How can Duolingo be free? Learning languages in Duolingo is completely free – now and forever – with no ads or hidden fees. Wondering how that can be? It’s because you create value by translating real-world documents while you’re learning.
Here’s how it works: Somebody who needs a webpage translated uploads it to Duolingo. That document then gets presented to Duolingo students who can translate it in order to practice the language they are learning. When the document is fully translated, Duolingo returns it to the original content owner who, depending on the type of document they uploaded, pays for the translation.
A free world-class education for anyone anywhere. Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for 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. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
How it works for students Students can make use of our extensive library of content, including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos from any computer with access to the web.
Coaches, parents, and teachers Coaches, parents, and teachers have unprecedented visibility into what their students are...
W3Schools is optimized for learning, testing, and training. Examples might be simplified to improve reading and basic understanding. Tutorials, references, and examples are constantly reviewed to avoid errors, but we cannot warrant full correctness of all content
W3Schools Will Always Be Free
In 1998, our company - Refsnes Data - made a very controversial decision. We decided to quit our current jobs and start an Internet Developers Portal.
When we created W3Schools, we wanted it to be completely free, and we are doing our best to keep it that way.
The costs of running this site and the costs of writing the tutorials are covered by sponsors, but we will always try to keep the number of advertisements as low as possible.
With all of the press attention on massive open online courses (MOOCs), you may be wondering how OCW is faring in this new and more complicated digital learning environment. We're pleased to share that the OCW site has been receiving record traffic in the last few months. In July 2013 alone, we received 3 million visits from 2 million individuals, a near-doubling of traffic from the previous year. We're thrilled to see MITx and other MOOC providers creating new learning opportunities using emerging digital technologies, and we see these courses as an important complement to OCW.
OCW, though, continues to bring unique value to educators and learners worldwide, and we remain deeply committed to our mission of sharing educational content taken directly from MIT classrooms. With more than 2,180 courses now represented on the site, OCW provides a broad view into the MIT curriculum...
Codecademy is an education company. But not one in the way you might think. We're committed to building the best learning experience inside and out, making Codecademy the best place for our team to learn, teach, and create the online learning experience of the future.
Education is old. The current public school system in the US dates back to the 19th century and wasn't designed to scale the way it has. Lots of companies are working to "disrupt" education by changing the way things work in the classroom and by bringing the classroom online.
We're not one of those companies. We are rethinking education from the bottom up. The web has rethought nearly everything - commerce, social networking, healthcare, and more. We are building the education the world needs - the first truly net native education. We take more cues from Facebook and Zynga in creating an engaging educatio...
Most people don’t learn to program and design for the web by reading a book. Real learning takes place when you start experimenting with code in the browser and using design concepts in a website. In our opinion, the best way to learn is by doing. Code School opens the door to a new way of learning by combining video, coding in the browser, and gamification to make learning a new technology fun!
What is it?
Code School is an online learning platform that teaches a variety of programming and web design skills. Courses range from beginner to advanced levels and you get to earn rewards and badges as you learn. Our courses use screencasts and interactive exercises to guide you to better code. Each course has at least five levels. Each level begins with a 10-15 minute screencast, followed by a series of code challenges you must solve to make it to the...
busuu.com is an innovative online community for learning languages.
We have personally suffered from the traditional way to learn a new language which we always found expensive, difficult and boring.
Therefore, we decided to create a new concept of language learning by offering you the following advantages:
Free Microsoft Training Delivered by Experts
What is MVA?
Successful technologists never stop learning and great technology never stops evolving. Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers online Microsoft training delivered by experts to help technologists continually learn, with hundreds of courses, in 11 different languages. Our mission is to help developers, knowledgeable IT professionals and advanced students learn the latest technology, build their skills, and advance their careers. MVA is free of charge, and the entire service is hosted on Windows Azure.
Become an MVA member so that you can earn points for your learning, achieve different levels of badges and status relative to others in your country or around the world, and get certificates when you complete an entire course. Your personal dashboard helps you track your progress against your personal learning...
CultureAlley makes language learning an experience you’d love! Our awesome intuitive lessons & interactive practice make you get over all your language learning woes. So, if you want to learn Spanish, Mandarin, Hindi or Punjabi, We are your people!
At CultureAlley you could start your culture voyage for ...wait for it...FREE!
CultureAlley follows a simple rule while hand-crafting each lesson for you – we break down each concept into the most intuitive unit so you don’t have to ‘remember’ a phrase but understand how it is constructed. We want to enable our learners to have conversations – not become a phrasebook! :)
Here’s what the journey is all about:
Tuts+ helps you learn creative skills and shape the life you want.
As part of Envato’s creative ecosystem, Tuts+ contributes to our mission of “helping people learn and earn online”. We love to see how people transform themselves and their lives by learning creative skills and earning money selling their creations or services to the world.
Whether your day job is creative or not, life is better when you learn and apply creative skills regularly. To do this is satisfying in its own right and a practical investment in your future.
Our Unique Approach
It’s inspiring to see busy people who are committed to developing and refreshing their skills. This isn’t school: there aren’t any uniforms or tests or badges. For lifelong learners who are seeking practical skills and real-world outcomes, true motivation comes from within.
The Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning (VPOL) supports OpenEdX as part of its commitment to advance creative teaching and learning initiatives and data-driven educational research.
OpenEdX is the open-source release of the edX platform developed by the non-profit organization founded by Harvard and MIT. In April 2013 Stanford and edX agreed to collaborate on future development of the edX platform.
Stanford launched its own instance (Stanford OpenEdX) and our engineers have contributed new functionality to the open-source software, including real-time chat, bulk email, new installation scripts, operations tools and integration with external survey tools.
In July 2013 the platform was released as open source for developers everywhere to use, improve, and share.
In September 2013, Google committed to the development of OpenEdX, and to offer a hos...
Datamonkey will bring out the best in you! No need to walk away from tons of data because you will develop the skills to manage them!
Let’s face it — learning how to work with data is downright boring! Who has the patience to look at numbers and different variables? Even if you are resourceful, books, videos, and other learning materials will simply lull you to sleep! With Datamonkey, we will change the way you look at learning how to work with data! Our methods are so simple, you will actually enjoy learning.
Learn by doing!
Have you been afraid of the intricacies of SQL while working on a database? Worry no more! With Datamonkey, you will easily learn how to use SQL like an expert because you will have a hands-on experience using an SQL-like console.
Learning while Having Fun
Our system of learning is based in humor — that’s ...
Learning is a pretty great thing. When the people who provide and participate in it can interact in new, imaginative ways, it gets even better.
Canvas Network gives teachers, learners and institutions alike the place and platform to define the world of open online learning in a way that makes sense for everyone. It grows as teachers and learners apply it in individual ways and then share the results with the world.
Built on the same Canvas platform that millions already use to learn every day, Canvas Network will grow to be a gathering place for the open online courses, communities and collections that millions more will be able to use to evolve learning to meet their goals.
So take a course. Teach a course. Explore. Imagine.
Smart and simple.
With babbel.com language learning is easy and interactive. We offer 13 languages, from French and Italian to Norwegian and Indonesian. Users with and without previous knowledge can access grammar and thematic courses as well as vocabulary, writing and listening comprehension exercises online and on the go. In addition to the full courses for web and iOS (for Android, the full-featured app is on it’s way!), there are also free vocabulary trainer apps for Android, Windows 8 and the Kindle Fire. More than 17 million people from over 190 countries are learning a language with Babbel.
Coursmos is the world's first micro-learning platform.
Coursmos is a new experience in learning and education. We're building the world's first dedicated micro learning platform so you can get the knowledge you need or share the knowledge you have, anywhere you want, anytime.
Micro-learning is not just shorter courses. At Coursmos, we're leading the way in defining what micro learning means and developing it to achieve its maximum potential for you. It's not another web app with a firehose of information to knock you off your feet, but a smooth flow of learning, on tap, personal, contextual and most of all adapted to your life and schedule.
We're introducing a completely new educational experience that works for you where you're at, for where you want to be, for where you're going and all places and things in between. Welcome to Micro Learning.
Lingvist is the next-generation language-learning tool that helps you learn faster and more effectively.
Learn what’s useful
Lingvist analyzes millions of bits of data (from news articles to film subtitles to books) to see how words are actually used, and teaches you vocabulary in order of statistical relevance. For example, you’ll learn the word “money” before the word “school” in French, because it's more likely to come up in conversation.
Lingvist tracks your progress and mistakes, and adapts lessons in real time to match your level. This means you can make fast progress with words you remember and work on things you haven’t yet mastered. Learning is adaptive and fully personalized.
Lingvist makes you review things at the optimal time based on your learning abilities and level. That’s crucial for memory and learning ...
The Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) is an evolving learning platform for Web technologies and the software that powers the Web, including:
MDN's mission is simple: to provide complete, accurate, and helpful documentation for everything about the open Web, whether it's supported by Mozilla-built software or not. If it's an open technology exposed to the Web, we want to document it.
In addition, we provide documentation about how to build and contribute to Mozilla projects and about Firefox OS and Web app development.
Cloud computing is changing how people interact with information and knowledge, how developers build applications, and how companies organize and collect data both on and offline. Today, a developer with a great idea has access to the same infrastructure as a Fortune 500 company, and is capable of creating, deploying, and selling a solution that will rival global technology companies.
Although Amazon was the distinct pioneer in this area (and continues to innovate and expand), many other companies have entered the cloud computing frontier, such as Microsoft, Google, and Rackspace. What we see today is the birth of the next chapter in IT, where boundless technological resources are available on-demand to whomever needs them.
How do you learn to use Cloud Computing?
That's a tough one!
We discovered that people, from engineers to sales people and ...
Discover learning materials in an Open Space.
View and share free educational material in small modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports or other academic assignments.
OpenStax believes that everyone has something to learn, and everyone has something to teach.
Frustrated by the limitations of traditional textbooks and courses, Dr. Richard Baraniuk founded OpenStax (then Connexions) in 1999 at Rice University to provide authors and learners with an open space where they can share and freely adapt educational materials such as courses, books, and reports.
Today, OpenStax CNX is a dynamic non-profit digital ecosystem serving millions of users per month in the delivery of educational content to improve learning outcomes.
There are tens of thousands of learning objects, called pages, that are organized into thousands of textbook-style books ...
Take courses from thought leaders and distinguished professors from top universities.
Get to know your fellow students around the world as you collaborate with them on course projects.
Work on real-world course projects that excite you and make a difference.
1. Network with peers, alumni, and mentors
Build a network of peers that lives beyond the course. Give back as an alumni or a mentor to future courses.
2. Learn to lead and work in a team
Lead a team of peers. Work together to uncover creative solutions to interesting problems.
3. Join the world’s classroom
Exchange ideals and develop new understandings when you join courses taken by students in over 150 different countries.
Our student-centered online learning environment enables you to tear down the walls of your...
LearnStreet is a prominent, award-winning ed-tech startup focused on teaching people across the globe in-demand coding skills to become more employable. We are working on building the best online, interactive platform to help teach and learn essential coding skills of today and the future. Along with our powerful analytics engine, we use our data to continually optimize and improve instructional content, learning modalities and user experiences in order to help learners become highly proficient at learning how to code and become better programmers.
What is Open Yale Courses?
Open Yale Courses (OYC) provides lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses to the public free of charge via the Internet. The courses span the full range of liberal arts disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, and physical and biological sciences.
Registration is not required.
No course credit, degree, or certificate is available through the Open Yale Courses website.
The online courses are designed for a wide range of people around the world, among them self-directed and life-long learners, educators, and high school and college students. The integrated, highly flexible web interface allows users, in effect, to audit Yale undergraduate courses if they wish to. It also gives the user a wide variety of other options for structuring the learning process, for example downloading, redistributing, and rem...
Your Web, Documented.
Created by a powerhouse coalition. And you.
Web Platform is a project of the W3C and the Web Platform stewards — Adobe, Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia, and Opera. It’s a collaboration between those who make the specs, those who build the browsers, and developers from all over the world. Wanna join us?
Open. Free. Crowdsourced.
The web exists because of the open generosity of those who invented it. We share those principles: that by coming together and collaborating, we can make something great for the world to use for free. Web Platform is not run by a single corporation, or a single person. It’s by an...
OpenIntro was started with one goal in mind: create a free and open-source introductory textbook. The mission of OpenIntro is to make educational products that are free, transparent, and lower barriers to education.
How are resources tested?
The textbook and other resources have been tested by a wide range of instructors. For example, OpenIntro Statistics has been used at over a dozen distinct colleges, from courses at Edmonds Community College in Washington to Princeton University in New Jersey to the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India. The feedback we've received from both students and teachers help us constantly improve the textbook and our other resources.
How is OpenIntro different?
Innovation is often driven by enthusiasm, not money. Our staff has volunteered thousands of hours to develop the best resources and make them available for f...
What is Livemocha all about? Livemocha is committed to creating a world in which every human being is fluent in multiple languages. As the world’s largest online language learning community, Livemocha fuses traditional learning methods with online practice and interaction with native language speakers from around the world. Livemocha delivers an unparalleled learning experience that promises conversational fluency. Since launching in 2007, the Livemocha community has grown to over 16 million members from over 195 countries, highlighting the international demand for an engaging and collaborative approach to language learning. Livemocha was purchased by Rosetta Stone in 2013.
Why is language learning such a big deal right now? We started Livemocha to address one of the greatest macro economic trends of our time – globalization. Today, more than ever, we live in a c...