Collections of online courses and resources

Last updated: May 24, 2018 at 10:38 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! If you would like us to include your collection here, email [email protected] with details. – Guidance, not guesswork. 750 experts to help you

About.U – Courses by email

Academic Earth – Online college courses from the world’s top universities

award-128Alison – Online courses from the world’s top publishers
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 165  See more at

AllExperts – Ask any question! is the oldest & largest free Q&A service on the Internet

Answers -Questions and answers about everything

award-128Audible – Audio books from Amazon
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 101  See more at

BBC iWonder -Stories to make you think. From BBC TV, radio, online and beyond

Big Think – A global forum connecting people and ideas.

award-128Blinkist – 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

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.

award-128Codecademy – Learn to code for free
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 114  See more at

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.

award-128Coursera – The world’s best online courses
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 32  See more at

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

edX – Online courses from the world’s best universitiesaward-128
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 157 See more at

eHow – How to do just about everything

E-Learning MarketPlace – A place to compare, buy and sell e-learning courses. – 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.

award-128FutureLearn – Online courses from top universities and specialist organisation
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 106  See more at

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 contentaward-128
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 56 See more at

Take free courses from inspiring experts!

John Locker – Documentaries and educational videos

Khan Academy –  A classroom for the worldaward-128
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 84 See more at

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

award-128Lynda – New skills. Improved skills. Now
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 49 See more at

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

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 – 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

award-128Stitcher – 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 – 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

TED – Ideas worth spreading. Videos of inspiring people at TED eventsaward-128
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 31 See more at

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

Udemy – Platform or marketplace for online learningaward-128
Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning 2017: 65 See more at

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 – award-128Discover 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

Vision2Learn – A range of flexible and convenient nationally accredited e-learning courses. – 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

Wikipedia – Online collaborative encyclopaediaaward-128
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 10 See more at

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

YouTube – Videos on everything under the sunaward-128
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 1 See more at