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Sites to get a free education

No one ever stops learning. “Knowledge is power,” after all – but sometimes it’s hard to find what you’re looking for. Or you have something in mind but don’t know where to start. I combed through dozens of bookmarks and sites which collected links, removed links which no longer work, and organized everything into one easy-to-read post.

This is a list of sites where you can learn whatever you want. Free courses, low-cost certificate programs, free books, and more. You can finish some things in minutes, and others may take months.

Free courses:

Free textbooks and literature:

Free videos:

Language learning and miscellaneous

  • Ctrl+Paint – Learn about digital painting and Photoshop (the free alternative is GIMP)
  • DrawMixPaint – Free courses on drawing and painting.
  • DrawSpace – Free courses on drawing and painting.
  • Duolingo – Learn a language!
  • Europeana – Over 53 million digitized artworks, books, videos, and more.
  • Forvo – Collects pronunciations for “all the words in the world.”
  • HyperPhysics
  • Justin Guitar – Over 900 free guitar lessons.
  • Language Community – Tumblr with links to information.
  • LibriVox – Public domain audiobooks.
  • LMMS – Create music for free. For Mac and Linux you could use Ardour.
  • Meetup – Depending on your local area, you can sometimes find free classes and workshops.
  • Mint – Figure out a budget for yourself, develop goals, and track where your money goes.
  • Omniglot – Phrases in multiple languages, and more.

All information is current as of June 2016.
Is there something I should add? Let me know – comment below!