Online Courses - A Great Way To Learn
A Selection of the Best Free Online Courses
If you want to learn something new, you could follow the traditional route and sign up for a 101 course at a college. But, now, you don't need to leave home to learn something new because the internet is so full of information. The problems are: where do I start? and which websites can I trust?
HubPages is a great place to start, with hundreds of 101 online courses written by online experts. In other words, by you! In this page, I explore your 101 pages on subjects including business, crafts, sports and food and drink. Of course, some pages are more useful than others. I have made a little 101 study of what is available. Now, I'd like you to help me work out which pages are the top free online courses.
What does one-oh-one mean?
The name 101 is often given to introductory courses in a college or university. It comes from the American university course numbering system, which is designed to make it easier to transfer between universities.
Course numbers usually start with four letters, identifying the subject, followed by three numbers. The first number indicates the academic level, where the higher numbers mark the difficulty of the course. The other numbers identify the specific subject area. So CHEM 101 would be the first introduction to chemistry, and would probably be followed by CHEM 102.
A little light reading on business - to improve your skills
If you are interested in improving your business skills, try an online course, and have a look at these useful and interesting books.
Business 101 on HubPages
- Business 101: Pointers on How to Put up a Business with just a Small Capital
Travelman explains that setting up a small business is not just about money. You also need passion for your endeavor. He also talks about launching your business online.
Excellent reference book covering all aspects of starting a business from the initial idea, to planning, funding, and actually running your own business.
Learning to Cook
In my day, this was a skill anyone could learn as a youngster, either at school or in the kitchen at home. Sadly, that has long since ceased to be the case.
However, the proliferation of cookery programmes on TV and recipe websites suggest that this is something that humans still care about.
Cooking on Hubpages
- Cooking 101: Crock-Pot Spanish Chicken & Rice
This simple one-pot meal is perfect for a cool autumn evening. Slow cooked in a crock pot, it has a warm and delicious flavour.
- Cooking 101 For Teenagers & Recipes for Kids - On How To Make Easy & Tasty Muffins and Date
Starting your children off with simple and tasty recipes could inspire them to continue. Here are some easy muffin and date loaf recipes.
Beginning a New Sport
There may be many reasons why you want to take up a sport: improved fitness, weight control, making new friends, or expanding horizons are just a few.
Sport on HubPages
A great DVD from the Animal Planet Network. Lots of info on the American Shorthair, Savannah, Scottish Fold, Persian, Ragdoll, and Sphynx, such as which one is covered in peach fuzz, not fur? Which is the most popular purebred cat? Which cat is part wild? What type of cat travelled on the Mayflower?
Learning about Animals on HubPages
- Geckos 101: Gargoyle Gecko Care
This hub gives you an introduction to the Gargoyle Gecko, and includes information and basic care.
- Cat Care 101
Cat Care 101 is written for people who may be new to sharing the life with a cat or kitten. It covers cat care basics to help you to care for your new furry feline friend.
Learning a New Language
Being able to communicate with people in their own language is great for travel, for integrating into a new culture and making friends.
Language Taster on HubPages
- How You Can Learn a New Language: Methods and Apps
Learning a new language is much easier these days. Online distance learning and phone apps really help!
Beginning a New Language
Communicating with the Deaf Community
- Benefits of Learning Sign Language
Do you feel there is something missing in our educational system. I do... sign language is an important way to communicate with some of our close friends and neighbours.
Broaden your Mind
We've all heard the phrase "travel broadens the mind". How? By introducing us to new places, new cultures, new languages and new experiences - go for it!
Travel Spots on HubPages
101 courses... What do you think?
Are 101 courses useful?