Confused Ecumenical Offspring

At the beginning of a new year, many people begin to consider losing weight, finding a new/better job, working on a relationship, renovating homes or improving their minds through education.

I have long believed that it is impossible to have too much education and I am interested in a course of study this year.

Study doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Many educational institutions offer free courses amongst their curricula and these can be an interesting way to pass time and learn something new.

I haven’t decided what I will study, but the options open to me are myriad.

Having already completed three years of Theological studies I am not really inclined to follow that course for the moment.

I have considered something to do with nutrition and fitness; however, I have been unable to locate a suitably located or priced course.

A search for study online brought me some fruitful results and I have posted links to some of the more interesting ones below.

Barnes and Noble This website offers several interesting streams of study including liberal arts, information technology, graphic and web design, writing and languages, life improvement, and business and office productivity. There are some courses offered for free, but the premium courses priced at $19.95 offer more options.

Online Language Course Perhaps you’re more interested in learning Spanish so you can tell your landlady/mother-in-law what you really think of her. In that case, the word2word online language courses could be for you. The courses are all free, and you can choose from a wide variety of languages. This site also offers links to a wide range of other online language sites.

Biblical Studies In case you are interested in a course of study into the Bible, then the studylight.org website offers a very comprehensive range of materials to get you started. I particularly enjoy their “Bible in a Year” reading plan which I signed up for on New Years Day with the resolution to read the entire Bible this year.

Jewish Education This is one study that has piqued my interest. For Every Jew offers free online studies of the Talmud, Torah, Kabbalah, Jewish laws and more.

HTML Or maybe you’d like to learn all there is to know about creating that perfect website. If so then webmonkey.com is the place for you! You can learn everything from how to put a basic page with a graphic or two online, right up to layering, use of cascading style sheets, java script and DHTML in fact, the sky’s the limit!

These are just a few of the many free courses available online so if you’ve got an urge to improve your mind this year why not take a look at some of the following links and choose the course for you?