50+ Useful Learning Resources


    Today, when information has become more accessible than ever and getting new knowledge is easier than ever, we had another problem: how to focus and structure new knowledge if there are no external limitations like an exam or the need to prepare for a lesson?
    And again, developers and the Internet are saving us, where there are more and more open universities, online courses, lectures and services for organizing their studies.
    I decided to collect in one place links to distance learning resources and other useful services in English and Russian, most of which are free. There was no purpose to cover everything, but if you think that something needs to be added to the list - please write in the comments.

    Online Courses (MOOC):

    Coursera - Perhaps the largest platform for video courses, recently made a paid access to some courses. $ / Free , Ru / Eng

    Udacity - Specialized courses for developers and other technical specialists. There are paid and free courses. $ / Free , Eng

    EdX - Also a very large platform for video courses. The theme is extensive: from "The science of everyday thinking" to technical disciplines. $ / Free , Eng

    MIT Open Courseware - The name speaks for itself. If you are developing, designing, installing, then you will find a lot of useful information. There is a good course in technical entrepreneurship. Free, Eng

    Khan Academy - A well-known platform with video tutorials of an exclusively applied nature, which originally appeared to help with the school curriculum. Now the subject matter is much wider, including economics, art and much more. Free , Eng

    Saylor - A project founded by entrepreneur Michael Sailor looks like a full-fledged online college. Almost all general educational subjects have been collected, but many go with a mark of 101, which in the American system means an elementary level. Free Eng

    Alison - Great service with free educational courses. Good language learning programs. Free , Eng

    University of the People - A large, serious and free online university. You can choose one of the specializations - Business Administration or Computer Science, in each there are courses that give you loans, by the end of the semester you should dial a certain number of them - well, and other features of the liberal education system. Free , Eng

    iTunes U - Apple's iTunes University allows you to independently create and publish educational courses, as well as take existing ones. $ / Free , Eng

    World Education University (WEU)- “Education should be free” is the slogan of this online university. Offers full-fledged specialties and degrees. There are few courses so far, you can take a preparatory program for the university (where you are taught to write essays, make presentations of projects, etc.), learn how to write books or get an assistant professor of art. Free , Eng

    Canvas Network - Many free courses on various topics around intellectual topics. There is a course “Paranting in a digital Age”, an applied course “How to find a job using Linkedin” and an aviation course for beginners. Free , Eng

    FutureLearn - British resource, uniting more than 40 universities offering free online courses. Free , Eng

    Codeacademy.com - If you want to learn some programming language or make a website yourself - you are here. Free , Eng

    Academic Earth - Aggregator of free courses in many disciplines. Free , Eng

    Cosmolearning - Another major lecture aggregator plus a large documentary section. Free , Eng

    Udemy - Marketplace with many courses. $ , Ru / Eng

    Openedu - The acclaimed “National Educational Platform” where 40 courses of the university program from leading universities are currently collected. Free , Ru

    Lecture Hall - Many courses for schoolchildren, students and specialists. Courses are distinguished by very high-quality visual content. Free , Ru

    Eduson - Business lectures, courses and cases. For example, there is a course "How to overcome the secretary during cold calls." Some courses are available in four languages. $ / Free , Ru / Eng

    Universarium - General education lectures and courses with free access. Free , Ru

    Kadenze - An international project for the study of art and creative disciplines. Free , Eng

    Stepic- While most courses are for technical specialists, but the courses differ in their applied component. Free , Ru

    Hexlet - Courses for developers for a not very expensive subscription. They promise a free trial. $ , Ru

    Netology - Courses and training programs for Internet professions. All content is paid. $ , Ru

    Coursomos - Aggregator of micro-courses on various topics. Free , Ru / Eng

    Computer Science Center - The section with online courses will be very useful for technical specialists. And if you want to become a developer or an analyst, then you should attend their full-time courses. free , Ru

    Video lectures and lessons:

    TED - Needs no introduction. The famous conference brings together professionals and simply interesting personalities around the world. Lectures are translated into many languages. Free , Ru / Eng

    YouTube EDU - # YouTube Education. Lectures, interviews and more. Free , Ru / Eng

    Do Lectures - Inspirational lectures from people who are trying to change things for the better. Free , Eng

    Big Think - Short video lectures from professionals from different fields about interesting practices from their experience. Free , Eng

    Fora.TV- Free video from conferences around the world. There is a section with documentaries and TV shows for subscription. $ / Free , Eng

    Google Talks - Google videos, lectures, conference streams. Free , Eng

    RSA Animate - RSA animation on various topics. Free , Eng

    Creative Live - Lots of lectures on creative subjects. Life hack: if you sign up for lectures in advance, then they are free, see the calendar. Free , Eng

    Mixergy - A lot of startup courses and interviews with successful entrepreneurs. $ / Free , Eng

    The Floating University- Experts from various disciplines about interesting facts and world issues in the format of video lectures. Free , Eng

    Reddit Lectures - Branch "Lectures" on Reddit. Free , Eng

    Video Lectures - A huge resource of video materials - from broadcasting conferences to interviews and lectures. Free , Eng

    Lynda - Recently, a completely paid, but no less high-quality resource with video lessons for Internet professionals and not only. $ , Eng

    Tutsplus - Lessons and courses on digital topics. $ / Free , Eng

    Skillshare- Another resource with video materials for designers, photographers and other representatives of creative professions. $ , Eng

    Postnauka - A wonderful popular science resource. Launched a section with courses, while paid. $ / Free , Eng

    Univertv - An educational portal with lectures on all possible disciplines. Free , Ru

    VnimanieTV - Lectures from various resources are collected here. In the "Video Projects" section, you can find countless links to educational resources of all areas. Free , Ru

    Intuit- The National Open University is an extensive resource with lectures of a very practical orientation. Many thanks to the people who created a truly useful and free service. Free , Ru

    Services for tracking your progress and searching for like-minded people:

    Degreed - you choose what you want to learn (graphic design, for example) - set goals and get into your dashboard, where you see and add materials, draw up a training plan and track academic performance. Free , Eng

    Openbadges - If you’ve already grown up and don’t have enough grades for your studies and achievements, use Mazilla Open Badges. Free , Eng

    Open Study - If you are studying something, then you can be of assistance to both experts who can turn to a question and like-minded people - all this you can find on this service. Also, you yourself can help someone with the training. Free , Eng

    Zero Tuition College- A simpler resource than Open Study, but with the same meaning - you can find like-minded people and join together to study or discuss the subject. Free , Eng

    Learnist - Service allows you to create your own "collection" of materials on various topics. A great source of new information. Free , Eng

    MentorMob - Organize your playlists and study them in course format. Also, you can go through already created materials. Free , Eng

    Cojourneo - Service for collaborative learning something. Create a group, add members, define a theme and the virtual class is ready! Suitable for online seminars. Free , Eng

    Day Zero Project - There is a competitive aspect. If you have a goal - declare it, find like-minded people and, if you are sufficiently reckless, this may work for you. Also, it is very inspiring to look at other people's goals, there are a lot of interesting things! Free , Eng

    Barter - Russian service exchange service: if you know how to do something, but want to learn new things, offer to exchange lessons, there are probably people who want to get knowledge in your area.

    Mooc-list and Courseon - Lost in a lot of courses? Use the search engine for online courses. Free , Ru / Eng

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