What are some of your favorite online learning/education resources?

 Jordan Bates (@bashfulkoala)5 years, 7 months ago

Apart from HighExistence, of course. ; )

What websites/blogs or FB pages/groups do you frequent to learn things? Or what are some great resources to learn about academic subjects?

Best list of online education resources I’ve found:

NoExcuseList.com

Some of my favorite blogs/online magazines:

Aeon
Slate Star Codex
Ribbonfarm
Meaningness
Wait But Why

February 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm
JaredT (1) (@JaredT) 5 years, 7 months ago ago

I really like Stack Exchange forums, there is a forum for almost anything you’re into. I personally enjoy math.stackexchange and philosophy.stackexchange.

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Vince Morency (0) (@bigbeef41) 5 years, 7 months ago ago

duolingo is pretty solid for learning languages

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Garrett Payne (17) (@gpayne44) 5 years, 7 months ago ago

Nautilus is an excellent online magazine that reports on a very wide range of contemporary scientific research (and they have amazing art in every issue). I’ve been subscribed to it for a few months and I thoroughly enjoy it. It won’t help you learn a skill, but it will keep you informed on what is going on in the world of science.

For learning skills, Khan academy has helped me immensely in my university studies; I learned a good deal about electromagnetism and differential equations from Sal Khan’s lectures.

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Emma (193) (@emmaclaire) 5 years, 7 months ago ago

Aeon, Nautilus, TED, Public Radio (my favorite podcast is On Being)

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bnn (8) (@dalebenmenschen) 5 years, 7 months ago ago

At the moment I haven’t got the time to look what subjects your into by clicking the links, but I will :)

http://www.iflscience.com/

–> This is more random stuff but interesting to read if you’ve got some minutes and more worth it than scrolling through the normal facebook posts.

Also, I think that Youtube is way underestimated concerning education. As I am German, I don’t know many english channels, but if you do your own research you’ll find a large amount of channels presenting historical, philosophy, scientistic facts (…)!

Oh and of course I couldn’t be disciplined and looked at the first link you gave – I tried/watched Codeacademy, Ted Talk, can recommend them.

I’ll come back if I have some less popular sites in mind!

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deepbreath15 (2) (@bobby15) 5 years, 7 months ago ago

I’m presenting a list of some fantastic resources which I found on a
forum on DUOLINGO( great language learning website!) ENJOY!!!   General
Resources

 

https://www.khanacademy.org
– An ever-growing library of over 4,000 videos on a large variety of
subjects, including arithmetic, algebra, calculus, physics, chemistry,
astronomy, history, medicine, economics, art, and many more. There is
also a fantastic exercise engine which allows you to practice
mathematics. The only negative of the site, in my opinion, is that there
are no videos on languages, however I’m sure that someday in the
future the Khan Academy team will begin lectures on languages as well.  

 

http://ocw.mit.edu
– If the content of Khan Academy is too elementary for you, this is
the place to go. MIT’s OpenCourseWare hosts an unbelievable number of
course materials, where you will engage in all the rigor and stress
that any student at MIT has to endure. If you are looking for a free
college education, this is the way to go.  

http://www.open.edu/openlearn/
– Though I haven’t visited this website nearly as often as MIT’s
OpenCourseWare, I imagine this is the Open University’s take on the same
idea that MIT’s OpenCourseWare has.

 

 

  http://www.ocwconsortium.org/
– MIT and The Open University are not the only schools hosting free
online course materials. The OCW Consortium allows you to search for any
course materials from most of the major OpenCourseWare schools. OCW
Consortium is a way to compile all of the OpenCourseWare into one search
engine so you can find exactly what you are looking for no matter the
school.

 

  http://www.brightstorm.com
– Brightstorm is not a free service. I haven’t looked into what the
costs are for their resources, because I am uninterested in paying for
them. I have, however, watched a handful of their videos, and they are
actually pretty solid. If you don’t want to pay to watch the videos,
visit the YouTube channel “brightstorm2” where it appears that most of
their videos are freely available.

 

  http://www.academicearth.org/
– Academic Earth is pretty much the college version of Khan Academy.
The library of videos is not nearly as large as Khan’s, but it hosts
free lectures from some of the world’s greatest professors teaching at
the world’s greatest universities. It’s almost too good to be true.  

 

http://thenewboston.org/
– TheNewBoston is a YouTuber who has uploaded a wide variety of
tutorials on many interesting subjects. From what I’ve seen, he has
tutorials for building a go-kart, game programming in Java, introductory
programming in Java, elementary algebra, introductory chemistry,
introductory biology, introductory physics, and it seems that recently
he has been starting a tutorial on how to make beer. The guy has a wide
variety of knowledge, and it would be a mistake to ignore his
resources.  

 

http://www.ck12.org
– CK12 is one of my favorite websites for elementary subjects. They
have a wide variety of free textbooks, (which they refer to as
“flexbooks”) on many basic subjects, such as arithmetic, life science,
biology, physics, algebra, history, chemistry, and so on.   http://k12videos.mit.edu/ – MIT’s K-12 videos really are some of the most interesting ways to introduce concepts to learners.

 

  https://www.edx.org
– edX is quite possibly the future of secondary learning. A number of
top universities have teamed together to create edX, in which they
offer real online courses from real university professors completely
for free. You will be required to do homework, and pass tests, and if
you can manage to endure the rigors with a high grade in the course,
you could be awarded a certificate of completion for the course. I
didn’t achieve a certificate, but I did endure the 6.00x course for a
few weeks, and wow, I was blown away. It’s amazing that this
opportunity is being given to us, and entirely for free.  

 

http://en.wikiversity.org
– Wikiversity is in many ways like Wikipedia, but in a curriculum
form. Imagine if instead of simply an encyclopedia, Wikipedia also
functioned as a school. Wikiversity is just that.

 

  http://www.saylor.org
– In my opinion, the most underrated of all the websites I’ve posted
here. The Saylor Foundation has nearly 300 free courses ranging from
elementary to advanced levels. Many of their courses are available in
iTunes U, so if you are fortunate enough to own an iDevice, be sure to
check them out.  

 

https://www.coursera.org/
– Coursera has won multiple awards for their innovative approach to
free online learning. Earlier I gave a description of edX as possibly
being the future of secondary learning, but I must admit that Coursera
is actually far ahead of edX at the moment. They are partnered with many
more universities, therefore hosting many more courses. Once again,
it’s difficult to believe that all of their content is free.  

 

https://www.udacity.com
– Udacity doesn’t have a large number of courses, but the few that
they do are certainly note-worthy. Check the website out, and if you
can’t find anything you are interested in learning, check again in a
few months. This website has a bright future, all they need is more
content.

 

  http://www.codecademy.com
– I like to think of Code Academy as the Duolingo of computer
programming. You go to Duolingo to learn a language, you go to Code
Academy to learn a programming language. Check it out if you are
interested at all in programming.

 

  http://thinkquest.org/pls/html/think.library
– I haven’t visited this website much, but this is the description as
it reads on the website “Over 8,000 websites created by students around
the world who have participated in a ThinkQuest Competition.”

 

  http://www.memrise.com/
– Memrise is another website sure to have a bright future. If you are
looking to memorize anything, this is the place you want to go. You can
create your own courses if you like, or take a course that has been
created by another member. Memorize the periodic table of elements, or
words from a foreign language. Memorization is a key component of
learning, and no method does it better than Memrise.

 

  http://www.ureddit.com/
– uReddit seems to be a community of people teaching other subjects to
people for free. I haven’t checked it out much, but I believe it is
certainly worth listing.   http://www.cosmolearning.com/ – Another website that I haven’t used much, but Cosmo Learning appears to be another large library of free lecture videos.

 

  http://www.sophia.org/ – Sophia is a wonderful collection of learning resources.  

 

http://learni.st
– Learnist is a social way to learn, allowing people to compile
resources as they find them on the Internet into one giant learning
resource for all people to view and use.

https://cerego.com/

 

 

 

Blogs

http://www.cgpgrey.com/

http://selfmadescholar.com/b/

https://sites.google.com/site/scienceandmathguide/dashboard2

http://www.openculture.com/

http://lifehacker.com/

http://litemind.com/

http://www.sparringmind.com/

http://www.about.com

http://betterexplained.com/

http://www.truthcontest.com/

http://www.self-learner.com/

http://www.makeuseof.com/

http://www.brainpickings.org/ http://bigthink.com/

 

Mathematics Resources

 

http://patrickjmt.com/

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/

http://www.purplemath.com/index.htm

http://www.emathematics.net/index.php

http://www.mathgoodies.com/

http://fabpedigree.com/james/mathmen.htm

 

Science Resources

http://www.periodictable.com/

http://freescienceonline.blogspot.com/

http://101science.com/

http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~hooft101/theorist.html

http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/books.html#math:

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1TrSFQ/jvsc.jst.go.jp/find/mindlab/english/index.html/ http://www.physicsclassroom.com/

 

Language Resources

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/

http://livemocha.com/

http://verbalearn.com/

 

Miscellaneous Resources

 

http://www.gutenberg.org

http://en.wikibooks.org

http://www.wolframalpha.com/

http://www.ted.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org

http://dictionary.reference.com/

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/

http://www.wikihow.com

http://www.flashcardexchange.com/

http://www.snopes.com/

http://www.reference.com/

http://www.mahalo.com/

 

http://www.Instapaper.com
  It gives you a button to save online any interesting article you read
for future references, including this thread. You just have to drag the
button to the top of your window.

 

http://www.grammarly.com/
Grammarly is an automated proofreader and your personal grammar coach.
Correct up to 10 times more mistakes than popular word processors.  

 

http://www.memofon.com/– Converts text into mindmaps!

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Joost20 (37) (@joost20) 5 years, 7 months ago ago

As already mentoined by deepbreath15: http://www.coursera.org is an amazing video-learning platform. Not 100 % sure if it is all video, I assume it is.This is what we use at the university. More than 1.800 professional and free courses. Ranging from statistics (is the one we use) to various self development type of courses.

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