30 Websites to Learn Something New

Last Updated: September 27, 2016

Learning is not just limited to schools and universities anymore, you have access to all types of learning resources online. Most of the online learning resources are completely free to learn and some even provide verified certificates for a tiny fee. You can learn just some general lessons or even checkout actual university and college courses.

However, it can be a bit tedious to search for high quality learning resource you need, when there are so many websites offering the same. You can’t compromise on what you are about to learn, so you need to make sure you are learning from the best.

To solve this problem, we have created this list of top learning websites from different categories. It contains the most popular and reliable learning resources.

Learning Websites For Programmers, Developers and Designers

1. Codecademy

Codecademy is one of the most famous website for learning how to code for free. They are quite good at hand holding and walking you through each step, and their on-screen console makes things even more interactive. You can learn different programming languages such as, Ruby, Python, PHP and JavaScript, etc.

2. Treehouse

Treehouse is a paid website that offers both videos and real-time code engine for learning coding. For a fee of $25/month you can access 1000+ videos on different courses and then try them on Treehouse code challenge engine. There is a 14 day trial as well to check out what they can offer.

3. Code School

Code School is another great website for learning programming. It is bit advanced than Codecademy and Treehouse and should be your next call when you are done with the basics. You get to choose different paths and become expert in a specific path, including, Ruby Path, HTML/CSS Path and iOS Path. The monthly subscription stands at $29/month with video and screencast learning.

4. Udacity

Udacity provides both free and paid programming courses that mostly consist of videos and screencasts. You can learn from employees from renowned companies such as Google, Facebook and AT&T. They also offer certificates and nanodegrees for a nominal fee.

5. Code.org

At Code.org there is something for everyone no matter what their age is. You can learn or teach at code.org with basic to professional courses. It is a perfect place for a beginner who has no idea where to start in their programming career and looking for a free source.

6. One Month

One Month is all about teaching you how to code by completing a course in just one month. One month is all it takes to build a new skill. You can learn how to make apps for Android, iOS or create an interactive website using different video courses.

7. W3Schools

If all you care about is web development then W3Shools is the best choice. All courses provided by it are based around web development. You can learn JavaScript, HTML/CSS, HTML Graphics and XML, etc. They also offer certificates for the courses completed.

8. Dash

Dash is another great source for learning web development. Dash makes learning fun and interactive with different game like courses. They excel at teaching HTML/CSS and JavaScript with everything taught right in your browser.

9. Skillfeed

Skillfeed is under Shutterstock and offers video tutorials on different creative subjects. You can get tutorials on Design, web development, photography, video and Graphics, etc. It comes with a 7 day free trial and subscription based plans afterwards.

Online Course Offering Sites

10. Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit website that offers free courses on tons of different topics. You can access tutorials for programming, science, math, art, economics and many more while being completely free for everyone.

11. Coursera

Coursera offers completely free courses from world’s most popular universities. You can find a course on almost any topic you can think of. They have partnered with 121 universities and new courses are added as they become available.

12. lynda.com

Lynda.com has tons of courses on different subjects, both academic and general. You can become a member on monthly or yearly basis and they also have 10 day trial period with full access. There courses include, web development, business, photography, animation and many more similar courses.

13. TEDEd

TEDEd is a free community driven website with 100,000+ lessons available of all types and more being added every day. All lessons are video based with proper instructions and anyone with required knowledge can contribute. You can also ask questions and get the answers from the live community.

14. MIT and Stanford open courses

Official online courses from both MIT and Stanford University. There is a course for everyone and new courses are added frequently. Get lessons from the top professors of these universities right on your PC.

15. Alison

Alison offers different free online courses with most of them being academic. All you have to do is select a category and all available courses will be displayed, which you can start immediately. You can learn about, Health and safety, Economics, IT, Business, Languages and many more.

16. edX

edX offers verified courses from World’s most renowned universities. They have partnered with universities from around the world and also offer certificates to students that complete a course. The courses consist of both videos and instructions.

Websites to Learn New Language

17. Busuu

Busuu makes it very simple to learn a new language and comes with both free and paid subscriptions. While teaching, they use pictures to show what the word actually means. This makes it very easy to remember the new learned word and also makes it fun to learn. You can choose to learn English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Chinese, Polish, and many more languages.

18. Lingvist

Lingvist is a beta website that has a special algorithm to help you learn a new language. It will track how you learn a word and what confuses you, and then it will work on your language skills accordingly. You can see your progress in your personal dashboard and the service is free to use, for now at least.

19. Duolingo

Duolingo is a completely free source to learn new languages. Dualingo consists of different games to learn new languages. You will have limited life and you will have to provide correct answers or provide answer in time to keep up, otherwise, you will have to start over. You can learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Irish, etc.

20. Livemocha

Livemocha is a community driven free website with different language courses and live help from experts. There are language experts, teachers and students that are sharing their knowledge. You can even talk to a user to further enhance your spoken language.

21. Memrise

The main goal of Memrise is to make sure users learn a language and never forget. It uses fun and interactive ways to help you learn words and ensures you don’t forget them. They also have system to track user behavior and provide content according to it.

Other Websites to learn something new

22. Study.com

Study.com is all about academic learning with lessons from middle school to college. You can even prepare for special tests, such as SAT, CLEP, ACT and many other. The lessons are video based and are quite attractive. It has a free trial with monthly subscription packages starting from $49.99.

23. Funbrain

Funbrain is a websites specially designed for kids. It offers fun games for learning math, reading, spelling and many more. Both parents and kids can get involved and offers difficulty levels according to the child’s requirement.

24. CreativeLive

CreativeLive offers different classes to learn everything creative. You can learn about, Art and Design, Video and Photos, Music and Craft. The lessons are provided by experts from around the world. You can checkout a calendar to track which class will be available that you may take part in.

25. Yousician

At Yousician you will find all the tools required to learn a new instrument. You can access different lesson classes and track your progress. You will get feedback of how you played as soon as you are done playing. Step-by-step instructions are provided according to your level and skills.

26. Wikihow

Wikihow is one of the biggest community driven website. All information available here is added by contributors just like you and me. It basically covers “How to do something”, and there is no specific category. You can share knowledge about anything that people may be interested to know “how to do it”.

27. GCF LearnFree

GCF is a free source for learning about technology, math or science. There are free courses that cover specific platforms or devices to keep up with the change in technology and needs. From basic internet knowledge to complex mysteries of science can be found here.


There are a lot of YouTube channels which are run by individuals, small teams, and various other organisations which publish regular videos on their YouTube channels, to help people learn something new. Majority of the content on YouTube is free to access, so if you are looking to learn something new, head over to YouTube.

Here are some YouTube channels from where you can learn something new.

28. It’s Okay To Be Smart

It’s Okay To Be Smart is a popular YouTube channel dedicated to science. They try to solve different mysteries of life that hit our mind every day, but we just can’t go deep enough. The videos are quite fun to watch with a little twist of science and humor.

29. TheLearningStation

This channel is completely dedicated to kids and contains videos to help them learn while growing. TheLearningStation consists of different songs and poems to help kids learn math, science, ABC and much more.

30. Guitar World

If you are a big fan of Guitars, then you should definitely subscribe to Guitar World. The channel offers videos about everything Guitar, there are tutorials, awesome guitars, tips and tricks and even talks with celebrities.

You can find many more useful and interesting YouTube channels, try searching more.

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From the above learning websites, you should be able to find the one according to your taste. Is there any website you use from this list? Did we missed any reliable website? Let us know in the comments.


Karrar is drenched in technology and always fiddles with new tech opportunities. He has a bad habit of calling technology “Killer”, and doesn't feel bad about spending too much time in front of the PC. If he is not writing about technology, you will find him spending quality time with his little family.