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Over 175 Free Online Educational Resources - I. Top Picks II. Universities and Higher Education III. General Collections IV. How-to & DIY V. Studying with Peers VI. Online Books, eBooks, & Journals VII. Computers, Software, & Programming VIII. Science & Math IX. Logic, Words, & Memory X. Languages XI. Music XII. History XIII. Business, Finance, & Investing XIV. Food, Nutrition, & Cooking XV. Survival Tips XVI. Other



Lecture Fox – Free university lectures

More Open Courses: Open Courseware Consortium

Harvard Extension School – Computer Science & Technology Johns Hopkins University Kaplan University Notre Dame Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study Tufts Utah State Google in Education ArsDigita University – Computer science and math lectures UC Berkeley Webcast – Central service for online video & audio for learners around the globe UC Berkeley Video Courses – Free education online Capilano University Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative Delft University of Technology Rice University Connexions – A place to view and share educational modules Stanford on iTunes U – Stanford-related digital audio content UC Irvine UC San Diego Podcasts University of Chicago’s Mind Online – Thought-provoking samples of critical thinking & debate University of Colorado, Colorado Springs University of Massachusetts University of Michigan University of Southern Queensland University of Sydney – Podcast episodes University of Virginia – Podcasts & webcasts University of Washington – Computer Science & Engineering Utah Valley University – Online courses & open educational resources YouTube Channels: Stanford UC Berkeley University of New South Wales Yale



Free Video Lectures – 800+ Online Courses and 19,000+ Videos from Top 30+ Universities on 35+ Categories 100 Intro Open Courses on Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Learn Annotum (formerly Google’s Knol) IncrediCampus – Lectures and preparation/admission advice for college & graduate schools Learners TV – Thousands of downloadable video lectures on liberal arts, science, engineering, and more Online Education Database – 200 free online classes to learn anything Infoplease – All the knowledge you need MERLOT – Multimedia educational resource for learning and online teaching Internet Archive 101 Online Self-improvement Resources


WikiHow – The how-to manual that you can edit How Stuff Works Wonder How To Instructables Make Magazine How-to Help & Videos for Dummies VideoJug – Get good at life How to Create a Book in Wikipedia Let’s Make Robots


Open Study – Study together P2P University – Learn anything with your peers Study Blue – Your digital backpack


Google Books WikiBooks – Open-content textbooks collection that anyone can edit Project Gutenberg Planet eBook – Home of free classic literature Open Book Project The Free Library Many Books – Ad-free eBooks WorldCat – Collections & services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide iBiblio – The public’s library and digital archive LibriVox – Free public domain audiobooks The Assayer – Web’s largest catalog of books whose authors have made them available for free Free eBook Collection Scribd – Reading and publishing evolved Textbook Revolution – Student-run site dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials Directory of Open Access Journals eReaderIQ – Recent non-public domain freebies & price-drop alerts Longform – New and classic non-fiction articles curated across the web Flatworld Knowledge – The first and largest publisher of free & open textbooks


W3Schools – The world’s largest web development site Google Code University The New Boston – Step-by-step tutorials for multiple coding languages UDacity – CS 101 PHP Academy Better PHP NetTuts+ – A large collection of coding tutorials Tutorial Guide – The site for all your tutorial needs Codecademy – Fun & interactive way to learn how to code Free Technology Academy – High quality educational material based on free software & open standards Higher Computing for Everyone – Writing basic programs HTML 5 Please Rails for Zombies Ruby Warrior – Open source game to teach Ruby language Got API – Documentation search engine Lynda – Online software training videos Intro to Linux Stack Overflow – Q&A for professional and enthusiast programmers DZone – Fresh links for developers Photoshop & Graphics: Tutorial Hero – Photoshop & Flash tutorials PSD Tuts+ Photoshop Tutorials Graphic Tutorials Photoshop Pack Graphic Design Resources PSD FanExtra Tutorials Vandelay Design – Photoshop Tutorial Hall of Fame Grokking the GIMP Video CoPilot – Tutorials for VFx & motion graphics


Scirus – The most comprehensive scientific research tool on the web Cite Seer X – Access scientific and scholarly knowledge getCited – Academic database, directory, & discussion forum National Science Digital Library – Explore, share, create Science Magazine Podcasts National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning – Science, Engineering, & Technology KQED’s Quest – Explore science, nature, and environment stories from Northern California and beyond Freelance Teacher – Videos on physics, chemistry, math, & biology FHSST – Free high school science texts in physical sciences & math cK-12 Flexbooks Paul’s Online Math Notes Reddit’s List of Useful Online Math Resources Math, Better Explained Astronomy & Outerspace: Space Engine – Free space simulation software Google Sky NASA for Students Scale of the Universe – Interactive Flash Animation Statistics: Vassar Stats – Concepts and applications of inferential statistics StatSoft Electronic Statistics Textbook Connexions Collaborative Statistics Handbook of Biological Statistics


Mind Tools – Memory improvement techniques The Nizkor Project – List of logical fallacies Wikipedia’s List of Logical Fallacies Wikipedia’s List of Figures of Speech Tool Kit for Rhetorical Analysis KnoWord – Expand your vocabulary – Learn new words & explore language Brain Workshop – A Dual N-Back Game Argument Mapping Tutorials Philosophy Bites – Podcasts of top philsophers


Basic Composition – Reading & Writing BBC Languages – Beginner courses in multiple languages Foreign Service Institute Language Courses Language Guide – Foreign language vocabulary, grammar, & readings eLanguage School – Free foreign language lessons online Free Online Language Courses via DuoLingo – Learn a language for free & simultaneously translate the web Babel Nation – Learning languages online for free Transparent Language – Language learning software & resources in over 100 languages Survival Phrases – Learn essential travel phrases, tips, and insights Talk to Me in Korean Chinese Toolbox – Software for learning Chinese through reading LiveMocha – World’s largest language learning community American Sign Language (ASL) University Handspeak – Sign language Signing Savvy – Your sign language resource


Music Theory – Lessons, exercises, & tools Ear Training & Music Theory Software Basic Music Theory Music Education – Music theory Teoria – Music Theory Web Ultimate Guitar – Lessons, techniques, & styles Justin Guitar – The best guitar instruction on the web Chorder – Chord fingering and guitar resources Funk University – Assembly of Music’s Finest Play Bass Now – Lessons, licks, and low notes How to Play Piano



Teacher Resources – Western Civilization (52 half-hour video programs) Metropolitan Museum of Art – Timeline of Art History



Investopedia Google Advisor Google Finance MarketWatch by WSJ Main Street – Business & financial headlines & advice


Good Eats Fan Page Jamie’s Home Cooking Skills Chef Todd Mohr’s Web Cooking Classes (YouTube) Nutrition Data – Self nutrition data; know what you eat – Smart nutrition & practical tips Choose My Plate via USDA The World’s Healthiest Foods Calorie King Start Making Choices – Simple ideas for living healthier on a budget Eat Right Nutrition Tips


Off Grid Survival – Wilderness and urban survival skills Backwoods Magazine – Self reliance and self sufficiency Survival Topics – Your online survival kit Wilderness Survival – Free info covering all aspects of survival Discovery’s Worst-Case Scenario Video Clips


Advanced Yoga Practices – Directory for Main Lessons Creative Live – A live, worldwide creative classroom