Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Online Courses


$$$ National Genealogy Society (NGS):

$$$ National Institute for Genealogical Studies:

Free RootsWeb's Guide to Tracing Family Trees:

Free BYU Independent Study:

$$$ Heritage Genealogy College:

Free Genealogy Classes:
   How-To Articles:

Free Rookie's Guide to Genealogy Research:

Free Genealogy 101:

$$$ & Free
   Getting Started:

Free - How to Start Your Family History:

Free One-Stop Beginner's Genealogy:
   Introduction to Genealogy Course Outline:

$$$ Oxford University Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Local History (all online):

The Rest of Life

Writing:,, Guide to Grammar & Writing

OpenCourseWare - over 500 courses available FREE from MIT:
   Courses available in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Anthropology, Architecture, Biological Engineering Division, Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Comparative Media Studies, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Economics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Engineering Systems Division, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Health Sciences and Technology, History, Linguistics and Philosophy, Literature, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Arts and Sciences, Music and Theater Arts, Nuclear Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Physics, Political Science, Science, Technology, and Society, Sloan School of Management, Urban Studies and Planning, Women's Studies, Writing and Humanistic Studies

Stanford CS Education Library:
Computer science tutorials, starting with C++ and working towards programming a complete game of Tetris

UC Berkeley on Google Video:
Lecture videos on science, humanities, and public policy


Open Learning Initiative:
Online courses in 10 areas, including statistics and causal reasoning

Tufts Open Courseware:

BBC Languages:
Audio lessons in 13 different languages, downloadable in MP3 format

American Sign Language Browser:
Online video dictionary of hundreds of standard signs

Basic video tutorials for things like stringing and tuning a guitar, and constructing chords

Step-by-step instructions for learning how to draw everything from cartoon animals to something more realistic

A good adjunct to courses might be one of the history lists> here:

Great article about improving your brain function and memory: 11 steps to a better brain

It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth. - Patrick Henry

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