Getting an education in the fields of technical studies and sciences is a tough one to muster. To go to a technical school or college these days, you need some money saved up as tuition and textbooks just seem to keep getting more and more expensive, with no real end in sight. But, the internet offers a slight ray of hope in the simple fact that it offers people complete access to any and all information and knowledge that they desire, and perhaps best of all most- if not just about all of it- is entirely free and easy to get, no matter who you are. The internet has tons of free tech education web sites that are available for the public to use, and while it is much more difficult to learn on your own without textbooks and teachers around to assist and motivate you, with a little dedication, focus and personal control, you can learn anything that you put your mind to. It sounds trite and simplistic, but it is still true for the most part. The important first step is to take advantage of the opportunity that is offered to you via these awesome free tech education web sites.
The TED talks are a series of speeches given by industry leaders in pretty much every imaginable career field and industry in the planet. The speeches are given to help inspire and educate people on various subjects from science, to math to technology and beyond. Many of the talks have to do with technology, and the information and educational resources located within them, can be eye opening to say the least. There are plenty of web sites available online that provide free videos of the TED talks, as well as other information regarding technology education and the future of technology as a whole.
Free classes at MIT
Believe it or not, but the most respected and prestigious school in the whole technology field, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, does offer some free course through its website. The most popular class that is used is a basic introduction class to computer technology and its applications in the real world. The lessons provided online are via text and video, as well as various exercises that are designed to help you retain the information learned through the coursework.
Intensive instruction from Harvard
Harvard has also jumped on the bandwagon of providing free technology classes on its web site. Better yet, Harvard has upped the ante by going a little more in depth into computer science and other fields than the other classes offered by other colleges and schools do. This online class is ripped directly from the freshman-level, Computer Science 50 class, which is taught on the campus of Harvard. As if that was not impressive enough already, the class is scheduled like a real class and lasts 12 weeks, which means that you must sign-up before the class begins in order to take it and learn as much as a Harvard student does, but for free.
Jenna writes on behalf of a site specializing in IT Schools and information technology related topics.