Last updated: November 23, 2020 at 11:21 am
This is an alphabetical list of places where you can find collections of online courses and resources (ebooks, screencasts, games, videos) as well as people – on many different topics – academic and general – mostly for free!
Tools marked with a appear on the Top Tools for Learning 2020
Academic Earth – Online college courses from the world’s top universities
Alison – Online courses from the world’s top publishers
Answers – Questions and answers about everything
Big Think – A global forum connecting people and ideas.
Key insights from bestselling nonfiction books, transformed into powerful packs you can read or listen to in just 15 minutes
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2020: 153
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/blinkist/
BrightStorm – Video lessons for students
Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Institute (OLI) – Online courses for anyone who wants to learn or teach.
Codecademy – Learn to code for free
CosmoLearning – A free educational website for teachers and students
Course Hero – Course Hero offers crowd-sourced study documents, expert tutors and customizable flashcards, accessible anywhere, at any time.
CoursesOnline – CoursesOnline hosts a wide variety of learning courses from some of the UK’s top providers for those looking to upskill themselves
Curious – Lifelong learning platform
E-Books Directory – A daily growing list of freely downloadable ebooks, documents and lecture notes found all over the internet.
Educator – Scholastic lecture video archives
eHow – How to do just about everything
E-Learning MarketPlace – A place to compare, buy and sell e-learning courses.
Encyclopdia.com – Verified facts, information, and biographies from trusted sources
Free and Affordable Distance Education – Tutorials, courses, tests, test prep
Free Book Center – Links to thousands of free online technical books.
Two- and five-page summaries of the world’s best business books, articles, videos and economic reports. Upskill in 10 minutes or less
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2020: 80
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/getabstract/
GCF Learn Free – Learn and develop the skills needed to advance in work and life.
Gresham College Free Public Lectures – Over 1,900 lectures available recorded lat Gresham College
HBX – Online business courses from Harvard Business School
Hippocampus – Free educational resources from middle school to college
Howcast – How-to videos
How stuff works -Online reference tool
HowToDoThings – A collection of people and informative articles dedicated to solving life’s everyday problems.
HubPages – HubPages is a network of sites where people write about their passions!.
infoplease – All the knowledge you need
Instructables – Let’s make …
Using an iPhone or Pad, learn from the world’s largest collection of free education content
iVersity – Take free courses from inspiring experts!
John Locker – Documentaries and educational videos
LearnOutLoud – Free Audio & Video Directory offers a selection of over 10,000 free educational audio and video titles
LearnThat – Free tutorials and free courses
Mind Tools resources help you learn more than 2800 management, leadership and personal effectiveness skills. Exclusive content, produced by experts in their field. Most resources are designed to be mastered in 10 minutes or less.
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2020: 174
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/mindtools/
MindZeit – Helping you develop through multimedia
MIT OpenCourseWare – OCW makes the materials used in the teaching of MIT’s subjects available on the Web.
MonkeySee – Watch. Learn. Do
Moving Image Archive – This library contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts.
Offcourse – Open source learning platform for learning and knowledge sharing. It’s a place where you can collect links to the best online resources for your learning goals and share it with the community.
OpenCampus – The largest resource library for professional certifications courses.
OpenLearn – Free access to Open University course materials
Open Of Course – A selection of free online courses and tutorials The focus is on educational information where people can benefit of in daily life.
OpenStax College – Discover learning materials in an Open Space.
Open Yale – Provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University
Questia – With more than 83,000 academic books and more than 10 million articles from more than a thousand of the world’s leading publishers, Questia offers quality sources selected by librarians and approved by professors, many of them peer-reviewed!
Refdesk – Fact checker for the Internet
Reference.com – A multi-source encyclopedia search service
SafetySkills – Experience all the benefits of a comprehensive workplace EHS and HR training programs for a fraction of the cost of traditional training
School of Everything – Whether it’s a new language, a musical instrument or rocket science – learn new things and get really clever.
SchoolTube – The Best Videos from Students and Teachers Everywhere
Scribl – Free serialized audio books, delivered on your schedule – by podcasts
Shmoop – Everything you wanted to know about … everything
Skillshare – Learn from creative professionals and companies
Snapguide – Discover and create how-to guides on all your favorite topics.
Sophia – Content for eight courses is now available online for free through the Sofia open content initiative
Stitcher – Listen to over 65,000+ radio shows and podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, Android or PC – anytime, anywhere.
Soundcloud – Podcasts and other shared sound files
SoYouWanna.net – Teaches you how to do all the things nobody taught you in school
TakeLessons – Search thousands of teachers for local and online lessons
TeacherTube – Safe educational video collection
The Great Courses Plus – Stream thousands of videos on Science, History, Travel, Health & Wellness, Professional Development, Photography, Cooking, and much more!
The Library Infinite – Choose an archetype and you will be shown free software and web sites specifically chosen for your interest
ThoughtCo – Learn something new everyday
University of the People – Tuition-free, online academic institution
U-Now – University of Nottingham’s formal open courseware initiative
Video Jug – The home of how-to videos
Discover top-notch videos, creators, and collections related to your interests, hand-selected by our 100-percent-human curation team.
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2020: 34
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/vimeo/
Vision2Learn – A range of flexible and convenient nationally accredited e-learning courses.
WatchLearnKnow – Free educational videos. Organised
Webucator – Courses on business and technical skills advanced technical skills
WikiHow – Trying to help everyone on the planet learn how to do anything
Wikiversity – A community for the creation and use of free learning materials and activities
Wyzant – Features 90,000+ free resources created by the largest network of private tutors on the web.
Yahoo Answers – Ask, answer and/or discover