Study a language online for free. This site offers Spanish, French, Chinese, English, Gaelic, and more.
College Affordability and Transparency Center
If you are going to pay for an education, make sure you are getting good value with this Department of Education tool. There are good programs - and others that don't measure up.
This website has online classes from MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, and many more. Most are short, interesting courses that can be audited or self-paced for free. Some include the option of college credit and/or more interaction with the instructors and college for a fee.
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This website has free courses from the United Kingdom. They are designed to fit around your life, with short activities and clear goals to encourage you to make progress at a rate that suits you. It is easy to see how long each course will last and the needed time commitment.
Goodwill Free Education
This site has simple ways to learn math, reading, and computers. It is great for any beginner and for English as a Second Language.
Khan Academy is a nonprofit offering video tutorials on math, business, history, the economy, and more.
Many languages in free courses originally designed for diplomats and Peace Corps volunteers.
Music tutorials on reading music, intervals, scales, chords, harmonic functions, and different musical forms from Teoria.
A wide variety of classes from YouTube, iTunes, mp3 and other sites, organized by subject.
Read Music Free
Learn guitar and piano, sight-reading, and more with simple online games.
Learn basic singing skills from the BBC (but please do not sing aloud in the library!)
Website Hear and see fascinating educational presentations from universities, TED and TEDx, science organizations and museums, hospitals, research institutions, Nova, the Science Channel and the Discovery Channel. All of these videos can be searched by keyword and have transcripts to read the spoken words. Although the transcripts were made by machine and have many unfortunate errors, they make each video searchable by keyword so that you can usually find exactly what you are looking for.