I mentioned earlier this month that I’d like to resolve to take advantage of free on-line learning.  An easy way to do that is to listen to free webinars.  SWE offers these periodically.  Another source I’ve found is the Corporate Education Group.  I recently listened to a webinar on managing requirements.  The presenter had a great quote – “Requirements are like fruit, they spoil.”  Who knows what nuggets of knowledge or pithy sayings you will pick up, even if you are only half-listening while working on other things?  Your alumni organization might also offer webinars.  I know the University of Illinois does.

Do you know of any other good sources for webinars?  Will you induce me to embrace podcasts?

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  1. Jill, thanks for the tip on where to find professional webinars.

    If you are looking for free online courses in a wide number of subject areas, the website http://www.openculture.com/ curates a large list and has a great daily email to highlight new and timely content (linking to famous speeches having anniversaries or related to news events like significant deaths). I have found a lot of really interesting videos, lectures, etc this way. Their tagline is “the best free cultural and educational media on the web.”

    If you want a specific podcast to check out, I can’t speak highly enough of Radiolab. It’s an NPR show that explores various subjects through interviews with scientists, life stories of regular folks, and is very well produced. Every time I listen to one, I am confused about whether I learned more about science or about human nature. Very, very good and for anyone with a commute, it will make it fly by!

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