I’ve always been told you can never get too much education. Even at midlife, there are opportunities to improve on your existing skills or to gain new ones.
More and more Universities around the country are offering online courses to help those of us who are interesting in learning more than we already know. And the cool thing about these courses are they’re absolutely FREE. Although you won’t be awarded any college credits or a degree, you will gain some additional knowledge:
The University of Washington's FREE courses include Greek mythology, American Revolution and Heroic Fantasy.
Economics is being offered at the University of Nebraska.
Teach yourself sign language from Michigan State University.
You can study theology at Covenant Seminary; course offerings are delivered via a combo of free downloadable .pdf files and podcasts, and include subjects ranging from Church History to the Modern Reformation.
Learn mathematics with this extensive list of free online math courses from Whatcom Community College.
Visit Carnegie Mellon University and take Biology, Causal Reasoning, Statistics, and more, all for free.
The University of Washington School of Medicine offers free CPR classes online, complete with video and instructional guides. You can also take health courses from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; anything from adolescent health to population science.
Learn about bioterrorism and other hazards from the University of North Carolina.
You can also take advantage of Tufts University's open courses on dentistry, medicine, nutrition, and more.
Since you're already spending a lot of time on the internet, why not put it to good use?