Best Free Online Learning Platforms for Students
Last updated August 17, 2023
Whether you are looking to catch up, review, or get ahead for next year, here is a list of the best free online learning platforms for students on every subject!
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For help with writing, grammar, and proofreading, check out Quill. By creating a free profile, students can complete writing activities that only take 10-15 minutes each with instant feedback.
Need to practice your Spanish? Want to learn Hindi? Check out Duolingo - a free website and app (just create a profile) with 35 languages for English speakers to practice or learn. If English is your second language, there are 22 other language programs as well!
From ancient to modern history, EdX has a class for you. Founded by Harvard and MIT, EdX offers over 3,000 courses for free - including many history lessons. Lessons vary in subject, length, and level but are a great way to learn something new or refresh one of your favorite subjects.
Khan Academy is a well-known place to start for help with all types of mathematics. Using practice exercises and a personalized dashboard, you can study at your own pace and focus on your specific areas of growth. Khan Academy has also expanded its reach to many other subjects as well, like History, Biology, Economics, Finance, and more!
Science may be difficult to learn on your own, but we’ve put together a list of 7 websites and YouTube channels to help you learn something new and do a few experiments at home!
Coursera has curated a list of 30 free courses to confront issues of race, inequality, and social justice in society. They will continue to add courses to their collection as existing content is updated and new courses are made available to the public.
AP Courses & Exams
Preparing to start an AP course or take an AP exam? Your AP Student Dashboard has a variety of free AP prep materials - such as YouTube videos, practice questions, and more. Everything is completely free - but creating an account might be required to access the materials.
Many Ivy League Universities offer a catalog of free courses. Harvard Extension School, UC Berkeley Class Central, and MIT OpenCourseWare are just a few examples of where to look for free online classes to help you get ready for next year!
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