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A Quick Visit To Some Of My Favorite Websites That Share Knowledge For Free

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A Famous Telugu Poet Shri Gurujada Apparao said ‘Sontha labham koncham manukoni porugu vadiki todu padavoyi’  which means (We should sacrifice some of self-mindedness and help our neighbours in need).

Often people find it so tough to share knowledge. They hesitate to share the best practices. They feel sharing their knowledge empowers the other person and makes the other person more important than them.  Not a devilish thought process though!!! However, I strongly believe that Knowledge is a magical thing that multiplies when we share it, we become more knowledgeable when we share what we know.  Believe me….I always earned something or the other whenever I shared knowledge. We may not receive money every time for the knowledge we share every time, however, the love, affection, blessings, happiness we see in the other person we see when we share knowledge is unfathomable. Driving the point home, I just want to say “Share Knowledge and Grow Rich”. Now my definition of “Rich”ness is not in terms of monetary value. A person is Rich when he has lots of ideas, lots of blessings, wishes from so many people. Whats the value of money if our richness is not useful or helpful for any other person except for ourself.

Today I will share in this blog post of mine, some of my favorite websites which help me in keeping my knowledge updated.

1)MIT Opencourseware: http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm ( This website is a like a Magic to me. Here I get to read stuff on any subject for free).

MIT OpenCourseWare is a free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.

2)Khan Academy: http://www.khanacademy.org/ (Ah!!! Check the website and in the first glance itself you can understand how wonderful this website is and how many lovely people in this wonderful world are willing to help their fellow inquisitive human beings to learn something on any subject)

All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you  are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the
classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you
completely free of charge.

3)Stanford Engineering Everywhere (SEE):http://see.stanford.edu/ ( Anytime ever dreamt that you can study something from the folks of Stanford itself?? Imagine it!!! Done!!! SEE folks help you realise your dream of studying courses from Stanford for FREE FREE FREE!!!)
For the first time in its history, Stanford is offering some of its most popular engineering classes free of charge to students and educators around the world. Stanford Engineering Everywhere (SEE) expands the Stanford experience to students and educators online. A computer and an Internet connection are all you need. View lecture videos, access reading lists and other course handouts, take quizzes and tests, and communicate with other SEE students, all at your convenience.

4)TechRepublic: http://www.techrepublic.com/ ( Any info on latest technical updates appears in this website. We get to understand the stuff right from the basics to the high level. Book mark this site if you want to move around in techworld with dignity, they help you learn everything ;))

TechRepublic is a premium online resource that provides access to extensive, up-to-date, original IT content and resources

5)Gantthead :http://www.gantthead.com/default.cfm  ( This site is one stop destination for a baby to the Grandpa  in Project Management School )

Being an IT Project Manager can be a lonely job. You are responsible for a project that business people in your organization care
a lot about. Someone may have over-committed you, and is now asking you why you’re not done yet. You and your staff are working together to find solutions
as best you can – but within your organization there is no one you can lean on for the answers you need.

No one is doing exactly what you are doing now within your company. This is why we built gantthead. Our mission is simple: To
make IT project managers more successful.   Gantthead is the experience bridge that fills in the gaps – providing help to project managers in a number of ways. It is a community, your community, for IT project managers.

6)Chandoo.org : http://chandoo.org/ (Aww!!! You want to kill excel? You want to excel in excel??? Here is THE site for all your problems)

The owner of the site says ” my blog is a passionate community where I learn and share excel tips, charting tutorials,  visualization ideas, downloadable excel tutorials. It has 350+ excellent tutorials, examples and downloadable workbooks for you”.

7)TechNation (India) :http://www.technation.in/ (Who says troubleshooting is troublesome and costly all the times? Here is a site which helps you in your PC troubleshooting. Your tech Doctor for your computer problems)

The owner of the site says”At TechNation (India), our remote technical support specialists can help you with Data Recovery, Remote Tech Support, Windows Blue Screen Errors, to remove virus, malware and spyware. We support Windowsxp, Windows Vista &  Windows7. ”

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Do share with me the websites which help you in improving your knowledge 🙂

Cheers,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

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