Freedom to Explore Free Features Online

Freedom to Explore Free Features Online


Rosanne Fortier
News Correspondent


The word, boredom should be removed from the dictionary. Even when people are in isolation because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the internet is an avenue towards endless opportunities to obtain free activities, courses, and features online.

Tech-Talk provides free learning for students, teachers, and patrons. Another web-based distance learning program Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). It is designed from a college or university course or maybe less structured.

These courses are open, anyone can enroll, and there is no admission process. Most of these courses have video lessons, readings, assessments, and discussion forums. The courses are usually made by universities and some are even made by companies. But universities rarely distribute them; instead, they rely on course providers. Certificates can be provided upon completion but the students usually have to pay for a certificate. Participants can get free auditing or paid enrollment where they get access to all content and a certificate of completion.

Your local library also has many courses, books, music, and movies through their e-resources and online material.

There are many travel sites which showcase different countries. When you think about it, when people travel they spent most of their time viewing sights through the windows of their vehicles. Entertainment wise, people can access an Africa safari online through a full film format on You Tube. Cabela’s African Safari is available through an internet archive where a player can track and stalk a variety of animals.

Google can provide answers to all of your questions in a matter of minutes. Another thought is to view how-to cooking videos. For example, if you are wondering what spices go well with rice, there are 33 types to choose from.

Looking for a craft idea? Pinterest has a huge variety of projects to select from. Other sites have ideas and how-to instructions on woodworking, sewing patterns, and more.

You can take virtual tours of museums and art galleries online.

Also, there are many public domain e-books, music, and movies people can download for free online. You can access global news 24-7. Five of the top news sites were CBC News, The Globe and Mail, CTC News, Global News, and Toronto Star.

These are just a few of the features the internet has to offer. It’s all right there at your fingertips in the comfort of your own home. Happy surfing!