Often enough, many of us with Academic Accreditation find ourselves attempting to explain basic, simple, practical, entry level concepts to members
ignorant of such, and wind up bruising someone's delicate feelings over their lack of education.
Some, regardless of Accreditation or lack of it also find themselves more desirous of concepts, ideas, learning, and training in areas of interest,
but may not have the time or money to attend University initially, or for further education regarding whichever subjects one may have interest in.
If you've a thirst for knowledge, there's no need to stumble around in the dark.
There's a substantial wealth of University Courses offered online, for FREE, from several institutions like Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and many
540 Free Online Courses
from top universities are on offer in the link provided.
Course topics with nested specifics and concentrations are listed as:
Architecture Art & Art History
Classics & Classical World
Political Science, International Relations and Law
Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence
Engineering (Mechanical, Civil and Electrical)
Environment & Natural Resources
Psychology & Cognitive Sciences
The following link provides a List of courses offered by Stanford, Coursera, MIT, and Harvard led edX (MITx +
Harvardx + BerkelyX), and Udacity
Roughly 300 FREE online courses covering main topics and subtopics listed similar to above are on offer.
If you've really a thirst for knowledge and desire to whet your appetite for learning at no cost to you other than the amount of personal time you
want to invest in your own education, then, there you go.
If you're the sort that thinks a University Education is all lies, or that you couldn't benefit through learning, then, well, good luck with all that.
As the saying goes; You can lead a horse to water ... but you can't make it drink. More appropriately; You can lead the ignorant to knowledge ... but
you can't make them think.
Granted, these courses won't get you accreditation; a degree, but, you'll walk away with more knowledge on your shoulders than you had before.
edit on 18-10-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)