Learn How

The following websites have excellent tutorials and online learning resources:


DoItYourself  http://www.doityourself.com/ is the leading independent home improvement and home repair website. It has been repeatedly honored among the Best on the Web, and was named "One of the Top 50 Sites in the World" by Time Magazine. In addition to its extraordinarily broad list of topics, it operates the most active home improvement forums on the Internet, enabling consumers to get personalized advice from professionals in over 100 subjects.

eHow  http://www.ehow.com/ Cook, decorate, fix, plan, garden, budget or update your wardrobe…that's just the beginning of the kind of advice and inspiration you can find at eHow. So join the millions of people who visit the site every month to access more than two million articles and videos.

GCFLearnFree.org  http://www.gcflearnfree.org creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy, and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. Over 750 different lessons are available to millions of people in over 200 countries and territories ABSOLUTELY FREE.  GCFLearnFree.org is a program of Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC, Inc.

How Stuff Works  http://www.howstuffworks.com/ HowStuffWorks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications, is the award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. Founded by North Carolina State University Professor Marshall Brain in 1998, the site is now an online resource for millions of people of all ages.  From car engines to search engines, from cell phones to stem cells, and thousands of subjects in between, HowStuffWorks has it covered.

Instructables  http://www.instructables.com/ Instructables is a web-based platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it.  Over 800,000 people learn and collaborate with others on this free site, founded by the MIT Media Lab . Popular categories include eBooks, technology, workshop, living, food, play, and outside.

Khan Academy http://www.khanacademy.org/ Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free.  Includes a library of over 2,600 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 268 practice exercises. Learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

Learning Express  http://mel.org. Then click MeL Databases and Learning Express. Practice for tests, learn computer skills, study Spanish, and more.

TED Talks  http://www.ted.com/talks are a set of more than 1500 addresses on a wide range of topics in the areas of Technology, Entertainment, and Design.  Presenters at TED events are given a maximum of 18 minutes to present their ideas in the most innovative and engaging ways they can.  Presenters include Bill Clinton, Jane Goodall, Malcolm Gladwell, Al Gore, Gordon Brown, Richard Dawkins, Bill Gates, Larry Page, and many others.  TED is owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, under the slogans "ideas worth spreading” and "talks to stir your curiosity."

WikiHow  http://www.wikihow.com/ “the how-to manual you can edit” wikiHow is a collaborative effort to build and share the world's largest, highest quality how-to manual. Like Wikipedia, wikiHow is a wiki, in that anyone can write or edit a page on the site. Thousands of people from all over the world have collaboratively written 130,430 how-to articles. Over 30 million people a month read wikiHow.