Online Learning


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Courses, Classes, Lectures, & Tutorials

College and University Courses
Binghamton Carnegie Mellon Cornell Harvard MIT for High School
MIT OpenCourseWare Open University Oxford Stanford Tufts Yale
Miscellaneous Courses and Collections
Academic Earth Connexions CosmoLearning Edx HippoCampus
ITUNES U iTunes K12 LearnOutLoud.com NY Times Learning Network udemy
100 Useful, Free Web Tools for Lifelong Learners
Some of the suggestions duplicate sites mentioned elsewhere here, but it’s a nicely categorized, annotated list of online learning, ebook, and reference tools.
Connexions
A place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Includes some entire textbooks.
Finding Dulcinea Web Guides
Include fun topics such as Family Travel, academic subjects such as Elementary School Social Studies Resources, serious health topics such as Leukemia.
FreeEd.net
Non-Credit self-paced online courses and tutorials.
GCFLearnFree.org
Free online classes in a variety of topics in the areas of Everyday Life, Math & Money, Computers, and more.
HippoCampus
The goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge. Includes many online textbooks.
Khan Academy
Free online video tutorials on a wide variety of subjects.
Know More
Washington Post feature with graphs, images, statistics, and interesting facts about a variety of topics. Great for browsing!
Learning Continuity with iTunes and iTunes U.
Subject-organized list of some of the educational podcasts and classes available through iTunes.
Memrize
There are thousands of courses on Memrise – all free and all created by other members of the community. Courses are available in many languages, for many languages and other subjects.
OEDb: Online Education Database
OEDb is a comprehensive online education directory for both free and for-credit learning options. We offer up-to-date, detailed program information from accredited online colleges for degree seekers and categorize free online college courses from well-known universities and providers.
OER Commons
OER content is made free to use or share, and in some cases, to change and share again, made possible through licensing, so that both teachers and learners can share what they know. Browse and search OER Commons to find curriculum, and tag, rate, and review it for others.
Open Culture
Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. … Free audio books, free online courses, free movies, free language lessons, free ebooks and other enriching content — it’s all here.
TED Radio Hour
A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world’s most remarkable minds. Learn more about TED.
WannaLearn.com
Over 350 categories of free, first-rate, family-safe online tutorials, guides and instructionally oriented Websites!

 Free Electronic Textbooks

CK12 FlexBooks
An online system for collaborative, custom-collated, self publishable educational content that can be adapted for individualized needs in a digital-age textbook known as a FlexBook.
Flat World Knowledge
We preserve the best of the old — books by leading experts, peer-reviewed and developed to high editorial standards, fully supported by review copies, teaching supplements and great service.
Merlot: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
Thousands of quality open-source books and materials. Includes a Community College Open Textbook Collaborative of college materials.
OER Commons – Textbooks
Open Educational Resources are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. OER often have a Creative Commons or GNU license that state specifically how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared.
Open Culture: 200 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection
Free textbooks (aka open textbooks) written by knowledgable scholars are a relatively new phenomenon. Below, find a meta list of 200 Free Textbooks, and check back often for new additions.
Open Textbooks
The primary goal … is to identify, create and/or repurpose existing OER as Open Textbooks and make them available for use by community college students and faculty.
Science Books Online
Lists free science e-books, textbooks, lecture notes, monographs, and other science related documents.
Textbook Revolution
Our approach is to bring all of the free textbooks we can find together in one place, review them, and let the best rise to the top and find their way into the hands of students in classrooms around the world. At Textbook Revolution, you’ll find links to textbooks and select educational resources of all kinds.
Wikibooks
A Wikimedia community for creating a free library of educational textbooks that anyone can edit. Wikibooks began on July 10, 2003; since then Wikibooks has grown to include over 34,816 pages …
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Free Electronic Textbooks

CK12 FlexBooks
An online system for collaborative, custom-collated, self publishable educational content that can be adapted for individualized needs in a digital-age textbook known as a FlexBook.
Flat World Knowledge
We preserve the best of the old — books by leading experts, peer-reviewed and developed to high editorial standards, fully supported by review copies, teaching supplements and great service.
Merlot: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
Thousands of quality open-source books and materials. Includes a Community College Open Textbook Collaborative of college materials.
OER Commons – Textbooks
Open Educational Resources are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. OER often have a Creative Commons or GNU license that state specifically how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared.
Open Culture: 200 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection
Free textbooks (aka open textbooks) written by knowledgable scholars are a relatively new phenomenon. Below, find a meta list of 200 Free Textbooks, and check back often for new additions.
Open Textbooks
The primary goal … is to identify, create and/or repurpose existing OER as Open Textbooks and make them available for use by community college students and faculty.
Science Books Online
Lists free science e-books, textbooks, lecture notes, monographs, and other science related documents.
Textbook Revolution
Our approach is to bring all of the free textbooks we can find together in one place, review them, and let the best rise to the top and find their way into the hands of students in classrooms around the world. At Textbook Revolution, you’ll find links to textbooks and select educational resources of all kinds.
Wikibooks
A Wikimedia community for creating a free library of educational textbooks that anyone can edit. Wikibooks began on July 10, 2003; since then Wikibooks has grown to include over 34,816 pages …

How-To Guides

DIY Network (videos)
Do-It-Yourself articles and tutorials in topics ranging from autos to wooodworking.
eHow.com (videos)
eHow is the world’s most popular place to find clear instructions on how to do just about anything.
GetHuman Database
Tired of being shunted from phone menu to phone menu? Here is a list of companies with the phone tricks you can use to actually reach a human directly.
How Do I …? (videos)
Custom Google search for instructional videos.
How Stuff Works
An incredible number of explanations of how things work, from atoms to zoos.
How To Clean Stuff
Guides and a blog on cleaning everything from clothes to cars.
How to Mend It
Find out how to mend just about anything.
iFitIt
Step-by-step repair guides, troubleshooting tips, and thriving community of repair technicians who want to help. Or, check out our teardowns — sneak-peeks inside the latest new gadgets.
Instructables (videos)
Instructables is a web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others.
Lifehacker: How To
Tips and trick on a variety of topics including both computer and non-computer skills. An older (2016-) set of Cheat Sheets are also available for handy reference.
MonkeySee (videos)
How-to videos.
wikiHow: the how to manual that you can edit
wikiHow is a collaborative effort to build and share the world’s largest, highest quality how-to manual. Like Wikipedia, wikiHow is a wiki, in that anyone can write or edit a page on the site. Thousands of people from all over the world have collaboratively written 101,747 how-to articles.
Wired: How-To
A collaborative site filled with all kinds of projects, hacks, tricks and tips you can edit. Mostly but not entirely tech-related.
Wonder How To (videos)
Wonder How To is your guide to free how to videos on the Web. Search, Browse and Discover the best how to videos across the web using the largest how to video index on the web.
VideoJug (videos)
Life explained on film.
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