The internet is democratizing education. Whether you want to take the time to complete a semester long course or simply watch a two minute video, access to some of the world’s top thinkers and the latest information is available online for free. Below is a list of some of my favorite resources.
What do you want to learn today?
A large selection of online university courses, with some offering the possibility to earn a certificate.
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. Speakers from the global TED conferences are given a maximum of 18 minutes to present their ideas.
Free live online classes streamed daily. Topics include Photo & Video, Art & Design, Music & Audio, Craft & Maker, and Money & Life.
4. HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
Short videos on business and management topics and challenges.
5. LEAN IN
Lean In’s Expert Lectures are short videos on topics related to career and professional development.
Longer talks with actionable insights on productivity, organization, and leadership to help creative people push ideas forward.
7. OPEN CULTURE
A collection of free online courses, ebooks, language lessons and more.
Free courses designed specifically for interactive study via the web, provided by universities.
9. POP TECH
Short talks from a global community of innovators, working together to expand the edge of change.
The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) provides short animated videos on world-changing ideas.