Last updated: October 2, 2017 at 13:59 pm
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! If you would like us to include your collection here, email [email protected] with details.
About.com – Guidance, not guesswork. 750 experts to help you
About.U – Courses by email
Academic Earth – Online college courses from the world’s top universities
Alison – Online courses from the world’s top publishers
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 165 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/alison/
AllExperts – Ask any question! Allexperts.com is the oldest & largest free Q&A service on the Internet
Answers -Questions and answers about everything
Audible – Audio books from Amazon
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 101 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/audible/
BBC iWonder -Stories to make you think. From BBC TV, radio, online and beyond
Big Think – A global forum connecting people and ideas.
Blinkist – 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 2017: 164 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/blinkist/
BrightStorm – Video lessons for students
Canvas Network – Open, online courses from colleges, universities, and organizations worldwide
Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Institute (OLI) – Online courses for anyone who wants to learn or teach.
Codecademy – Learn to code for free
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 114 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/codecademy/
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.
Coursera – The world’s best online courses
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 32 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/codecademy/
Coursmos – Micro-courses for real people
Curious – Lifelong learning platform
E-Books Directory – A daily growing list of freely downloadable ebooks, documents and lecture notes found all over the internet.
EdCast – Daily personalised feed with SmartBites (short knowledge bites)
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
Excel-Easy – A tutorial (Introduction, Basics, Functions, Data Analysis and VBA) on how to use Excel.
Free and Affordable Distance Education – Tutorials, courses, tests, test prep
Free Book Center – Links to thousands of free online technical books.
Free Tutorial For .. – A site that is dedicated of sharing quality tutorials for everyone.
FutureLearn – Online courses from top universities and specialist organisation
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 106 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/futurelearn/
GetAbstract – Two- and five-page summaries of the world’s best business books, articles, videos and economic reports. Upskill in 10 minutes or less
GCF Learn Free – The freedom to learn, what you want, when you want
Gresham College Free Public Lectures – Over 1,900 lectures available recorded lat Gresham College
HBX – Online business courses from Harvard Business School
Highbrow – Bite-sized email courses delivered daily
Hippocampus – Explore over 5.700 videos in 13 subject areas
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 – Discover and create original, in-depth, useful, media-rich pages on topics you are passionate about.
infoplease – All the knowledge you need
Instructables – Let’s make …
iTunesU – Using an iPhone or Pad, learn from the world’s largest collection of free education content
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 56 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/itunes-and-itunesu/
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John Locker – Documentaries and educational videos
LazyLibrary – Find books on any topic without having to worry about high page counts. If it’s over 200 pages, you won’t even see it
LearnOutLoud – Free Audio & Video Directory offers a selection of over 10,000 free educational audio and video titles
LearnThat – Free tutorials and free courses
Lynda – New skills. Improved skills. Now
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 49 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/lynda/
Mahalo – Learn anything
MindBites – 1000’s of video lessons, how to’s and tutorials
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.
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
Podiobooks – Free serialized audio books, delivered on your schedule – by podcasts
Skillshare – Learn from creative professionals and companies
Qualt – Free mobile courses in internationally recognised professional qualifications. Anytime, anywhere.
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
Schoox – We instantly solve your training challenge
Shmoop – Everything you wanted to know about … everything
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.
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 185 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/stitcher/
SoYouWanna.com – 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
Tufts Open Courseware – Part of a new educational movement initiated by MIT that provides free access to course content for everyone online
Udacity – A large variety of technology and computing coursess
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
Video-tutes – Video tutorials on using software programs
Vimeo – 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 2017: 52 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/vimeo/
Vision2Learn – A range of flexible and convenient nationally accredited e-learning courses.
WannaLearn.com – Over 350 categories of free, first-rate, family-safe online tutorials, guides and instructionally oriented websites
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