Selected online courses and resources

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.

Topic categories: Art, Cookery, History, Language & Literature, Music & Dance, Science & Health, Technology & IT, Touch Typing, Miscellaneous. See also: Languages, Business and General collections


ART

Learn to draw – Learn to draw online for free

MoMa Learning – Learn about modern art

SmartHistory – Makes Art History come alive


COOKERY

Chef2Chef – Learn to cook online

Rouxbe Online Cooking School – We train people of all abilities to become better, more confident cooks.


HISTORY

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


TOUCH TYPING

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


MISCELLANEOUS

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