Home Learning

Love Home Learning!

With internet, tons of educational materials can be found.

However, a good learning relies on the individual to know what he needs and should study, puts in the effort to source them, and importantly puts in the discipline and time to have  satisfactory results.

Before jumping into these courses,  perhaps it’s crucial to know why and what is the purpose of life ; To know the truth of the universe. Rather than wasting immeasurable time and efforts before realizing what one’s wishes and efforts are a total waste of time and even completely against your good intentions and altruistic philosophical beliefs; read widely if you must, but more importantly, be very objective (non-biased) and differentiate truths, half-truths, mediocrity , wishful and unrealistic thinking and complete utter nonsense and lies.

I believe if one is completely altruistic in his intentions, totally open-minded, objective and unbiased, flawless in reasoning, he or she may have the opportunity to know what is the ultimate attainment, where and which is the best path to undertake. This is the start, but the most important one. Because a journey of a thousand miles may begin with a single step, but what’s the point of taking even half a step that reaps retribution.

Bearing in mind people have different capacities and dispositions, please consider if below recommendations are in accordance with your own.

In line with the altruistic belief , i like to look with resources which are free (if available), open source and beneficial in the long run, hopefully wholesome in aspects. They are selected and chosen for their own merits and quality of excellence.

Take a look and have fun learning.

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Quality,  excellent or good learning

IT

  1. Learn from Google (the popular free search engine company) free –  Google Code or Google Code University,  Google Labs, Google Sketchup, HTML5Rocks. Google reasonably-priced certification exams based on free online courses:- Google Apps, Adwords and  Analytics. Google also offers developer certification in these areas :- JavaScript Maps API
    KML
    Geo 3D
    App Engine
    Chrome Extensions
    Gadgets
    AJAX Search API
  2. Blender is a free open source content creation suite. e.g make animation movies.
  3. Gimp GNU Image Manipulation Program. e.g photo-retouching.
  4. Ubuntu is a free, open source and popular operating system for desktops, servers, netbooks and laptops.
  5. Freeonlinecomputerbooks, including Diveintopython which offers good, free python (a free and powerful programming language) learning. May find both python and Ruby fun; Free or GPL, concise and productive.
  6. Heard of Ruby Language? “A dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity. It has an elegant syntax that is natural to read and easy to write”. Have fun at shoesrb.

Certification

  1. Homeandlearn.co.uk – Free Tutorials, exams and certification.

Others ; Art, Language, etc…

  1. Fivepencilmethod.com is a high quality pencil drawing course. The free online course is taught by a professional and sincere artist. Amazing beauty!
  2. Smart.fm – Learn the Japanese language easily and effectively free! Different levels available. May even beat paid resources. Abundant materials and learning based on research!
  3. Wikipedia – the free, web-based encyclopedia comprising millions of articles.

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Good IT books easy on readers

Still publishing new books of an older but of simplified, tutorial style is the Sams Teach Yourself series.

On learning from modern books, esp. IT, there are some interesting trends of new writing ways for learning. For example, there are the Head First Series sold at Amazon.com that are filled with pictures and materials presented in casual style, the friendly-looking getstartED with friendsofED series, the Cookbooks (O’Reilly) series that lists questions or problems and the and the solutions, rather like the FAQ style.  Then, there are the LiveLessons that teaches from videos in DVDs, accompanied with thin booklets (IMHO, learning from these DVDs can be a fast help for beginners or as refreshers).

Perhaps a good idea to make learning more fun and educational is to incorporate the elements of good educational materials, videos animation stories, in FAQ style.

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Notes

Of course, if you just wish to blog or publish some stuffs online with good visual themes & some basic widgets yet without the hassle of the concerns of hosting and costs, WordPress may indeed be the answer. And a  site that may prove useful, osalt, which helps to find open source software alternatives to well-known commercial software.

May all be happy!

And thanks to all those involved for the good intention and deed to benefit others.

Last Update: 10/01/2011

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