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Over 175 Free Online Educational Resources

1.Top Picks

2.Universities and Higher Education

3.General Collections

4.How-to & DIY

5.Studying with Peers

6.Online Books, eBooks, & Journals

7.Computers, Software, & Programming

8.Science & Mathematics

9.Logic, Words, & Memory




13.Business, Finance, & Investing

14.Food, Nutrition, & Cooking

15.Survival Tips


1.Top Picks

2.Universities and Higher Education


3.General Collections

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

4.How-to & DIY

WikiHow – The how-to manual that you can edit

How Stuff Works

Wonder How To


Make Magazine

How-to Help & Videos for Dummies

VideoJug – Get good at life

How to Create a Book in Wikipedia

Let’s Make Robots

5.Studying with Peers

Open Study – Study together

P2P University – Learn anything with your peers

Study Blue – Your digital backpack

6.Online Books, eBooks, & Journals

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

7.Computers, Software, & Programming

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

8.Science & Mathematics

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

9.Logic, Words, & Memory

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


13.Business, Finance, & Investing


Google Advisor

Google Finance

MarketWatch by WSJ

Main Street – Business & financial headlines & advice

14.Food, Nutrition, & Cooking

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

15.Survival 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