Collections of online courses

Last updated: October 30, 2016 at 12:39 pm

This is an alphabetical list of places where you can find collections of online courses (including MOOCs) 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.


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


Alison – Online courses from the world’s top publishers


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


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.


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 2016: 164  See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/codecademy/


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


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 2016: 84 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/edx/


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.


award-128FutureLearn – Online courses from top universities and specialist organisation
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2016: 105  See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/futurelearn/


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 2016: 63 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/itunes-and-itunesu/


iVersity
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 2016: 52 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/khan-academy/


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 2016: 37 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/lynda/


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.


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


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


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


SoYouWanna.com – 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 2016: 21 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/ted-talksed/


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 2015: 73 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/udemy/


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 2016: 75 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/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


Wikipedia – Online collaborative encyclopaediaaward-128
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2016: 11 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/wikipedia/


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 2016: 1 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/youtube/