New! Potpourri of Cool Learning Sites 10

1.     5min Life Videopedia – instructional and how-to videos

2.     Alison – free global learning experience

3. – Guidance, not guesswork. 750 experts to help you

4.     About.U – Courses by email

5.     Academic Earth – Thousands of video lectures from the world’s top scholars

6.     AllExperts – Ask any question! is the oldest & largest free Q&A service on the Internet

7.     Answerbag – Ask questions and share your knowledge with the world

8.     Anything – Learn.Anything.Network

9.     BBC Learninga range of online-based courses that you can work through at your own pace

10.  BrainHoney – a social learning environment where anyone can teach a lesson on any subject. Users can rank lessons and collaborate as they learn from each other.

11.  BrainPop (US) and BrainPop (UK)- creates animated, curriculum-based content that supports educators and engages students

12.  Campusbug – combines social networking, online education, and e-commerce into a simple and easy-to-use online experience.

13.  Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Institute (OLI)OLI builds courses that are intended to enact instruction – or, more precisely, to enact the kind of dynamic, flexible, and responsive instruction that fosters learning.

14.  Connexions – A place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc.

15.  Course Hero – a Social Learning Network built to provide students and key learning partners like professors a platform to share, meet and collaborate while accelerating their comprehension of course-related theories and concepts

16.  E-Books Directory – a daily growing list of freely downloadable ebooks, documents and lecture notes found all over the internet.

17.  EdSurf – The online distance education learning resource for adult students

18. – Education podcasts from universities, colleges, students, teachers — everyone who uses podcasting to learn and to teach others

19. – Verified facts, information, and biographies from trusted sources

20.  eHow – How to do just about everything

21.  Encarta – encyclpaedia, dictionaries, atlas, etc

22.  Experience Project – a community of everyday people connecting anonymously through their shared life experiences & passions.

23.  Expert Village – How to videos, free video clips and more

24.  Flat Knowledge – Free online textbooks

25.  Free and Affordable Distance Education – tutorials, courses, tests, test prep

26. – The world’s largest, fastest growing, most highly regarded source of totally free education

27.  FreeSkills – over 650 free tutorials

28. – free tutorials

29.  GCF Learn Free – The freedom to learn, what you want, when you want

30.  Google Video – videos on all topics

31.  Graspr – The instructional video network

32.  Gresham College Lecture Archive – recorded lectures from Gresham College

33.  Hippcampus – Free one-stop educational resource

34.  Howcast – How-to videos

35.  How stuff works – Online reference tool

36.  HowToDoThings – “a site that solves people’s problems”

37.  How To books – read free online books

38.  infoplease – All the knowledge you need

39.  Instructables – Make, HowTo and DIY

40.  iPL – The Internet Public Library

41.  iTunes Podcasts – The iTunes Store offers more than 100,000 audio and video podcasts

42.  iTunes U – Faculty are using iTunes U to distribute digital lessons to their students, e.g Stangord, Trinity College Dublin, etc.

43.  KnowledgeHound – The HowTo Hunter

44.  LazyLibrary – Find books on any topic without having to worry about high page counts. If it’s over 200 pages, you won’t even see it

45.  Learner.orgTeacher resources and teacher professional development programming across the curriculum

46. – Online games and communities for adults and communities

47.  Learn EverythingExpert guidance from real people searching for the best the Internet has to offer

48.  LeanHubthe communities and experts to help you get ahead in education so you can get ahead in life!

49.  Learning by screencast – Using screencasts to teach

50.  Learningpageprovides a huge collection of professionally produced instructional materials you can download and print. Lesson plans, books, worksheets, and much more

51.  LearnOutLoud one-stop destination for audio and video learning (many free)

52.  LearnThat – Free tutorials and free courses

53.  LessonBItes – Provides lessons in bite sizes (like individual tracks of a CD) so you can learn what you want

54.  Mahalo Answers – you can ask and answer questions on any topic

55.  MindBites – Video instructional marketplace and publishing platform (Some free)

56.  MindZeit – helping you develop through multimedia

57.  MIT OpenCourseWareFree lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT.

58.  MonkeySee – HowTo videos

59.  Mosio – a mobile community enabling you to text any question from your phone and have it answered by real people 

60.  Moving Image Archive This library contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts.

61. – the online learning portal from The Open University and the BBC.

62.  OpenLearnfree access to Open University course materials.

63.  Open Of Course – your education when you need it and how you need it. Free for you to use, edit and redistribute

64.  Open Yaleprovides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University.

65.  Podcast AlleyFeaturing the best Podcast Directory and the Top 10 podcasts, as voted on by the listeners.

66.  PodcastDirectory – This education podcast database has been constructed and is maintained by David Noble

67.  Questia – trusted online research

68.  Questioon – a social utility enabling you to pose questions to Google or Real People.

69.  Refdesk – Fact checker for the Internet

70. – a multi-source encyclopedia search service

71.  School of Everything – a community of people teaching and learning.

72.  SchoolTube – provides students and educators a safe, world class, and FREE media sharing website that is nationally endorsed by premier education associations

73.  Sclipohelps you to teach and learn just about everything, from technology to languages or cooking, and connects you with people of common interests.

74.  ShowMeNow – Packed with illustrated step-by-step tutorials, it is a witty, irreverent reference that teaches you life’s most essential skills

75.  Slideshare – presentation slidesets on many different topics

76.  Sofiaan open content initiative that encourages the  free exchange of community college-level materials on the World Wide Web.

77.  SoYouWanna.comteaches you how to do all the things nobody taught you in school

78.  Squidoo – Ideas, recommendations and more

79.  SuTreelearn virtually everything by watching how to videos from all over the web.

80.  TeacherTube – educational videos

81.  TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design)a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.

82.  Tufts Open Courseware – start of a new educational movement initiated by MIT that provides free access to course content for everyone online.

83.  TV Lesson – How to videos

84.  Twitteza simple Twitter application that lets you get your answers from fellow Twitters, all you have to do is tweet with “does anyone know?” with your question

85.  UMass Boston OCWfree and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners world wide.

86.  University of the People – is the world’s first tuition-free, online academic institution and will open its virtual doors in April 2009

87.  Unnecessary Knowledgefor entertaining facts and information (which might or might not be true!)

88.  Video Jug – Life explained. On film.

89.  Vimeoa thriving community of people who love to make and share video

90.  U-Now – University of Nottingham’s formal open courseware initiative

91.  University of Southern Queensland OpenCourseWare – provides access to free and open educational resources for faculty members, students, and self-learners throughout the world

92.  Ustreamwatch live broadcasts, explore networks ranging from music, talk shows, sports and politics and/or review our past broadcasts.

93. – Over 350 categories of free, first-rate, family-safe online tutorials, guides and instructionally oriented websites

94.  Webcast/Courses – free courses from University of Berkeley at California

95.  WikiAnswersa wiki-based Q&A project powered by contributors from all walks of life. Anyone can ask, answer or edit questions, building a global Q&A database, covering all topics.

96.  Wikieducator – Free eLearning content that anyone can edit and use

97.  Wikipedia – collaborative encyclopaedia

98.  WikiHow  – The how-to manual that anyone can write or edit

99.  Wikiversity – A community for the creation and use of free learning materials and activities

100.                WonderHowTohand-selects and curates the best instructional videos from over 1,700 websites

101.                Yahoo Answers – ask, answer and/or discover

102.                YouTube – videos on everything under the sun

103.                YouTube EDUaggregates all the videos from more than 100 institutions of higher education around the US.



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