EdX give you free access to real courses offered at top learning institutions. The creators believe that everyone should have access to high quality education, regardless of financial situation. The courses can be access 24/7 and cover everything from law to engineering courses. The assignments you submit for certain courses will be graded so you know how you’re progressing in the lesson.
TED-Ed calls for educators to enthrall the online community with their best lesson in under 10 minutes. By freely disseminating these mind-blowing ideas, TED-Ed hopes to spark the quest for exploration in all of us. These lessons come to life with the help of animators from all over the world.
All college students are familiar with the dread of buying textbooks every semester. Boundless gives you a new study option; online, interactive text books at a fraction of the cost. No more lugging your books from class to class, or paying an arm and a leg for a book you hardly open. If they don’t have the digital copy of your exact textbook, Boundless will match you with a comparable online text that fits your needs.
Join a free online community dedicated to the basic building block of learning–memorization. Study Blue makes it easy to make flashcards complete with text, pictures, and audio. It’s a sensory learning assault! Download the app and make flashcards and study on the go. And the best part; you can use the flashcards other people on Study Blue have already created!
Feeling crafty? The people at The Amazings were dismayed to see craft slowly fade away in the face of exploding technological advances. They created an online ‘classroom’ for all the crafts you wish you knew how to do (or do better!). Learn skills from the people who know them best, the older generation.
Chesscadamy is your guide to chess regardless of your previous experience level. Lessons are free; the site believes everyone should have access to chess instruction. They provide points and badges as incentives to continue learning. Complete with videos, puzzles, quizzes and more, Chesscadamy encourages you to explore the depth of this classic battle of wits.
So what are you interested in learning today? At Mindsy you can find instruction to just about anything you can think of, all for a reasonable subscription price. Mindsy offers over 5,000 courses that will be sure to stimulate your appetite for learning. Not sure? They offer a free week-long trial for you to explore the possibilities of your personal education. Don’t limit yourself with a major and a minor; expand your academic palate with Mindsy.
High quality online courses in just about any category you can think of. Design, photography, fitness…the list goes on and on. All classes are free if you watch them broadcast live, otherwise they come at a reasonable price based on course length. The teachers are award winning professionals and experts in their areas.
An amazing new way to consume non-fiction, Blinkist boils down entire chapters of non-fiction books into a handful of digestible snippits and tips. Get the ‘main ideas’ from massive tomes in just a few minutes. Blinkist encourages you to turn your down-time–sitting in the train station, waiting for your coffee–into opportunities to be productive.
Wishbone allows you to give direct financial support to under-served students in the U.S. Your donations fund a Wishbone student’s summer or extracurricular program. Wishbone hopes that by bringing students into more intellectually challenging environments, they will spark a life-long passion in the arts or sciences.