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Use Technology to Help You Learn

Use technology to help you learn something new and helpful. If you have a smartphone, tablet device, or a laptop, you can learn whatever you want wherever you want. 

 

In the palm of your hand, there is technology that can help you learn almost anything. I know it is a popular saying that “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” At the same time, in order to succeed, you must know things, educate yourself and continually update your knowledge base.

Once upon a time people thought of higher education or continuing education as something you had to leave your home to do. Then technology put minicomputers aka smart phones in the hand and pocket of almost every person in America. What this means is that instead of you going to the source of education, you can bring the education to you.  This can be done via eBooks, independent online courses, open courseware and online courses at colleges and universities.

If you are a busy person with a lot of things you want to learn there are a great variety of places where you can go to learn them. One of the easiest places to learn new things is an old favorite – the local library. Many libraries offer e-books that you can borrow 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year. This free resource is an invaluable one that should not be overlooked. The ability to search for information online and have it delivered to any of your electronic devices when and where you please is an invaluable resource that you must take care to use early and often.

E-books, e-readers and e-reader apps which are readily available, are another great source of educational resources. These items provide books, textbooks, magazine and blogs in a format that can be delivered to your device of choice in mere moments.  An advantage this resource has over the local library is that there are more things available and you can own them and keep them in your personal library for use at will.

 


If you want to read more about technology, check out:

Technology Tip – Use Your Phone as a Personal Organizer – It is terrific to know that you can use your phone as a personal organizer and keep your life in order. Click here to read more.

and

5 Ways to Use Your Technology to Work Smarter -It is terrific to start using your technology to work smarter and not just harder. Click here to read more.

Also, check out our Confidence Tip of the Day YouTube channel for hundreds of videos on creating the confidence you need to succeed.


 

Another source of electronic educational resources are online courses such as:

  • Coursera – which partners with top universities from across the country to provide free courses online
  • edX – prides itself on offering real courses, amazing experiences that you can take on your own schedule and meet new friends via peer-to-peer social learning tools
  • Open Culture – offers a variety of courses (approximately 1,100) in an amazing array of disciplines
  • Academic Earth – which states it was created because every person deserves access to a world-class education
  • MIT OpenCourseWare – one of the oldest sources of online college courses which gives users access to the same courses and information they would receive if they attended some of the nation’s finest colleges and universities

 

 

With all these options at your disposal there is no reason today cannot be the day you use your technology to learn something new. It is terrific to know that in the palm of your hand, there is technology that can help you learn almost anything.  So, the question for you this terrific day is what new thing would you like to learn today?

 

31 thoughts on “Use Technology to Help You Learn”
  1. We hit the local library at least once a week. It is absolutely amazing though how many things are at our fingertips. I’ve see so many free courses offered. I plan to take advantage of a few.

  2. Technology can either be a blessing or a curse I have found!
    I have found that thru it new opportunities have been opened to me.
    there is no way as a mother of 4 I would be able to attend university if it wasn’t for eclasses.
    Love that I am slowly changing who I am and technology is at the helm!

  3. We were just talking about how different it was when I was in school versus my daughter now. We didn’t have any technology to speak of when I was in school.

  4. I’ve tried Coursera before and it was a lot of fun. Udemy is a good one too. I just bought one from Creative Live too.

  5. The immediate availability or educational resources (in the palm of our hand) really does make such a difference in the world. I’d like to go back to school and finish my degree. It’s time for me to really commit and do it.

  6. I can’t imagine school now without electronic devices. Free learning on the Kindle is awesome. We have so much at our fingertips!

  7. Technology sure has come a long way! It’s ever evolving. Thanks for these resources!

  8. It is so important to keep learning…thanks for this list of ecourses.

  9. What you written is so true. There is very few excuses for people to remain in ignorance. The learning potentials are HUGE!

  10. I’m about to take a Pinterest course. I’m all about staying up to date on the latest tech tips and tricks!

  11. I am laughing at those nickles at the library!!!!! I remember those days. Now we can scan things with our tablets and phones. Life is better.

  12. learning has come such a long way. i remember lots of paper, pencils and nickels at the library. but now you can search everything right from the palm of your hand. its truly amazing!

  13. Oh nice. I LOVE online courses and there are two here I hadn’t heard of before. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Learning is endless with the internet – to be able to search and find any topic anywhere is truly priceless!

  15. WE have such a good chance to learn all we want with the internet; there is nothing stopping us!

  16. What woudl we do with out our technology. It isnt just for facebook and killing time. I think we are learning all the time with technology.

  17. I have taken several courses and webinars right from my iPad. I’m still more of a hard covered book gal but I do have a good library on my iPad as well. Nothing wrong with technology at all.

  18. Yes, my Kindle is full of free books I get on line. I have a library of over 3,000 Kindle books. It is great to have so much knowledge, information and entertainment in my hand.

  19. The way we can learn really has changed.

  20. Our local library has just started offering eBooks. I also get a lot of free books on Kindle for blogging and SEO.

  21. I agree that it’s so easy these days to learn what you need to by just using the internet to search for what you need. It’s amazing!

  22. Great advice! I’ve checked out courses on some of these websites, it’s always great to continue to educate yourself!

  23. I’ve been meaning to visit my local library to check out more books instead of buying them! My reading list grows every year and going to the library can save me some money!

  24. Definitely going to look into these when I have more time. During the summer is the best time for me, so I am looking forward to checking these out.

  25. There is always something new to learn. I really need to take a blogging class as I know things are changing.

  26. There is so much opportunity to learn something new. I recently enrolled for Photography and Coding classes for $10.00 a class due to Udemy having a sale on all its courses. We should never stop learning!

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