Self-Directed Learning Resources

Self-Directed Learning Resources

Browse away at these on-line resources, and be inspired. Your suggestions for additional links or better ways to make sense of all this are most welcome.

Courses and Course Catalogs – Free
Coursera
Crash Course
MOOC List
Open Culture

Courses and Course Catalogs – Low Cost
Education Portal
Lynda
Skillshare
Udacity

Learning Media – Video Lectures, Audio Books, etc.
EdX
TedEd – Lessons Worth Sharing
Khan Academy
Lit2Go: Free On-line Stories and Poems
LibriVox: Public Domain Audio Books
PBS Learning Media
YouTube Education Channel

Subject Specific Links
Art - Google Art Project
Art - National Gallery of Art Classroom
Art - Sketchup
Computer Science - Code Academy
English (Vocabulary builder and more) - Free Rice
Languages - Livemocha-Creating a World without Barriers
Math - The Math Forum @ Drexel
Math - Real World Math
Math - Vi Hart – Math Doodling
Science - Yale Science Outreach
Science – Biology - Tree of Life Web Project
Writing - Purdue On-line Writing Lab

Helpful Tools and Information
Alternative To School – Community Support
The Edupunks’ Guide
Legendary Learning
National External Diploma Program
Self Made Scholar
University of the People
Zero Tuition College

Inspiration
Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams
Mindsumo
Science Cafes

Read about Self-Directed Learning
North Star Parent Blog Post: My Child Has Learned to Love Learning
Home-schooled Teens Ripe for College
The Journal of College Admission, No. 185
Homeschooled Students Excel in College
College Without High School: A Teenager’s Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College
Teach your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling
The Teenage Liberation Handbook