Free Online Resources for Students

ALISON
Website: alison.com
What is it: Provides access to a wide array of materials you may need to improve your knowledge and skills on certain topics

CodeAcademy
Website: codecademy.com
What is it: Free online computer-related courses

Coursera
What is it: coursera.org
What is it: Provides access to a selection of free online courses from notable educational institutions

Duolingo
What is it: duolingo.com
What is it: Free online language-learning tool

edX
What is it: edx.org
What is it: A resource on all things related to university

KnowledgeNet
Website: knowledgenet.com
What is it: Free IT-related resources

Microsoft Virtual Academy
Website: mva.microsoft.com
What is it: Free courses and training by experts for different skill levels. Sample courses include Cloud Development, Web Development, training for beginners, and more

MIT OpenCourseWare
Website: ocw.mit.edu
What is it: Provides access to a selection of university courseworks

Study Guide Zone
Website: studyguidezone.com
What is it: Free resources for those who want to score better on standardized tests

Recommended Readings

A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) by Barbara Oakley

Creating Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies to Strengthen Students’ Self-Awareness and Learning Skills by Linda B. Nilson

How to Win at College by Cal Newport

Learning Strategies and Learning Styles (Perspectives on Individual Differences) edited by Ronald R. Schmeck

Make It Stick by Peter C. Brown

NLP for Lazy Learning: How to Learn Faster and More Effectively by Diana Beaver

So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

The Learning Strategies Handbook by Anna Uhl Chamot, Sarah Barnhardt, Pamela Beard El-Dinary, and Jill Robbins

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg