Have you heard of Open Culture?! I just discovered this website today and I am in LOVE with this amazing service. Since I know y’all love freebies as much as I do, I couldn’t wait to share it with you!
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Open Culture focuses on aggregating “high quality cultural and educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community.” They find all the free educational content scattered across the Internet and help you find it faster!
Basically, it’s kind of like Low Income Relief… but instead of focusing on low-income programs, they focus on free online educational resources!
As of right now, Open Culture features:
- 1,200 free online courses
- 1,000+ MOOCs
- 1,150 free Movies
- 700 free audiobooks
- 800 free e-books
- 200 free textbooks
- 300 free language lessons
- 150 free business courses
- Free K-12 Education
- and more!
Free online courses are available from leading universities like Stanford, Yale, Harvard and more! Their intensive list includes over 30,000 hours of free audio and video lectures on topics ranging from archaeology to quantum chemistry.
Want recognition for what you’re learning? You’ll want to check out Open Culture’s list of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that offer certificates, statements of completion or other awards.
Although you won’t find any recent blockbusters in the list, Open Culture’s 1,000+ free movies include comedies, dramas, horrors, westerns, martial arts, silent films, film noir, documentaries and animation. If you love John Wayne and Charlie Chaplin, you’ll find some of their work here.
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If you’re looking for Oscar winners, they have 36 of them.
From Aesop to Well Told Tales, Open Culture has indexed over 900 FREE audio books with convenient links to iTunes, Mp3s and other locations across the Internet.
If you prefer to read instead of listen, you’ll find 800 free eBooks for various devices at this link.
Love coloring books? Check out these collections from popular museums and libraries.
From Arabic and Ancient Greek to Urdu and Yiddish, you can learn 48 languages for free with the materials available on Open Culture.