1. Khan Academy
Khan Academy doesn’t get top billing due to its popularity. Sal Khan and his team have earned their place by creating self-paced, free, source of online education that has become an industry standard. Khan Academy provides an easy path for students to jump in and begin learning about any subject that they choose.
Khan Academy certainly has youth appeal with its avatars and ability to earn badges, but it is also an extremely viable option for adults wanting to improve their technical skills or learn about subjects such as entrepreneurship.
Coursera has partnered with museums, universities, and other institutions to offer students free classes on an astounding variety of topics. Students can browse the list of available topics or simply answer the question “What would you like to learn about?”, then when they answer that question they are led to a list of available courses on that topic. Students who are nervous about getting in over their heads can relax.
Coursera provides plenty of information about each class. This includes:
- A course syllabus.
- Course format.
- Recommended background and experience.
- Materials needed.
- Course at a glance information.
- Students who finish a course may often receive a statement of accomplishment from the instructor.
3. W3 Schools
We Schools is a free eLearning website that is dedicated to teaching students the various aspects of web design. Students select what they want to learn from a variety of choices including:
For each concept that students wish to master, they go through a variety after all, who wouldn’t want to learn something from an Ivy League instructor?Open Yale works because it gives almost any curious person the chance to take courses led by Yale instructors.
of online tutorials, take tests, and ultimately complete each course. Students can take a final test to prove their mastery, and if they pay an extra fee receive a certificate of completion.
Who hasn’t listened to a Ted Talk that was shared on Facebook or other social media sites? Here’s the thing; Ted-Ed is full of educational videos on a variety of general education topics that can be accessed for free. Not only are there motivational speakers on Ted, there are also topical videos, often less than ten minutes each that are full of important information.
One of the most exciting developments in the tech world is the number of people who are learning to write code. Codecademy allows students to select their goal/learning objective and then recommends the proper course for that student.