Websites that make you smarter

Posted By on December 2, 2015

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Here are 30 of the best sites where you can learn as an individual or connect your team to professional and personal development:

1. TED Talks:
Ted is all about ideas worth spreading TED’s tagline is “ideas worth spreading.” usually A video collection of sin the form of short, powerful talks on every subject imaginable (18 minutes or less)..

2. Brain Pickings
Interesting posts drawn from art, science, design, history, and philosophy.

3. 99U
An actionable insights on productivity, organization, and leadership to help creative people push ideas forward.on

4. Lynda
Thousands of video tutorials covering technical, creative, and business skills, all taught by industry experts.

5. University of the People:
A nonprofit tuition-free online university based in California and committed to educational access and inclusion.

6. Learnist 
A collaborative knowledge-sharing site where users create and curate “learning boards” composed of text, images, vide and audio.

7. Alison
Free online courses with certification and diploma options.

8. Mental Floss 
Mental Floss test your knowledge through quizzes, brain teasers, and games.

9. Brain Pump 
Brain Pump learn something new and feed your curiosity, l earn from a vast library of entertaining videos on topics ranging from Chemistry, Physics and history.

10. Peer 2 Peer University
An open education project in which learners gather in lightly organized circles that meet at public libraries and other accessible sites.

11. Platzi
Platzi is a live-streamed courses–many free–on topics including web and app development, online marketing, interface design and server admin.

12. edX
EdX offers free online courses and classes from the world’s best universities, a collaborative project of Harvard University and MIT, with free online courses from universities and other institutions worldwide.

13. OpenSesame
Open Seasame a marketplace for business-oriented online training.

14. Udacity
Udacity you can find free online courses when wanting to make a career change, or get a new job they are self paced online learning with code reviews.Self-paced online learning.

15. Coursmos
Coursmos is a micro-course platform with short video lessons ranging from topics business to lifestyle.

16. Highbrow
Highbrow choose one course receive new knowledge every morning Learn, grow, repeat… in all subjects from  art; health; history; literature; logic; nature; philosophy; productivity …all courses aree super-brief courses delivered to your inbox.

17. Coursera
Coursera is a platform that you can take free online classes from 120+ top universities and educational organizations. They partner with schools like Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and world universities with online courses that are open to all.

18.  University Webinars
University Webinars and Videos for Blended Learning. Top College faculty, staff, and experts in their field share knowledge from their courses and programs. Online learning targeted for higher education professionals.

DataCamp is the most engaging way to learn R and data science. Learn in the comfort of your own browser via tutorials and coding challenges. Learn all R programming and data science; monthly or annual fee provides access to all courses.

20. CreativeLive 
Creative Live take free live online classes taught by the world’s most inspiring instructors. From video workshops in photography, video, design, business, audio, music, crafting, and software training.

21. Investopedia 
Investopedia is a premiere resource for investing education, personal finance, market analysis and free trading simulators. Free educational content and tools on topics of investing, markets, and personal finance.

22. Gibbon
Gibbon is a peer-to-peer learning network that connects users that want to teach each other and learn about anything. An enterprise knowledge portal for employee development and learning. Individually accessible courses are also available.

23. BBC Languages
BBC Languages is a free online language learning: courses, audio, video and games, including the alphabet, phrases, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, activities and tests.Free interactive tutorials in 40 languages.

24. Future Learn
Free courses in categories including law, psychology, and teaching offered in partnership with universities in the UK and around the world. Enjoy free online courses from top universities and specialist organizations.

25. MIT Open Courseware
MIT OpenCourseWare is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. Virtually all MIT course content, open and accessible.

26. Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is a digital library of free ebooks. Includes Book listings, search engine, newsletter, articles and information on how users can help create more free ebooks.More than 50,000 free ebooks to read online or download.

27. Quora
Quora: the best answer to any question. Ask a question and receive expert answers on any topic or subject.

28. Udemy
Udemy is an online education marketplace with limitless variety with more than 30,000 courses developed by subject-matter experts.

29. Skillshare 
Skillshare is a learning community for creators. Anyone can take an online class, watch video lessons, create projects, and even teach a class themselves.

30. Inc
Inc is all about advice, news, tools, and services to help small businesses grow. Everything you read on Inc. will make you a smarter leader and entrepreneur–especially articles like this one.

Which websites do you visit that make you smarter?


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