We are living in computer era and most of the things that we want to learn or know about are found in the computers and the net today. Then if you want to learn something why not surfing the net for the best sites to use anywhere you are. Here are some helpful educational sites for you.
Art and Music
For Art and Music category there are three of them that are good to know about and they are:
Dave Conservatoire – it is free online music school that offers self – proclaimed “world-class music education for everyone,” and has with its video lessons and practice tests can be a useful tool for you.
The next one is Drawspace- it teaches you how to draw or improve your technique. Another useful online class is Justin Guitar – the site has over 800 free guitar lessons which cover transcribing, scales, arpeggios, ear training, chords, recording tech and guitar gear.
Math, Data Science and Engineering You can use four different sites that are mentioned here for math, data science, and engineering.
Codecademy — Codecademy offers data science and software programming (mostly Web-related) courses for various ages groups
Stanford Engineering Everywhere — SEE/ Stanford Engineering Everywhere houses engineering (software and otherwise) classes that are free to students and educators, with materials that include course syllabi, lecture videos, homework, exams and more.
Big Data University — Big Data University covers Big Data analysis and data science via free and paid courses developed by teachers and professionals.
Better Explained — Better Explained offers a big-picture-first approach to learning mathematics — often with visual explanations.
Design and Web Design/Development
How Design University — How Design University (How U) offers free and paid online lessons on graphics and interactive design, and has opportunities for those who would like to teach.
Skillcrush — Skillcrush offers professional web design and development courses aimed at one who is interested in the field, regardless of their background — with short, easy-to-consume modules and a 3-month Career Blueprints to help students focus on their career priorities.
General College and University
There are many sites for this category that we are going to mention some of them.
edX — The edX site offers free subject matter from top universities, colleges and schools from around the world, including MIT and Harvard, and many courses are “verified,” offering a certificate of completion for a nominal minimum fee.
Cousera — Coursera is a learning site offering courses (free for audit) from over 100 partners — top universities from over 20 countries, as well as non-university partners — with verified certificates as a paid option, plus specializations, which group related courses together in a recommended sequence.
Open Yale Courses — Open Yale Courses (OYC) is free, open access, non-credit introductory courses recorded in Yale College’s classroom and available online in a number of digital formats.
IT and Software Development
There are also a lot of sites that can be used for IT and software development but we introduce only three of them here.
Udacity — Udacity offers courses with paid certification and nano degrees — with emphasis on skills desired by tech companies in Silicon Valley — mostly based on a monthly subscription, with access to course materials (print, videos) available for free.
Apple Developer Site — Apple Developer Center may be very specific in topics for lessons, but it’s a free source of documentation and tutorials for software developers who want to develop apps for iOS Mobile, Mac OS X desktop, and Safari Web apps.
Hope the sites introduced come handy to you.