Aside from quitting smoking, losing weight and managing stress, USA.gov reports that Americans are looking to expand their educations in 2015.
The College Board — yes, the same folks behind the dreaded SAT exam all college-bound high school students must take with a No. 2 pencil — estimates the average costs of tuition and fees for a private college in 2013-14 topped $30,000.
As college fees become prohibitively pricey for some would-be learners, a revolutionary solution has emerged. Popular video sharing sites like YouTube offer video-based lessons on everything from the proper grammatical usage of causative verbs to making cheese. Apple’s iTunes U boasts more than 750,000 “individual learning materials” from nearly 70 countries.