Resources

Thanks to Edudemic for compiling these resources.

Lectures

iTunes UThrough iTunes, learners can access thousands of lectures, courses, and symposia from universities and organizations around the world.

TEDTED is famous for putting out brain-bending and revolutionary talks and by visiting their site, either on a computer or through their mobile app, you can watch and learn anytime, anywhere.

Lecture FoxHead to Lecture Fox to find an amazing collection of free university lectures, all related to physics, chemistry, computer science, or mathematics.

Free Science and Video Lectures Online: This blog sorts through OCW and free educational material for you, giving you instant access to the best science-related ones.

Videolectures.netNo matter what you’re interested in learning about, you’ll likely be able to find a lecture on it on this site, with more than 12,492 lectures to choose from.

Pop!TechFor those who can’t get enough STEM education, this site can be an amazing resource. Visit regularly for new and engaging lectures on science, technology, health, environment, energy, and much more.

MSRI VideosYou’ll find an impressive collection of math lectures on the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute’s site, many given by some of the 20th century’s best minds.

Tutorials

w3schools: Billed as the world’s largest web development site, w3schools is a great destination for anyone who wants to learn more about building web pages.

How-to-GeekThis great site will help you learn how to do a wide range of nerdy things, from navigating a new program to understanding how Google works.

MuppetLabsThose who want to learn more about programming will find an amazing collection of tutorials here on just about every programming language imaginable, plus a few other science and tech resources as well.

TweakoRead up on a wide range of tech topics here, including hardware, networking, and security.

Educational Media

Alltech Kidzone: A website that teaches kids about food, farming and the importance of healthy eating. It offers worksheets, games and quizzes that teach about life on the farm, the surrounding environment and where food comes from.

Nobel Prize Media PlayerHear from some of the most impressive Nobel Prize winners when you head to the NobelPrize.org website.

NASA MultimediaSpace geeks will find plenty of educational materials on NASA’s website, including videos, interactive media, podcasts, and TV shows.

National Science FoundationWho better to educate you on science than the National Science Foundation? Through their site, students can find videos, publications, stats, and more.

National GeographicYou don’t have to be a cable or magazine subscriber to learn what’s new withNational Geographic. Just visit their site for loads of free educational and entertaining media.

Discovery ChannelTake advantage of the videos of the Discovery Channel programming on this site. Some are just fun, but others are highly educational.

NatureNature, a journal of science, gives access to some of its great educational material from its website, including new research, recordings, and videos.

LiveScienceThrough LiveScience you can keep up with the latest research being done in STEM, read articles, and watch videos that will ensure you always know what’s on the cutting-edge.

BigThinkDoes your brain need a workout? Head to the BigThink site to find articles and videos on everything from space travel to tattooing.

WikiversityFrom lecture materials to collaborative communities to research materials, you’ll find it all on Wikiversity.

Free Courses

NROCThe National Repository of Online Courses, or NROC, offers learners a chance to find videos and other educational materials related to math.

SofiaWith courses on topics like Java programming, stats, and geography, this site is a great place to find some interesting free materials.

PEOIThe Professional Education, Testing and Certification Organization International offers access to a wide range of course materials here, covering topics like biology, botany, electrical circuits, HTML basics, and a whole lot more.

Khan Academy: If you need to brush up on K-12 topics in mathematics, science, and more, then head to this site for a free and quick refresher.

ConnexionsThis community of learners allows users to create their own content and take advantage of that created by others.

Academic EarthGet a sneak peak at what courses are like at some of the world’s top universities by watching lectures and reading through course materials found on this site.

Reading Material

Online Schools Guidebook: Learning Online For K-12 & College Students: Online education has come to an interesting point in its over three-decade-long lifespan. No longer seen as a passing fad or novelty, it has gained widespread acceptance and credibility, not only by the general public, but from those in the field of education as well. As attitudes have favorably changed over the years, so too has the state of educational options online; thanks to this widespread acceptance, there are more choices than ever before for potential students. That’s where this guidebook comes in: we analyze the current state of online education, where it stands and where it’s heading. We’ll take an in-depth look at the benefits and experience of an online education; choosing an online school or program; the methods, technologies and resources employed by schools in program and course delivery; online learning and students with disabilities; tips for student success; and many others. You’ll also find helpful observations and advice from online education professionals.

Google ScholarSearch on this site to find scholarly articles on any topic you can think of. Some are free to read online, but others may require logging into your school or library account.

PLoS: You won’t find any shortage of science-y reading material here. This open-access organization provides amazing papers on a wide range of topics that anyone can download and read.

Wolfram Math WorldNeed help with a type of math? Don’t understand math terminology? Head to this site for all the guidance and materials you’ll need to master any mathematical problem.

OER CommonsVisit this site for thousands of lessons and other educational resources for teaching and learning at the K-12 level and beyond.

Hooked on Science: A weekly science newsletter that provides information on things such as: apps for science; programs; ideas for classrooms; TV shows and stations providing science programs; a Q & A for information with Jason Lindsey; an Experiment of the Week as well as an archive of former ones; games for science; and science concepts for preschoolers.

Researchers Without Borders Infographic: Researchers Without Borders used NSF funding to create an infographic that allows individuals interested in better understanding STEM Education to explore STEM School Critical Components. By highlighting a component and clicking on information, one can see examples of schools demonstrating those components.

Cogito.org: An award-winning online community and website for exceptional students from around the world who love science, technology, engineering and math. On Cogito, students can  participate in online interviews with scientists and mathematicians of all ages; view news articles, essays, book reviews, videos and blogs pertaining to myriad science and math topics; and access a searchable database of academic programs and math and science competitions.

Universities

MIT Open CoursewareMIT offers one of the largest collections of OpenCourseWare on the web, with the vast majority covering STEM topics.

Princeton WebMedia: You don’t have to attend Princeton to take advantage of the rich collection of lecturers the school brings in, touching on politics, healthcare, astronomy, and much more.

Carnegie Mellon Open Learning InitiativeHead to Carnegie Mellon’s OCW site for courses on STEM topics like chemistry, biology, logic, programming, and engineering.

Oxford WebcastsOxford is one of the most prestigious schools in the world and by using their web resources, you can gain access to lectures, symposia, and discussions held on campus.

JHSPH OpenCourseWareIf healthcare is your area of STEM interest then make sure to check out the course materials shared on this Johns Hopkins site.

Tufts OpenCourseWareThrough Tufts’ online offerings, independent learners can find course materials from the school’s School of Veterinary Medicine, Freidman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, School of Medicine, and School of Dental Medicine — a virtual healthcare smorgasbord.

Webcast.BerkeleyAlways wanted to attend Berkeley? Well now you can, sort of. Use this site to gain access to course materials and videos of lectures on campus.

Notre Dame OpenCourseWare: This prestigious private college offers courses in great STEM-focused subject matter like civil engineering, mathematics, physics, and computer applications.

LearningSpace: The UK-based Open University makes it simple for students to access free course materials that can help them learn about a wide range of topics including engineering, technology, science, and math.

MIT WorldOn this site, you’ll find MIT alumni, faculty, Nobel Laureates, and famous academics speaking on a wide range of STEM topics.

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