150+ Educational Websites For Lifelong Learners

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If you are anything like me, you have discovered that the higher the level of traditional education you reach the more you are forced to specialize. And by the time people start doing research they have dedicated all their learning to a tiny niche.

For most of us, this is not useful. We need to (and let’s face it, want to) collect knowledge from a broad spectrum of subjects. Educational variety helps us make interesting connections and learn more deeply. Everlearning lets you add more and more value to your life both personally and professional in terms of career options.

This list is a curated collection of both free and premium learning resources, more free than premium, and all the free resources have been marked with an *.

Let’s not wait, dive into one of the sites listed below and start learning!


BOOKS

  • Good Reads * — Book Recommendations and Reviews
  • Audible — 150000+ audiobook titles including best-sellers and new releases
  • LibriVox * — Free public domain audiobooks
  • Bartleby * — Thousands of online classics of reference, literature, and nonfiction
  • WikiSummaries * — Free book summaries in English
  • Actionable Books * — Fresh insights from leading business books through free summaries
  • Deconstructing Excellence * — Summaries of books for personal effectiveness and self-improvement
  • Four Minute Books * — Learn From Over 365 Books For Free
  • Sparknotes * — Study guides and discussion forums offered on various academic subjects
  • Macat — Library of book analyses
  • Book Video Club * — Summarized books in a hand-crafted video format

ARTICLES

  • Big Think * — Expert-driven, actionable, educational content
  • Guides.co * — Free and premium interactive guides
  • Course Hero * — Study Resources, Course Notes, Test Prep and more
  • Snapguide * — DIY How to Guides
  • Corbie — 5-minute emails teaching you about arts, history, and science
SCIENCE ARTICLES

VIDEOS

  • Ted.com * — Influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity
  • Ted Ed * — Lessons Series Clubs
  • Curiosity.com * — Lifelong learning tailored to suit your lifestyle
  • Documentary Addict * — 5000+ online documentaries
  • Curiosity Stream — Watch Original and Exclusive Documentaries
  • Documentary Storm * — Curation of the best documentary films
  • Free Documentaries * — Full-length documentary films free of charge
  • WatchKnowLearn * — 50,000 free educational video links, organized by subject matter
  • Gresham College * — Free video lectures
  • Brightstorm — Learn Math, Science, English & Test Prep from expert teachers
  • Savvy — Personal lessons with amazing teachers over live, one-to-one video
  • Crash Course * — An educational YouTube channel started by the Green brothers, Hank Green and John Green
  • ouLearn * — The Open University’s learning channel on YouTube
  • The RSA * — World-changing ideas, world leaders, RSA Animates, self-improvement, talks, debates, interviews, animations and loads more
  • Brain Pump — Learn something new with random educational videos

SCIENCE
  • Nova * — In-depth science programming in the form of one-hour documentaries and long-form mini-series
  • MIT Video * — Curated video produced by the MIT’s offices, laboratories, centers and administration
  • Smithsonian Channel * — Original programs exploring science, nature, and pop culture
  • The Royal Institution * — Videos to make you think more deeply about science
  • Minute Physics * — Simply put: cool physics and other sweet science
  • MathTV * — 10,000+ Math Tutorial Videos
HISTORY

AUDIO

  • iTunes U * — Lectures from top teachers and professors
  • Radio Lab * — Weaving stories and science into sound and music-rich documentaries
  • TedTalks Podcasts * — All the TED Talks audio podcasts
  • Stuff You Should Know * — Explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos
  • Freakonomics * — The hidden side of everything
  • Smart People Podcast * — Interview-based podcast that features today's most well-respected thought leaders
  • TED Radio Hour * — Based on Talks given by speakers on the world-renowned TED stage
  • Working * — Podcast on how Americans do their jobs
  • Hidden Brain * — Helps curious people understand the world — and themselves
  • No Such Thing As A Fish * — A weekly podcast in which the QI researchers share their most interesting recent discoveries
  • BBC Documentaries Podcast * — The best of BBC World Service documentaries and other factual programs
HISTORY
  • Hardcore History — This isn’t academic history, but the podcast’s unique blend of high drama, masterful narration, and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions of listeners
  • History of the World in 100 Objects * — 100 programs that retell humanity’s history through the objects we have made
  • The Podcast History of Our World — An audio journey of humanity’s collective history from the earliest creation myths to the modern age
  • British History * — Chronological retelling of the history of Britain with a particular focus upon the lives of the people
  • China History Podcast * — Easy-to-digest stories, events and people from China’s most ancient times up to our present day
  • The History Chicks * — Any resemblance to a boring history class is purely coincidental
  • Futility Closet * — Features forgotten stories from the pages of history
  • WWII Podcast * — Dedicated to telling the story of World War II
ECONOMY
SCIENCE
PHILOSOPHY

COURSES

  • CourseBuffet * — Organized Online Course Catalog
  • Degreed * — Lifelong Learning Platform
  • The Great Courses Plus — Unlimited video learning with the World’s Greatest Professors
  • Skillshare — Online classes taught by the world’s best practitioners
  • Udemy — Learn Anything, On Your Schedule
  • Coursera * — Online Courses From Top Universities
  • edX * — Free online courses from the world’s best universities
  • Lynda.com — Online Courses, Class, Training, Tutorials
  • HighBrow * — Email-based learning service with bite-sized courses
  • Khan Academy * — Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice
  • FutureLearn * — Free online courses from top universities and specialist organizations
  • Iversity * — Free online courses from inspiring professors
  • Alison * — 750+ free online courses from top publishers
  • Ed2Go * — Online classes, career training programs, and certification prep courses
  • Cosmo Learning * — Your free online school
  • uReddit.com * — Open- source, peer-to-peer teaching and learning platform
  • Simplilearn — Online Certification Training Courses for Professionals
  • Cudoo — Online self-study courses
  • The Big Know * — Free online courses from the world’s brightest brands and experts
  • Saylor Academy * — Free, open online courses for people everywhere
  • Open Culture * — Free online courses, audio books, textbooks, eBooks, language lessons, movies and more
  • Study.com — Take Online Courses. Earn College Credit
  • Open Learning — Explore over 3000 courses from around the world
  • Big Data University * — Free Data Science and Big Data Courses
  • University of the People * — Non-profit, tuition-free, accredited, online, American university
  • Open Learn * — Free Learning from the Open University
  • Open Education Database * — Online education directory for both free and for-credit learning options
  • Class Central * — Discover thousands of free online courses and MOOCs from top universities and companies
  • Academic Earth * — Free Online Courses From Top Colleges
  • Canvas Network * — Free online courses and classes from the world’s leading universities
  • Open University * — Distance Learning Courses and Adult Education
  • Udacity * — Free Online Classes & Nanodegrees
  • Open 2 Study * — Free and specialized short courses, entirely online
FROM UNIVERSITIES
ARTS
  • MasterClass — Learn from the world’s best
  • Creative Live * — Free live online classes taught by the world’s most inspiring instructors
  • Instructables * — Explore, document, and share DIY creations
  • Craftsy — Kits, supplies, tutorials and endless inspiration
SCIENCE
  • Citizen Maths * — Free online Level 2 maths course for adults
  • School Yourself — Free interactive lessons from award-winning Harvard instructors
  • Albert— Learn anything through interactive practice
  • Brilliant — Master concepts by solving fun, challenging problems
  • Dataquest — Learn data science online
  • Datamonkey — Learn SQL and Excel for Data Analysis interactively
PROGRAMMING
  • Codecademy * — Learn to code interactively, for free
  • Code School — Interactive programming courses and guided projects
  • Treehouse — Learn Web Design, Coding & Much More
  • Free Code Camp — Learn to code and build projects for nonprofits
  • Learn Code The Hard Way * — Effective system for learning the basics of computer programming, designed specifically for complete beginners
  • Thinkful — Online coding Bootcamp with 1-on-1 mentorship
LANGUAGES
  • Memrise * — Learning, made joyful
  • Duolingo * — Learn Spanish, French and other languages for free
  • Babbel — Learn Spanish, French or Other Languages Online
  • Baselang — Unlimited Spanish Tutoring for $129 a Month
  • Busuu — Speak a language in 10 minutes a day
  • Verbling — Language lessons with 5-star teachers over video chat
  • Lingvist — Learn a language at light speed
  • Lernu * — A multilingual site for learning the international language Esperanto
  • italki — A language learning social network that connects students and language teachers

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