With the new iTunes U app for iPhone and iPad, it’s easier than ever for Apple lovers to access quality educational resources for free. Of course, if you have a Mac or PC with iTunes installed, you can still access this wealth of great resources – and even sync video and audio to your mobile devices. We checked out iTunes U to find the best channels for independent learners looking to pick up a new subject. Here’s what we found: The Open University – This UK distance-learning institution offers a variety of free courses and lectures worldwide, covering everything from environmental science to creative writing. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – You’re probably aware that MIT’s a pretty selective, competitive school. But now there’s a way for anyone [&hellip

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Whether you’re just curious and want to learn more about the operating system, or you need to become comfortable with Linux for work, there are some great resources out there to help you get started. Why spend $100 or more on a course to learn Linux, when there’s so many free sites available to help you out? Sites to Learn Linux: IBM DeveloperWors: Answers your basics questions like why Linux, difference between Linux and Unix, what can be done with Linux. University of Surrey –  More free university resources on learning Linux. This is a tutorial for absolute beginners, starting with an introduction to the OS, tutorials in basic operations, and everything you need to know about navigating Linux or UNIX successfully. Norm Matloff’s Unix [&hellip

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Economics Network is a fantastic resource for students, teachers, and independent learners who want to know more about different subjects and sub-disciplines in the field of economics. The best thing about is how the different disciplines are broken down into introductory, intermediate, and advanced categories, which are then further broken down into very specific subject areas. They have content appropriate for those just starting out and those who’ve been studying economics for a long time. There are also other materials which can be helpful for someone learning more about economics. They have audio and video lectures from various universities to TED talks, guides for students, along with glossaries of economics terminology to help those trying to get their bearings in this complex, and often confusing, [&hellip

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As more and more people are turning to Internet to supplement their courses and independently further their education, more apps are becoming available for free or low cost to help in a variety of academic subjects. There’s even tools available to help with everything from writing your papers and planning for projects, to giving you access to instant information in any subject you might be interested in. Here are just a sample of some of the hottest web, iPhone, and Android apps from around the web, specifically tailored for the online learners. iPad and iPhone Apps Evernote – This is a great iPhone app for note taking. It’s free, supports text, photo, and voice notes, and it syncs to an online account so your data [&hellip

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