Online Learning Resources


Unit 2 Resources for online learning

Think about your dreams and goals. What do you want to learn? What skills do you want to gain?

Scan through the list of resources in the tables below and try out a few of the links to see where they take you.

Alberta Online Learning Resources
Name  URL
Alberta Distance Learning Centre ADLC is a provincially-funded school serving students and schools throughout Alberta, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut, as well as students around the globe who wish to pursue their education using the Alberta Program of Studies.
Alberta Learning Information Service Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) is the provincial gateway to help Albertans plan and achieve educational and career success. Follow their link to distance education opportunities here.
Careers the Next Generation The Next Generation is a non-profit organization raising youth awareness of career options and helping students earn while they learn through internship.
eCampusAlberta eCampusAlberta eCampusAlberta connects students to more than 700 online courses and 60 programs offered by 16 Alberta post-secondary institutions, including provincially accredited certificates, diplomas, and applied degrees.
Learn Alberta
Government of Alberta resource portal for students and teachers. Find resources by subject, grade, and keyword. Explore the online reference section for excellent databases and websites.
Senior High Source Alberta Education curriculum resources for students and professional learning opportunities for teachers. All sites listed have interactive media components.
Canada Online Learning Resources
Name  URL
Canadian Virtual University Canadian Virtual University (CVU) is an association of Canada's leading universities specializing in online and distance education. Its goal is to help students in Canada and around the world quickly find quality-assured online education.
Global Online Learning Resources
Name  URL
Academic Earth Academic Earth aims to provide everyone with the opportunity to earn a world-class education by offering free online classes and online learning tools.
Connexions Connexions has more than 17,000 learning objects or modules in its repository and over 1000 collections (textbooks, journal articles, etc.) are used by over 2 million people per month.
Coursera Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. It envisions a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions.

EdX is a not-for-profit enterprise of its founding partners Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that features learning designed specifically for interactive study via the web.
iTunes U The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools - plus the world's largest digital catalog of free education content - right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
Khan Academy  With over 3300 videos on topics such as arithmetic, physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practise, the Khan Academy's mission is to help people learn what they want, when they want, and at their own pace. Learn almost anything for free. 
MIT OpenCourseWare  MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. 
Open Learning Initiative  The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) is a grant-funded group at Carnegie Mellon University, offering innovative online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach. Its aim is to create high-quality courses and contribute original research to improve learning and transform higher education. 
P2PU  Learn anything with your peers. People work together to learn a particular topic by completing tasks, assessing individual and group work, and providing constructive feedback. 
Student 2.0  Student 2.0 is a network for learners to connect independently with other learners and with mentors from around the world, and to have educational experiences across cultural and geographic boundaries. 
TED-Ed  TED-Ed's growing video library contains carefully curated educational videos which capture and amplify the voices of the world's greatest educators. 
Udacity  Udacity is a new kind of learning experience. Students learn by solving challenging problems and pursuing udacious projects with world-renowned university instructors. 
Udemy  Udemy's team recruits the world's top experts, including New York Times best-selling authors, CEOs, celebrities, and Ivy League professors. These expert instructors have taught over 200,000 students on Udemy, helping them learn everything from programming to yoga to design to salsa and more. 
University of the People  The world's first tuition-free online university, dedicated to the democratization of higher education. UoPeople offers Associate and Bachelor degree programs in Business Administration and Computer Science. UoPeople has partnered with many universities for research and internships. 
YouTube's Crash Course  Two awesome courses in one awesome channel: John Green teaches you world history and Hank Green teaches you biology. 
YouTube's Sci Show   Science educational videos. Good quality. K-12.

Looking for even more? Then, here's a great article with a list of 100 Free Online Tools to Learn a New Skill in Almost anything.