While we can’t guarantee the accuracy of information you learn from open-source academic sites, it’s hard not to be excited about them. We’ve taken the liberty of introducing you to a few of our favorites below:
- Khan Academy is really the premiere platform for free, open-source learning. Here you’ll find videos, courses, and modules on probability and statistics to Python programming and art history. Sign up is easy, and it doesn’t take long to start a “mission” and earn some “energy points.”
- Open Study is a fabulous resource to connect with students across the globe and answer and ask questions. Their Math forums are particularly useful, and their medal system adds an addictive element to it all.
- Study Blue is a course supplement creator that you and your peers can use. It’s easy to make a course around your Walden studies and share your materials and notes with others taking the class.
- Quora is a bit like Reddit for academics. Tell Quora what you’re interested in, and it’ll autopopulate a feed for you based on those interests. Better still, you’ll see real academics answering real queries. You’ll also be able to provide your two cents as well.