Digital Searching Excellence

AISWA Libraries PD Presentation.

Have you ever wanted to learn something new, or expand your knowledge about a topic of interest?

If so, then you will find these suggestions filled with possibilities. 

Some sites require you to register, to take advantage of all they provide, but it will not incur any cost.

Select one of the options here, explore the list of subjects and drill down to find a topic of interest. Subjects include Art & Design, Business, Engineering, Humanities, Science & Mathematics, Medicine & Health and Social Sciences. 

Work through any course at your own pace and take total control of your own learning.


Online Course Aggregators:

Khan Academy [Open courses]

Students may need to register for a free account. You can learn anything. Expert-created content and resources for every subject and level. Always free. Courses on Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Arts, Humanities, Economics and Computing.

Sophia - for students [Open courses]

Students may need to register for a free account.
Sophia provides free online courses and tutorials, as well as College (USA) ready courses at a reasonable price. They endeavour to provide students with a learning adventure to match their learning style. They also provide professional development resources for teachers.

Academic Earth [Open courses]

Find free online courses, lectures, and videos from the best US colleges. Take online classes from schools like Yale, MIT and Stanford.

Internet Archive OER [Open courses]

Welcome to the Archive’s library of Open Educational Resources and university lectures. This library contains hundreds of free courses, video lectures, and supplemental materials from universities in the United States and China. Many of these lectures are available for download.

Curriki [Open Courses]

Curriki is a database of 60,000 curated educational content, provided by educators, learners and committed education experts to benefit teachers, parents and students globally. Curriki’s mission is to eliminate the Education Divide – the gap between those who have access to high-quality education and those who do not – in the U.S. and worldwide.

OpenLearn [Open Courses]

OpenLearn is a great place to get an idea of what to expect from university study. With almost 1,000 free courses, spread across a variety of subject areas, we hope you'll find something that interests you. OpenLearn is a part of the UK Open University. [Open Courses]

Open entry for learners around the globe and continual access to course content after the course end date. See the 2017 list of courses here.