Last updated: May 24, 2017 at 16:00 pm
This is a hand-picked selection of courses and resources – on specific topics – often available for free! If you would like us to include your course or resource here, email [email protected] with details.
Learn to draw – Learn to draw online for free
MoMa Learning – Learn about modern art
SmartHistory – Makes Art History come alive
Chef2Chef – Learn to cook online
Rouxbe Online Cooking School – We train people of all abilities to become better, more confident cooks.
iWise – Famous quotes and inspirational quotes of wisdom by famous people throughout history
Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci – Read a page a day using your RSS reader
The History Faculty – Delivers the expertise of research scholars to the secondary school classroom.
Universal Leonardo – Programme aimed at deepening our understanding of Leonardo da Vinci through a series of exhibitions, scientific research and web-based resources.
We chose the moon – Relive the Apollo 11 launch
WW1 Experiences of an English Solider – The blog is is made up of transcripts of Harry Lamin’s letters from the first World War. The letters are posted exactly 90 years after they were written
LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
DailyLit – Choose the book you want to read. It will show you the number of instalments to read it. Then read it via email or RSS
Diary of Samuel Pepys – A daily entry or a monthly summary via RSS
Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips to Better Writing – Your friendly guide to the world of grammar, punctuation, usage, and fun developments in the English language
Turning the pages – Leaf through our great books and magnify the details.
Word of the Day – Sign up for the word of the day email. Learn a new word each day.
MUSIC & DANCE
Free Drum Lessons – Learn to play the drums for free
FiddlerMan – Learn to play the violin for free
Justin Guitar – Over 990 completely free guitar lessons
Learn Hypnosis online – Learn hypnosis in 5 days
Learn To Dance – These online dance lessons will teach you the basic dance steps and styling for the dance style you choose
Songsterr – Play, learn and sing guitar on-line
Zebra Keys – Free online piano lessons
SCIENCE & HEALTH
Blood Typing – Simulation/game to learn about blood typing.
Complete works of Charles Darwin online – Largest collection of writings by and about Darwin ever published.
DNA from the beginning – The science behind each concept is explained by: animation, image gallery, video interviews, problem, biographies, and links.
How to Start a Blog – The beginners guide to successful blogging
Learn Psychology – Learn about psychology for free
Periodic Table of Elements – Interactive periodic table with dynamic layouts showing names, electrons, oxidation, trend visualization, orbitals, isotopes, search.
Periodic Table of Videos – Tables charting the chemical elements have been around since the 19th century – but this modern version has a short video about each one.
Physics Games – Online Physics based games
The) Resistors – The use of interactive 3D technology to present a number of science equipment and experiments in an immersive way
Rocket Science 101 – Interactive demo of rockets
Rota Period – A new way at looking at the periodic table
Scitable – Resources on genetics and cell biology from Nature Publishing Group, home of Nature, the most cited scientific journal in the world.
TECHNOLOGY & IT
911 Electronic – Easy-understandable description of electronics components. For beginners and advanced people. Free
CodeAvengers – Learn to code websites, apps and software
Codecademy – Learn to code for free
DevelopPHP – Learn Web development and graphic design
Excel Easy – Fully illustrated Excel tutorial + 300 examples.
How to start a blog – free tutorials on how to start a blog and make it successful
HTML.net – Free tutorials on HTML, CSS and PHP
In Pictures – The simplest way to learn office applications
I Want to Learn Ruby – Links to Ruby free online courses
Learning about computers – Free online computer hardware classroom!
MyCADSite – Learn AutoCAD for free
Udacity – Online computer science courses and technology training
Goodtyping.com – Free online typing course
Keybr – Online keyboarding lesson
Peter’s Online Typing Course – A set of free online typing lessons and typing exercises for beginning typists
Rapid Typing Zone – Typing tutor, typing games and tests
Touch Typing Study – Free, user-friendly learning website that is designed to help you learn, practice and improve your typing speed and accuracy
typeonline.co.uk – A structured touch typing course for motivated individuals looking to develop their keyboard skills
ChessCademy – Learn to play chess
freeMeditation – Learn meditation for free
GoodTricks – Free card magic tricks
Just Learn Morse Code – A free Morse code trainer
LearnTarot – Learn to read Tarot cards
LegalFlip – Learn about the law
Peacemaker – A game that challenges you to succeed as a leader where others have failed