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15 awesome sites you can get FREE Online Education from

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No matter how young or old you are, you can achieve unlimited things via the Internet. If you therefore want to learn how to do certain things or gain any kind of education, there are thousands of sites you can visit to make that happen. These sites offer excellent online education on everything – from Quantum Physics to Digital Marketing to Literature, and we have curated the best 15 we know. These ones do not only have a reputation for excellence, they are also completely free. Share to help a life.

  1. Coursera

Coursera.org partners with universities and organizations around the world to bring a wide variety of topics and perspectives to one searchable database. It is extremely useful if you’re looking to study many different topics, or want courses from different schools and groups.

  1. Udemy

While Udemy’s free courses are similar in concept to Coursera’s, they additionally let users build custom courses from lessons.

  1. Codecademy

Codecademy is specifically to teach people how to code. It features a centralized dashboard where you can monitor your progress and organize lessons into complete modules.

  1. Khan Academy

Khan Academy curates many courses from around the web and offers impressive depth on many different subjects.

  1. Open Culture Online Courses

This site features lots of material found only on the private websites of Universities. This means you can find hundreds of university courses, without having to visit and search each university’s own site. Visit HERE.

  1. Academic Earth

Academic Earth also curates top-notch courses from many different sources. These courses are categorized by subject and school so searching for what you want is easy.

  1. edX

edX also brings together a great range of courses from many different schools.

  1. Alison

Unlike previous sites on this list, Alison offers certification in some courses – mainly in business, technology, and health. This is a great option if users need certification for their learning.

  1. iTunesU Free Courses

iTunesU integrates seamlessly with any Apple mobile device. Users can search learning materials from a pretty wide scope of topics, which are often a mix of free podcasts or videos, and paid content. Unfortunately, iTunesU does not integrate with Android, Google or Windows mobile devices.

  1. TED-Ed

The name ‘TED’ is synonymous with motivational lectures/speeches by inspirational people, and this platform is courtesy of them. The site is full of educational videos that are ten minutes long or less. It also includes materials and quizzes that supplement the videos making the site extremely useful in formal education settings. Click HERE to visit

  1. LessonPaths

On this SITE, users create link playlists of their favorite learning materials from other sites. Users then rank these collections, making it easy to find many different high-quality, accessible sources on a given topic.

  1. National Geographic Kids

If you’re looking for a site with kid-friendly education, a large variety of games, puzzles, videos and photos, National Geographic Kids is your destination. It is a good option for those looking for a more casual learning environment.

  1. Fun Brain

Fun Brain focuses on games and fun puzzles particularly based on math and reading. Fun Brain’s game based approach can be valuable if the child in question struggles to pay attention. It offers rewards and challenges as well, and is another site aimed at a casual learning experience for kids.

  1. Code

Code is another website focused on coding and app writing. It also features learning options for kids and free online education classes on a wide variety of technology topics. These classes include app writing, robotics and Javascript.

  1. Memrise

Memrise is a particularly powerful tool if you are studying a language. It encompasses many other topics as well, though some of the course material is user generated content. It integrates games into the learning materials, mixing learning with entertainment.


There, 15 websites to fill you up with valuable knowledge. Don’t forget to share – you might be saving a life.

Written by Chidi Okereke

Content creator, Digital Communications guy, Social Media Analyst, Jack of many trades, and master of some.

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