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Research Resources for Writers

A short post today with a big payout :-)

All writers do research, even if only the kind that has them searching their own imaginations.

Some writers take university courses.

The New York Times has an article called Open Education for a Global Economy.

It links to many research resources but focuses on ALISON—Free Online Courses and Certification.

From the article:

“It offers some 400 vocational courses at “certificate level” (1 to 2 hours of study) or “diploma level” (about 9 to 11 hours of study) and plans to add 600 more in the coming year. Its most popular course, ABC IT, is a 15- to 20-hour training suite that covers similar ground to the widely recognized International Computer Driving License curriculum. (ALISON’s certification is free; ICDL certification can cost over $500). Other popular offerings are project management, accounting, customer service, human resources, Microsoft Excel, health studies, basic study skills, operations management and psychology.”

If you’re in a hurry, here’s a link to all of ALISON’s free courses.
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3 responses to “Research Resources for Writers

  1. Pingback: Sometimes Writers Have To Go Back To School . . . | Notes from An Alien

  2. libraryassociate October 1, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Began the Diploma in Legal Studies course through Alison today! TY!! Should help me at work.


  3. Alexander M Zoltai October 1, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Congratulations !! — It should indeed help you at work :-)


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