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Master List of Free Online College Courses

universitiesandcolleges_logo.pngUniversitiesAndColleges.org came out with a master list of free online college courses. The list is broken up into general collections (institutions that offer free online courses), and then by subjects, like the Arts and Humanities, Math and Science, History, and Business and Economics. Some of the institutions require you to register (even though it’s a free course). To learn more or to view the list, click on the link below:


Verbix: Free Online Verb Conjugator for 97 Languages


Verbix is "an independent non-profit organization that aims to promote and protect linguistic diversity." The tools on their site "contain verb conjugations for hundreds of languages, ranging from national and international languages to regional and even extinct languages." One of the free offerings that Verbix has is an online verb conjugator. There are 97 languages available that you access for free. To visit the conjugator, click on the link below:


SmARThistory.org: Free Online Multi-media Web-book


“smARThistory.org is a free multi-media web-book designed as a dynamic
enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional and static art
history textbook. Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker began
smARThistory in 2005 by creating a blog
featuring free audio guides in the form of podcasts for use in The
Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Soon after, we
embedded the audio files in our online survey courses. The response
from our students was so positive that we decided to create a
multi-media survey of art history web-book. We created audios and
videos about works of art found in standard art history survey texts,
organized the files stylistically and chronologically, and added text
and still images.”

What I really like about this site is that you can contact the creators to contribute to the site, by images of works or museums loaded on flickr or working with them to create audio and video files of works of art similar to what’s on the website. It’s a great way to engage students about art from different time periods, styles, and countries. To find out more, click on the link below:


Word2Word: Free Online Language Courses


Word2Word is offering free online language courses in the" hope of all people developing a better understanding of others through the use of language". There are a variety of languages you can choose from and there are different levels of study and mix of materials for each course. If you would the check out what Word2Word has to offer, click on the link below:


SUMO Paint: Online Image Editor

sumo_paint_logo.jpgSUMO Paint is a free web based (online) image editor. What’s really nice about this service is that it has some of the features that you would see in image editor like GIMP or Photoshop (that you need to install on your computer). SUMO Paint can do many things like transform an image, it has support for multiple layers and many other features like a smudge tool, blur tool, and symmetry tool. This is a great tool to have in your toolbox if you use maps in your humanities classes. You can edit them online and them download them. SUMO Paint also has a community you can post your images to for others to see and comment (but you can not directly save the image to services like Facebook or Flickr, you would need to download them to your computer first).

If you want to explore the tool before creating an account, you can by visiting the link below: