Learn Stuff for Free

Learn Stuff for Free

Khan Academy — Non-profit educational website covering everything from math to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice

Open Yale Courses — Provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by Yale University distinguished teachers and scholars.

University of the People — The World’s 1st Tuition-free online university

Openculture.com — Free cultural & educational media

MIT Opencourseware — More than 2,000 free of charge courses available and materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT’s subjects available online

Open University, Learning Space

EdXonline.org — open online course platform founded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University to offer online university-level courses

Connexions — CNX.org is an open-content library of course materials developed by Rice University.

SOFIA (Sharing of Free Intellectual Assets) — Freely accessible community college-level (first two years of undergraduate curriculum) course materials

Wikiversity — From the creators of Wikipedia, online community devoted to learning resources, learning projects and research for use in all levels, types, and styles of education from pre-school to university, including professional training and informal learning

Carnegie Mellon Open Learning — Offers online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach

University of California – Berkeley — Berkeley offers podcasts and webcasts of amazing professors lecturing.

Stanford University — iTunes U

Tufts Opencourseware — Free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world.

Johns Hopkins Opencourseware — Provides free and open access to a selection of courses

Saylor.org — Free and open collection of college level courses where you can earn a certificate upon completion of each course.

Coursera.org — Free online courses from over 33 universities

ALISON — An Ireland-based company, which stands for Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online–provides free online courses in job-friendly skills. ALISON focuses on the practical, with free a range of courses to upgrade anyone’s employment skills. Un- or under-employed people can get help planning their career path with a course that takes from 1-2 hours.

GCFLearnFree — Creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. By delivering over 750 different lessons to millions of people in over 200 countries and territories absolutely free, GCFLearnFree.org is a worldwide leader in online education.

Learn Languages for Free

BBC Languages — Online multimedia learning resources in Spanish, German, French and Italian. Learn languages with lessons, courses, audio, video and games, including the alphabet, phrases, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, activities and tests.

Learn A Language — Learn a Language with free online language lessons, interactive games, and fun lessons. Learn up to 8 foreign languages with Visual Link Languages

Busuu — A free online community for learning languages. Connect for free with native speakers worldwide

LiveMocha — Fun, effective language learning for all types of learners.

Duolingo — Learn languages completely free, without ads or hidden charges.

Websites for Free Job Skills Training Online

Microsoft® Word:

Baycon Group — Great tutorials for Microsoft® Word. Even beginners can learn quickly. In addition to Microsoft® Word, the site also offers other tutorials like Excel Basics, PowerPoint Basics, Windows Vista Tutorial, Windows XP Tutorial, Windows 98 Tutorial, Scalable SQL Tutorial, Paint Shop Pro, Flash, Photoshop and more. This site is highly recommended and it’s free.

Microsoft® Excel:

University of South Dakota — Covers all the technical aspects of Microsoft® Excel including concepts from the basics; like explaining spreadsheets, columns, rows, and cells; to the advanced concepts like Excel spreadsheet formulas. It’s a great starting point for beginners.

Microsoft® PowerPoint:

Florida Gulf Coast University — Fantastic website for beginners’ tutorials in Microsoft® PowerPoint. In addition to PowerPoint, there are tutorials on Word and Excel. The site also offers skills assessment tests that you can use to determine your level of technical skills knowledge.

Microsoft® Publisher:

Learnthat — Publisher tutorials cover the crucial concepts of Microsoft® Publisher beginning with the fundamentals. The tutorials are presented with effective images and illustrations for better understanding.

Microsoft® Visio:

Office.com — Tutorials that cover almost everything in Visio from mastering the shapes to linking data to the shapes. One of, if not the best, Microsoft® Visio resources.

Microsoft® Project:

Profsr.com — Excellent tutorials that cover topics like the basics of project management, regulations for effective project management, defining the project in Microsoft® Project, ways of managing the project resources and much more.

Adobe Photoshop:

About.com — Collection of tutorials and resources for learning Adobe Photoshop online. These About.com tutorials present Photoshop concepts in a clear and concise manner with the use of appropriate images for easy learning.

Adobe Illustrator:

biorust — Extensive tutorial website providing resources not only on using Adobe illustrator but also other tools for graphic design. The presentation is so simple, that even graphic design novices can learn quickly.

Also available are the online Illustrator video tutorials hosted by Adobe, but the instructor moves quickly. To learn at your own speed, stick with Biorust.com.

Adobe Flash

Techi Warehouse — Excellent flash tutorials for beginner flash developers. The tutorial starts off describing the different kinds of tools used and then it moves on to higher concepts such as Flash tweening and more. Highlights of this tutorial include crisp clear screen shots used to describe the software.


HTML Made Easy — A great collection of tutorials and resources on HTML. This site provides information on the basics of HTML with easy to understand examples. The tutorial is explained starting with the basics like Tags and Paragraphs, and ends with advanced HTML concepts such as Frames and Tables.