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The Best Free Online Education Sites

Thanks to technology, you can have your fill of education.

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Learning never stops…especially if you have a reliable broadband connection.

Just a few decades ago, our parents had to stand in line at the college library to check out a dusty old volume. Centuries before that, scholars crossed seas to pore over tomes of parchment so they could soak up the wisdom of the ages.

Now, you can indulge in any Sigmund Freud work you want by typing a few words and exercising patience for… let’s see… a maximum of 10 seconds.

If you’re a devoted lifelong learner who’s fascinated by anything and everything under the sun (or beyond it), this thing called the internet is your ally. Specifically, there are plenty of great websites out there teeming with information that would simultaneously nourish and blow your mind.

The best part about this? Many of these sites offer their precious information for free.

Whether you’re looking to do serious research or are interested in honing a life skill or two, these sites have you covered. No need to drag yourself to some classroom or activity hall—these sites will provide education wherever you want, whenever you want, and as often as your inquisitive mind wants.

Ready for your free online education? Check out the sites below.

Academic Earth
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Alison
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Aquent Gymnasium
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BBC Podcasts
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Canvas Network
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Code
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Codecademy
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CodeHS
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Connections Academy
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Coursera
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edX
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Fun Brain
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Harvard Extension
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iOS Developer University Program
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iTunes U Free Courses
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Khan Academy
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Lifehack Academy
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LinkedIn Learning
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Memrise
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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National Geographic Kids
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Open Culture
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Open Edu
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Open Education Database
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Open Learning Initiative
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Open Learning Institute
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Open UW
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Open Yale Courses
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Skillshare
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Stanford Online
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TED-Ed
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UC Berkeley Class Central
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UC San Diego Podcast Lecture
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Udacity
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Udemy
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University of Oxford Podcasts
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University of the People
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YouTube
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