Free Online Education Resources
This page contains information on where to go for quality, free online education. If a resource is relatively cheap, but not 100% free, it's okay to list it, but please note that it isn't free.
Resources on this page should focus on open information that runs on all platforms and that is not locked into any one type of proprietary software.
- BBC Learning
- Education Portal Academy
- Faculty Project
- Free Materials from the US Dept of Education
- History Channel
- iTunes U -- unfortunately, this platform is closed and has software lock-in. It only runs on Mac and Windows with iTunes software. You might be able to access iTunes U feeds in Linux with this Greasemonkey script or this "TunesViewer" program
- Khan Academy
- Lecture Fox
- List of free certificate courses on Open Culture
- Online Courses
- Open Culture
- Open Educational Resources on Archive.org
- The Open Learning Initiative
- Self-paced courses
Computers & Programming
These websites are specifically about computer programming:
- Asap Science - "Your weekly dose of fun and interesting science."
- Brady Haran's channels
- Backstage Science - Science Facilities
- Bibledex - Study of the bible (from a not necessarily religious perspective)
- Computerphile - Computer Science & Logic
- DeepSkyVideos - Astronomy
- Favourite Scientist - Scientists talking about scientists
- Foodskey - Food science
- Nottingham Science - Behind the scenes with scientists
- Numberphile - Mathematics
- Periodic Videos - Chemistry
- Philosophyfile - Philosophy
- Psyfile - Psychology
- Sixty Symbols - Physics
- Words of the World - Etymology
- Minute Physics & Minute Earth - "Simply put: cool physics and other sweet science."
- The Brainscoop - zoological museum
- Vihart -- "I'm a professional mathemusician at Khan Academy"
- Vlog Brothers - Two wacky brothers discussing a range of topics
- Vsauce - Michael Stevens answers some interesting questions on this channel
- University of the People
- MIT Open Courseware
- MIT World
- Open Yale Courses
- The Open University
- UC Berkeley on YouTube
- Stanford iTunes U feed -- it appears that you can directly download videos here without iTunes
- Stanford Engineering Classes
- More open education sites
These sites provide free notes for various subjects.
Open-source, GPL software is preferred.
- Miro -- a free, open-source tool to download and watch videos.
- TunesViewer -- access iTunes U on Linux