My wife and I want to spend about 6 months in France learning French intensively. Where should we go to study? [more inside]
posted by rongorongo
on May 24, 2007 -
We have: 10 Hours of raw video footage (mini-DV). 1 Website. $10,000 Budget.
We want: A sub-site on our website that features a video course, with room to add more courses, as well as shorter videos and podcasts in the future.
We need: to know how. [more inside]
posted by prophetsearcher
on May 22, 2007 -
What is the best way one could learn the basics of electrical and mechanical engineering? [more inside]
posted by saraswati
on May 11, 2007 -
Does anyone know of a good, online Java course? I will be starting an IT degree at the Harvard Extension School this fall and I was advised to take a summer Java course to refresh my skills. [more inside]
posted by tanglewoodtree
on May 11, 2007 -
What kind of exercise would I find most fun & rewarding?
I like baking. I like computers. I like debate. I like learning in a scatterbrain, whatever-interests-me-at-the-moment way. I like, in short, interactive, iterative activities that reward exploration and self-learning, and that start giving (at least small) rewards very quickly. Don't like group learning or scheduled lessons, and don't want to have to depend on a partner to show up. Need something that can be done on a regular basis. Thanks.
posted by shivohum
on Apr 18, 2007 -
As I'm left-handed, should I seek out a left-handed instrument? I want to learn to play the bass guitar. [more inside]
posted by galaksit
on Apr 9, 2007 -
What books, programs, sites are there out there to teach Python who has never programmed before? Ideally, I'm looking for a resource that teaches me both the language and general programming concepts. [more inside]
posted by dantekgeek
on Apr 6, 2007 -
When vacationing in a new country for a few weeks, what are the best ways to find interesting, thoughtful people with whom to have conversations (including but not exclusively about that country's culture, politics, etc.)? Would you recommend some kind of volunteer or more organized cultural learning expedition to serve this aim?
posted by Malad
on Mar 24, 2007 -
I want to learn how to learn more effectively and efficiently. What steps should I take to maximize my ability to master skills and retain information?
posted by TwelveTwo
on Feb 24, 2007 -
I'm re-teaching myself piano and need suggestions for drills, scales and other practice material. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0
on Feb 15, 2007 -
What product or services (that haven't already been) should be modified for individuals with disabilities -- educational or augmentative toys, games? [more inside]
posted by pallen123
on Feb 4, 2007 -
Is there a term for the phenomenon where one can be studying a subject for months, but not truly understand it until some barrier is suddenly crossed? [more inside]
posted by FuManchu
on Jan 31, 2007 -
If there was ONE thing that you wish you had been taught at your current job what would that be? What I am looking for is not something like...."Don't talk to Spencer in HR, he is a perv," more on the lines of "how to get information on X when Y is not working," or "What things can program Z do to make my job easier?" I need to design some sort of educational media for workplaces (software or internet based) and I am looking for some juicy leads. General is better.Thanks
posted by Meemer
on Jan 31, 2007 -
My fiance has become obsessed with making ice cream. He has been making at least 2 new (and unique) flavors of ice cream every single week since August. He keeps saying he wants to learn more about it, and is planning on taking that ice cream master class at Penn State when the time comes, but that is a whole year away. What I would like to try to do, as a gift, is arrange for him to observe a local ice-cream expert (in New York City, or within public transportation reach). [more inside]
posted by eggplantia5
on Jan 29, 2007 -
Can anyone recommend any music, audio blogs, podcasts or other audio resources in Portuguese? [more inside]
posted by handee
on Jan 10, 2007 -
posted by hazelshade
on Jan 4, 2007 -
It's been suggested that I take wedding pictures at my friend's upcoming wedding in February as the bride and groom are doing a nice low-key affair. What camera do I get, and how do I get
decent at it in 2 months? 3 parts inside [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF
on Dec 30, 2006 -
I like to learn things, but textbooks are boring! I find comic books gripping in ways that normal books aren't. Can you all offer examples of educational, information-rich comic books (or, if you prefer, "graphic novels")? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious
on Dec 18, 2006 -
How do you learn to ask great questions like Chicago Public Radio's Gretchen Helfrich (Odyssey radio program, now cancelled ) ? [more inside]
posted by cluelessguru
on Dec 13, 2006 -
How much work will it take me to change from IE6 to Firefox? Looking at the list of problems in AMF, should a person not highly computer literate make the change? I use XP and have MS office installed and am now learning to write web pages -- CSS, HTML, Java.. Thanks in advance for your advice.
posted by orlin
on Dec 9, 2006 -
I am not stupid, but I know nearly nothing and will never change this fact. Help me accept this. [more inside]
posted by JokingClown
on Nov 28, 2006 -
Should I install Internet Explorer 7? I use IE6 (windows XP) now and am doing my best to learn XHTML and CSS -- I'm a newbe. I've check ASKme and there is quite a number of folks that are against updating. These folks appear to have substantial knowlege of programming and are far advanced to my knowledge of the subject . Should a person new to web design just upgrade to IE7 now and learn design to strict W3 standards rather than wait until the rest of the universe is at those standards and relearn them the right way? I know there is alot of grey area here -- for and against. Thank you....
posted by orlin
on Nov 11, 2006 -
Where can I find radio shows that solve business problems in a case study format along the line of Harvard Business Review case study? [more inside]
posted by cluelessguru
on Oct 20, 2006 -
I'm looking to build a site that allows its users to submit and/or search pricing and availability information for "widgets" at local brick and mortar retail stores.
The model I have in mind would be similar to the user-supported gas price sites that popped up about a year ago, in which people entered what they paid for what type of gas, and other users then could type in a zip code and see the best prices near them.
So, being a non-programmer (but willing to learn through trial and error), what language/framework/open-source code do I use to build this? [more inside]
posted by pjhagop
on Oct 11, 2006 -
How can I learn about intellectual property law before I go to law school? [more inside]
posted by brett
on Oct 10, 2006 -
In 5 years, I want to become more desirable to prospective employers as the director of information systems within the education system. What can I do to enhance my profile? [more inside]
posted by jmd82
on Oct 7, 2006 -
Please help me find downloadable spanish language radio in the style of BBC Radio 4. I'm learning spanish and, while I'm doing my best in talking to native speakers, watching local TV and listening to local radio (I'm in Buenos Aires :), I can't find anything that is similar to the non-news, non-sport, non-call-in talk radio that I like on Radio 4, Plays, books of the week and so on (that I can listen to over and over while I'm on the bus, rewind etc). I haven't found too many podcasts that do it for me either but then, I'm not the hive mind.
posted by itsjustanalias
on Oct 7, 2006 -
Asking for my sister: I have trouble with driving, and hundreds of dollars' worth of lessons haven't helped. I still feel anxious and nervous on the road. I'd like to learn more about diverse methods of practicing driving skills. How to build my confidence? [more inside]
posted by dreamyshade
on Sep 2, 2006 -
What good online/offline sources are there for learning graffiti?
(lettering, composition and skill[z] with a spraycan)
posted by RufusW
on Aug 31, 2006 -
Can you recommend a good class in the Los Angeles area or on the web that would bring somebody who has done some programming in the past up to speed on Microsoft's .Net? [more inside]
posted by willnot
on Aug 28, 2006 -
What are some recommendations for Japanese language schools, especially for conversation, in Tokyo? [more inside]
posted by Ookseer
on Aug 23, 2006 -
Should I study at TaiDa and incur a US$10,000 debt or teach English in Jiangmen (near HK) and, you know, not be broke? Primary focus: learning Mandarin for future international business/applied technology grad school/career. [more inside]
posted by dihutenosa
on Aug 19, 2006 -
How do I get over learning-a-language block? Specifically, at a point when I've "plateaued" and can't find the motivation to keep climbing uphill... [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Aug 18, 2006 -
My girlfriend is Korean, and has been living in the US since 2000. Her English is fairly good, but she still makes a few grammatical errors on a regular basis, especially when writing. Can anyone recommend a good, and probably more importantly interesting to read, book on English grammar she could use to get better? [more inside]
posted by Sangermaine
on Aug 8, 2006 -
ItalianFilter: So I'm studying Italian via Rosetta Stone, and I'm noticing a huge emphasis on stare
+ a gerund (like andando, tirando, spingendo, etc). How common is this in written or spoken Italian, and what is the difference between it and plain present tense?
Also, I've never seen Rosetta use 'ed' in place of 'e' when it precedes a word starting with a vowel ("Un bambino e una bambina" vs "Un bambino ed una bambina"). Are there rules for "ed"? Is it basically optional, but something people use in speech?
posted by sirion
on Aug 1, 2006 -
I'm thinking about trying to get into tutoring, particularly English tutoring. I've worked with ESL students via the internet before, but that has been on a mutual basis: I've helped them improve their English while they helped me improve my German. What steps would I need to take to get started in my area? Do I need any particular qualifications? Should I go to the schools, or perhaps to the University in town? How does one get started in tutoring as a part-time job?
posted by JoshTeeters
on Jul 31, 2006 -