Free Online Education Resources
This page contains information on where to go for quality, free online education. If a resource is relatively cheap, but not 100% free, it's okay to list it, but please note that it isn't free.
Resources on this page should focus on open information that runs on all platforms and that is not locked into any one type of proprietary software.
- List of free certificate courses
- Khan Academy
- Open Educational Resources on Archive.org
- Faculty Project
- Open Culture
- BBC Learning
- The Open Learning Initiative
- History Channel
- Lecture Fox
- Free Materials from the US Dept of Education
- iTunes U -- unfortunately, this platform is closed and has software lock-in. It only runs on Mac and Windows with iTunes software. You might be able to access iTunes U feeds in Linux with this Greasemonkey script or this "TunesViewer" program.
- Education Portal Academy
Computers & Programming
These websites are specifically about computer programming:
- Scishow -- science
- Crashcourse -- "Six awesome courses in one awesome channel: John Green teaches you Literature and Hank Green teaches you Ecology. Check out the playlists for past courses in World History and Biology"
- The Brainscoop -- zoological museum
- Minutephysics -- "Simply put: cool physics and other sweet science."
- Asapscience -- "Your weekly dose of fun and interesting science."
- Vihart -- "I'm a professional mathemusician at Khan Academy".
- University of the People
- MIT Open Courseware
- MIT World
- Open Yale Courses
- The Open University
- UC Berkeley on YouTube
- Stanford iTunes U feed -- it appears that you can directly download videos here without iTunes
- Stanford Engineering Classes
- More open education sites
These sites provide free notes for various subjects.
Open-source, GPL software is preferred.
- Miro -- a free, open-source tool to download and watch videos.
- TunesViewer -- access iTunes U on Linux