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The Educational Thread: Links for learning

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posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 07:04 PM
So I had an idea, creat a thread where everyone can put all the threads that help them learn about different subjects. Instead of hunting all over , you can just drop in here and find some resources to help you in your interests.

I figured i would start off with my contribution, learning calculus links.

Calculus Online Book

Class notes from Calc I

Class notes for Calc II

So using those sites should help you get a good grasp on Calculus, if you are so inclined.

So this thread will depend on people's contributions, so if you know some good link to help learn about something, then please add.

Hope this picks up and we all get to learn a little something haha!!

Mod Edit: All Caps – Please Review This Link.
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posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 07:09 PM
Oh heres some more for math.

Math TV

Here is a series of video's that will also help with math and Calculus!

Youtube series on math

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 07:14 PM
Here are some for learning to play Guitar:

BTW this is actually a great idea. Perhaps the Owners/Mods can take all the acquired information and put it in a nice little database.
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posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 07:14 PM
Much thanks
In the spirit of helpful sites for
I was very impressed with this guy's story and techniques. He is one of those teachers that is able to successfully and creativley convey the material. He is also doing this for free and providing it internationally in different languages. Many good things have been said about the site.
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posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 07:18 PM

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 07:23 PM
Awesome links guys !!

Thanks for contributing, can't wait to go through them.

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 07:24 PM
A great idea, wish I had something to contribute but can only help with S&F

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 07:25 PM
For those like me wanting to learn web programming and the like:

Codecademy - Java / Javascript / HTML5 / jQuery
Learn jQuery in 30 days - jQuery by tutsplus
Free Videos Lectures - Some Stafford university courses and other known universities.
Best of all, it's all free!

Edit: I'm at work and can't remember all the links I have about things that are free but very helpful to learn! For the most part is all about computers / programming if you are interested!

By the way OP, great idea! Way to go!!!
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posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 07:29 PM
Many different subjects and speakers.
Nearly all have an amazing story or angle on something.
TED Talks

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 07:30 PM
Does anyone have any good sites for learning a new language?

I currently know two languages (English and French) and I'm interested in learning Spanish.. maybe even pick up an Asian language like Japanese, Mandarin or Cantonese...heck I'd also be interested in learning Sign language. Any direction/insights are appreciated.
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posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 07:37 PM
reply to post by Asktheanimals

Fantastic site. I Highly recomend it too. I remember watching a lady - Evelyn Glennie I think, She was playing a giant xylophone thingy using four sticks all at once and all playing different notes, at the end its revealed she's completely deaf, really amazing.

Found the link, A must see vid.
Watch this
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posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 07:43 PM
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Evelyn Glennie

Awesome and educational! Just check my signature - Touch Sound

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 07:48 PM
The Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 07:51 PM
I recommend browsing iTunes U. Lots of Universities post their class content, so you can find anything from Microbiology to Art History. Combine resources, and get an education for free! When I'm taking a class, I often look for a similar class on iTunes U and download the lectures and listen to them during my long drive in the car. Sure, even if it is the same class, like Organic Chem, the iTunes U lecture is different than the one my Professor will give. But, I like having a well-rounded look at the subject.

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 07:52 PM
language quizletreply to post by Ericthenewbie

I don't know if this is for you but you may try it.....

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 07:53 PM
reply to post by Ericthenewbie

Ok so here are some links for learning languages as requested

Learn any language

free online language lessons

BBC learn languages

Language and culture

Learnig language advisor

Those are all for multiple languages! I figured it was better than a link for each language.
Hope that helps!

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 07:58 PM
reply to post by Ericthenewbie

IMO the best way to learn a new language without taken classes or staying in that country, is by listening.
What i mean is to get some tapes or cd's with, for example english-spanish lessons.
Those helped me a lot learning a new language.
There are some places on the net where you can download them for free.

I must say i tried, the written lessons but that didn't helped me a lot.
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posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 08:02 PM
Thanks for the links Neopan100 and KingAtlas

Have either of you used the link(s) provided or are they the result of a search? I ask only because I have tried some other sites in the past and was been disappointed, if you had an opinion on them from experience, it would be great to hear. Again thanks for the link(s).

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 08:05 PM
reply to post by intergalactic fire

Thanks Intergalactic fire... I've looked into that as well but I find I learn best with both a visual and audio component

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 08:11 PM
reply to post by Ericthenewbie

Those are Links I have been meaning to use myself, but haven't found the time yet, working on math and physics lately.

There are some with video, some are written and the language and culture one helps to figure out how the different cultures syntax, by comparison to english syntax.

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