Learning

The Learning channel contains all the materials you need to help you learn about math and other challenging subjects of study. Explore the fun and free learning materials in this section.


Think you're a visual learner? How about auditory? Sorry, that's preference; education is best tailored to the subject matter, not the student.

It might not be sophisticated, but some people with dyslexia say it's the only typeface they can read.

A new study pitted touch-typists against people using a hunt-and-peck style. Guess what they found.

New research shows kids learn science best when we show them the failures and personal struggles that led to the astronomical successes.

A solid education should include computer science and tech literacy. Kids who code develop skills for a digital economy, and also attitudes needed to succeed elsewhere.

From American Girl dolls to animal pelts to car repair tools, you may be surprised at the free stuff you can borrow from the library

Move over, Zuckerberg: A new study shows that children may just have adults beat when it comes to creativity and innovation in the tech sector.

Whether it's tag, jumping rope or playing with dolls, kids in every part of the world, and in every generation, play. Philosophers and psychologists say they do it for more reasons than just having fun. But the future of play may be in jeopardy.

TED talks are so popular, they've been spoofed in commercials, with speakers sporting wireless headphones against a black background. At 18 minutes each, how did these talks go viral?

Students have been taught via long distance for centuries, long before the birth of personal computers. Here's where the first distance learning courses began.

Seems like everybody in the world is signed up for a MOOC (massive open online course). But how many students actually finish their courses?

Seems like lending out ebooks should be a relatively simple matter for most libraries. But often, it's not. What are the challenges ebooks pose for libraries?

Massive open online courses are the hot, new way to educate the masses. Will MOOCs make college obsolete?

You have just finished that algebra MOOC from an Ivy League university. Awesome! But can you get college credit for your MOOC classes?

Want to ace that test? Skip the all-nighter and hit the sack to boost memory and learning.

Education still mainly consists of an instructor talking to a group of students, the same as it's been for at least 1,000 years. But what if that model could be overturned for good? And we're not talking MOOCs but something much more personal.

Staying awake in a college lecture is hard enough, but how about when you're at home watching the lecture on your computer, a few feet from your bed? That's the challenge of online learning. We have some tips to keep you on track.

In 2012, MIT and Harvard joined forces to create edX, a nonprofit offering free online college classes from some of the world's top universities. How does it make money?

Fellow graduates, as you go forward and seize the day, we pause to consider some less-clichéd and far more memorable commencement speeches given over the years.

When's the last time you wrote a cursive capital Q? Instruction in penmanship has dropped as digital communication eclipses pen and paper. But could cursive skills mean more than pretty loops on a page?

Free college courses from top universities sounds fantastic. That's the premise of MOOCs – hundreds of thousands of people from around the world can sign up. Is this the future of college education or an interesting fad?

It's touted as a barometer of academic success, but some critics say the NAEP is prone to false readings. Here's a look at the "the nation's report card" and what it tells us about the state of American scholastics.

This college image gallery offers a visual perspective of some of the important aspects of attending a university. Check out these college pictures.

The teacher's voice fades, your pencil drops and your eyes close. Sound familiar? Classroom video conferencing is one teaching tool that could keep you awake. It might even get you excited about learning.

One of the top ten U.S. universities wants to give you an education -- for free. The only catch? You won't get a diploma.