A great list of resources you need when starting to learn anything on your own

The world is at our fingertips. We can learn anything, anytime, anywhere. And while it’s easy to find information online these days, it can be hard to know which sources are reliable and which aren’t. So we’ve put together this list of resources to help you get started with learning on your own!


Khan Academy is a great resource for learning a variety of subjects. It has over 3000 videos and it’s free to use.

Khan Academy was founded by Salman Khan, who also serves as CEO of the nonprofit organisation. The website is backed by donations from philanthropic foundations and individuals like Bill Gates, Michelle Rhee (former DC Public Schools chancellor), and NASA Ames Research Centre. The site has more than one billion users in 200 countries around the world!

The website offers interactive video lessons in math, science topics such as biology, chemistry and physics; humanities like history and even computer programming languages like HTML5 or JavaScript! There are also career planning tools available.


Skillshare is a great resource for anyone looking to learn something new, whether it be an online business, marketing techniques, or painting. It’s free to join and you can easily browse through all the classes they offer.

They have tons of different skills classes ranging from cooking to photography and even learning how to code. They also have many business courses such as creating a website or app development.


Coursera is a platform for online courses. It provides thousands of videos and articles on a wide variety of topics, all taught by professors at top universities around the world. Courses are free to use; if you want to earn a certificate or degree, though, there’s a fee involved.

There are two main features I like about Coursera: firstly, it has an easy-to-navigate interface with lots of helpful tools that make learning easier; secondly, it offers discussion sections where students can interact with one another and their teachers in order to clarify any questions they have about the material being studied in each course (which means no more “lost in translation”). Finally—and perhaps most importantly—there are forums where those interested in asking questions about whether or not certain classes will fit within their schedule can speak directly with other users.


MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT courses, as well as selected high-quality video lectures from other providers. MIT OpenCourseWare is open and available to anyone, anywhere, at any time, for free.

MIT OpenCourseWare’s mission is to advance education worldwide by offering a universally accessible repository of high-quality educational materials. The project was launched in 2002 and remains true to the principles that inspired its creation: “to make knowledge freely available to anyone who seeks it”. In addition “the MIT faculty have always believed that education enhances human dignity and enriches society”.