The 43 best websites for learning something new
With so much learning content available, exploring only the best stuff on the web is crucial for your time and sanity.
We’ve saved you all those hours of painful Google searching with this list of great knowledge sources, inspiring blogs, tools, communities and course platforms that will help you discover fresh ideas or master new skills.
The final list was manually compiled by our expert panel from +250 nominees based on a scoring system analysing learning experience, content quality, and price.
Curiosity — hundreds of thousands of quality videos for your interests
Investopedia — largest financial education website in the world
Open Culture — compendium of free learning resources
HowStuffWorks — explains thousands of topics, from ESP to lock-picking
Popular Science — magazine on current science and technology
AEON — profound and provocative thinking for the web
The Atlantic — We know it’s a curveball… but it’s awesome!
Book of Life — for the most substantial things in your life
Matter — Award winning publishing platform and studio for storytellers
Wait But Why — a stick-figure-illustrated blog about almost everything
Brain Pickings — an inventory of cross-disciplinary interestingness
Backreactions — theoretical physicist on recent news in physics
You Are Not So Smart — an attack on common misconceptions we all have
Hello Internet — Brady Haran and CGP Grey discuss. It’s worth listening.
Whizzpast — a very impressive history blog read
Barking up the wrong tree — science-based insights on how to get ahead
20 Minute VC — Want to get funding or begin a career in VC? Start here!
Kahoot — engage with learning games, made from multiple choice questions
Lumosity — challenge your cognitive abilities with scientific brain games
Memrise — learning languages and vocabulary, made joyful
Macat — Platform for developing critical thinking
Duolingo — get your language education for free
Degreed — the lifelong learning platform, aggregating everything you do
Quora — connecting people who have knowledge to the people who need it
Socratic — Answers and content from a huge community of teachers
Declara — discover, collect, and share knowledge with like-minded people
Stack Exchange — expert Q&A communities, including Stack Overflow
Zooniverse — world’s largest platform for people-powered research
Instructables — user-created and uploaded do-it-yourself projects
Academia — Share and discover academic papers on all topics
Coursera — getting you access to the world’s greatest education
Highbrow — 5-minute courses brought to your inbox every day
Udemy — follow courses on yoga to photography–and much, much more
FutureLearn — go through courses from universities and cultural institutions
MIT OpenCourseWare — virtually all MIT course content
Udacity — acquire skills through series of courses and hands-on projects
edX — access high quality education, including from MIT & Harvard
Codeacademy — learn to code interactively, for free
Khan Academy — work on the skills you choose at your own pace
Academic Earth — free college courses and ongoing series of original videos
Chesscademy — free online lessons for those keen to play chess
How to start a startup — The best one-stop-shop for entrepreneurs
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