See Also: Online – Instruction, Educational Games and Activities

Academic Earth
Top professors from top academic universities cover humanities, science, and more either as lectures, courses or series.  Search by university, professor name, subject or ‘playlists’ for video courses that interest you.

Access resources for teaching and learning sign language: follow their free online lessons with video clips and step-by-step photos for making signs, consult an ASL dictionary, find articles, and click on other signing resources.

Annenberg Media Project
Educational video programs and complete courses, with coordinated Web and print materials for the K-12 teachers and also for viewers at home. Resources can be accessed for FREE at the site or can be purchased online or by calling 1-800-LEARNER. Online streaming, telecourses, and DVD’s.

Cabrillo College Online (Distance) classes and registration info or

Carnegie Mellon Online Learning Initiative
Open & free science and math courses are freely available online courses and course materials that enact instruction for an entire course in an online format.

Comprehensive Guide to Using Open Courseware -  Offers search engines and directories, open courseware collections, podcasts, e-books, videos and educational TV, resources, articles and guides – all for free learning.

Directory of Schools Site
Listings of major online schools and their degree programs

EPGY Education Program for Gifted Youth
Offers multimedia computer-based distance-learning courses for fee. EPGY provides high-ability students of all ages an individualized educational experience, with access to courses in a variety of subjects at levels ranging from kindergarten through advanced-undergraduate.  Also offers online high school.

Explode the Code Online Phonics Instruction
Popular workbook phonics program now offered as online instruction and assessment, which targets word structure and word attack skills.

Links to free courses in all disciplines for high school, college and adult learners

Hoagies Gifted Education Page: Free Online Courses List
Most academic subjects and other courses that are free to take online

i-Tunes U (University)
Download college courses for free on Apple i-Tunes store website, including ones from Oxford, Stanford, and other universities.

M.I.T.  Massachussetts Institute of Technology
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a free web-based publication of virtually all MIT undergraduate and graduate course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. OCW does not grant degrees or certificates nor does it provide access to MIT faculty.

Monterey Bay State University of California – Extended Learning
Online courses and self-paced study courses in business, education, engineering, health, languages, legal, personal enrichment, software, technology, and more.  Fees are similar to community college fees for online courses, less for self-study online courses.  Certificate of completion offered.

Online G3 – Guinevere’s Gifted Group
Offers accelerated online humanities classes for gifted students, where children can take challenging classes by ability – not age, be supported as asynchronous learners, and work at their own pace.  Online peer interactive boards and webinars available.

UC College Prep (University of California College Prep – Statewide Program)
Free high-quality online courses and content to benefit California students, with a special emphasis on helping underserved students gain college eligibility. UC-approved Advanced Placement® and college prep courses are freely available to California students, teachers and schools via licensing through local district or school.
Contact UCCP for more information on licensing courses at or call 831-460-3086

World Lecture Hall
Publishes links to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver course materials in any language.  May include free access to syllabus, text list, course objectives, powerpoints, links, e-books, etc.