Last updated: September 25, 2018 at 15:04 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!
Tools marked with a appear on the Top Tools for Learning 2018
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
Answers – Questions and answers about everything
BBC iWonder -Stories to make you think. From BBC TV, radio, online and beyond
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 2018: 117
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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.
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.
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.
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 2018: 190
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/getabstract/
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
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 …
Using an iPhone or Pad, learn from the world’s largest collection of free education content
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2018: 142
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/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
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.
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
Podiobooks – Free serialized audio books, delivered on your schedule – by podcasts
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
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.
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
Tufts Open Courseware – Part of a new educational movement initiated by MIT that provides free access to course content for everyone online
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
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 2018: 53
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/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