Adult Learning
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Whether you are looking to enhance your skills, or evaluating a shift towards a new computing career, online learning tools can provide you with the foundation you need to start your journey. Many of these resources are free of charge and can be done at your own pace. Fee-based resources tend to be more comprehensive and structured, but it’s worth noting that there are often scholarship opportunities available to participants.

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A few months back we took an in-depth look at MIT’s free online Introduction to Computer Science course, and laid out a self-study time table to complete the class within four months, along with a companion post providing learning benchmarks to chart your progress. In the present article, I'll step back and take a much more broad look at com-sci course offerings available for free on the internet, in order to answer a deceptively straightforward question: is it possible to complete the equivalent of a college bachelor’s degree in computer science through college and university courses that are freely available online? And if so, how does one do so?

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Modern tools and resources to help you build experiences that people love, faster and easier, across every Android device.

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Developing for Apple platforms puts the cutting-edge technology of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS at your fingertips, giving you limitless ways to bring incredible apps to users around the world. These powerful platforms each offer unique capabilities and user experiences, yet integrate tightly to form a true ecosystem. Hardware, software, and services are designed from the ground up to work together so you can build intuitive, multi-faceted experiences that are genuinely seamless.

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Fast-track your digital career the easy, affordable way.
Pace yourself with learning modules that fit easily into your day and motivate you to practice, finish tasks and meet your goals.
Unleash your own ideas! Access to our Interactive Development Environment (IDE) enables you to build a portfolio as you learn and share your work online.
Go from absolute beginner to a proficient coder with simple, supportive teaching that effortlessly builds knowledge."

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About Codecademy:
When we started Codecademy, our goal was to give anyone in the world the ability to learn the skills they’d need to succeed in the 21st century. We set out to create a new, interactive way of learning — making it engaging, flexible, and accessible for as many people as possible. Since then, we have helped millions of people worldwide unlock modern technical skills and reach their full potential through code.

Our Mission:
We want to create a world where anyone can build something meaningful with technology, and everyone has the learning tools, resources, and opportunities to do so. Code contains a world of possibilities — all that’s required is the curiosity and drive to learn. At Codecademy, we are committed to empowering all people, regardless of where they are in their coding journeys, to continue to learn, grow, and make an impact on the world around them."

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Disney Codeillusion is an official collaboration between Life is Tech! and Disney. With over 10 years of experience in the coding education field and educating over 50,000 students via face-to-face and online instruction, Life is Tech! created Disney Codeillusion. The program centers around a proprietary self-propelled learning cycle that helps each student nurture and maximize their unique potential through coding. Disney Codeillusion blends entertainment with education for a truly unmatched learning experience.

Disney Codeillusion is designed and developed by some of the biggest names in the game development and comic book industry. ‚Äã The former programmer, designer, and director of Sonic the Hedgehog at Sega, as well as CTO at Square Enix for games like Final Fantasy and the award winning Kingdom Hearts, Yoshihisa Hashimoto, has contributed his expertise to the comprehensive coding education program. In addition, Joe Caramagna, writer of Marvel and Disney comics such as DuckTales, Frozen, and Big Hero 6, has also played a vital role in the development of Disney Codeillusion."

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Coursera partners with more than 200 leading universities and companies to bring flexible, affordable, job-relevant online learning to individuals and organizations worldwide. We offer a range of learning opportunities—from hands-on projects and courses to job-ready certificates and degree programs.

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Cybrary puts the collective knowledge of top subject matter experts and leading organizations in the cybersecurity industry at your fingertips. Our ever-growing network enables us to move quickly with emerging trends and new technologies to deliver timely, quality content, tools, and resources. Cybrary leverages our partnerships to provide a myriad of learning opportunities to develop your cybersecurity skills and help you achieve your career goals.

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Gain data skills from gapless courses.
Our learning paths are designed to lay a strong foundational understanding of big data science and analysis concepts, reinforced with a complete framework of career-specific skills from beginner to advanced.

Never learn alone.
Self-guided (but structured!) learning paths fully empower your solo study sessions day after day, but there's no reason to do it all alone. Join our data community to get quick feedback on your questions and projects.

Build your best portfolio.
Put your best work forward by putting your skills to use with our guided projects. Prove your ability by working with real-world data sets to complete projects in your topic of choice!"

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Launched in 2014, DevOps.com has established itself as an indispensable resource for DevOps education and community building. We make it our mission to cover all aspects of DevOps—philosophy, tools, business impact, best practices and more.

Our site is the largest collection of original content related to DevOps on the web and one of the top results for DevOps-related search terms. Our content includes in-depth features, bylined articles, blog posts and breaking news about the topics that resonate with IT readers interested in DevOps: teamwork through improved IT culture, continuous integration, automated deployment, agile development and infrastructure-as-code among them."

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Every individual has the potential to create change, whether in their life, their community, or the world. The transformative power of education is what unlocks that potential. Yet, access to high-quality education has been a privilege of the few. Back in 2012, we realized it was a time for a seismic shift in learning. From the tried and true to the leading edge. From “for some” to “for all.” By opening the classroom through online learning, edX empowers millions of learners to unlock their potential and become changemakers.

Learn from more than 160 member universities with edX."

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Learn to code — for free. Build projects. Earn certifications.

Since 2014, more than 40,000 freeCodeCamp.org graduates have gotten jobs at tech companies including: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon.com & Spotify.

Our mission: to help people learn to code for free. We accomplish this by creating thousands of videos, articles, and interactive coding lessons - all freely available to the public. We also have thousands of freeCodeCamp study groups around the world."

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Free courses and Ebooks offering tutorials on Game development, Unity, Phaser and HTML5.

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Where the world builds software
Millions of developers and companies build, ship, and maintain their software on GitHub—the largest and most advanced development platform in the world."

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Bringing the benefits of AI to everyone
At Google AI, we’re conducting research that advances the state-of-the-art in the field, applying AI to products and to new domains, and developing tools to ensure that everyone can access AI."

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Are you new to web development, or an old pro? We've got resources for both. These codelabs provide a guided, tutorial, hands-on coding experience. Most codelabs will step you through the process of building a small application, or adding a new feature to an existing application. Find more codelabs on codelabs.developers.google.com

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Explore the potential of a new career path with the K-State Cybersecurity Bootcamp, where you can train with leading instructors from inside the industry. Virtual classroom environments offer a rich, interactive experience that is flexible in delivering an immersive curriculum. Take advantage of real-world simulations, practical training, networking with like-minded professionals and industry figures, as well as ongoing guidance and development to kickstart your career.

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Advanced digital marketing skills are in high demand among potential employers. Our program provides you with the knowledge and skills to turn your career aspirations into reality. You can benefit from practical and experiential learning, agency-style projects, instructors who are leaders in the industry, a prepared e-portfolio to present in interviews, and a range of career guidance services.

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The Kansas State University Full-Stack Development Bootcamp builds highly functional coders by immersing them in a community of full-stack web development experts and tech education leaders committed to the success of each student.

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Millions of students from all over the world, each with their own unique story, learn at their own pace on Khan Academy every single day. Our resources are being translated into more than 36 languages in addition to the Spanish, French, and Brazilian Portuguese versions of our site.
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom."

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Learn to Code Online in 24 Weeks
In today’s age of technology, coding and logic-based skills are becoming increasingly in-demand across job markets for web developers. At University of Kansas Coding Boot Camp, our full-stack program teaches you the key skills for front end and back end web development, all while preparing you for success in the professional world."

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Big data needs big protection. In just the last two years, 90 percent of the world's data has been created*. And as computer networks grow, so too does the quantity of vulnerable information.

KU Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attain proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security, throughout the course of 24 intensive weeks."

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Learn Data Analytics Online in 24 Weeks
At the University of Kansas Data Analytics Boot Camp, we are committed to preparing our online students for success. With the rise of data in today's economy, our program focuses on teaching students the practical and technical skills needed to analyze and solve complex data problems through an innovative online learning format."

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Learn Digital Marketing in 18 Weeks. The rise of the digital world is transforming the way people research, interact with, and make decisions about products and businesses.

KU Digital Marketing Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time digital marketing program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in marketing strategy, campaign development, digital advertising, and modern tools in site analytics and reporting."

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Become a Technology Project Manager in 18 Weeks.
Technology has transformed the way organizations work. Today, nearly every project includes a technology component. To be effective in any industry, project managers need to understand how software is developed and what role it plays in meeting a project’s business objectives."

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learn-html.org is a free interactive HTML tutorial - one of the Interactive Tutorials websites.

(Also links to learn Python, Java, HTML, Go, C, C++, JavaScript, PHP, Shell, C#, Perl, Ruby, Scala, and SQL.)

Interactive Tutorials is a personal project of mine aimed at making everyone in the world be able to learn how to code for free. The servers used to run the tutorials and the time invested in writing tutorials is funded through ads.

The vision is to teach coding within the browser using short and effective exercises. By running actual code directly from the web browser, students are able to try out coding without installing and executing it locally, which can be hard and redundant for the purpose of learning how to code. This creates a more efficient learning process, because students focus on learning instead of setting up coding environments.

This website and its content may be used freely and without charge, and it will always be free."

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Introduction to Computer Science and Programming

This subject is aimed at students with little or no programming experience. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems. It also aims to help students, regardless of their major, to feel justifiably confident of their ability to write small programs that allow them to accomplish useful goals. The class will use the Python‚Ñ¢ programming language."

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The technology workforce development company
At Pluralsight, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to create progress through technology and develop the skills of tomorrow. With assessments, learning paths and courses authored by industry experts, our platform helps businesses and individuals benchmark expertise across roles, speed up release cycles and build reliable, secure products."

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Global marketplace for learning and instruction.:
By connecting students all over the world to the best instructors, Udemy is helping individuals reach their goals and pursue their dreams.

Staying ahead of the future of work:
Udemy helps organizations prepare for the ever-evolving future of work. Our curated collection of top-rated business and technical courses gives companies, governments, and nonprofits the power to develop in-house expertise and satisfy employees’ hunger for learning and development."

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Gain a solid foundation in Unity with this guided learning journey. You’ll acquire the background, context, and skills to confidently begin creating in the Unity Editor and bring your vision to life.

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Hello and Welcome to WPBeginner, the largest free WordPress resource site for beginners.

At WPBeginner, our main goal is to provide cutting-edge helpful WordPress tutorials that are easy to understand for small businesses, bloggers, and non-techy WordPress website owners.

If you‚ you've ever asked yourself:

How can I build a WordPress site?
How can I do ______ in WordPress?‚
Which WordPress plugin should I pick for doing _______?
How do I fix ______ WordPress error?
What are the best practices to follow in WordPress?
Or if you have any other questions about WordPress‚You are in the RIGHT place!"

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