The History and Future of Distance Education


I’m a firm believer in education. Especially today when there are fewer jobs, and a tech skills shortage.  I consider myself to be a lifelong learner. The stats and figures and future predictions below make an information junkie like me very happy. Since education affects us all, from a student perspective, an educator, an employer, a job seeker, I thought I’d share this great infographic curated from an “innovator in lowering education costs via eLearning” –

However the available online free or fee based courses can differ widely so I wanted to include a guide for everyone to do their own research before settling on any one school for training themselves.  Here’s a link to help start your research:



Words of Wisdom From Steve Jobs


Words of Wisdom From Steve Jobs

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1) “It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” (Tweet this quote!)

2) “Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” (Tweet this quote!)

3) “You can’t con people in this business. The products speak for themselves.” (Tweet this quote!)

4) “When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.” (Tweet this quote!)

5) “Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is better than two doubles.” (Tweet this quote!)

6) “The computer is the most remarkable tool we’ve ever come up with. It’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.” (Tweet this quote!)

7) “I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.” (Tweet this quote!)

8) “I’m as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things.” (Tweet this quote!)

9) “It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.” (Tweet this quote!)

10) “Getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.” (Tweet this quote!)

11) “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” (Tweet this quote!)

12) “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful … that’s what matters to me.” (Tweet this quote!)

13) “My model for business is The Beatles. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.” (Tweet this quote!)

14) “I don’t really care about being right, I just care about success. I don’t mind being wrong, and I’ll admit that I’m wrong a lot. It doesn’t really matter to me too much. What matters to me is that we do the right thing.” (Tweet this quote!)

15) “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help make the big choices in life. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” (Tweet this quote!)

16) “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” (Tweet this quote!)


Top 10 Sources Of ‘Free’ E-Learning Courses


The sky’s the limit if you have the will and the time to learn computer programming and more!  Check out the free educational resources at the link below.

Saturday, April 05, 2014:  “The following institutions believe free education is the birthright of one and all, and that education can be provided beyond the traditional walls of a classroom. All you need is the will to learn, and these educational sources will provide you just the right kind of material and resources to go ahead and get your dream job.”  (Curated from for your resources)


Top 10 Sources Of ‘Free’ E-Learning Courses

E-Learning Courses, Open source, MIT Open Courseware, Learning Space, Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative, Tufts Open Courseware, Free-Ed, Connections Academy, OpenCulture, Open Yale Courses, Udacity