The 50 best educational websites and apps to learn new stuff for free

Best educational websites and apps to learn new

Khan Academy- High-quality free courses on a variety of subjects.

Alison Free online courses from the world’s top publishers.

CourseBuffet Free online courses created by universities.

Udemy Huge selection of free and premium courses- mostly on technical skills.

Highbrow Free 10-day courses, divided into 5-minute daily lessons and delivered by email.

Academic Earth Free online academic education for everyone.

Learnist Print and video content, crowdsourced and curated by experts.

Degreed Unlimited learning. Free forever.

Get healthier, be more productive, and learn faster

Memrise– Learn a variety of subjects via digital flashcards and crowdsourced mnemonics.

Greatist Articles on becoming healthy and happy.

ZenHabits– Minimalist productivity advice, with a focus on psychology.

Anki– Free flashcard software.

Hello Healthy– Short, actionable health weight loss and fitness articles.

Fitocracy Free workout, fitness tips and fitness tracking.

Coach.me– A free habit-building app with a sleek design and simple, effective UI. You can also use it to hire coaches to help you build the habit of your choice- I’m one of them.

Learn coding and other technical skills

Codecademy Learn Javascript, HTML, CSS, Python and more.

Free Code Camp Learn to code, meet other coders, build projects that help non-profits.

Code.org Introductory coding lessons, designed for k-12 students.

Data Camp Free and freemium courses on R, Python and data visualisation.

CodeCombat Introductory coding lessons, in the form of a fantasy RPG.

Lrn Phone app with free interactive coding mini-quizzes.

Learn a new language

Duolingo— Learn over 20 different languages, including Klingon for some reason.

Babbel Free language learning with integrated speech recognition.

Drops Study a language on your phone for just 5 minutes a day.

Busuu– Community-base language learning. Interact with native speakers.

CoffeeStrap Practice a new language by voice chatting with native speakers with whom you share common interests.

Lingvist Learn a language in 200 hours.

Sharpen your social and career skills

Improve Your Social Skills Free social skills guide from a guy who overcame Asperger’s.

Succeed Socially Free social skills guide for awkward people.

Job-Hunt.org– Free articles on job hunting, getting promoted, freelancing, personal branding, and other career skills.

Mind Tools Free tools and videos for improving career, management and communications skills.

Make something

Makezine– Online magazine for makers with guides, projects and news.

Snapguide– Free user-created guides for makers.

ChefSteps Mix of free and premium cooking classes.

Instructables User-created guides for making everything from cookies to buildings.

Allrecipes The web’s largest collection of recipes.

Become a human encyclopedia

InstaNerd Read a never-ending series of random factoids.

TED-Ed Curated, high-quality educational videos.

Brain Pump Watch a random educational video.

Now I Know Fun facts delivered in a daily email newsletter.

Curiosity 5 fun new facts, delivered to your phone every day.

Zidbits– Huge collection of articles on fun and unusual (mostly scientific) topics.

Big Think In-depth videos by experts.

Curious Sharpen your brain with daily “workouts”

Do something fun

Yousician– Learn your favorite guitar, bass, piano and ukelele songs.

Parkour & Freerunning World Free Parkour and Freerunning video tutorials. Be careful!

Chesscademy Learn chess from the masters, and solve chess puzzles.

Pianu Learn to play piano online.

Surfedukators Free surfing videos, tips and tutorials

Flowkey Free piano training app.

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