150+ Educational Websites For Lifelong Learners

This list keeps being updated with more online educational resources:


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


  • Good Reads * — Book Recommendations and Reviews
  • Audible150000+ 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
  • MacatLibrary of book analyses
  • Book Video Club *Summarized books in a hand-crafted video format
  • BookSummaryClub* — Short book summaries and reviews for business owners


  • 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
  • Corbie5-minute emails teaching you about arts, history, and science


  • 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 StreamWatch 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
  • BrightstormLearn Math, Science, English & Test Prep from expert teachers
  • SavvyPersonal 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 PumpLearn something new with random educational videos
  • 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


  • 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 of the World in 100 Objects *100 programs that retell humanity’s history through the objects we have made
  • The Podcast History of Our WorldAn 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


  • CourseBuffet *Organized Online Course Catalog
  • Degreed *Lifelong Learning Platform
  • The Great Courses PlusUnlimited video learning with the World’s Greatest Professors
  • SkillshareOnline classes taught by the world’s best practitioners
  • UdemyLearn Anything, On Your Schedule
  • Coursera *Online Courses From Top Universities
  • edX *Free online courses from the world’s best universities
  • Lynda.comOnline 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
  • SimplilearnOnline 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.comTake Online Courses. Earn College Credit
  • Open LearningExplore 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
  • Creative Live *Free live online classes taught by the world’s most inspiring instructors
  • Instructables * Explore, document, and share DIY creations
  • CraftsyKits, supplies, tutorials and endless inspiration
  • School YourselfFree interactive lessons from award-winning Harvard instructors
  • Albert Learn anything through interactive practice
  • BrilliantMaster concepts by solving fun, challenging problems
  • DataquestLearn data science online
  • DatamonkeyLearn SQL and Excel for Data Analysis interactively
  • Code SchoolInteractive programming courses and guided projects
  • TreehouseLearn Web Design, Coding & Much More
  • Free Code CampLearn 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
  • ThinkfulOnline coding Bootcamp with 1-on-1 mentorship
  • Duolingo *Learn Spanish, French and other languages for free
  • BabbelLearn Spanish, French or Other Languages Online
  • BaselangUnlimited Spanish Tutoring for $129 a Month
  • BusuuSpeak a language in 10 minutes a day
  • VerblingLanguage lessons with 5-star teachers over video chat
  • LingvistLearn a language at light speed
  • Lernu *A multilingual site for learning the international language Esperanto
  • italkiA language learning social network that connects students and language teachers

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Lawyer, futurist and everlearner with an passion for connective thinking.