A list of websites and portals that have free and/or paid online courses for lifelong learners.
MOOC – Massive Open Online Courses
MOOCs, University and Professional Courses
- Alison (Free/$) – Provides verified and globally recognized certificates up to Diploma level.
- Canvas Network (Free/$) – Many free courses from universities and professional enterprises.
- Class Central (Free/$) – A portal for MOOC platforms.
- Coursera (Free/$) – University courses from all over the world. Courses are free, but pay for verified certificates.
- edX (Free/$) – Another MOOC provider for university courses.
- Harvard Online Learning (Free/$) – Online courses by Harvard University
- Future Learn (Free/$) – Another MOOC provider for university courses.
- NovoEd (Free/$) – A MOOC provider with university, foundations and corporations partners.
- Open2Study (Free/$) – Backed by Open Universities Australia (OUA)
- Saylor Academy (Free/$) – Some courses allow you to earn college credits recognized by certain universities.
- Stanford Online (Free/$) – Online courses offered by Stanford University
- Khan Academy (Free) – From grade school to college level. Great for school kids!
- Udemy (Free/$) – Offers a variety of topics from businesses to web technology and even yoga and music! Don’t be too eager to buy a course immediately. Discount coupons are regularly offered and may go up to 30% discount.
Web, Programming and Technology
- Bento (Free) – A list of free resources which guide you in learning code.
- Code Academy (Free) – Learn to code for free
- Code School (Free/$) – One of my favorite websites for learning programming
- Code.org (Free) – Learn to code for all ages.
- Level Up Tuts (Free/$) – Free video tutorials for web developers and designers
- Lynda ($) – One of the largest providers for courses on web, development, creative and business skills.
- SitePoint (Free/$) – Another website with extensive tutorials and videos that I subscribe to.
- Team Treehouse ($) – Another of my favorite websites that has many programming courses from web design to creating mobile apps.
- Tuts Plus (Free/$) – Comprehensive How-To Tutorials and Online Courses on various topics of web programming and technology.
- Udacity (Free/$) – Offers “Nanodegrees” that are comprehensive courses for a subject or topic
- Lifehacker U – Lifehacker periodically has a list of featured courses for online learning.