Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Free Education

I found THIS WEBSITE , linked through the Salt Lake County Libraries... I only needed my email to sign up, so I'm wondering if anyone can register...(Okay, update: apparently it's free through certain local libraries.  Visit yours to see if they participate.  If they don't, it's $189/year and you can take up to 5 classes at a time, and work at your own pace)  These are FREE online classes- the selection here is incredible.  I've signed up for and have started Sewing 101, and there are so many other classes I'm interested in I feel like a drooling kid in a candy store trying to decide what to take next.

I am amazed at the amount of information we have available at our fingertips living in this modern society. I feel like I have no excuse at all for ignorance.  If something breaks, I go to Youtube and ask how to fix it, and ta-da! there it is! Someone to show me exactly how to fix Nathaniel's DS when the screen is blank but the light turns green for a moment after the power is turn on.  And when I don't know how to do something on photoshop? I just do a Google search, and ask, specifically, for the information I need. And then, there it is, right in front of me.  And if my kids need me while I'm watching, all I have to do is pause it, and come back when it's convenient. It is incredible miraculous, really, when I think of how many people have lived on this earth throughout history with no opportunity for education.and here we are, with the whole world at our fingertips.   

The whole wide world.

It's almost too easy. 
All we have to do is say, 'yes', and reach out to accept what is being offered to us. 

We are so lucky.


Our Family said...

Where do you find the "free" classes? It tells me that I have to pay $189 a year... But it would be fun if it were free. I wonder if I have to log in with my library card info. (I still have all my library cards from Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, and Murray)

Kellie said...

Thanks, Shan...just go to the Salt Lake County Library website and click on the box at the top of the page :)

~Dana said...

Looks awesome... I love being hooked up! Thank you!