11 February 2020, Tuesday, 14:32, Submitted by libtraining
Since you can practically find everything online these days, it would be nice to make full use of your time on positive and beneficial online learning resources. For your reference, the Library selected several top learning sites and loosely collected them into 3 categories: general, arts, and science.
Most sites recommended use the freemium model with some contents accessible without charge. The rest are totally free. You may find actual university curriculum course materials as well as very general non-academic resources. Most sites are available in English or multi languages. A few sites only available in Chinese will also be instructed in Chinese below.
Stanford Online is a collection of free courses which includes a wide array of topics that include human rights, language, writing, economics, statistics, physics, engineering, software, chemistry, and more.
Harvard's Open Learning Initiative offers a selection of free video courses (taken from the edX selection) for the general public that covers a range of typical college topics, including Arts, History, Math, Statistics, Computer Science, and more.
The edX site offers free subject matter from top universities, colleges and schools from around the world, including MIT and Harvard, and many courses are "verified," offering a certificate of completion for a nominal minimum fee.
Coursera is a learning site offering courses (free for audit) from over 100 partners — top universities from over 20 countries, as well as non-university partners — with verified certificates as a paid option.
Poynter's News University is one of the world's most innovative online journalism and media training programs ever created. From multimedia techniques to writing and reporting, we've got more than 300 free and low-cost courses.
Duolingo is an American platform that includes a language-learning website and mobile app, as well as a digital language-proficiency assessment exam.It provides bite-sized lessons for more than 30 languages.
Better Explained offers a big-picture-first approach to learning mathematics — often with visual explanations — whether for high school algebra or college-level calculus, statistics and other related topics.
Stanford Engineering Everywhere houses engineering (software and otherwise) classes that are free to students and educators, with materials that include course syllabi, lecture videos, homework, exams and more.