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- The History -

In late 2018, Waybuilder.Net absorbed the content of a pair of 20-yr-old free education sites, Free-Ed.Net and Sweethaven.Com. Whereas the two original sites were modeled after contemporary schools and colleges, the newer version is designed for people who have a need or passion for actually learning new material and skills over a lifetime.

The goal of this emerging structure of education is not to pass exams and to get certified, but to grasp the essence of particular areas of knowledge for a variety of purposes ... ideas that are meaningful and of awesome value.

Worthwhile learning experiences are personal adventures that last a lifetime. Formal education is a structured experience that is most relevant for a relatively short period of time.

- The New  Narrative -

You can train a monkey to blow a whistle;
But that doesn't make him a musician

Leave mere "training" for dogs, horses, and pigeons. True learning is an exercise of the human mind and spirit.

"Since we can't know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever must be learned." -- John Holt, Educator


These are free learning resources for lifelong learners who want to check out topics of special interest to them.


Prealgebra, Economics, World History, Russian Language and Culture ... and much, much more.

Go  to the Academic Subject Catalog


These are free learning resources that have been prepared on the level of 2-year trade schools and 4-year apprenticeship programs.


Auto Repair, Welding, Plumbing, Healthcare, Aircraft Maintenance, ...

Go  to the Skilled-Trades Subject Catalog

This is a brief guide, or handbook, that describes the SDLL learning resources and how to get the most from them.

Here's More About Lifelong Learning 

More than 1700 study ideas for self-directed lifelong learners







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