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Resources for Ongoing Education

If you’re thinking about going back to school to get a degree, a second degree, your GED or just some additional skills to enhance your career outlook you will find that there are tons of resources available.

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There are also a number of ways to learn so that if you find it hard to go out and get an education you can bring the education home to you. Once you’ve made up your mind to continue your education the next step is to decide what you’re going to study and where.

Here are some resources that might help you map out a plan for ongoing education.

Finding the right college

Finding the right college is as tedious for adults as it is for younger students. Should you look for an online college of study on campus? This and other questions immediately come to mind. Here are some resources to help you decide.

CampusExplorer: Use CampusExplorer to search over 6000 colleges in the United States. There you can search by location, curriculum or type of school.

CollegeAnswer: This site is a product of financial aid company SallieMae and will provide everything that you need to know about admissions and getting money to pay for school.

Princeton Review: Search Princeton Review online to find out if a school is accredited and where the school ranks in the quality of education provided.

Free Educational Resources

From free online courses, tutorials, lectures and webinars check out the list below.

About U: A resource from about.com this site provides a number of free courses to help you learn.

About.com Continuing Education: Another resource from about.com that is worth a mention. Here you will find some great resources that will point you in the right direction when it comes to continuing education.

MIT OpenCourseware: MIT has a huge database of course materials ranging from business education to engineering.

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Open Yale Courses: Get a bite out of what Yale has to offer in the educational resources that they provide on this site.

Harvard Extension School: Sit on the some of the lectures presented by recognized names in arts and sciences by going through the material made available on this site.

Princeton University Webmedia: Fire up your computer and take in the lectures presented from the experts at Princeton University.

Workplace Education

If you want to improve your skill sets so that you enhance your performance on the job check out these sites.

Small Business Association Online Courses: For everything that you’ll ever need to know about starting and running a successful business.

Online Typing Course: Master the art of typing for free with this online typing course.

Emergency Management Institute: This site is sponsored by FEMA and if you work with the public you can help other businesses prepare for emergencies.

Bean Counting 101: If you’re trying to brush up your accounting skills this is a place that you’ll want to check out.

Financial Management Training Center: Another site that will help you to manage your own finances and that of your company.

These sites provide just a taste of some the educational resources available online. Make Google and other search engines your best friends so that you can easily locate the resources you need.

What are some of your favorite resources for ongoing education?

About the Author: Paul is an avid educational enthusiast and writer currently writing on behalf of PLC Technician. Paul has a passion for innovative learning techniques and lifelong education.

 

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