Saturday, September 13, 2014

Great new tech ed resource, free for homeschoolers

Webucator is beginning to make their self-directed tech courses free to homeschoolers. Apparently the CEO is beginning his own homeschooling journey and couldn't find a lot of great free online software and web development courses.

This is what they sent me: "As Webucator specializes in this kind of training in the corporate world, we know how valuable these skills are. So, we've decided to make all of our self-paced courses available for free to homeschoolers. This includes courses on web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), Photoshop, Dreamweaver and many others. Here's a link to our blog announcement.

To register for a course, all [you] need to do is:

Go to our Self-paced Courses page.
Browse through the courses.
Click the Order Now button next to the course.
Enter HOMESCHOOL for the Coupon Code and click Validate Coupon.
Complete the registration.
For any registration questions, simply

That's all there is to it. As I said, the courses are self paced, so students will need to have some discipline to get through them, but one of the great things about homeschooling is that it helps kids develop this kind of discipline. So, we're hopeful that our courses will help kids develop much needed skills in the workplace. Plus, a lot of this stuff is just fun to learn!"

Obviously there is so SO much value to knowing web development, Microsoft Office, and even photoshop in this world, and this is a great resource for kids to learn!