Interested in the new wave of online learning resources? Check out the list below!
Free Online Classes
Openculture – List of free cultural and educational media on the web, including free courses, audio books, textbooks, and lessons.
MIT Open Courseware – 2100 free online courses from MIT
Udacity – Courses in programming and computer science
Saylor.org – Offers complete college level course curriculum for study areas including Biology, Business, Chemistry and more.
Khan Academy – Over 3,200 lecture videos, also provides a learning management system
iTunesU – huge conglomerate of lecture videos from many universities. Access is integrated into iTunes
Coursera – Free courses offered from top universities, including MIT, Stanford, Princeton, and more.
Stanford Engineering Everywhere – Stanford is offering some of its most popular engineering classes free of charge; view lecture videos, access reading lists and other course handouts, take quizzes and tests, and communicate with other SEE students.
Open Yale – A selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. All lectures were recorded in the Yale College classroom and are available in video, audio, and text transcript formats.
edX – MIT and Harvard are teaming up to provide free online classes. Not yet active.
Academic Earth – offers both free lecture videos and links to paid for accredited online degrees
Wikiversity – an open platform for learning content
Wikibooks – open content textbooks collection that anyone can edit.
Paid Online Classes
Online Education Database – OEDb currently contains reviews of 1,061 programs from 80 accredited online colleges.
Floating University – Produces and distributes online multi-media curricula, subscription based
Tuts+ – Learn specific skills, subscription based
Treehouse – Learn how to design and develop for the web and iOS, subscription based
…And this is just the beginning. Please add comments if we missed anything, and we’ll add it to the list.
As these great resources become increasingly available, the question becomes – “how do we organize it?” It is cumbersome to continually navigate these sites to check for updates, and you might miss something valuable! Imagine a specialized search engine, where you can find “free” or “pay for” individual classes, either for credit or not for credit, online or local. Then, with an integrated “Learning Management System” you have the ability to manage, plan, and track your own learning paths based on these courses.
This is exactly what we set out to accomplish.