Education Tools

The Education section of Open Source Internet provides the best free online tools and services for learning. This includes full online university courses for free, online language training, and, a large collection of online learning tools.

MIT OpenCourseWare

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OpenCourseWare - MITVisit Site: MIT OpenCourseWare

Cost: Free

Comments: Free online courses from MIT.

Description: MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

Open Yale Courses

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OpenCourseWare - YaleVisit Site: Open Yale Courses

Cost: Free

Comments: Free courses from Yale University.

Description: Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.

Webcast.Berkeley

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OpenCourseWare - UC BerkeleyVisit Site: Webcast.Berkeley

Cost: Free

Comments: Free courses from UC Berkeley.

Description: Webcast.Berkeley is UC Berkeley’s central service for online video & audio for students and learners around the globe.

Khan Academy

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Video Tutorial - Khan AcademyVisit Site: Khan Academy

Cost: Free

Comments: Free online courses and tutorials.

Description: Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We’re a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.

Codecademy

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Online Courses - CodecademyVisit Site: Codecademy

Cost: Free

Comments: Free programming lessons.

Description: Codecademy is an education company. But not one in the way you might think. We’re committed to building the best learning experience inside and out, making Codecademy the best place for our team to learn, teach, and create the online learning experience of the future.

Programmr

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Online Courses - ProgrammrVisit Site: Programmr

Cost: Free

Comments: Free programming lessons.

Description: Programmr is an online interactive lab for students and enthusiasts to learn, practice and become proficient in programming. At Programmr you can code, compile & run projects right in the browser in almost any language.

Harvard Medical School OCW

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OpenCourseWare - Harvard Medical School OCWVisit Site: Harvard Medical School OCW

Cost: Free

Comments: Free courses from Harvard Medical School.

Description:The mission of the Harvard Medical School Open Courseware Initiative is to exchange knowledge from the Harvard community of scholars to other academic institutions, prospective students, and the general public.

UC Irvine OCW

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OpenCourseWare - UC Irvine OCWVisit Site: UC Irvine OCW

Cost: Free

Comments: Free courses from the University of California, Irvine.

Description: The University launched its OpenCourseWare initiative in November 2006. As the first West Coast university and UC campus to join the OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCWC), our OCW project is growing rapidly with the addition of nearly 10 new courses every month.

Notre Dame OCW

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OpenCourseWare - Notre Dame OCWVisit Site: Notre Dame OCW

Cost: Free

Comments: Free courses from the University of Notre Dame.

Description: Notre Dame OCW is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners throughout the world. Because Notre Dame OCW does not grant credits or degrees, and does not provide access to faculty, there is no enrollment, registration or log in process.

UC San Diego OCW

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OpenCourseWare - UC San Diego OCWVisit Site: UC San Diego OCW

Cost: Free

Comments: Free podcasts from UC San Diego.

Description: UCSD’s podcasting service was established for instructional use to benefit our students. Podcasts are taken down at the end of every quarter (10 weeks Fall-Spring and 5 weeks in the summer). If you’re enjoying a podcast, be sure to subscribe and download the lectures. Once the podcast has been taken offline, faculty rarely approve their reposting.

JHSPH OCW

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OpenCourseWare - JHSPH OCWVisit Site: JHSPH OCW

Cost: Free

Comments: Free courses from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Description: OCW makes JHSPH course materials used in the teaching of actual courses freely and openly available on the Web.

UMass Boston OCW

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OpenCourseWare - UMass Boston OCWVisit Site: UMass Boston OCW

Cost: Free

Comments: Free courses from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Description: UMass Boston OpenCourseWare is a free and open repository of educational materials originating from courses taught at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Open Learning Initiative

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Online Courses - Open Learning InitiativeVisit Site: Open Learning Initiative

Cost: Free

Comments: Free online courses from Carnegie Mellon (cross-posted to Online Courses, and OCW).

Description: The Open Learning Initiative offers online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach. Our aim is to combine open, high-quality courses, continuous feedback, and research to improve learning and transform higher education.

Udacity

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Online Courses - UdacityVisit Site: Udacity

Cost: Free

Comments: All courses are offered for free.

Description: Udacity is a totally new kind of learning experience. You learn by solving challenging problems and pursuing udacious projects with world-renowned university instructors (not by watching long, boring lectures). At Udacity, we put you, the student, at the center of the universe.

Course Hero

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Online Courses - Course HeroVisit Site: Course Hero

Cost: Free (lite)

Comments: Free basic memberships and premium memberships available.

Description: Course Hero provides a suite of digital resources that help you learn what you need as efficiently and effectively as possible. Study like a pro with access to millions of practice problems and peer notes with Study Documents.

CosmoLearning

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Online Courses - CosmoLearningVisit Site: CosmoLearning

Cost: Free

Comments: Free online courses.

Description: Created with the goal to provide the world with a free online school, CosmoLearning (CL) is an educational website committed to improving the quality of homeschooling, teaching and student excellence.

LearnersTV

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Online Courses - LearnersTVVisit Site: LearnersTV

Cost: Free

Comments: Free online courses.

Description: This is a comprehensive site providing thousands of downloadable Video lectures, Live Online Tests,etc in the fields of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Accounting, Dentistry, Nursing, Psychology, History, Language Training, Literature, Law, Economics, Philosophy, etc FREE to its visitors.

Sofia

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Online Courses - SofiaVisit Site: Sofia

Cost: Free

Comments: Free online courses.

Description: The ultimate vision of the Sofia initiative is to support and advance education by making high-quality content freely available on the Web for learners and faculty across the nation and the world. Modeled after MIT’s OpenCourseWare Initiative, the Sofia initiative encourages the publication and free exchange of community college-level course materials on the World Wide Web.

Memorize

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Learning Tools - MemorizeVisit Site: Memorize

Cost: Free (lite)

Comments: Most features of the site are free.

Description: There’s a lot to learn. Time is limited. Learning facts and terms is necessary but often boring and slow. Memorize.com pages have interactive learning modes. They make facts clear and lucid. Create a page in seconds! Share or assign it. Earn badges while learning!

Flashcard Exchange

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Learning Tools - Flashcard ExchangeVisit Site: Flashcard Exchange

Cost: Free

Comments: Free tool for creating and finding flashcards.

Description: Online flashcards are a great way to study! Flashcards are effective because they are founded on the principles of rote and memorization. With FlashcardExchange.com, you can use our web-based flashcard maker to create, share, export and print flashcards for your studying convenience.

ChronoZoom

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Learning Tools - ChronoZoomVisit Site: ChronoZoom

Cost: Free

Comments: Interactive timeline of history.

Description: Explore all of the past – from the Big Bang, to the dinosours, to ancient and modern history. Click or scroll to navigate through events and timelines. Watch our introduction video for a quick overview of this project.

Duolingo

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Language Training - DuolingoVisit Site: Duolingo

Cost: Free

Comments: Free training in 6 languages.

Description: Learning languages in Duolingo is completely free – now and forever – with no ads or hidden fees. Wondering how that can be? It’s because you create value by translating real-world documents while you’re learning.

Open Culture

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Language Training - Open CultureVisit Site: Open Culture

Cost: Free

Comments: Free lessons in 40 languages.

Description: This collection features lessons in 40 languages, including Spanish, French, English, Mandarin, Italian, Russian and more. Download audio lessons to your computer or mp3 player and you’re good to go.

bab.la

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Language Training - bab.laVisit Site: bab.la

Cost: Free

Comments: Free online dictionary and language training site.

Description: The bab.la language portal offers you dictionary translations, language quizzes & games, vocabulary lessons for learning and much more. bab.la is interactive: You can enter your own translation, create your own language test or your own vocabulary flashcard set. babla – Loving Languages!

Wolfram Demonstrations Project

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Video Tutorial - Wolfram Demonstrations ProjectVisit Site: Wolfram Demonstrations Project

Cost: Free

Comments: Free educational and instructional videos.

Description: Conceived by Mathematica creator and scientist Stephen Wolfram as a way to bring computational exploration to the widest possible audience, the Wolfram Demonstrations Project is an open-code resource that uses dynamic computation to illuminate concepts in science, technology, mathematics, art, finance, and a remarkable range of other fields.

YouTube EDU

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Video Tutorial - YouTube EDUVisit Site: YouTube EDU

Cost: Free

Comments: Free educational and instructional videos.

Description: YouTube EDU brings learners and educators together in a global video classroom. On YouTube EDU, you have access to a broad set of educational videos that range from academic lectures to inspirational speeches and everything in between.

United Nations University OCW

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OpenCourseWare - United Nations UniversityVisit Site: United Nations University OCW

Cost: Free

Comments: Free courses from the United Nations University.

Description: The United Nations University formally joined the OpenCourseWare (OCW) Consortium on 24 May 2006 and became a member of the Japan OCW Consortium on 26 March 2008. The UN University is committed to the development of this OCW website that showcases the training and educational programmes implemented by the University in a wide range of areas relevant to the work of the United Nations.

OpenCourseWare Consortium

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OpenCourseWare - OCW ConsortiumVisit Site: OpenCourseWare Consortium

Cost: Free

Comments: Community of higher education institutions.

Description: The OpenCourseWareConsortium is a worldwide community of hundreds of higher education institutions and associated organizations committed to advancing OpenCourseWare and its impact on global education. We serve as a resource for starting and sustaining OCW projects, as a coordinating body for the movement on a global scale, and as a forum for exchange of ideas and future planning.

Capilano University OCW

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OpenCourseWare - Capilano UniversityVisit Site: Capilano University OCW

Cost: Free

Comments: Free courses from Capilano University.

Description: The Capilano University OpenCourseWare site is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners throughout the world.

Tufts University OCW

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OpenCourseWare - Tufts UniversityVisit Site: Tufts University OCW

Cost: Free

Comments: Free courses from Tufts University.

Description: A great university constantly expands its reach, working across traditional boundaries to grasp and meet the global community’s most critical needs. This begins with sharing knowledge among colleagues, between departments, among schools and finally across countries and continents.