Insatiably Curious? Read this.

Teague Loughman
Jan 13, 2016 · 3 min read

Too many people end their education when they stop going to school. Once their “formal education” ends, way too many become complacent, and no longer want to learn and grow.


Learning is one of the most important elements towards becoming a better person, worker, and all-around human being. It gives you a leg up on the competition and allows you to see things that most people won’t. You can learn at your own pace, right from the comfort of your own home, for free! There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, and catapult your career. What are you waiting for?


Coursera — Take the world’s best courses, online, for free.

edX — Take online courses from the world’s best universities.

Khan Academy — Learn anything. For free. For everyone. Forever.

Skillshare — Online classes and projects that unlock your creativity.

MIT OpenCourseWare — Free lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT. No registration required.

Academic Earth — Hand-picked courses from the world’s leading universities.

Alison —Free online courses from some of the world’s top publishers.

CreativeLive — Free live online classes taught by the world’s most inspiring instructors.

+Acumen — Free online courses and network for emerging social change leaders from all over the world.


Duolingo — Learn a language for free.

Mango Languages — Lovable language-learning experiences to help you learn over 60 foreign languages, for free.

Lingvist — Learn a language in 200 hours, for free.

Busuu — The world’s largest social network for language learning.


Free Code Camp — Learn to code by building projects for nonprofits.

Codecademy — Learn to code interactively, for free.

Lrn —Learn to code at your convenience.

Udacity — Earn a Nanodegree recognized by industry leaders.


TED Talks —Find new ways of thinking.

Big Think — Videos, articles, and tips to help you succeed, handpicked by over 2,000 top thinkers and doers.

The DO Lectures — Inspirational talks from passionate, creative people.


Google Search — The fastest, easiest way to find what you need on the web.

Google Talks — Speakers of all stripes discussing topics capturing the intellectual zeitgeist of the day.

YouTube #Education—YouTube’s most popular educational videos, all in one place.


Medium — A place to read, write, and interact with the stories that matter most to you.

Linkedin Pulse — Your daily news, powered by your professional world.

Quora — Making it easy to get your questions answered, share your own knowledge, and browse the most interesting information people across the world want to share.

Twitter — Follow, learn, and connect with your friends and other fascinating people.

University of Reddit — An unofficial haven for the sharing of knowledge.


iTunes U — Complete access to courses from leading universities and the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content, right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

Coursmos — Micro-courses with short video lessons in any niche from business to lifestyle.

Open Study — Get real-time help from the world’s largest study group.


Textbook Revolution — Searchable database of free online textbooks for students and professors.

Wikipedia — The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit / the sum of all human knowledge.

Squareknot — Browse beautiful, step-by-step guides.


Highbrow — Get bite-sized daily courses to your inbox.

Chesscademy — A fun and free way to learn chess.

Freelanship — Learn by doing via project-based internships.

Podcasts Listen and learn (literally).

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