downloadable lectures and podcasts from education institutions from around the world. Korea University has an ITunesU page, including short clips for beginner Korean learners.

KhanAcademy: Got me through my first year university maths subjects. Enough said.

Coursera: I’m currently completing Duke University’s ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Irrationality’ and the quality is phenomenal, even more so given the fact it’s free. I would go as far to say this course is better quality than many of my actual university courses. The makers of the course clearly have put in a lot of effort to make a great free resource.

Codecademy: Codecademy offers a number of ‘tracks’ to learn different coding languages, and while there are a few wrinkles to be ironed out in the delievery, it’s still an amazing resource. Fun too!

Want more? Here’s an old but comprehensive list of online resources on Reddit.

Or have you found an amazing free online resource? Let me know in the comments!


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