Learning List

A beautiful brain requires mental maintenance. The applications and websites included have an emphasis on general knowledge. Fine tune what you already know & make it sharper. No coding required or desired.
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  • edx-platform

    Free Mac Linux Website

    The edx-platform is the main repository of edX Code covering both the LMS and the authoring tool, Studio. It also includes XModules and various graders.

     

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  • University of the People

    Free Web Website

    University of the People is the world’s first tuition-free, non-profit, online academic institution dedicated to opening access to higher education globally for all qualified individuals, despite financial, geographic or societal constraints.

    Founded in 2009 by educational entrepreneur Shai Reshef, UoPeople is affiliated with the United Nations GAID, the Clinton Global Initiative, and Yale Law School ISP. UoPeople has signed collaborative partnership agreements with New York University (NYU) to accept students; and with Hewlett-Packard (HP), through the Catalyst Initiative, to provide student internship opportunities. UoPeople offers undergraduate programs in Business Administration and Computer Science. To date, more than 1500 students from 136 countries have been admitted. Of students polled consecutively each term, 95% would recommend UoPeople to a peer.

    With its tuition-free online programs, University of the People is opening access to higher education for all those constrained, as well as building a scalable and replicable model capable of changing the very nature of higher education. The non-profit UoPeople has managed to succeed in cutting down almost the entire cost of higher education, and does not charge for tuition or books/materials. All that is asked is for students to pay a one-time application processing fee ($50) and subsequent modest examination processing fees ($100) levied per course. There are no other fees whatsoever.

    UoPeople strives to ensure, in keeping with its mission, that no qualified individual is excluded for financial reasons. To assist students in financial need, UoPeople has dedicated student scholarship funds. Corporate sponsors include Hewlett-Packard’s sponsorship of 100 HP Scholars as part of the UoPeople Women Scholarship Fund; and Intel Foundation’s sponsorship of women students from Haiti. UoPeople has launched a Micro-Scholarship Portal, the first of its kind, to allow donors to contribute to individual students.

     

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  • Medium

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    Medium is a new place on the Internet where people share ideas and stories that are longer than 140 characters and not just for friends. It’s designed for little stories that make your day better and manifestos that change the world. It’s used by everyone from professional journalists to amateur cooks. It’s simple, beautiful, collaborative, and it helps you find the right audience for whatever you have to say.

     

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  • Learnamic

    Free Web Website

    Search thousands of free and paid K-12 resources (apps, books, online courses, YouTube videos, whatever!) to find the right one for you, your kids, and your budget.

     

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  • Wikibooks

    Free Web Website

    Wikibooks is a Wikimedia community for creating a free library of educational textbooks that anyone can edit.

     

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  • TED

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    The internet is great to provide us with our favorite TV shows free, early and watchable on demand. We always had to spend lots of time to keep up to date with the newest episodes. Until we created ted, our torrent episode downloader. Ted can find episodes of any TV show you like to watch. Just add your favorite shows to ted and he will search for the newest episodes and downloads them for you. ted uses bittorrent and RSS technology to get you the newest episodes as fast as possible! Ted comes with a huge list of shows, waiting for you to be watched. ted even displays a summary of each show.

     

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  • Wikiversity

    Free Web Website

    Wikiversity is a Wikimedia Foundation project devoted to learning resources, learning projects, and research for use in all levels, types, and styles of education from pre-school to university, including professional training and informal learning. We invite teachers, students, and researchers to join us in creating open educational resources and collaborative learning communities.

     

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  • OpenCourseWare Consortium

    Free Web Website

    The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a collaboration of higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model.

     

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  • YouTube

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Blackberry Chrome OS ... Android Tablet iPad Apple TV Fire TV Website

    YouTube is a video-sharing website that allows users to upload, view, and share videos.

     

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  • CourseFinder

    Free Web Website

    CourseFinder helps you find the course that’s right for you. Whether you're looking for a job, changing careers or just looking for a course to develop your hobby, CourseFinder is the perfect place to start.

     

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  • How-To Geek

    Free Web Website

    We are an online tech magazine, dedicated to providing interesting articles, how-tos, and even fun trivia to our audience of geeky — and not-so-geeky readers. We’ve tried really hard to make sure that our content is understandable for regular people, but geeky enough that the more technical readers would find it interesting as well.

     

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  • wikiHow

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone ... iPad Kindle Fire Website

    wikiHow is a wiki based collaboration to build the world’s largest, highest quality how to manual. Our multilingual how to manual has free step-by-step instructions on how to do all types of things.

     

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  • TED-Ed

    Free Web Website

    TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within the growing TED-Ed video library, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED's, and easily create a customized lesson around the video. Users can distribute the lessons, publicly or privately, and track their impact on the world, a class, or an individual student.

     

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  • Lecture Search

    Free Web Website

    FindLectures.com is a curated search engine for quality online lectures, interviews, documentaries, and historically significant speeches.

    The video list can be navigated with a deep topic taxonomy, which allows the discovery of interesting niche topics.

    Videos are ranked using over a dozen quality measures, so that you can spend time learning, not looking.

    Ranking and inclusion are affected by topic variety and novelty, length, audio quality, and speaker presentation style.

    Other factors include the speaker having a unique background and material being the appropriate difficulty level for being a standalone content aimed at an educated audience.

     

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  • brain.cards flashcards

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    Learn and memorize anything through spaced repetition and active recall with the brain.cards flashcard app. Forget about going through notepads, memos, and sticky notes. Your memory is a much more reliable tool.
    Whenever you have a spare minute, just start swiping through your flashcard stack. You'll be amazed to see how fast you can learn. Brain.cards uses a proprietary algorithm, to detect your unique learning pace and adapt to it.

    The app features a beautiful and clean UI. All the app functionality sits within one screen. Each flashcard is 3D modelled with 2 color-coded sides, to enhance the learning process.

    • Free to use.
    • No ads.
    • No login required.
    • Works offline.
    • Supports most smartphones and tablets.

     

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  • Grammarly

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Chrome Microsoft Office Outlook ... Safari Microsoft Office Word Firefox Website

    Grammarly Editor is an automated proofreader that corrects contextual spelling mistakes, checks for more than 250 common grammar errors, enhances vocabulary usage, and suggests citations.

     

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  • Course Hero

    Free Web iPhone iPad Website

    Course Hero is an online learning platform where you can access over 25 million course-specific study resources contributed by a community of students and educators.

     

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  • Quora

    Free Web Android iPhone Website

    Quora.com is a question/answer service allowing users to pose questions that other users can answer, each question and answer can have comments, each users can write one individual answer and there can be a summary answer.
    Each user can choose a description explaining their area of expertise or questions and answers can be anonymous.
    Questions and answers are searchable.

     

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  • edX

    Free Web Website

    Based on a long history of collaboration and their shared educational missions, the founders are creating a new distance-learning experience. Anant Agarwal, former Director of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, serves as the first president of edX. Along with offering online courses, the institutions will use edX to research how students learn and how technology can transform learning—both on-campus and worldwide. EdX is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is governed by MIT and Harvard.

     

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  • Dictionary.com

    Free Web Android iPhone Windows Phone Website

    The free Dictionary.com app delivers content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, including nearly a million words and definitions and 90,000 synonyms and antonyms. No internet required!

    Features that require an internet connection include audio pronunciations, similarly spelled words, and Dictionary.com’s popular Word of the Day.

     

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  • Vocabulary.com

    Freemium Web Android iPhone iPad Website

    Vocabulary.com is the easiest, most intelligent way to improve your vocabulary. It combines an adaptive learning system (The Challenge) with the world’s fastest dictionary (The Dictionary) so that you can more quickly and more efficiently learn words.

     

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  • Tinycards

    Free Web Android iPhone Website

    Tinycards is a learning and memorization app from Small Duolingo iconDuolingo . Learn almost anything with delightful, animated decks. Create your own decks and share them with friends, or pick from a variety of ready-made collections.

     

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  • Curiosity

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    Keep your brain sharp through infographics, articles, and other enlightening media.

     

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  • SkillShare

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Apple TV Website

    Learn creative skills in just 15 minutes a day with bite-sized lessons you can fit in anywhere.

     

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  • Lynda

    Commercial Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Apple TV Roku Website

    An e-learning platform offering courses on programming, software skills, and other subjects.

     

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  • Udacity

    Commercial Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    Our mission is to bring accessible, affordable, engaging, and highly effective higher education to the world.

     

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  • Udemy

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    Udemy is an online learning and teaching marketplace with over 80000 courses and 24 million students, it uses content from online content creators to sell for profit.

     

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  • Coursera

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone ... iPad Website

    We are committed to making the best education in the world freely available to any person who seeks it. We envision people throughout the world, in both developed and developing countries, using our platform to get access to world-leading education that has so far been available only to a tiny few. We see them using this education to improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.

     

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  • Khan Academy

    Free Windows Web Android iPhone Windows S ... Android Tablet iPad Website

    Khan Academy is not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.

    All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

     

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Comments on Learning List

jezebelisgone
· Jun 2019 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Thank you so much for saying something. I agree, the site does feel a bit new or scammy. If you have any suggestions I would appreciate it. Thank you, again.

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PERCE_NEIGE
· Jun 2019 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

Not sure about University of the People, really looks like a scam.

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