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Over 200 Free Online Educational Resources (v.2.0) Warning: Very long post.

Please open in a new browser tab. Here is decades' worth of knowledge freely available online for those who love to learn. Links that fit under multiple categories are listed only once. What are your favorite sites to learn from? What sites would you add to this list? (View the original post for any future updates: CONTENTS: I. Top Picks II. Universities and Higher Education (updated to v.2.0 on 1/27/12) III. General Collections (updated to v.2.0 on 1/27/12) IV. How-to & DIY V. Studying with Peers VI. Online Books, eBooks, & Journals VII. Computers, Software, & Programming (updated to v.1.2 on 1/26/12) VIII. Science & Math (updated to v.2.0 on 1/27/12) IX. Logic, Words, & Memory X. Languages XI. Music (updated to v.1.2 on 1/26/12) XII. History XIII. Business, Economics, Finance, & Investing (updated to v.1.2 on 1/26/12) XIV. Food, Nutrition, & Cooking XV. Survival Tips XVI. Documentaries (updated to v.2.0 on 1/27/12) XVII. Other

=========== I. TOP PICKS Khan Academy Academic Earth - Online courses from the world's top scholars TED - Technology, Entertainment, & Design MIT Open CourseWare

Stanford Engineering Everywhere Open Yale Courses About U. - Collection of free online courses from Wikiversity YouTube EDU The Open University - Study at the OU University of the People University of Reddit Open Culture - The best free cultural & educational media on the web VideoLectures - Exchange ideas & share knowledge CosmoLearning - Free educational website with thousands of courses & documentaries

================================ II. UNIVERSITIES & HIGHER EDUCATION Lecture Fox - Free university lectures Faculty Project - The best professors from the world's leading Universities More Open Courses: OCW Search - Find free university courses online 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 Stanford Class Central - YouTube summaries of Stanford's online courses UC Berkeley

University of New South Wales Yale India's NPTEL

====================== III. GENERAL COLLECTIONS Udemy - Take and build online courses on any subject 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 Alison - 300 free online courses at certificate or diploma level (sign-up required)

============== IV. HOW-TO & DIY 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

==================== V. STUDYING with PEERS Open Study - Study together P2P University - Learn anything with your peers

Study Blue - Your digital backpack

================================== VI. 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

======================================= VII. 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 Coding Bat - Online code practice in Java & Python Lynda - Online software training videos Intro to Linux zpwk Stack Overflow - Q&A for professional and enthusiast programmers DZone - Fresh links for developers Project Euler - A series of challenging mathematical & computer programming problems 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

================== VIII. SCIENCE & MATH Google Scholar - Stand on the shoulder of giants 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 Free Science Lectures - Free Science Videos & Lectures Physicist TV - Collection of science & documentary videos Educated Earth - Videos on astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, math, physics, and more 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

========================= IX. 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

============= X. LANGUAGES 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

======== XI. MUSIC

Berklee Shares - Free music lessons from Berklee College of Music 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

=========== XII. HISTORY Teacher Resources - Western Civilization (52 half-hour video programs) Metropolitan Museum of Art - Timeline of Art History

========================================= XIII. BUSINESS, ECONOMICS, FINANCE, & INVESTING Investopedia Google Advisor Google Finance MarketWatch by WSJ Main Street - Business & financial headlines & advice Stanford University's Entrepreneurship Corner Value Based Management - Methods, models, and theories Ludwig von Mises Institute - Austrian economics and praxeology Foundation for Economic Education Library of Economics and Liberty

============================ XIV. 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

================ XV. 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

================== XVI. DOCUMENTARIES Documentary Wire Factual TV - The documentary film video store Documentary Heaven - Food for your brain Surf the Channel DocuWatch - Free streaming documentaries on Art, History, Science, and more Documentary Tube - Watch full-length documentaries online for free Documentary Log - Watch hundreds of the most interesting, popular, and full-length documentaries Documentary Stream Documentary Storm - Free streaming documentaries Top Documentary Films - Watch free documentaries online Movies Found Online - Free movies & documentaries Quick Silver Screen - Movies & documentaries MVGroup Forums - An education in P2P (sign-up required)

========== XVII. OTHER Advanced Yoga Practices - Directory for Main Lessons Creative Live - A live, worldwide creative classroom

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