e-Learning Content of General Interest
This page provides links to general e-learning content and solutions.
Articles in alphabetical order.
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"We have combined a 3D virtual world with speech recognition to make the first interactive town for language learners. A learner can walk anywhere they please and speak to any character they chose. " From Coccinella Development
Added: 10 March 2006
Download the free demo and see something truly different!"
"A 125-page, full colour acrylic painting course in pdf ebook format. (20Mb download). The course is based on Canadian Artist Brian Simons' highly successful painting workshops held in Victoria."
Added: 7 March 2006
No drawing or painting experience required.
"We're the one place on the Web where you'll find passionate people with practical advice and solutions for almost any problem. Whatever your needs, the answer is... About.com."
About. com was founded in 1997 with a simple premise, that people are the best Guides to the Internet
"Our e-learning courseware is specially designed to help you study for the ECDL / ICDL test and with our built in preparatory quizzes, preparing for your test is easy. The courseware is fully interactive, with audio and visuals - we try to make the learning experience a little more fun."
Added: 15 August 2006
For ECDL./ICDL and e-citizen training
"Ask any question! Allexperts.com is the oldest & largest free Q&A service on the Internet."
Added: 9 September 2001
You can ask a question on any subject.
"The Alliance for Lifelong Learning is a new, not-for-profit distance learning joint initiative among Oxford, Stanford, and Yale universities to provide online courses and other educational offerings in the arts and sciences ... The Alliance will provide online courses and interactive seminars; multimedia programs; topical websites that include links to research information; live and taped coverage of campus speakers, exhibitions, and other events; lectures on tape; and other offerings.
Added: 4 January 2002
They are also building a comprehensive web directory of the best sites in every academic discipline - selected by university experts.
"Articles on how to learn English effectively, based on the experiences of successful learners. Includes a thriving discussion forum and free mp3 audio stories for download."
Added: 10 June 2003
"Antimoon.com is developed by Tomasz P. Szynalski and Michal Ryszard Wojcik. We are two guys who have learned to speak English impressively well (better than most people with English degrees and almost as well as native speakers) in less than 3 years. In the process, we came up with a number of principles of effective learning. These principles are described on this website."
"Atomic Learning is the breakthrough you've been waiting for! We break training down into tiny "atoms" of instruction: 30-second to 3-minute narrated movies of a trainer answering your question or demonstrating a technique. Then we deliver our movie tutorials over the web to any QuickTimeT-equipped PC or Macintosh . . . all in REAL TIME, even over a 56k modem."
"We have combined your passion for knowledge with our love of books, music, software, and video to bring you the future in learning."
Register to take advantage of anytime, anywhere message boards and begin your interactive learning today.
"Start up or brush up a language with our Steps online courses for beginners in Spanish, French, German and Italian. Learn practical spoken language in 24 manageable steps. Enjoy the interactive slideshows and learn the 10 key words & phrases for each step in about 20 minutes online."
Added: 4 February 2004
Language courses for all levels.
"The BBC website contains over half a million pages of news, entertainment and factual material. There's also a wealth of educational programmes available across the BBC's TV and radio channels. Whether you are at school revising for exams; wanting to learn from the comfort of your own home; considering enrolling for an evening class, or even a degree course, BBCi has the useful resources and interactive activities for you. The BBC Learning homepage is designed to help you find those sites, TV and radio programmes which will help further your learning ambitions."
Updated: 25 January 2002
This site is full of interesting educational resources and activities for a wide range - from schoolchildren to adults. Also take a look at their online courses.
"Berklee Shares is: Individual self-contained music lessons developed by Berklee faculty and alumni; Free and open to the music community around the world; A library of MP3 audio, QuickTime movie, and PDF files.; A glimpse into the educational opportunities provided by Berklee"
Added: 6 May 2004
You are encouraged to download these free music lessons and share them with your friends
"Access online educational resources to help with: Revision for Maths, Science, English plus more; Homework and research via an online encyclopaedia; Learning and development for self improvement ; Academic and vocational courses for 16+; Interests and hobbies for all the family."
Added: 11 May 2004
There are a number of interactive demos to view
"Canoo.net offers various interactive online services, which are very useful as a reference when learning German. Our Online Services are based on a German dictionary with 220 000 base words. We are continuously adding new words. A dedicated authoring environment for lexicographers ensures an extremely high quality of data. The Online Services at Canoo.net are based on our range of German morphology software. The APIs can be easily integrated into any language processing application."
Added: 3 December 2002
"Canoo.net is directly linked to the G - E dictionary Leo, providing an English translation for every entry."
"ChinesePod uses podcasting, blogging and other social media tools to create a web 2.0 tool for learning Mandarin. The program is comprehensive, with over 500 lessons. designed as discreet, learning objects so as to offer the most possible flexibility. Users are encouraged to participate in the vibrant online community of learners."
Added: 5 April 2007
Free 7 day trial available.
"Computer administered exam resources with a focus on Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) preparation software and services."
Added: 13 July 2005
Offers free and commercial packages for GMAT, GRE, and Patent Bar (USPTO Registration Exam
Clear instructions on how to do just about anything, and buy everything you'll need to do it.
Browse thousands of how-to solutions
"Free information and reference on a wide range of subjects"
Added: 6 July
for Philosophy, Mathematics and Natural Science, Scial Sciences, Applied Arts and Sciences and Culture
"English exercises for EFL ESL students, games, readings, listenings, photographs."
Added: 14 February 2004
Site produced by Dolores Sanchez, an English teacher
"Learn English on-line with Skype at Europa School of English. We offer one-to-one professional tuition at your convenience. All you need is a headset and a broadband connection. All of our teachers are fully qualified and experienced and they can tailor a course to meet your needs."
Added: 27 February 2006
Europa School of English is based in Bournemouth in the UK
"A new executive self-coaching software solution applies imagery and animation to align the conscious and unconscious mind offers, 24/7 support for executives, line managers and employees to ensure high performance is achieved and sustained in the workplace, maximising ROI in learning & development programmes."
Added: 03 January 2007
UK based company
"Our task-specific tutorials bring you the training and education to help you succeed. With nearly 700 free tutorials, you are sure to find what you are looking for."
Updated: 29 October 2005
Viewlets are screenshot walk-through tutorials that can be viewed right off this website with a click of the mouse. These viewlets are task-specific tutorials relating to popular software applications.
"Ask an advisor about anything from financial advice to technical support or become an expert at Ask Me Help Desk".
Added: 30 January 2007
Subject Matter Experts
"Top UK Life Coach Fiona Harrold is author of two bestselling books, "Be Your Own Life Coach" and "The Ten-Minute Life Coach". Fiona and her team offer a range of online courses, with optional telephone or personal coaching support. Currently available courses include: Reinvent Yourself; Programme for Success; Redesign Your Career; Feminine Finance; Goal Setting; Land that Job. Courses comprise 6 weekly modules and are delivered online."
Added: 17 November 2003
Online courses PLUS include two hours of personal coaching by telephone
Added: 17 February 2004
Reviewer's Note: Courses on business, education, money, science, professional, life etc
"It's a great place for Spanish-speaking students who are learning English (EFL/ESL). Here the students can improve their English by reading jokes and humorous stories. All jokes have their vocabulary and verbs with translations to other languages (currently only in Spanish). The challenge is double. Students have to understand the reading and the sense of the joke!"
Added: 22 June 2005
Site is in Spanish
"getlearning.net is one of the leading centres for on-line learning. It is based at Clydebank College to the west of Glasgow, Scotland's largest city. Our vision is quite simply, to deliver supported on-line learning to individuals, businesses and organisations."
Added: 2 June 2005
Although courses are free, fees are charged to cover; set-up costs and registration, e-support and access to our Virtual Learning Environment, quarterly e-newsletters and quarterly e-taster topics which will keep your interest in e-learning.
"One thing that you will quickly learn about How Stuff Works is that "the name says it all" -- How Stuff Works is a web site that tells you how stuff works, and it contains thousands of topics!
Just about anything that fits into the form "how _____ works" is fair game for the site."
"Take a distance learning course from ICS - A Levels, GCSEs and a wide range of vocational training and professional development home study courses."
Added: 19 November 2004
"When International Correspondence Schools (ICS) opened for business in 1890, it represented a pioneering concept in home study for people like you - determined to get a better education as the key to a better job and a better life! Today - over 100 years and 13 million students later, ICS is the largest distance learning organisation in the world,"
"Online Spanish courses with your very own tutor to guide and support you during the course. Our courses have been produced by the Instituto Cervantes, an International reference to the teaching of Spanish. Our courses are fun easy and effective. No boring grammar lessons. Online activities, games and quizzes done with other students at the same time."
Added: 1 July 2005
Before you register in any of our courses, you can take a Virtual Tour of the Spanish Virtual Classroom (AVE) , and therefore get a better idea on how it works, see and hear an example of the materials of our courses.
"Interactive Tutors specialise in producing custom, Interactive, E-Learning training packages for clients specialising in healthcare. We supply interactive tutorials and teaching programs on DVD, CD ROM or Online to complement your current training strategy. Full website integration and design services available. Contact us for a FREE plan and quotation."
Added: 8 May 2007
"Knowledge Hound is the Web's biggest directory of free do-it-yourself tips and tutorials."
Added: 10 January 2002
"From sports to cooking to computers and much, much more, we'll help you become one smart puppy!
"Online language lessons are revolutionising the language learning industry as e-learners continue to give positive feedback. Online language tuition is designed to offer the quality and attention of a face-to-face private language lessons yet offers learners the opportunity to do so in their own time."
Added: 26 January 2005
4 ways of providing online language lessons, by correspondence course, by email, by dialogue in a chatroom, by Instant Messenger
"Dr Stephanie Burns has created a robust methodology for e-learning which captures the imagination of participants. The Labyrinth is a wonderful 5 week adventure that takes participants on a journey through the mechanics of human behaviour, specifically behaviour related to goal achievement, motivation, procrastination and self-leadership."
Added: 11 January 2006
The Labyrinth starts the moment you enter the labyrinth gates using the personal code you create during your course orientation week in Base Camp. From there the gates close behind you and 4 weeks of learning adventures begin.
"English for Spanish speakers. Courses, grammar, vocabulary, exercises, books, educational programmes to download and a wide and varied selection of supplementary material."
Added: 16 February 2004
Also includes the opportunity to chat in English with other students and friends.
"With Learn2hand Nuggets it's easy to start learning new skills. Simply choose a Nugget from our growing selection of Language; Finance, Technology, Management or Lifestyle topics and download it to your PC, laptop, PDA or palm device."
Added: 25 March 2004
Coming soon: PowerNuggets for your mobile phone
"We'll help you fit learning into life ! The next step's simple"
"A free, on-line, educational resource to learn Hebrew words.The flash site incorporates 46 topics, along with over 1,700 Hebrew words and phrases. Each Hebrew word is presented as an image with nikud [vowels]. When you click on a word or phrase you can hear it spoken. Multilingual menus."
Added: 3 October 2006
There is also a print facility
"Learning to Learn is a Free interactive online course that teaches self-awareness. Everything you ever wanted to know about learning and how to get the most out of 'What You've Got'."
Added: 16 December 2002
"The course is open to anyone, though it has been written for an adult audience."
"Learn Chinese Mandarin with free daily audio lessons direct from Shanghai, China. Each lesson has supplementary review materials online. With six levels from Newbie to Advanced and a variety of business, leisure and practical lesson topics, learning Mandarin is easier than you think with ChinesePod."
Added: 17 October 2006
Free 7 day trial
"LearnOutLoud.com has everything to suit your audio and video learning needs. Whether you want to speak a foreign language, improve yourself with self development audio books, or learn about any of a thousand other things, we've got something for you. The audio and video learning revolution has officially begun."
Added: 24 July 2005
To learn more about audio learning, listen to the Podcast: LearnOutLoud.com's 'Audio Learning Revolution'.
"Free interactive audio/visual Spanish lessons that teach over 500 words and phrases. Our site also contains free Spanish quizzes and a game. Free sections include: Greetings, Travel, Survival Expressions, Colors, Numbers, Months, Days of the Week, and hundreds of other useful words and phrases."
Added: 11 February 2003
Learn Spanish using the Visual Link® Speaking Method
"one of the most popular destinations on the web for free online courses and free tutorials."
Updated: 29 October 2005
A variety of computer, certification, business, lifestyle, and fun topics!"
"provides courses in health and ethics with instant online processing and certification 24/7. Explore the course sites for personal enrichment at no cost, or take a course for an accredited continuing education certificate for $8 a contact hour."
Updated: 20 October 2005
Each course earns 3 contact hours. You need to score 75% or above on the test to print your certificate."
"Aimed at casual gamers of all ages, Lemonade Inc. features intelligent gameplay, colorful animated graphics and a humorous twist that will have you coming back for more! The game is now available for Pocket PC and will soon be released on Palm OS® and wireless phone platforms (Symbian, Microsoft SmartPhone 2002, and Brew)." From HExacto
Added: 22 November 2002
A mobile strategy game
"Limu is the global knowledge marketplace where you buy and offer online courses live online in Limu's virtual classroom."
Added: 20 July 2001
"Linkword Languages basic courses allow you to learn an extensive foreign language vocabulary and basic grammar in just 10-12 hours. The courses are ideal for the traveller, whether for business or holidays, as well as for schoolwork."
Added: 6 February 2004
Take a free online demonstration to see how you use Linkword method for learning vocabulary. Example: "The French for Hedgehog is HERRISON. Imagine your HAIRY SON looks like a HEDGEHOG"
Learn with a qualified teacher, online classes and a self-paced course. Practice German one-to-one live over the Net in our virtual classroom. Free trial lesson, language assessment, and personalised material available for all levels.
Added: 2 October 2007
"Learn Mandarin Chinese live online with qualified, experienced teachers from China. We offer professional one-to-one tuition in the comfort of your own home. All you need is a headset, webcam and broadband connection. Start learning the language of the 21st century today - the easy way!"
Added: 15 August 2006
A trained, experienced, English-speaking Chinese tutor of your very own
"A series of tutorials, delivered via email, that teach you how to master Google, the world's most popular search engine."
Added: 3 May 2006
Written by Tony Stevenson, the author of the highly acclaimed books, "The Australian Guide to the Internet" and "The Australian Guide to Online Business".
"a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world."
Updated: 20 October 2005
Does not require any registration
"Mountains of information on how to do anything
Added: 10 January 2002
Site set up to help you "with all those little problems you may come across everyday".
"MusicWheels® is a revolutionary system that enables almost anyone to learn the fundamentals of music theory and the relationships of notes and chords in a totally unique and simple way. It opens up the magical world of music to the thousands of people who, for one reason or another, find the conventional route to musical understanding daunting. It is equally of value to those taking their first steps into music, as it is to experienced, working musicians."
Added: 1 July 2004
Check out the animated example
"mycomputertutor.co.uk offers a suite of e-learning packages covering popular MS Office applications and the ICDL syllabus. All courses are fully integrated, offering tuition and practice within the same window. Online access is by authorised log-in and no plug ins are required."
Added: 14 November 2006
Suitable for home and office users
"dedicated to providing personal attention to help athletes of all levels achieve their goals. We combine the science and the art of training to develop a plan that is right for YOU."
"Practice Yoga, Pilates, and Meditation Online Anytime, Anywhere, 24/7. Unlimited streaming in full screen DVD quality."
Added: 18 October 2005
Try for free
"Net-University Ltd. is a non-governmental firm focused on development of e-learning technology and learning contents. Our firm intimately co-operates with universities in Czech republic and another countries of European Union. Net-University Ltd. participated on many regional grants as supplier of e-learning technology. We also organise e-learning courses (accredited by Ministry of Education, Czech republic) for teachers of pre-primary and primary schools, authors and tutors of online e-learning etc. Net-University Ltd. evolved Learning Management System UNIFOR (v.2) used on some universities in Czech Republic (Palacky University etc.). Net-University Ltd. consists of 2 main departments: a) Department of e-learning technologies; b) Department of e-education and learning contents"
Added: 3 July 2004
An e-learning portal for the Czech Republic
"Learn to type online with free typing lesson for beginners. Test your typing skills, learn to type with typing tutor software and great educational fun typing games."
Added: 14 November 2006
You can also order the "Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor Program
"PassGED.com online GED courses are intensely rich and interactive learning experiences."
Added: 18 July 2006
"Getting a GED has never been easier. Now you can do all the studying and preparation online in the comfort of your home."
PredictAd™ is a revolutionary contextual advertising tool, that delivers ads to website visitors first, fast, and right when they need it.
Added: 24 August 2007
"Welcome to The Rudiments of Wisdom cartoon encyclopedia by Tim Hunkin. We've got thousands of cartoons covering almost everything there is to know! The best way to start is to pick a theme .. or you could just go to the full A to Z index"
Added: 15 March 2002
Fun, entertaining and educational.
"SAT Practice problems, customized SAT preparation plan, SAT problem solving videos, free online SAT test preparation books and materials."
Added 19 December 2006
Free online tests for the SAT available. The SAT is a US exam for those pursuing higher education in that country.
"Welcome to ShortCourses.com, Famous for its books on digital cameras and digital photography. THE digital photography resource for over 4,000,000 visitors a year"
Added: 17 February 2004
Lots of short courses on how to use a digital camera
"Many people don't start their own business for fear of failure. SimVenture lets users start and run their own virtual company, gather information and learn vital lessons - at no risk! Designed by business experts, it's an invaluable & engaging learning resource for anyone wanting to know more about business."
Added: 30 July 2006
Request a demo version
"SpanishUno is a comprehensive software for learning Spanish and is considered one of the most advanced of its kind. SpanishUno is designed by language education specialists and offers an online Spanish Language Learning System. SpanishUno will enable you to effectively communicate in Spanish and master the spoken and written language."
Added: 12 December 2005
"SoYouWanna.com teaches you how to do all the things nobody taught you in school. Read our SYWs for full-length explanations, or our Mini-Wannas for quick info."
Added: 10 January 2002
Some useful "lessons".
"The aim of the New Curiosity Shop is to provide high quality online courses in a wide range of topics. At the New Curiosity Shop we encourage learning for the pleasure of learning, and our short courses are designed to stimulate thinking, provoke questions and provide opportunities for our students to explore ideas. Each course is written for the New Curiosity Shop by the tutor, who is not only an experienced teacher but also an expert in the subject."
Updated: 25 November 2005
Some courses are free; there is also a new online magazine, Cloisters
"is the leading Web destination for first-wave baby boomers. It provides unique resources, interactive guides and companions for ThirdAgers to enrich life and manage its transitions. At the center of ThirdAge.com is a vibrant community where ThirdAgers can voice their opinions, recount experiences, and share advice in chat rooms and discussion boards. Subjects range from contemporary issues through specific lifestage concerns."
Added: 20 July 2001
An e-learning portal for people in their mid-40s through 50s.
"TutorGroups is helping to provide a safer environment for tuition in any subject, at any level. TutorGroups has been developed in response to the growth in demand for online tuition in the UK. At present online tuition largely takes place through the use of publicly available email services, and public chat rooms / forums, which are open to anyone to enter. In addition, there is no regulation of tuition in the UK, no background checks need to be carried out on an individual who wishes to tutor, either online or face-to-face."
Added: 16 May 2005
Also see PodTutor "providing you with your own personal online mp3 player, enabling students to revise more efficiently through the use of audio technology".
Tutorials on all subjects.
Updated: 29 October 20005
"Tutorials.com, a division of Learn2 Corporation, offers you access to over 1,000 online courses designed to empower you with necessary personal, business, and life skills you need to learn and compete successfully in the knowledge economy"
Updated: 25 January 2005
View a demo
"All classes have been reviewed by our staff and are taught completely online by real experts dedicated to giving you personalized instruction. Enroll instantly. Start receiving instruction immediately. Achieve your educational goals now at your own convenience."
Added: 27 March 2004
A wide choice of classes from Accounting to Web Development
"VTrain is a vocabulary trainer, but you can use it for many other purposes. It quizzes you by way of flashcards (e.g. "How do you say ... in Spanish?", etc.), and sorts the flashcards into knowledge levels"
Added: 3 April 2003
Available in a number of languages
"Where the web becomes your teacher ... Over 300 categories of free, first-rate, family-safe online tutorials, guides and instructionally oriented websites."
Added: 26 November 2001
This is a simple but very effective place to find interesting instructional material. It's what the web is all about!
"The Yoga Learning Center, your online yoga studio, is a completely new concept in yoga instruction and practice. We have collected video and audio instruction material from some of the most experienced teachers in the yoga community, and provide them to our members on the web, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can actually start practicing yoga RIGHT NOW! Whether you are a complete beginner or have been practicing for years, The Yoga Learning Center can be a vital tool for your yoga practice."
Added: 12 February 2004
Monthly fee payable, but there are audio and video demos and one week's free trial
"Presenting PROF. YO's YO VOCAB - Your Own Vocabulary Builder series. A basket of highly interactive, user-friendly software that's designed to satiate your appetite for interesting vocabulary in a simple, yet complete manner. There are several versions available to you, each representing different levels of vocabulary building and price points, allowing you the luxury of picking the one that's best suited to you!"
Added: 22 June 2005
All the versions are available in U.S. and U.K. English editions