What are the best online learning resources?

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    #1MIT OpenCourseWare

    MIT OpenCourseWare

    MIT Open Course Ware is a website from MIT that offers learning materials for 2400 courses, with valid certifications. You can find courses on every subject including programming, software developing, maths, physics and many more.  

    Websites

    Free

    Paul Scott
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "I work full-time so it's hard to find time to further my education. I told myself I'd give it a run when I can find some online learning resources that would cater to my needs. A friend directed me to MIT OpenCourseWare and so far it has been terrific for me. I was able to get two certificates so far and right now I'm looking to take some more software programming courses to further see if it's something I want to shift gears into. This website isn't just for students but for learners who are looking to further their knowledge. I can say that the site is easy to navigate to search for the programs available and the material that it presents is very thorough."
  2. 40

    #2edX

    edX
    edX is an online course provider designed to offer online versions of the courses offered by MIT and Harvard University. You can find video lessons, valid certifications, and many other features that will help you to bolster your credentials.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Paul Coleman
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "This contains a ton of resources and they're all very readily available! My one complaint is that there isn't really any sort of coursework available. You can find a ton of information, but there's no teacher or homework to give you guidance."
  3. 36

    #3Udemy

    Udemy

    Udemy offers you the possibility to acquire practical skills and knowledge apart from your study subjects. You can select from various courses, including programming and design. It also provides you with official certifications.

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    David Griffin
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "There are tons of online education platforms out there these days, and it can be pretty hard I've found to choose a good one. Udemy is not a free platform, but the courses they offer may as well be free: every course is sold (for the time being at least) for 10 dollars. And the presentation of the subject matter seems pretty approachable to me, so I think I'm going to give Python programming a try. "
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    #4GangBoard

    GangBoard
    GangBoard is an online training provider with more than 200 courses for students and professionals. GangBoard features courses for Pega, AWS, PISQL, Big data, Webdesign, Java, R, etc.
    Other

    Free

    Tyler Olson
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "I have been using this site extensively whenever I want to learn something technical and useful. Even after I graduate from university, I still regularly enroll in its courses to continually improve myself. Even though the course fee might sometimes be too pricey for its content."
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    #5Coursera

    Coursera

    Coursera is an online platform that allows you to study a wide array of subject areas to choose from. It also integrates courses from known universities such as Standford, Columbia, and Princeton.

    Websites

    Free

    Ralph Lynch
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "I was looking for a Christmas gift for my dad. He loves learning new things, so I figured I would search for the best online courses or learning resources and see what I could find. Luckily, I wound up finding the site Coursera and was completely blown away. Coursera has tons of course in many subjects that you can choose. My dad ending up loving Coursera and I would definitely recommend the site. "
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    #6Net-informations

    Net-informations
    Free online resources for Microsoft .NET developers. Microsoft .NET is a vision and set of Microsoft software technologies for connecting information, people, systems, and devices.
    Websites

    Free

    Timothy Martinez
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "I have really been feeling the need for some mental stimulation lately and thought that I would look around for some of the best online resources at the moment. I came across the Net-informations site and decided to give it a look. Tuns out that they do have a lot of information and resources to learn from though it is not an area of interest for me."
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    #7Lynda

    Lynda

    A Massive resource for learning just about anything. Has sections on software development, design, business, web development, photography and more. 

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Julia Larson
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "I just started a free trial with Lynda and it is a massive learning resource site. There are so many classes to take such as software, business, and design. Lynda is well put together and designed. I easily found classes to register for that I was interested in. These online classes are taught by industry experts as well. Very easy to start and learn a new skill."
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    #8Treehouse

    Treehouse

    Treehouse is a website that offers a wide range of technology courses. The platform offers projects with access to over 1000 videos. All courses like web development, mobile development, game development, and web design are taught by experts.

    Websites

    $25- Varies by plan

    Jack Long
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "I've always wanted to learn how to code and I've heard that this is the best way to start. After poking around the website, it looks like this would be a fantastic tutor."
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    #9Open Culture

    Open Culture

    The biggest shared resource you're going to find on the Internet. Open Culture offers hundreds of free audiobooks, mainly on classic novels such as Jane Austen's Pride and the Prejudice and many more.

    Websites

    Free

    Wei Zhang
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "This site has a lot of videos and other learning opportunities, even though most of them are based on cultural learning, such as artistic work. It boasts having over a thousand online courses available."
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    #10Eduonix Learning Solutions

    Eduonix Learning Solutions
    Eduonix is an online learning portal serving with the best online technology course tutorials. Even these tutorial courses are explained with the help of videos by the tutors.
    Websites

    Free

    Beverly Wong
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "This is a decent solution to the topic because there are many different online classes that are offered for you to learn new skills. However they are only classes that are technology based and doesn't have other learning resources for anything that is not technology based. "
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    #11YouTube

    YouTube

    YouTube is an online video sharing and streaming website that enables content creators to share their work across the platform's large user base and network. It's also available as an app for Android and iOS mobile devices. 

    Websites

    Free

    Benjamin Harper
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "Finally someone mentioned one of the best usage of Youtube. I cannot list the subjects that I have learned from YouTube. It can be related to your classes on high school, university or totally a random thing like "how to cut an watermelon". Best learning resource ever."
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    #12Khan Academy

    Khan Academy

    Khan Academy is an educational organization founded by Salman Khan. It offers learning resources available on the web and the mobile app. It features an interactive classroom blackboard teaching style with short quizzes and questions.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Steven Berry
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "I love taking the classes on Khan Academy. It has basic learning in a variety of subjects"
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    #13Stepic

    Stepic

    Stepic is an online learning centre that is designed to be a Cloud-based Digital Learning Environment for Computer Science with an automated grading of code and data assignments.


    Websites

    Free

    Gerald Perry
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "Stepic is a wonderful learning tool. its easy as can be and very helpful with lots of resources all online for your convenience "
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    #14[TUTORIAL] How to Write a Screenplay

    [TUTORIAL] How to Write a Screenplay
    Script Magazine features various articles that will help you craft a successful script. From identifying theme, premise and plot to applying the proper screenplay format, and more.
    Articles

    Free

    Shirley Oliver
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "Here you will find all the resources you are looking for to break into screen writing and some that you never knew existed. This online magazine is definitely where you need to start if you are trying to break into this field."
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    #15A guide for launching your website

    A guide for launching your website
    A free guide for those who are planning to launch a website and need to prepare the documentation required to brief a provider. It also offers guidance on how to prepare the content you'll be using on your website.
    Websites

    Free

    Johnny Griffin
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "This is a terrific guide on how to set up your own website. Just give it a go while reading this, you won't have anything to worry about. Simple and safe to use."
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    #16Beginner Basics: How to Teach Yourself Piano

    Beginner Basics: How to Teach Yourself Piano
    If you want to learn piano, on this post you can find one good guide to get started.
    Websites

    Free

    Victoria Yao
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "A wonderful page that helped me find some really cool websites to learn how to play the piano. The information is displayed in an easy to read format, not only talking about the websites themselves but guiding a beginner through the process of learning how to play. The recommendations it provides are excellent and this is a really valuable resource for anyone who's just starting, or thinking about learning how to play the piano."
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    #17A book of creatures

    A book of creatures
    A book of creatures is a website that posts and tells the stories of creatures of all shapes and sizes, from minuscule spirits to gigantic cosmic monsters. 
    Websites

    Free

    Carol Martinez
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "This is such a fun, whimsical blog. It's full of photos, sketches, and scans of various creatures real and imaginary. I wouldn't call it one of the best online learning resources since the content is not diverse, but if you want to learn about creatures it's a good place to start."
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    #18Illuminati

    Illuminati

    Illuminati is a Wikipedia page that explains the origins of the Illuminati, their purpose, and the different people and groups that have been associated with this movement throughout history.

    Websites

    Free

    Samuel Mason
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "The Illuminati is the most well known secret group of all time. This article should be required reading for people who believe in nonsense like the modern day incarnation of the Illuminati which is not the same as the actual real Illuminati. "
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    #19BigClasses

    BigClasses

    BigClasses offers online training services such as live online training, self-paced learning, corporate training, and project support. It has more than 300 expert trainers to help and satisfy learners.

    Websites

    Free

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    #20Tutlane

    Tutlane

    Tutlane is an eLearning organization providing quality online tutorials, articles, and information related to the latest information technology and non-technical subjects. This aims to help professionals to hone and improve their skills. 


    Websites

    Free

    Suresh Dasari
    Written on March 21, 2019
    "Tutlane.com is the best online learning resource to become expert in latest software technologies."
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    #21Onlineitguru

    Onlineitguru

    Onlineitguru is a website that offers corporate training and online interactive classes. The training focuses mainly on knowledge instructions. It offers various trending courses such as Python Online Training and Workday Training.

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    meenati biswal
    Written on June 12, 2019
    "I have recommended onlineitguru ie one of the best institute for all online learning resources onlineitguru is the globally professional institute for IT courses and training. This emphasizes hands-on experience with examples from real-time scenarios by experts. It is conceptualized and initiated by several multidisciplinary and ingenious software technocrats having the combined experience of more than 10+ yrs in the industry."

Summary

Best What are the best online learning resources
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1MIT OpenCourseWareWebsites 48 Free
2edXApps 40 Free
3UdemyWebsites 36 Paid
4GangBoardOther 34 Free
5CourseraWebsites 33 Free
6Net-informationsWebsites 30 Free
7LyndaWebsites 27 Paid
8TreehouseWebsites 25 Paid
9Open CultureWebsites 23 Free
10Eduonix Learning SolutionsWebsites 22 Free
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