Online Learning

Online Learning Sites

GCF Global / GCF Learn Free
From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more— offers more than 200 topics, including more than 7,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.
HippoCampus is a free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content–videos, animations, and simulations–on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school teachers and college professors, and their students, free of charge.
Khan Academy
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.
Learning Continuity with iTunes and iTunes U.
Subject-organized list of some of the educational podcasts and classes available through iTunes.
The Free Audio & Video Directory offers a selection of over 10,000 free educational audio and video titles. Our directory features free audio books, courses, documentaries, talks, interviews, speeches, and many other great free audio and video resources.
NY Times Learning Network
Every school day since 1998, we have offered fresh classroom resources — from lesson plans and writing prompts to news quizzes, student contests and more — all based on the articles, essays, photos, videos and graphics published on
OEDb: Online Education Database
OEDb is a comprehensive online education directory for both free and for-credit learning options. We offer up-to-date, detailed program information from accredited online colleges, along with a categorized list of over 8,000 free online college courses from well-known universities.
OER Commons
OER content is made free to use or share, and in some cases, to change and share again, made possible through licensing, so that both teachers and learners can share what they know. Browse and search OER Commons to find curriculum, and tag, rate, and review it for others.
Open Culture
Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. … Free audio books, free online courses, free movies, free language lessons, free ebooks and other enriching content — it’s all here.
TED Talks
From the same organization which created TED Talks, TED-Ed …supports learning — from producing a growing library of original animated videos , to providing an international platform for teachers to create their own interactive lessons, to helping curious students around the globe… TED also sponsors the TED Radio Hour series of podcasts.

Free Online Textbooks

CK12 FlexBooks
An online system for collaborative, custom-collated, self publishable educational content that can be adapted for individualized needs in a digital-age textbook known as a FlexBook.
MERLOT offers thousands of quality open-source books and materials.
OER Commons
OER Commons – Curated Collections
OER Commons is a public digital library of open educational resources. Explore, create, and collaborate with educators around the world to improve curriculum.
Open Culture: Free Textbooks
Free textbooks (aka open textbooks) written by knowledgable scholars are a relatively new phenomenon. Below, find a meta list of 200 Free Textbooks, and check back often for new additions.
Free open-source textbooks in the sciences and humanities, plus free online AP Biology, Physics, and Economics textbooks.
Open Textbook Library
Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost.
SUNY Open Textbooks
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits repurposing by others. On this site you’ll find openly licensed textbooks and courses written and curated by SUNY Faculty.
TextBookGo is your number one source for free etextbooks. We bring you free digital textbooks from all sources and for all courses!
A Wikimedia community for creating a free library of educational textbooks that anyone can edit. Offers over 3000 free books.

How-To Guides

DIY Network (videos)
Do-It-Yourself articles and tutorials in topics ranging from autos to wooodworking. (videos)
eHow is the world’s most popular place to find clear instructions on how to do just about anything.
GetHuman Database
Tired of being shunted from phone menu to phone menu? Here is a list of companies with the phone tricks you can use to actually reach a human directly.
How Stuff Works
An incredible number of explanations of how things work, from atoms to zoos.
How To Clean Stuff
Guides and a blog on cleaning everything from clothes to cars.
How to Mend It
Find out how to mend just about anything.
Step-by-step repair guides, troubleshooting tips, and thriving community of repair technicians who want to help. Or, check out our teardowns — sneak-peeks inside the latest new gadgets.
Instructables (videos)
Instructables is a web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others.
Lifehacker: How To
Tips and trick on a variety of topics including both computer and non-computer skills. An older (2016-) set of Cheat Sheets are also available for handy reference.
MonkeySee (videos)
How-to videos.
wikiHow: the how to manual that you can edit
wikiHow is a collaborative effort to build and share the world’s largest, highest quality how-to manual. Like Wikipedia, wikiHow is a wiki, in that anyone can write or edit a page on the site. Thousands of people from all over the world have collaboratively written 101,747 how-to articles.
Wired: How-To
A collaborative site filled with all kinds of projects, hacks, tricks and tips you can edit. Mostly but not entirely tech-related.
Wonder How To (videos)
Wonder How To is your guide to free how to videos on the Web. Search, Browse and Discover the best how to videos across the web using the largest how to video index on the web.
VideoJug (videos)
Life explained on film.
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