TED – Enjoy short, entertaining, educational videos on topics ranging from quantum physics to gaming theory to music videos. For a more engaged learning experience, try TEDEd, which features short lessons from educators brought to life by animators. In addition to the video lessons, TEDEd allows you to take short quizzes on the subject, find resources for further study, and join guided discussions. You can track your progress and “flip” lessons to customize them.
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Khan Academy – Over 3,200 videos that cover topics ranging from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history. Also includes a number of computing tracks, including Hour of Code programs. Learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
KET Fast Forward
KET Fast Forward – An innovative, multi-platform learning system created by KET to help students get ahead. Covered topics include writing, literature and poetry, history, economics, civics and government, life sciences, data analysis, and more.
GCF LearnFree.org – Learn how to perform basic Everyday Life Skills like banking, filling out a time sheet, paying bills, making sense of food labels, or reading a map; explore the basics of a variety of Social Media platforms or Cloud Computing; build Workplace Skills; and more.
Tufts OpenCourseWare classes focus on the Life Sciences and related disciplines.
Stanford Engineering Everywhere
Stanford Engineering Everywhere (S.E.E.) offers some of Stanford’s most popular engineering courses including iPhone App Development to Artificial Intelligence: Intro to Robotics.
Open Yale Courses
Open Yale Courses provides free access to 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.
Open Learning Initiative (Carnegie Mellon)
Open Learning Initiative (Carnegie Mellon) combines high-quality lectures with research and continuous feedback. Classes are self-guided so you can learn at your own pace. Topics include Biology, Chemistry, French, Physics, Probability, and Statistics.
JHSPH OpenCourseWare contains courses from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; includes topics such as Aging, Genetics, Infectious Diseases, Mental Health, and Nutrition.
edX offers over 650 courses in computer science, the humanities, and math, with over 1,700 faculty and staff from the likes of Harvard, MIT, Berkley, Caltech, and the Sorbonne teaching and discussing topics online. Began as collaboration between Harvard and MIT to bring some of their signature courses to anyone with a computer.
Coursera provides free online courses in the fields of Computer Science; Medicine and Biology; Humanities and Social Science; Mathematics and Statistics; and Economic, Finance and Business. Participating institutions include Georgia Tech, Johns Hopkins, the National Geographic Society, Princeton, Yale, and several other universities across the globe.
Princeton Media Central
Videos of lectures and panel discussions on a variety of topics, including business, government, history, literature, mathematics, physics, and more.
Access materials from over 2,000 courses from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including courses in Technology, Science, Economics, Mathematics, and Law.