The best online sources for learning anything

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Is there something you want to learn? The internet has what you need.

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If you have the time and the incentive, there are resources online that will help  you learn just about anything you can imagine.

Online courses: – build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies. – discover the fastest, most effective way to gain job-ready expertise for the careers of the future. Great place to learn tech skills. – free online courses by Harvard, MIT and 160 other member universities.


Learn a language: – probably the most popular way to learn a language currently. – learn a new language fast by watching thousands of clips of real locals.

Rosetta – the original language learning site, and still very popular – learn a new language with an online tutor – over 10,000 online teachers give private lessons based on your interests and objectives.


Learn how to code:

Code – join millions of others who are learning to code, and you can get started for free.

Learn Code the Hard – advertised as the most effective system for learning the basics of computer programming, designed for complete beginners.

HTML – learn the code that’s used in making websites.


Learn music:

Justin – over 1800 effective and fun lessons and song tutorials.

Music – free online content as well as premium apps.

How to Play – Andrew Furmanczyk takes stuff that’s complicated, and makes it easy and clear to understand.


Learn to cook:

Cooking for – if you have an analytical mind, and you like to cook, this is your site.

How 2 – how-to videos for people who have a passion for food.

Reluctant – a work-at-home dad started this cooking website 20 years ago to teach himself how to cook, and now he uses the site to share everything he has learned.


Learn math:

Wolfram| – compute expert-level answers using breakthrough algorithms, knowledgebase and AI technology

Project – a series of challenging math and computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve.


A few more – 

If there’s a particular skill you want to learn, I recommend SkillShare ( Just go to the site and browser, or type in the search what you want to learn.

For general life hack ideas, LifeHacker ( has been around forever and is full of great stuff.

If you love to learn by watching documentaries, check out Top Documentary Films ( or Documentary Heaven (


That should keep you busy for a while! Do you have other online learning resources that we should know about? Put them in the comments below!

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