Smart List: 30 Ways to Learn Almost Anything

Getting Smart is acknowledging people and organizations making a difference with the second annual Smart Lists. During October and November you’ll see about 20 ‘Best of’ lists, not in order, not exhaustive, just people we appreciate doing innovative work.
Today we are recognizing 30 open resources for K-12, postsecondary, and anytime learning resources.
Free & Open Education Resources, K-12

Postsecondary OER

Anytime Learning

  • Coursera: the world’s best courses for free *


  • General Assembly: learn from experts on business, tech & design *
  • Udemy: online courses from expert teachers *
  • LearnZillion: great instructional resources for teachers *
  • edX: non-profit created by Harvard and MIT
  • Udacity: IT and coding nanodegrees
  • Canvas: open online courses #
  • MentorMob: education search engine
  • TED-Ed: create customized lessons around TED videos

This Smart List was published in partnership with Getting Smart Services. Getting Smart provides advocacy, advisory, consulting and public relations services to turn ideas into impact. We help for-profit and non-profit organizations construct cohesive and forward-thinking strategies for branding, awareness, advancement and communications.
* Learn Capital Partner, # Getting Smart Partner, ** Board member or Advisor

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Tom Vander Ark

A volunteer with suggested we add it to the list of OER:
"The mission of OpenIntro is to make educational products that are free, transparent, and lower barriers to education. Right now we have three open-source textbooks for statistics that have been adopted by numerous universities across the country and was recently used as the main textbook in a Coursera class on statistics & data analysis. Our books have saved students about $1million. For more info:"

Mary Morris

I'm thrilled to see this list of potentially extremely useful resources, and I'm ready to start checking them out!

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