Are there any free online self-paced courses that will actually help me find work? I want to hear about all possibilities.
I was thinking of brushing up on my coding skillz, but I read varying reports on whether one can get a programming job without a CS degree. Opinions on this are welcome. Extra snowflake stuff inside. [more inside]
posted by fullerenedream
on Oct 31, 2012 -
I finally need to break down and school myself on Excel and Powerpoint. What's the best way to master them in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Sep 14, 2012 -
I've been asked by a colleague as to how they can learn programming for their professional advancement. Because of the area they work in, the possible languages would be Python or R. Complicating factors are that they (a) don't feel confident about self-learning and so (b) would like something more like a traditional classroom or workshop approach but (c) are in a remote foreign location, far from any educational facility, at least in their native language. So what we're looking for is an online classroom of sorts. [more inside]
posted by outlier
on Jul 2, 2012 -
My employer is offering to help me train up to become a professional-calibre English-language medical writer. What resources are available to help me? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd
on Jun 11, 2012 -
My husband and I have gotten absolutely addicted to Yale history prof David Blight's course on the American civil war on iTunes U.
Help us find more courses like this, preferably in the humanities. What are your favorites?
posted by rubyshoes
on May 25, 2012 -
I'm going to college! (fo' realz this time, yo). So, what should I study?
How do I learn to stop worrying I won't get to do everything and love just one subject?) [more inside]
posted by Seiten Taisei
on Feb 9, 2012 -
I'm hoping to visit German or Austria in the summer of 2011 and would like my two children, aged five and eight, to enrol in a language course while we're there. The Internet isn't turning up much, at least on English language searches. Any ideas/recommendations for schools/locations would be gratefully received.
posted by Holly
on Jan 4, 2012 -
Grasping a Liberal Arts Degree and Practically applying Structured Education- Where to start? •What practical resources are available that will help me build a perspective and prepare myself for the work of structured education?
•What resources are available that will help me sharpen the pathway I am attempting to find and pave?
•What sort of experiences will be very applicable to immediate, real-life circumstances and livelihood?
•How to "best apply" a Liberal Arts Degree, and other options?
•Other tricks, tips, and hints for using college as a filter to a more enriched life? [more inside]
posted by thewolfandewe
on Dec 8, 2011 -
I work with databases and T-SQL. I'd like to be taught to program fun software-type stuff quickly and painlessly, in London. Maybe some Objective-C, I'm not sure. I think I'd prefer a one-week intensive course or two to evening classes, but I'm open to the latter if they're really good. [more inside]
posted by Acheman
on Nov 4, 2011 -
Please recommend educational video podcasts that really make good use of the video component, with demonstrations, artwork, or animations. [more inside]
posted by kristi
on Oct 6, 2011 -
Which distance learning institutions in the UK have the best reputations, particularly for web design? [more inside]
posted by ZsigE
on Oct 23, 2010 -
Help me make a smooth transition into a new job in finance. I need to brush up on technical skills, most likely via excel. [more inside]
posted by Hurst
on Aug 18, 2010 -
Are there any US accredited, for-credit online courses that don't have a *minimum* time limit? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 14, 2010 -
I'm looking for college-level courses that focus on instructing teachers (either preservice teachers in training, or active teachers) how to use the outdoors in their science teaching. [more inside]
posted by franc.o.bolos
on May 24, 2010 -
Which online course should I take next? What are the best free courses you've taken online? [more inside]
posted by mike_bling
on Nov 10, 2009 -
What can I learn? (On a semi-flexible schedule).
I'm in Montreal & would like to take a class in something. My problem is this:
I feel like learning something new, but whenever I see a local/ community class that interests me, the date/time is usually inconvenient. I would love to have a list of instuctors (teaching either small groups or one-on-one would be ideal) of a wide range of topics who I could just call & set up a series of lessons. [more inside]
posted by Laura in Canada
on Sep 24, 2009 -
Does anyone have any experience with the Project Management certificate programs at either Belleuve College (previously Bellevue Community College) or University of Washington Extension? Any comments on which is the better program? I'm thinking that the Bellevue program would be a better value career-enhancement-wise because of stronger connections to Microsoft and the tech industry in general, but UW is a better commute for me. This is for a person who has over 10 years of experience as a software developer and is looking at a career transition during the economic down time. Good understanding of and integration with Agile/Scrum would be a plus.
posted by matildaben
on Aug 12, 2009 -
I am looking for some good basic classes/courses in or near San Diego, California on interactive/internet marketing (metrics, e-commerce, channels, website usability, SEO, etc.). Can anyone recommend anything that ends before August '09?
posted by carofowler
on Jan 26, 2009 -
Can anyone point the way to a reputable online writing course that deals with the mechanics of good writing (not plot, character, narrative, etc)? [more inside]
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee
on Nov 15, 2008 -
I'm an entry-level computer technician looking for advice on what skills are most vital for me in today's market, and how to best achieve them. Specifically, I would like to know what hands-on classes I should look into in the Nashville, TN area. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway
on Jul 9, 2008 -
What books or online courses will best help me learn science and engineering? I'm especially interested in physics, astronomy, general electronics, and computer science. [more inside]
posted by dylan20
on Mar 24, 2008 -
Marketing Question: Suggestions needed about how I get my User Document writing course (for non-writers) in front of my target market. [more inside]
posted by mbarryf
on Mar 12, 2007 -
I'm taking the sememster off (see my last question
) to work out some personal issues, including ADD/LD. I really need to know which schools will let me take classes as a non-matriculating student, so I can work on my study skills, executive functioning, what have you, with a learning specialist. [more inside]
posted by njb
on Jan 5, 2007 -
What's a good (free) site that offers C# programming lessons/courses. There are plenty of sites that offer tutorials, but I want something with structure that will guide me step-by-step from a novice to a skilled C# programmer. [more inside]
posted by deeman
on Aug 10, 2006 -
How can I search for which local colleges offer specific courses that I want to take this summer? [more inside]
posted by yevge
on Apr 9, 2005 -