- Future Learn
Future Learn offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.
You may not immediately think of YouTube as a place to go to learn, and certainly the site is filled with more than its share of silly, brain-cell-erasing videos. But buried beneath all the fluff is a treasure trove of great how-to and educational content, and because of the site’s 10 minute time limit on most videos, you can learn new things in no time flat. Start at the YouTube EDU section, which aggregates content from colleges and universities, then branch off and search the site for how-to clips on any topic you want to learn about.
- How Stuff Works
HowStuffWorks, which is now owned by the same company that owns The Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, is a great information site that endeavors to clearly explain how things work in layman’s terms. Articles are paginated, illustrated, and written in a format that makes reading and digesting them quickly very doable. Many articles are accompanied by videos that make understanding abstract or unfamiliar concepts even easier.
The ten-year-old eHow is one of the largest how-to sites on the Internet, with over 160,000 videos and a whopping 600,000 articles. The majority of the articles, which are often presented in a clear and concise step-by-step format, can be consumed in under 10 minutes, as can their how-to videos. Of course, the things they teach you how to do might take up more than 10 minutes of your day.
Udemy.com is an online learning platform. It is aimed at professional adults who want to add new skills to their resumes. Udemy provides a platform for experts of any kind to create courses, which can be offered to the public, either at no charge or for a tuition fee. Udemy provides tools, which enable users to create a course, promote it and earn money from student tuition charges.