Here’s a short list of completely free learning resources. This list targets high schoolers and adults. So, mom, there may be something in there that piques your interest as well 😉
1. Ted Ed Lessons Worth Sharing: http://ed.ted.com/
Chances are, you’ve heard of TedEx Talks, but have you heard of Ted Ed. This site offers free lesson videos on a myriad of topics. You can even create your own lesson around a YouTube video as well.
2. Academic Earth: http://academicearth.org/
Academic Earth claims it has curated the best of the best. It offers a collection of free college courses from the world’s top universities. They wanted to make sure there is something for everyone: whether you want to explore a new topic or advance in your current field, they bring the amazing world of academia to you for free.
3. Peer 2 Peer University: https://www.p2pu.org/
The Peer 2 Peer University is a grassroots open education project that organizes learning outside of institutional walls and gives learners recognition for their achievements. P2PU creates a model for lifelong learning alongside traditional formal higher education. Leveraging the internet and educational materials openly available online, P2PU enables high-quality low-cost education opportunities.
4. Video Lectures: http://videolectures.net/
VideoLectures.NET is an award-winning free and open access educational video lectures repository. The portal is aimed at promoting science, exchanging ideas and fostering knowledge sharing by providing high quality didactic contents not only to the scientific community but also to the general public.
5. Open Education Database: http://oedb.org/open/
An open courseware collection is at the heart of OEDb’s mission and user experience. It guides you through thousands of free audio and visual lectures, full courses and multimedia across all subjects.
6. Alison: https://alison.com/
Alison claims to have more than 5 million registered students. With a collection of hundreds of practical courses, all completely free, this seems to indeed be quite a popular site.
7. GCF Learn Free: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/
Some lessons seem appropriate for an elementary level child. Most, however, are suitable for high schoolers and even adults.