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The best websites for free education


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Have you heard about free online education but dismissed its potential as a resource? Think again! 

Free online learning can help you out if you need skill training, personal development, or an excuse to expand your mind. Many providers offer high-quality educational content from experts.

No-cost or inexpensive online learning can benefit you if you want help with:

  • Mastering a new language
  • Becoming a professional artist
  • Building a coding portfolio
  • Advancing as a business professional

The list goes on.

Free online education can be accessed through many popular websites and apps. Let us be your guide through this crowded landscape. Read on for our roundup of websites offering free educational content in both general and topic-specific areas.

Best general websites for free education

These online learning platforms have something for everyone. They bring together courses from the world's elite institutions and experts.

Topics covered: Software development, engineering and construction, health, IT, personal development, management, and more

Paid elements: Degrees and diplomas; costs vary

Alison is an e-learning platform offering free personal development courses and paid degrees. Students can also opt for training in trades such as construction and plumbing. The service also offers free personality and well-being tests to all.

Topics covered: Business administration, data science, applied arts and sciences, public health, and more

Paid elements: Degrees, certificates, and business membership; business membership costs $399 annually per member

Coursera , a massive open online course provider, was founded in 2012 by Stanford faculty. The service offers professional development, paid degrees from the bachelor's to postgraduate level, and free courses.

SEE: Coursera review: Pros, cons, and popular courses


Topics covered: Photography, Adobe Creative Suite, UX, programming, entrepreneurship, self-improvement, music production, and more

Paid elements: Paid courses; costs vary

CreativeLive is an e-learning platform that caters to entrepreneurs and artists. The site offers free and paid courses in creative topics including photography , Adobe Photoshop , and UX . Learners can also find courses in self-improvement, business, and programming.

College courses offered online: What can you take?

As remote learning gains traction, online college course providers have stepped up their offerings. Some are even free.

Topics covered: Web development, risk management, Java, international relations, social work, and more

Paid elements: Bachelor's and master's degrees, bootcamps, professional certifications, and XSeries advanced courses; costs vary

edX is an online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT alumni. The site offers both a variety of free courses and paid certifications, bootcamps, and degrees in topics including web development , risk management , and Java .

Khan Academy

Topics covered: Computer programming, math, economics, chemistry, finance, history, physics, art, and more

Paid elements: None

Khan Academy is a nonprofit, open-source library of video courses on various topics that caters to K-12 learners worldwide. The site also offers practical courses in standardized test prep , computer programming , and life skills .

MIT OpenCourseWare

Topics covered: Energy, entrepreneurship, environment and sustainability, introductory programming, transportation, and more

MIT OpenCourseWare is an extensive online catalog of past MIT course content. While the site does not offer degrees, course credit, or certification, most courses offer exams, notes, and video lectures completely for free.

eLearning platform Udemy's most popular courses

Udemy offers eLearning courses from photography to IT and software development. But is it worth your time? Read our Udemy review to get some insight.

Topics covered: Python, excel, data science, web development, data science, JavaScript, and more

Paid elements: Some paid courses; prices vary

Udemy is a global platform for free and paid online courses based in San Francisco. The service's technology video courses rank among its most popular. They cover topics including Python , web development , and data science . 

Best websites for professional development

Do you want to embark on a new career , improve your focus at work , or replace a habit with behavior that leads to greater success, happiness, and productivity? These free online coaching and professional guidance sites help you find the right steps to achieve your goals.  

Class Central

Topics covered: Humanities, business, computer science, engineering, data science, personal development, and more

Paid elements: Some paid courses among mostly free courses; costs vary

At Class Central , students can find career development , personal development , and self-improvement resources. The site's extensive partnerships with universities, course providers, and institutions make it a centralized hub for online education.


Topics covered: Teaching, online teaching, career services, campus operations, admissions, and more

Paid elements: Annual subscription costs $195 per five people, $19 for each additional person

MaxKnowledge is a career education platform offering paid certifications and free professional development tutorials . The website, which serves over 3,000 organizations, is in line with standards established by the Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE).

Topics covered: Resume reviews, interviews, job search strategy, company profiles, resume + LinkedIn review, and more

Paid elements: Site is mostly free, but career coaches and job search services are paid; costs vary on case-by-case basis

The Muse is a free remote job search site that offers paid job coaching services. The website's mentors, coaches, and master coaches can help job searchers of all experience levels with interview tips , resumes, and promotions.

SEE: 10 productivity apps that will transform the way you work

Open Sesame

Topics covered: Compliance, safety, IT services, business skills, wellness, diversity and inclusion, and more

Paid elements: One month free, different plan levels for individuals, small businesses, and enterprises starting at $21.99 per month

Open Sesame is an e-learning platform with an extensive catalog of professional development courses, covering topics such as time management strategies . The site helps organizations find solutions to issues such as wellness, compliance, and safety in industries that include technology, healthcare, and manufacturing.

Best websites for learning a new language

Free language learning apps offer a convenient pathway to mastering a new language. Though most language learning apps offer paid subscriptions, you can get started for free on the apps listed below.

Topics covered: German, Italian, Danish, Portuguese, Swedish, Indonesian, Turkish, Russian, Norwegian, French, and more

Paid elements: $13.99 monthly for a subscription to the pro version, which offers analytics, personalized lesson help, and access to all classes

Babbel is a language-learning app covering speaking, writing, listening, and reading skills. The app (available in free and subscription versions) allows learners to focus on cultural areas of interest to keep lessons relevant and interesting.

Topics covered: Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Hindi, Turkish, Arabic, Russian, Irish, Hebrew, and more

Paid elements: $6.99 monthly for a subscription to Duolingo Plus, which offers personalized lesson support, analytics, and progress tracking

Duolingo is a free language learning app for Android, iOS, and desktop. Lessons follow a game-like format that incentivizes hitting time-based goals. The premium version is ad-free and tracks students' progress.

Topics covered: Chinese, Spanish, Yoruba, Japanese, Korean, Danish, Swedish, Mongolian, Turkish, and more

Paid elements: $8.99 monthly for a subscription to the premium version, which offers offline access to the app, analytics, and personalized lesson support

Memrise  is a UK-based online language learning platform offering free courses in 25 languages. Lessons are based on flashcard repetitions and videos of native speakers. The paid pro version offers personalized learning support and offline learning.

Best websites for picking up a new hobby or skill

Free online education also provides a route to acquiring a new skill, such as programming. For instance, free web development courses can empower you to build a coding portfolio and master programming problems .

Topics covered: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Python, Go, Ruby, SQL, C++, Swift, and more

Paid elements: $19.99 monthly for a subscription to the pro version, which offers certifications and personalized lesson support

Codeacademy is an online learning platform that offers free courses in over 12 coding languages, command line, and Git. The site also offers a paid membership option featuring portfolio development, personalized learning plans, and professional certifications.

Check out our Codecademy review here.

Topics covered: Color pencil, acrylic, oils, portraiture, landscape, horizontal and vertical lines, and more

Paid elements: $10 monthly for a subscription to the pro version, which allows access to all courses, not just free ones

Drawspace is an online art education platform offering free tutorials and paid courses taught by professional artists. Students can take courses offered on different artistic techniques and styles at the beginner, intermediate, and expert levels.

General Assembly

Topics covered: Data science, data analytics, computer languages, product management, UX design, and more

Paid elements: Paid and free courses; costs for paid courses can vary from $500-$2,000

General Assembly is a for-profit coding bootcamp that offers courses on a variety of information technology, web development, and software engineering topics. It's among our picks for the best coding bootcamps of 2022 . The site offers a free course that teaches HTML, CSS, and JavaScript called Dash .

Topics covered: Creative writing, history, art, psychology, education, languages, math, and more

OpenLearn is a MOOC platform affiliated with the UK's Open University system. The site offers thousands of self-paced, free courses in college subjects, such as creative writing. Many courses award digital badges or statements of participation upon completion.

Topics covered: JavaScript, Github, react, web and visual design fundamentals, HTML, CSS, Git, and more

Paid elements: The Break into Tech course is $2,499, while specific skill courses cost $549 each; free courses also available

SkillCrush is a coding learning app tailored primarily to women and POC. The service's self-paced Break Into Tech + Job Guaranteed provides 180 days of job search support upon graduation and opportunities to interview with partnered companies.

SEE: 10 Websites to practice coding problems: Our picks

Topics covered: Software engineering, data science, UX/UI design , data analytics, and more

Paid elements: Mostly paid courses range in cost from $7,000-$13,000; free webinars also available

Thinkful is an online coding bootcamp offers a customized learning experience and one-on-one mentor support for bootcamp enrollees. The platform also hosts dozens of webinars each month, which are free and open to the public. Webinar topics include data analytics, career advancement, and intros to programming languages.

Topics covered: HTML/CSS, Python, JavaScript, SQL, C++, Java, data science, and more

Paid elements: $12.99 monthly for the pro version, which offers personalized lesson support, no ads, and goal-tracking features

SoloLearn is a coding learning app that teaches popular coding languages from the basic to specialist level. Key features include a downloadable offline function for mobile users and a structural chart layout for displaying course progress.

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75 educational websites for teachers: the ultimate list.

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75 Educational Websites for Teachers

Time, for teachers, is a precious thing. We know that the day in, day out grind of managing a classroom often feels like a busy and, at times, chaotic undertaking. From planning compelling lessons and providing constructive feedback to forging meaningful relationships with students and dealing with paperwork, teaching is a profession which swallows time whole. Predictably, it can be difficult finding time to scour the internet and discover new ideas. 

But educational websites for teachers can not only save you time but inspire. We’ve combed through the expansive online catalog of teacher resources and compiled our favorites into the definitive list of online educational websites. We’ve even organized the sources by classroom needs. You’ll find the best online resources for both teachers and students within this comprehensive list!

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How to Use This Comprehensive List of Educational Websites for Teachers:

We’ve arranged our favorite online educational websites into 11 different categories that cover everything from lesson planning to teacher-focused YouTube channels. Each section contains a handful of links to online resources equipped with our reasons for why we think they’re great, who would benefit from them, and each resources’ targeted grade level. 

To hone in on your favorite links from our list, we recommend that you either create a new Google Doc and copy/paste some of your favorite links, or that you jot down some favorites with pen and paper. Trust us, these resources will not only save you tons of time but make your instruction more efficient.

The Best Educational Websites for Lesson Plans

Best Educational Websites for Lesson Plans

1. BetterLesson : Website offering lesson plans, professional development, and instructional strategies for core-subject teachers from lower elementary to high school. Their database offers literally thousands of unique and compelling lesson plans, instructional strategies, and modules on developing leadership, student engagement, and classroom learning. This is an essential online educational source. 

2. Library of Congress : A detailed and comprehensive collection of lesson plans involving all things Social Studies with a particular strength in American History. Contains engaging lesson plans on a diverse range of subjects as Baseball and Race to The Huexotzinco Codex. Perfect for Social Studies and History teachers from grades 6-12. 

3. NASA STEM Engagement : Massive catalog of high-interest and engaging STEM lesson plans with free teacher resources, printables, and step-by-step procedural instructions. Tons of compelling video content and interactive activities too. NASA STEM Engagement would benefit any teacher looking for creative and exciting lesson plans for K-12 students.

NASA STEM Engagement

4. The New York Times Learning Network : Topical lesson plans for the four core subjects with a particular strength in English and Social Studies. NYT is a great resource for those looking to interweave curriculum into current events. Since the Times is a fairly sophisticated source, it works best for teachers working with 8-12-level students. 

5.   PBS Learning Media : Comprehensive catalog of genuinely fun and engaging lesson plans for Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Engineering and Technology, and Health. Offers material for PreK all the way through high school. A perfect source for all teachers looking for new lesson plan ideas.

6.   ReadWriteThink : Massive bank of online teacher resources filled with tons of lesson plans organized by subject, learning objective, grade level, and theme. Perfect for any teacher looking for developed, clear, and well-organized lesson plans, from Kindergarten to 12th grade. English teachers will find this site particularly useful as it holds more than 500 different resources on fiction and literature!

Read Write Think

7.   Teachnology: Large database of no-nonsense, unfussy lesson plans involving all core subjects for grades K-12, with a particular strength in Math thanks to its immense collection of lesson plans from primary to high school math. Perfect for new teachers looking for basic lessons and seasoned veterans alike!

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The Best Educational Websites for Assessments

Best Educational Websites for Assessments

1. Albert: We’re a practice and assessment platform after all, so we’ve got tons of great tools and resources that can be utilized by any teacher looking to strengthen the methods and forms of their assessments. Each of our AP® modules contains practice assessments that can be used as models, and we also offer practice for various state assessments . We’re a great resource for teachers of all 6-12 subjects!

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2.   Edpuzzle : Video-based platform which allows teachers to upload or choose their own video from YouTube and have students respond accordingly. Teachers can build quizzes or tests around the video and receive immediate results. Edpuzzle also reinforces student accountability by allowing teachers to check if students are watching the videos, how many times they’ve watched each section, and if they’re understanding the content. Perfect for distant-learning or 6-12 teachers looking to add more visual media into their lessons.

3.   Google Forms : This one is sort of a no-brainer. Google Forms, like many of the Google apps, is simple, straightforward, and efficient. It provides an easy and direct way to build surveys and quizzes, and the interface is easy to use. Results come immediately in organized reports. An essential assessment tool. And it’s 100% free, too.

Google Forms

4.   Kaizena : An online assessment tool which allows teachers to provide students with immediate or real-time feedback for Google documents, PDF’s, or other uploaded work. Teachers can upload their own rubrics or other resources as well, making for an interactive, more discussion-based assessment. Perfect for 6-12 teachers looking to forge more meaningful relationships with students through feedback. 

5. Socrative : An easy-to-use quiz app which offers a super efficient way to monitor and evaluate learning while saving time for educators. You can create multiple choice, true/false, or short answer questions, and Socrative also provides reports on results and student experience. It’s perfect for any 6-12 teacher looking to enhance their assessments.

The Best Educational Websites for Teachers to Use in the Classroom

Best Educational Websites for Teachers to Use in the Classroom

1.   Albert : Not only do we offer tons of opportunities to develop and strengthen distance learning, but we also provide valuable tools that can be utilized inside the classroom. Our assessments, study questions, and courses can be projected onto a white board for classwide engagement. We’re a great resource for those looking for practice content filled with detailed explanations, scaffolded learning, and critical rigor.

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2.   ClassDojo : Free site that offers many features and platforms to document, manage, and improve student behavior and learning. Contains messaging apps that can be linked to students and families alike, incentivized learning opportunities, and much, much more. Perfect for 6-12 teachers needing a tool to strengthen classroom management and class engagement.

3.   GoNoodle : An excellent resource for K-8 teachers, this site offers videos and content perfect for quick brain breaks and mini-lessons. The videos emphasize physical activity and total student engagement while still being educational and content-driven. GoNoodle is a perfect way to let younger students release some energy while still remaining in the academic mindset. Their YouTube channel also contains tons of content.

4.   Kahoot : Classic interactive and fun quiz-style game that students most always enjoy. You can create your own assessment, design your own questions, and receive immediate feedback using Kahoot. A teacher classic, and rightfully so. Great for in-person education and distance learning alike but it’s particularly fun in the classroom. Kahoot is a must-have for all 6-12 students.

Study with Kahoot

5.   The Nerdwriter YouTube Channel : YouTube channel offering tons of academic-inspired videos on current events, pop culture, economics, politics, history, literature, art, mathematics, and more. While most of its content is fairly accessible, The Nerdwriter often digs into pretty complex topics so we recommend this channel for 9-12 students. The videos can serve as excellent primers to get students to begin thinking about a new unit or to introduce a complex idea or topic through a high-interest, pop-cultural context.

6.   Quizlet : Classic flash-card and quiz-based website that operates as an excellent tool for individual or class-wide test reviews, informal assessments, or quick checks for understanding. Either create your own quizlet or choose one from the massive catalog of pre-existing reviews. Quizlet is perfect for 6-12 educators looking for more online resources to help students comprehend difficult concepts and develop academic vocabulary.

7.   Random Name Picker : A fun and engaging name randomizer that’s perfect for informally assessing the class or quickly checking for understanding. Students enjoy the thrill of the spinning wheel, and it works perfectly for test or unit reviews. Randomization is a standard component of instruction at large, so Random Name Picker works well across all subjects and all grade levels.

Random Name Picker

8.   ReadTheory : Database with hundreds of reading passages, exercises, and worksheets designed to captivate students and develop critical reading skills and comprehension. It’s easy to use and highly adaptive, perfect for both in-person education and distance learning. ReadTheory offers material for K-12 students, so we recommend this online resource to any teacher looking to develop their students’ reading skills.

9.   TedEd : Site filled with hundreds of TedEd animations and TED Talks. Strategically designed to spark the curiosity of students, these videos and animations are not only highly engaging but educational and informative. TedEd also allows you to create customized lessons for your students, add interactive questions, create discussion topics, and more. Teachers can share the lessons with your students online and track the results. Perfect for 6-12 teachers looking to add more visual media to their instruction.

The Best Educational Websites for Teachers to Use Outside the Classroom

Best Educational Websites for Teachers to Use Outside the Classroom

1. Albert : We’re a great tool for strengthening assessments and engaging a classroom full of students, but we can also be utilized as a distance learning resource. We offer over 100,000 original practice items, assessments, and writing prompts which can work perfectly as online homework or distance assignments. Our 121 Tools for Distance Learning & Strategies for Student Engagement page is a great place to start!

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2.   Edmodo : This online educational network allows teachers to share coursework and materials, send messages, provide feedback, and make learning accessible to all students. Edmodo’s interface is easy to use and looks similar to Facebook and other social media platforms, so students seem to use it with ease. Perfect for 6-12 distant learning.

3.   Freckle : This differentiation platform allows teachers to engage each student at their own individual level, without having to spend extra time preparing many different lessons for each individual learner. Every lesson is available in different levels, so each student can learn and understand the material at their own level. Perfect resource for 6-12 teachers facing the difficulty of reaching all students.

4.   Google Classroom Question Tool : Another essential online resource. Google Classroom is really a teacher’s best friend, and its “Create a Question” feature allows teachers to pose class-wide questions, track the number of students who’ve responded on the stream page, and provide feedback. Google Classroom and all of its features are essential for teachers of any subject across 6-12 grade levels.

5.   Khan Academy : A personalized learning resource for all ages, Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers students to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Above all, Khan Academy focuses on skill mastery and building strong foundations within the K-14 grade levels. They even offer standardized test prep!

Khan Academy

6.   Scrible : This resource offers a digital platform where students can share resources, notes, work, projects, and more with each other. Teachers can facilitate discussion, add feedback, and monitor student progress. This is a fantastic tool for 6-12 teachers looking to strengthen students’ collaborative and research skills.

7.   Trello: This online organizer allows teachers to work more collaboratively with students and offers a list of boards, lists, and cards which can make the workday easier and more efficient. With its built-in workflow automation, Trello seriously boosts productivity. Perfect for 8-12 teachers looking to strengthen their organization.

8.   WordPress : Well-established blog creation site that can be utilized by teachers looking to create online pages, blogs, or content databases. Perfect for 6-12 teachers searching for exciting ways to engage the class, create pages for new units, disseminate information, or share material with students. Its simple interface makes it easy to use as well, so you won’t spend hours creating a blog.

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The Best Educational Websites for General Teacher Resources

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1.   Bamboozle : Massive databank of various online games and activities perfect for elementary and middle school students. Some of them are sillier than others, but many are educational and fun. A good resource for teachers looking to reward their students with some less strenuous but still relevant activity.

2.   BouncyBalls : A fun and easy way to manage the noise level in your class during group work or collaborative activities. The site captures the noise level of a classroom through your computer’s microphone and measures the level with a representation of bouncy balls which jump high when it’s too loud. It visually shows students when they’re being too loud so you don’t have to constantly remind them. An excellent and fun tool for any teacher in need of some new ideas involving classroom management.

3.   Classting : Media app designed to draw families into the daily classroom and generate more open lines of communication between educators, students, and parents. Classting is flexible and simple, and perfect for increasing student accountability and strengthening parental involvement. All teachers grades K-12 can benefit from this tool.


4.   FreshGrade : This app encompasses pretty much everything. Teachers can create lesson plans, share materials, communicate and engage with parents, and even create gradebooks. Additionally, students can create portfolios, take assessments, and reach out to their teachers. It really does it all, and its simple interface makes distant learning or online education super easy. Perfect for teachers of all subjects across grades 6-12.

5.  National Gallery of Art: Great online resource and lesson catalog for art teachers or teachers looking to incorporate more art, visual images, or other artistic media into their instruction. They offer lesson plans and instructional design for Kindergarten all the way through the university level, so the Gallery proves beneficial to any teacher. A little art goes a long way!

6.   Remind : A must-have communication platform that allows teachers to remind students of due dates, certain activities, or important news. Its emphasis on two-way communication makes for straightforward dissemination of  updates and important information, and it can also be used to reach out to students’ parents. This is a great tool for 6-12 teachers looking to increase student accountability.


7. Seesaw : Online portfolio for students to submit images, videos, documents and more. Both students and teachers can use digital annotation tools to mark up their work, ask questions, and give feedback, a feature which makes Seesaw wonderfully collaborative and effective. It can also be used to connect with students’ families and showcase your students’ work. Perfect educational website for middle and high school students, along with their 6-12 teachers.

The Best Educational Websites for Social Emotional Learning

Best Educational Websites for Social Emotional Learning

1.   CASEL : This organization practically leads the way in all things SEL, offering tons of research, methods of practice, and literal policy that can be used by educators to make their classrooms more equitable and interactions among students more amicable. Their teacher resource page is a checklist of further reading and research on SEL that offers great insight into the importance of SEL. Essential site for all teachers of all subjects.

2.   Centervention : Another massive databank of SEL activities and worksheets. These materials would nicely complement those found in Pathway2Success as they encourage collaboration and group activities which would enhance the more singular activities offered by P2S. These activities would work best for K-8 too.


3.   Common Sense Education : Website filled with tons of material for teachers including modules, workshops, and lessons on social emotional learning. The site offers material on empathy, compassion, integrity, self-control, humility, gratitude, teamwork, and much, much more. Many of Common Sense’s features include links to current events, worksheets, and videos relevant to SEL, which makes the site super useful for teachers trying to merge their content with SEL. Common Sense Ed works for teachers of all subjects across all grade levels.

4.   Edutopia : A stalwart figure of innovative and online educational resources, Edutopia not only offers innumerable lesson plans and professional development workshops but also material on social emotional learning. Many of their SEL modules are work-driven, so it is easy for teachers to blend academic content with social and emotional skill development. This site is chock-full of videos, articles, and activities involving SEL.


5.   Pathway2Success : Large databank of SEL activities and worksheets. The best thing about this site is the huge stockpile of free printable materials that can be used for quick daily grades or comprehension activities. The activities are fairly simple so we recommend Pathway2Success for K-8 students as they’re a great place for free teaching resources.

6.   SuperBetter : This app turns daily routine and habit into video game objectives, making for a fun and engaging way to better your character and defeat bad habits. It morphs healthy actions like exercise, taking a walk, etc. into “power-ups” and unhealthy practices and emotional challenges as “bad guys” and “quests” to take. SuperBetter is self-regulated, so students remain in control of their own personal habits. Since it is mostly a phone app, we recommend SuperBetter to older students (7-12) with cell phones. By the way, check out our free teaching strategy discovery tool .

The Best Educational Writing and Grammar Websites for Teachers

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1.   Albert’s 100% Free Grammar Course : Our 100% free grammar course offers hundreds of questions, exercises, and reviews on all things grammar. We begin by reviewing parts of speech and the complexities of the individual word before moving into review sentence construction, clauses and phrases, punctuation, and more. Our modules are interactive and engaging, and they also provide feedback. This course is perfect for all 5-12 teachers across all subjects, but particularly useful for English or ESL teachers.

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2.   BrainPop Grammar : Fun site filled with interactive games, activities, videos, and mini-courses on grammar, writing, and vocabulary. The games and modules are engaging but informative and solution-driven. BrainPop also includes quizzes and constructive feedback features that render the games entirely educational. A great site for teachers looking to give K-9 students a light break.

3. Daily Grammar : A fun, convenient way to learn and develop grammar skills. This site contains an online spiral workbook featuring over 400 lessons and more than 80 quizzes. Each lesson is grouped into certain categories involving speech, sentence structure, mechanics, and more. Easy to use online writing resource that’s perfect for 5-12 English teachers.

4.   Duolingo : Not entirely about English grammar per se, but an excellent tool to develop foreign language skills. The site/mobile app offers over 30 different languages to study, and it hones your skills through quick, engaging, and surprisingly addicting interactive activities. Constantly rated among the best foreign language online resources, Duolingo is perfect for foreign language teachers looking to engage their students with technology.


5.   The Elements of Style Online PDF : William Strunk and E.B. White’s grammar and style guide, simply put, is the holy grail of all writing manuals. It’s a stone-cold classic which consistently stands the test of time, and for good reason. Strunk and White are comprehensive, accessible, and informative where other grammarists are pedantic and too arcane. This would be a perfect resource for high school English teachers, and perhaps AP® teachers in specific, as it is the classic grammar and style reference guide.

6.   Grammarly Blog : Grammarly is an AI-powered grammar tool used by many companies and schools, and their online blog proves as strong as their main product. It contains tons of material and tips on a diverse range of grammar-related topics such as passive voice, sentence fragments, comma placements, hyphenation, and more. With its simple interface and casual tone, Grammarly Blog would make for an excellent online resource for 6-12 teachers looking to strengthen student grammar.

7.   Oxford Practice Grammar : Oxford’s very own online grammar practice. The university provides reviews and activities at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, so as to scaffold and track progress. Each component contains practice exercises, read and write modules, and full-blown tests. Oxford is one of the most prestigious schools in the world, so it’s safe to assume that their grammar practice is top-notch. This resource is perfect for newbies and experts alike, and would benefit all teachers looking to develop students’ writing skills.

Oxford Practice Grammar

8.   Purdue OWL : Purdue University’s online writing lab. This is THE classic site for all things grammar, writing, citation, and formatting. You’re probably already familiar with this page.

The Best Educational News Sites for Teachers

Best Educational News Sites for Teachers

1.   The Atlantic Education : A key player in contemporary journalism, The Atlantic also offers a whole mini-publication on all things education. They cover policy, new methodology, controversies, current events, and more. They also explore news within higher education, a world which indeed proves useful to secondary teachers as many educational trends and innovative methods seem to trickle down from the university to the high school.

2.   Chalkbeat : A non-profit news organization committed to reporting on education issues rooted in local American communities. Their mission is to “inform the decisions and actions that lead to better outcomes for children and families by providing deep, local coverage of education policy and practice,” and their reporting certainly upholds this objective. While they do cover national educational news, they also focus on local education stories in Chicago, Colorado, Detroit, Indiana, New York, Newark, and Tennessee.

3.   Education Dive : Reputable publication providing in-depth journalism and insight into the most impactful news and trends shaping K-12 and higher education. Their newsletters, articles, and think pieces cover topics such as policy, blended learning, classroom tech, learning management and more. A leading figure in education news, Ed Dive is a perfect resource for all teachers.

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4.   Education Week: A reliable and unbiased news source dedicated to generating innovative research, compelling articles, and general information about the ever-changing world of education. They offer a mix of opinion-based thinkpieces, reviews of academic articles, interviews, case studies, and much, much more. A great site.

5.   Faculty Focus : This e-newsletter is perfect for any teacher looking to get a daily dose of educational news. They provide content on academic leadership, the philosophy of teaching, faculty development, online education, and more. The newsletter feature is a nice way to consistently stay on top of the status quo, too.

6.   National Educational Association : One of the best sources out there for information on the public sector of education. From coverage on policy to critical think-pieces, NEA covers it all. Their articles are supported by academic research, case studies, policy, and more, rendering the publication one of the most reliable and reputable out there. This is an essential source for public school teachers.

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7.   The Pie News : Publication dedicated to international news on education. They offer articles on current events, innovative classroom strategies, reform, policy, technology, and much, much more. The Pie’s global sweep is perfect for teachers looking to learn more about education throughout the world rather than just on the national level.

The Best Educational Blogs for Teachers

Best Educational Blogs for Teachers

1.   Connected Principals : Blog run by and for school administrators. It offers hundreds of posts about educational policy, leadership, teacher-admin relationships, equity, and more. Even if you’re a teacher and not an administrator, this site proves useful with its amazing educational tips and its insight into what makes a good educator successful. This is essential for anyone working in education.

2.   Cool Cat Teaching Blog : Award-winning teaching blog run by Vicki Davis, a seasoned teacher who’s taught K-8 and regularly coaches K-12 teachers on utilizing innovative pedagogical strategies and integrating technology in their classrooms. Davis writes about the complexities of excellent teaching and discusses various methods designed to reach every child. Her posts regularly focus on teaching, technology, leadership, productivity, and writing. A great resource for all teachers of all grade levels.

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3.   Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day : Helmed by venerated English, Social Studies, and ELL teacher/all-around education all-star Larry Ferlazzo, this blog covers a diverse range of education-related topics including policy, technology, equity, instructional design, and more. Ferlazzo also often shares his own experiences and successes and trials with his own pedagogy. A great resource for teachers looking to deepen their understanding of the complex and often chaotic world of education.

4.   NYC Educator : A funny and often acerbic blog with over 3,000 posts featuring current events, commentary on all things education, and entertaining satires of education policy makers. Described as the “the Daily Show of education blogs” by Edutopia, this page blends parody, critical insight, and retro iconography into a truly unique and compelling melange of education commentary. Perfectly interesting for all educators across all grade levels and subjects.

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5.   Successful Teaching : Straightforward and relatable blog dedicated to sharing tips for instructional design, classroom management, saving money as a teacher, and more. Patricia Hensley, the teacher behind the blog, writes with clarity and warmth, and her posts often feel like your personal favorite teacher writing directly to you. Informative and useful for all teachers across all subjects.

6.   TweenTeacher : Though technically geared toward middle school, this blog features tons of great information on pedagogy, instructional design, classroom management, technology, and more. Heather Wolpert-Gawron, the blog’s creator and main contributor, also shares anecdotes and personal experiences from her teaching experience which can be extremely helpful and comforting to read, especially during those moments when the profession seems too much .

The Best Education Policy Sites for Teachers to Follow

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1. Ballotpedia : This site provides a comprehensive history of educational policy from the colonial era through today, covering essential developments, legislation, and the role of the federal government in shaping education. If you’re totally new to educational policy this may be a great place to start.

2.   The Hechinger Report : Run by a group of experienced and esteemed teachers, administrators, and policymakers, this site covers inequality, innovation, and the policy surrounding education with data-driven clarity and sharp insight. It sets out to explain how education policy is one of the biggest issues of our time, and how it affects young people today. Essential for teachers looking to get involved in educational reform.

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3.   Learning Policy Institute : Institute which conducts and communicates independent, high-quality research to improve education policy and practice. They work with policymakers, researchers, educators, community groups, and others to advance evidence-based policies that support empowering and equitable learning for each and every child. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, the Institute connects policymakers and stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels with the evidence, ideas, and actions needed to strengthen the education system from preschool through college. Perhaps the best place to begin getting involved in education policy.

4.   Rand Corporation : Research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges in order to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. One of their biggest areas of study is, of course, education, and their research and analysis often addresses issues that impact  assessment, accountability, choice-based and standards-based reform, school leadership, teacher effectiveness, technology, and vocational training. Rand also explores general life skills, such as media, health, extracurricular activity, and financial literacy.

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5.   Urban Institute Center on Data Education and Policy : This trusted source for unbiased, authoritative reporting offers data- and research-driven commentary involving reform, theory, the state of education, and the complex world of education policy at large. They are a nonprofit research organization dedicated to supporting change based on facts rather than ideology, and their content always hits the mark.

6.   US News Education Policy : Well-established media powerhouse offers their own section on education policy, featuring articles on legislation, finance, technology, and more. US News is consistently reputable and reliable, and their Ed policy section proves no different.

The Best Teacher YouTubers to Follow

Best Teacher YouTubers to Follow

1.   Bond With James : Top-notch educator with experience as a teacher, district level instructional specialist, and campus administrator who creates weekly vlogs to share tips, experiences, and more. His channel is dedicated to helping teachers develop their skills in areas such as classroom management, engagement techniques, instructional coaching, delivering professional development, and more! His interview tips video is particularly helpful for those looking to become teachers.

2.   The Caffeinated Classroom : Helmed by seasoned high school English teacher Marie Morris, this blog is a place for educators to explore resources and be inspired. Morris often shares innovative and creative practices developed over a decade of teaching in various classrooms. From classroom management to models of seating to creating effective assessments, Morris covers it all. Perfect for new teachers looking where to begin or classroom veterans searching for new ideas and inspiration.

The Caffeinated Classroom

3.   Darin Nakakihara : Teacher vlog about creator Darin Nakakihara’s adventures as a 4th grade teacher, a husband, and a father. His content includes videos involving technology how-to’s, professional development, classroom management, and more. He also includes personal content that covers his hobbies and interests such as DJing, basketball, and more. Fun and engaging. Perfect vlog for teachers looking for entertaining yet informative video content.

4.   Five Foot One Teacher : Created by Brittany Sinitch, a survivor of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, this blog fosters hope and change through social media and weekly vlogs. After her world was turned upside down in February 2018, Sinitch decided to focus on inspiring and educating through teacher vlogs and activism. Her videos not only address the complexities and difficulties of teaching but the challenges of navigating life in the 21st century. Think of it as self-care meets teaching experience/tips. Though she left teaching in 2018, Sinitch has recently announced a return. This is a great vlog for teacher content and motivating, inspirational material alike.

Five Foot One Teacher

5.   My Life as Kim: Started by a high school science teacher in Idaho known as “Kim,” this blog is fun, easy-going, and super informative. Kim covers a diverse range of topics such as productivity, distance learning, and even what she prepares for lunch. From personal anecdotes and experiences to educational tips and tricks, My Life as Kim covers it all. A great online resource for teachers of all subjects and grease levels.

6.   Real Rap with Reynolds : With over 40k subscribers, Real Rap with Reynolds is one of the best teacher vlogs currently on YouTube. The vlogger, CJ Reynolds, is a literature teacher in West Philadelphia who creates video content about all things education. His videos include discussion on topics like first year teaching, Shakespeare, the history of hip-hop, classroom management, and more. He’s opinionated and well-spoken, and his taste for literature is perfect for any English teacher working in grades 6-12.

What Makes a Good Educational Website for Teachers? 5 Signs of Quality

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1.   Research- or experience-based content .  Perhaps the number one sign of quality within online educational websites is the presence of either scholarly research or professional, direct experience. Avoid sites that were not designed by academics, administrators, educational organizations, publications, or, of course, teachers themselves. After all, the people who know the most about a given profession are always those that work within it.

2.   Variety .  As you probably already know, teaching is such a complex and challenging line of work, so the best way to approach it is by engaging with a diverse range of perspectives. Sites that profess to have the way are probably a no-go. Look for websites and online resources that offer a wide and broad variety of advice, experience, and knowledge to enrich your own perspective. 

3. Concrete examples .  Do you remember that old creative writing proverb, “show, don’t tell”? Well the same goes for educational websites. Look for sites that contain concrete examples of lesson plans, assessments, class-wide discussion questions, and forms of feedback. Sites that merely tell you about something can be helpful to get started, but spend most of your time on sites which include concrete examples. 

4. Engagement with technology and multimedia content. Though writing will always remain a reliable form of communication, we currently live in an ever-evolving media-saturated world where our understanding of the technologies before us are as vital as our mastery of written communication. Therefore, the online sources you use should at least address technology, visual media, and other non-written forms of communication. Technology, whether we like it or not is embedded within the fabric of 21st-century culture, so it’s best we all begin to master it. 

5. Passion. Last but not least, look for sources that are brimming with passion. Whether you’re reading a more pedantic article on legislation and education policy or skimming through a teacher’s daily blog, look for online resources that care . They don’t necessarily need to be jumping up and down with joy per se, but you should be able to tell that the site’s heart is in the right place. There’s no point in spending time with resources that lack energy or drive, so spend your time with websites that demonstrate passion.

3 Reasons Why You Should Use Websites to Support Your Classroom

1. A diversity of perspectives. Perhaps the biggest reason we consult online resources is to learn something new, to gain insight, and to be inspired by someone or something else other than our daily experience. Simply put, online educational websites allow us to collaborate, and the success of education depends on teachers at large rather than the individual educator. A diversity of perspectives enriches your own pedagogy. 


2. Efficiency. Educational websites undoubtedly make your workday much, much more efficient. Instead of pulling out your hair trying to create the perfect lesson plan or end-of-course assessment, use the web to find tips, tricks, and other examples. The Internet has accelerated pretty much every aspect of society, so it’s no surprise that it can also strengthen your efficiency. 


3. The feeling of solidarity. Let’s face it: teaching can often be a very difficult and even disheartening profession. Thus, it is imperative you don’t go at it totally alone. Scanning online teacher blogs, reading about education policy, or watching a teacher’s vlog generates feelings of solidarity and companionship that are vital to becoming a successful educator. The right educational website can truly work wonders on your professional and personal psyche. 

Wrapping Things Up: 75 Educational Websites for Teachers

The internet is brimming with so many online teaching websites that it can feel overwhelming and downright impossible choosing the best teacher resources to integrate into your own pedagogy! 

That’s why we’ve compiled this list of educational websites for the classroom—to point you in the right direction and to save you time. 

From the topical lesson plans over at The New York Times Learning Network to Marie Morris’s exciting educational vlog to Albert’s very own content reviews, teacher resources, and assessments, this definitive list of online educational websites for teachers encompasses the best sources on the web to enrich your skills as an educator and inspire you to new heights. 

Albert is committed to developing an educational community of curious, independent thinkers, and this list is specifically designed to uphold our mission.

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Back in the day, if you wanted to learn something new, you'd go to school for it. Today, educational institutions offer their full programs and individual courses online. Experts in almost every field create programs and courses online to share their knowledge with a worldwide audience.

Both educational institutions and individual experts who want to offer their courses online need somewhere to host it and get it out to people who want to learn. This is why there are many platforms dedicated to offering online courses. Some focus on tighter niches like green technology . Others include courses in a variety of fields.

Whatever you're interested in learning, you can find a course about it from the educational course sites listed below. From beginner levels to intermediate and advanced, there's something for everybody.

Diversity of content; some inexpensive

Top-notch faculty and institutions

The "anyone can be an instructor" approach means lesser-known instructors will be hit-or-miss

Udemy is the online education site that tops this list for being a popular and valuable resource. You can search over 190,000 courses on different topics. Download the Udemy app to take your learning mobile for quick lessons and study sessions when you're on the go.

Some Udemy courses are free, and others start as low as $15. If you're an expert looking to create and launch a course of your own, you can become an instructor with Udemy and take advantage of their massive user base to attract students.

Excellent courses taught by national leaders

Reasonable price points

Academic rigor is reasonably strong

Topics are heavily focused on programming and science

If you're looking to take courses from over 275 of the country's top universities and organizations, then Coursera is for you. Coursera has partnered with the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and others to offer universal access to the world's best education.

You'll find over 5,400 paid and unpaid courses on Coursera related to computer science, business, social sciences, and more. Coursera also has a mobile app available so you can learn at your pace on-the-go.

LinkedIn Learning

Ala carte model for one monthly subscription cost

Focus on professional development

Hit-or-miss content based on the skill and expertise of the course designer

LinkedIn Learning is a popular educational hub for professionals looking to learn new business, creativity, and technology skills. With over 20,600 expert-led courses, categories include animation, audio and music, business, design, development, marketing, photography, video, and more.

When you sign up with LinkedIn Learning, you get a 30-day free trial. You're then charged either $20 a month for an annual membership or $40 for a month-to-month membership. If you want to deactivate your membership and come back later, LinkedIn Learning has a reactivate feature that restores your account information, including your course history and progress.

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No cost to browse the large library of offerings

Open Culture isn't an educational provider. It's only a curator of other people's content

If you're on a budget and looking for quality education content, check out Open Culture's library of 1,700 courses with over 45,000 hours of audio and video lectures that are free. You'll have to spend a bit of time scrolling through the single page containing 1,700 course links with courses organized by category in alphabetical order.

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Find courses in computer science, language, psychology, engineering, biology, marketing, or any other field that interests you. Use it for high school level education or to earn credits for university. You'll receive an official credential from the institution to verify your achievement.

Great content for creative professionals

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Envato's Tuts+ is for those who work and play in creative technology. In addition to its vast library of how-to tutorials, courses are available in design, illustration, code, web design, photography, video, business, music, and audio.

Tuts+ has almost 30,000 tutorials and over 1,300 video courses, with new courses added every week. There isn't a free trial, but the membership is affordable at $16.50 a month.

Focus on technology skills that are in demand by businesses

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The catalog is deep, but not broad

Heavy focus on tech topics

Udacity is dedicated to bringing higher education to the world in the most accessible, affordable, and effective ways possible. Udacity offers online courses and credentials that teach students the skills that are currently in demand by industry employers. They claim to offer their education at a fraction of the cost of traditional schooling.

This is an excellent platform to look into if you plan on working in technology. With courses and credentials in Android, iOS, data science, and software engineering, you can get access to the most up to date education in these innovative areas that are relevant to today's tech companies and startups.

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We’ve researched dozens of online courses for the best educational learning platforms — these are our top 10 picks.

Many of us follow a pretty typical education trajectory: elementary school, middle school, high school. Some of us go on to college or university, and others go even further, earning higher degrees and making careers in academia. No matter how far your formal education journey takes you, learning doesn’t have to stop there. We can continue learning—whether for career advancement or simply for fun.

Why should you take online courses?

Online learning platforms offer lots of advantages for anyone looking to advance their career or learn something new. They are flexible and accessible in comparison to in person classes, as you’ll be able to access course materials anytime and anywhere you have access to a computer and an internet connection. Most online courses allow for self-paced learning, making it easier to commit and follow through with the workload as your personal schedule and priorities shift (here’s our tips on how to stay productive while learning remotely ). You can even access online courses from institutions anywhere across the globe, allowing you to learn from top experts without having to leave your home. 

You’ll find online courses are also more affordable than in-person lectures. By studying online, you’ll save tons of money that would typically be spent on commuting and accommodations. Online courses, by comparison, are also cheaper than traditional in-person classes, making it easier for you to advance your skills on your terms. 

That’s why we love these ten learning platforms that are leading the way in online education. These websites are free or low-cost and offer courses from a wide spectrum of topics like knife and cooking basics to graphic design and mobile development. For the tech lover, language learner, or aspiring artist, there’s something for everyone. 

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Our team has audited dozens of online courses and learning platforms courses, as well as scoured thousands of customer reviews for this round-up of our favorite educational websites. We update this list regularly with emerging favorites that meet our criteria below:

  • AVAILABILITY OF EXPERT INSTRUCTORS | These online course websites offer a wide selection of courses taught by certified professionals who have authority in their industry.
  • RANGE OF COURSES AND CERTIFICATIONS OFFERED | Each of these learning websites provide courses and certifications for various relevant and in-demand skills, topics, and professions.
  • AFFORDABILITY | We’ve prioritized low-cost and free online learning platforms on this list.

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Best Overall | Best For Casual Learners | Best Free Option

Best For  | Affordable classes for professional skills Features | Certifications available, courses taught by real-world experts, 210K+ courses available, 67M+ learners globally, available app Our Pick   | Ultimate Photoshop Training: From Beginner to Pro Pricing  | À la carte ($12–$200+) 

Udemy ’s focus is to make quality education more accessible—and they’ve made some serious progress. To date, it’s achieved over 900 million enrollments around the world with courses ranging from Instagram marketing to aromatherapy. Starting at just $12, you can access more than 210,000 online courses that work with your pace and your lifestyle—plus, it’s yours forever. There’s a reason why businesses like Adidas and Mercedes-Benz utilize Udemy for their teams. Available in many languages and accessible around the world, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by taking up Udemy’s trial offer—time to get to learning!

A screenshot of the Udemy website.

2. Coursera

Best For  | On-demand higher education degrees, university certificates, and credits Features | Certifications & degrees available, courses taught by experts from 275+ leading universities & companies, ability to earn recognized credentials, available app Our Pick   | Modern Art And Ideas Pricing  | Guided projects (starting at $10/per course); Specialized program (starting at $49/month); degrees (starting at $9K/per)

Coursera believes that everyone should be able to learn anywhere, anytime, and from the world’s top education providers. Since then, it’s reached over 129 million learners and partnered with more than 275 universities to bring all kinds of content to users. Whether you’re looking for a general course, a specific specialization, or a university-recognized degree, Coursera will be your one-stop-shop. You’ll find specializations in topics like data science or econometrics as well as degrees that can be taught over one to four years.

A screenshot of the Coursera website.

3. Masterclass

Best For  | On-demand classes from industry experts across fields Features | Courses taught by globally-recognized icons & experts, 200+ classes available, available app, available on Roku & Amazon Our Pick   | Sara Blakely Teaches Self-Made Entrepreneurship Pricing  | Starting at $120/year (Unlimited classes)

Masterclass brings revered and renowned heroes, icons, and experts to your screen for one-on-one classes in their areas of expertise. Whether you’re learning acting from Natalie Portman, scientific thinking from astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, or self-expression from famed queen of drag RuPaul, each practice and process is broken down into an average of 20 on-demand, cinematically produced video lessons and a downloadable workbook with optional assignments. With over 200 instructors offering high quality education and insight, the fields you can explore are endless.

A screenshot of the Masterclass website.

Best For  | Self-paced college courses from top institutions Features | Certifications & degrees available, courses taught by experts & professors, partnered with universities, 4,400+ programs available, 81M+ learners, available app Our Pick   | IBM: Software Engineering Basics for Everyone Pricing  | Free–$25,000+ (Online Master’s Degrees)

What happens when two of the most prestigious higher education institutions come together for open learning? edX . Harvard and MIT collaborated to create the only MOOC (massive online open courses) provider and nonprofit around. Today, it works with more than 250 partners, including MIT, Columbia University, and Georgia Tech, to name a few. The online learning options run the gamut: you can choose one course or an online Master’s Degrees, with a range of professional certificates and “micro” Master’s programs.

A screenshot of the edX website.

5. Skillshare

Best For  | Accessible classes for personal and business development Features | Certifications available, courses taught by knowledgeable teachers, available app Our Pick   | Graphic Design Basics: Core Principles for Visual Design Pricing  | Free, Premium ($32/month or $168 annually)

Skillshare offers more than 34,000 classes to anyone, anywhere, based on design, business, tech, and more. It prides itself on providing more than just access to education; Skillshare considers itself an online learning community of more than 830K active members. At Skillshare, you can learn skills, network with others, and discover new opportunities, all in one place. There are classes available for free (check out “Going Freelance” or “Intro to SEO”), or if you upgrade to Premium you can unlock even more. Those funds enable them to pay teachers, and you’ll have access to classes offline and without ads. Not sure if you can afford them? Skillshare offers plenty of scholarships (and free or low-cost trials), too, so there is something for everyone.

A screenshot of the Skillshare website.

6. LinkedIn Learning

Best For  | Professional development Features | Certifications available, courses taught by industry professionals, personalized course recommendations, available app Our Pick   | Project Management Foundations Pricing  | Starts at $20/month (Unlimited classes)

You’ve likely already heard of LinkedIn, and may even currently use it for networking and job-searching. But the employment-oriented service also offers online education. With LinkedIn Learning , you gain access to over 20,000 expert-led classes across business, technology, and creative. (Dozens are added every week and there’s no limit to how many you can watch.) The platform also provides personalized course recommendations based on your skills. With classes available in 13 languages, you can download exercise files so you can practice while you learn and will earn a certificate for each class you complete.

A screenshot of the LinkedIn Learning website.

Best For  | Free online classes for endless learning Features | Certifications & diplomas available, courses taught by the world’s leading experts, 6M+ graduates across the globe, available app Our Pick   | Introduction to Spanish Pricing  | Free, paid certifications/diplomas available

No matter what your interest is, Alison likely has a course for you, including ones that offer certifications and diplomas. Completely free to use, payment only comes in with certified or diploma courses. Otherwise, you can learn to your heart’s content on topics like project management, web design, or amateur French and German. Not sure where to start? Check out the Career Guide for many career paths and associated class options. From architecture to manufacturing to human services, you can find knowledgeable instructors and high-quality content for every imaginable subject.

A screenshot of the Alison online learning platform.

Best For  | Online classes for in-demand tech and programming skills Features | Certifications & nanodegrees available, courses taught by industry experts, 205K nanodegree certifications earned, available app Our Pick   |  Intro to Programming Pricing  | Starts at $249/month (Unlimited classes)

Students first—that’s the policy of Udacity , an online learning platform started by two Stanford instructors who knew that offering up quality education would revolutionize the future of learning. What began as an “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” course soon became hundreds of classes that focus on in-demand skills like virtual reality, full-stack development, and even self-driving cars. Ideal if you’re looking for a job in the world of tech or programming, Udacity’s classes are free. You only have to pay if you want to pursue a “nanodegree” which takes you down a specific career path.

A screenshot of the Udacity website.

9. Khan Academy

Best For  | Nonprofit based learning courses for students pre-k to college Features | Classes taught by teachers and experts, available in 36 languages, available app Our Pick   | Official LSAT® Prep Pricing  | Free

Khan Academy is a non-for-profit learning resource with a mission to empower students’ education through their accessible online platform. Started by one man who simply wanted to tutor math to his cousin, the company has now grown into a huge team that’s committed to offering world class educational skills. Here, you’ll find foundational school courses ranging from 6th grade math and AP college physics to SAT test prep and financial literacy classes. Best of all, these courses are self-paced, offer both instructional videos and exercises, and are 100% free! Take your growth into your own hands and at your own pace.

A screenshot of the Khan Academy website.

10. Catapult

Best For  | Zoom classes and virtual workshops for writers Features | Courses taught by industry experts, online and in-class options available  Our Pick   | 6-Week Open-Genre Generative Seminar: From First Thought to First Draft Pricing  | À la carte ($15 for independent study—$6,000+ for year long course)

Writers and readers looking for a community love Catapult for the wide variety of online classes, workshops, independent studies, and seminars offered in all genres. Take a generative fiction class, dig into revision techniques for your novel, or learn how to write a query letter to agents from leading writing and publishing professionals on a day-job-friendly schedule. You can even join a class to read and study books with other writers! Our team has taken multiple classes and loved our experiences, especially the connections we have made with other writers around the world.

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30 Best Online Learning Platforms for 2024

These are the best online learning platforms: LearnWorlds, Coursera, Uedemy, Kajabi, Moodle, Docebo, Thinkific, Teachable, LearnDash.

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Some of the best online learning platforms include LearnWorlds, Coursera, Skillshare, Udemy, Docebo, Edx, Moodle, Teachable, and Thinkific.

Those are leading a fast-growing elearning industry . An unbreakable piece of evidence is the increasing number of people becoming interested in online learning for both learning and teaching purposes–either to learn a new skill or to teach online .

Luckily there are many online learning and course platforms that offer the opportunity to learn or create, and sell online courses .

For online instructors, trainers, and aspiring edupreneurs this is great news. But the struggle of choosing the best online learning platform out of the many options out there is real.

To help make this process easier, we came up with a list of the top online learning platforms analyzed by type and category that you can use to offer high-quality learning experiences.

And, to make it easier for you to choose the right platform for your needs, we broke them down into distinct categories.

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Before we go on, it’s important to distinguish the difference between the two terms ‘online learning platforms’ and ‘online course platforms,’ which often gets blurred.

What is an Online Learning Platform?

An online learning platform is an information system that provides a safe learning environment where students can take online courses.

Such online learning platforms are often called ‘online course marketplaces’ because they give learners the opportunity to search for and pay for online courses directly.

While some of these course marketplaces are used to feature online courses, the majority are more educational-based and strictly offer university-level education.

What is an Online Course Platform in Relation to a Learning Management System?

An online course platform is a type of learning management system (LMS) that online instructors can use to create, host, deliver and sell online courses.

An LMS is the higher category usually used by enterprises for employee training , customer education , and onboarding or by academic institutions to support teaching. However, the whole category can sometimes include course platforms or even WordPress plugins being used by SMEs to create and sell online courses.

Unlike online learning platforms, online course platforms are cloud-hosted software that allows instructors to create online classes or individual lessons by uploading educational material that they have created using text, images, video, PDF files, and audio.

In essence, individuals or SMEs can use a course platform to create their own course marketplace instead of offering their courses in a popular courses marketplace like Udemy, Edx, MagnetBrains , or Skillshare. This way, they can keep all the revenue and user data that they otherwise would have no control over.

Online Learning Platforms VS Online Course Platforms

An online learning platform emphasizes and presents the learner’s perspective whereas an online course platform takes the perspective of the online instructor/ teacher.

The two titles are often used interchangeably, and the real differences come from the person using the definition and the context of the conversation. From a student’s perspective, a learning platform is a place to find educational content , search and buy courses or whole educational programs. Whereas, from an educator’s perspective, it is the place to deliver knowledge .

Online learning platforms are often used to identify marketplaces for courses or education, like Coursera, Udemy, and LinkedIn Learning–formerly known as Lynda, while course platforms usually refer to the software used to create a learning environment, such as LearnWorlds, Thinkific, Kajabi, or Teachable .

Using an online learning platform takes off a lot of the hard work of building an audience, marketing, and sales, but you may not have control over pricing, user data, and branding.

With an online course platform, you have greater flexibility and freedom in managing your learning resources and course materials. Also, you get to have a say in the design and look of the entire website that hosts your online courses and in regards to the course itself – how it is being presented and promoted.

Which platform you are going to choose essentially comes down to your business’s needs.


If you choose to go with a standalone course platform, you will need to look into more specific requirements that are found in a learning management system. This is because there are many types of LMSs, and each one specializes in a certain category or serves a specific purpose better than others.

For entrepreneurs, course creators, training organizations, and SMEs, a course platform offers an all-in-one solution that fits your requirements .

LearnWorlds comes with a powerful set of eCommerce features , course authoring , user analytics , and website-building capabilities right out of the box. And it’s the platform our team has been developing and nurturing for the past 9 years, with thousands of customers in 80+ countries around the world trusting it to deliver online learning!

Whether you are looking for an internal training solution or simply to create , market , and sell your online courses or train your employees and customers , we offer the best possible solution you need at an affordable price.

Start your 30-day free trial with LearnWorlds today!

📝 Disclaimer : Positions below are arbitrary and do not indicate any preference. Numbering is used to show the number of platforms and further differentiate one from the other. We do think that every platform comes with its own advantages and disadvantages depending on the use case they are intended for.

As we go over each learning platform, we look into its advantages and disadvantages to help you decide whether it fits your needs or not.

As we mentioned before, learning platforms are more suitable for learners looking for a subject to study . They have a massive library of courses and learning paths.

Some of them accept individual instructors to teach with varied conditions to approve the content. If you don’t want to launch a course under your own website, this is the second-best way to do it. Each has its own requirements for instructors to upload their course materials and how they monetize the content.

We have, however included pros, cons, and information for both students and instructors looking into these platforms.

Platform #1: LinkedIn Learning (formerly known as Lynda)


LinkedIn Learning which was formerly Lynda.com is an educational platform that offers professional courses in business, digital marketing, web development, and more creative fields like design amongst other subjects, in the video lesson format.

The platform comes as a premium service for LinkedIn users and offers over 16,000 courses in 11 languages and focuses on helping individuals invest in their professional development. LinkedIn Learning also partners with top companies to provide its learners with the most in-demand professional certificates.

  • Highly recognizable and valued for skills training
  • Comes with a one-month free trial
  • Provides personalized course recommendations for users
  • Offers certification upon course completion
  • Allows you to assess your progress using quizzes
  • Has offline learning access to learn on the go
  • Grants you access to other premium career features
  • The quality of the courses it offers is ambiguous and you need to conduct some research into them before enrolling
  • Joining as an instructor may be challenging

Who is it for?

  • Learners: It is mostly suited for professionals and businesses looking to train their employees.
  • Instructors: Apart from individual learners, business teams, universities, and government organizations can use the platform for educational and training purposes.

As a course creator, you can also apply to become a LinkedIn Learning instructor here .

LinkedIn Learning comes with two subscription plans for learners:

  • Monthly: 1-month free trial, then $39,99/month
  • Annually: 1-month free trial, then $19,99 /month

*Pricing information retrieved from LinkedIn Learning on October 26, 2023.

Platform #2: Udemy


Udemy is one of the most popular online course marketplaces on the web, featuring more than 213,000 online video courses. This educational platform has over 60 million students, 65 thousand instructors, and subject matter experts creating online courses.

Udemy makes course creation possible for everyone with the possibility of acquiring new skills. In doing so, it offers a range of online learning materials including PDF documents, PowerPoint, text, and video content, among many others.

Instructors can join Udemy and start teaching online, but it takes a huge piece of the pie from the revenue and has control over pricing and discounting the course.

  • No setup cost (for instructors)
  • Geared towards self-paced learning and video courses
  • No need for highly technical knowledge
  • A Udemy app available for iOS and Android

Cons (for instructors):

  • Limited interaction with students
  • High competition between instructors
  • No personal branding option
  • Minimal control over prices
  • No data ownership or control over branding – it keeps emails and user data and does not share this information with instructors
  • Visibility depends on your own marketing, the platform only promotes courses that are already popular
  • Students: Udemy has a course for almost every discipline, but potential students always need to read the reviews before buying one. Quality is not consistent.
  • Instructors: It’s great for teachers, instructors, educators, and freelancers who are just starting out.

Pricing / Revenue (for instructors):

To start charging students a fee for courses on Udemy, you will need to become a premium instructor. In such a case, the following conditions apply:

  • No starting fee but very high commissions on sales of up to 75%.
  • 37% when students come through their paid user acquisition channel.
  • 97% on course sales when you sell through your own links. Udemy keeps a 3% administration fee.

*Pricing adjusted on a global price tier matrix developed by Udemy.

*Pricing information retrieved from Udemy Support on October 26, 2023.

Platform #3: Coursera


Coursera is an online education platform with over 100 million users that is dedicated to offering high-quality online training courses worldwide. While partnering with top universities and businesses, it provides students the opportunity to receive certifications from renowned institutions upon joining their paid courses.

Coursera offers individual courses, specializations, certifications, and degree programs (for bachelor’s and master’s degrees) that support on-demand video lectures, homework exercises, peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums.

With Coursera Plus, students can get unlimited access to 90 percent of the learning programs in the Coursera catalog via a yearly or monthly subscription option.

  • Offers a variety of learning options and activities
  • Awards students with different types of accreditation (through degrees and certificates)
  • Provides high-quality educational tools and instructor interactions
  • Courses are free if you are not looking for a certification
  • Limited to educators in partner institutions
  • Less flexible course creation options compared to other platforms
  • Does not offer instructor feedback, only peer reviewed assignments as a feedback mechanism
  • Students: Anyone who wants to learn from prestigious institutions, whether they are looking for a one-off course, certification, or an online degree.
  • Instructors: It is aimed at professors who are based at a HE partner institution or business .

Coursera offers free courses, subscriptions, and one-off payments depending on the course or program.

Platform #4: Skillshare


Skillshare is another popular course marketplace that has more than 13 million users and up to 35,000 lessons in various creative fields. Course lessons last from 20 to 60 minutes and are made from a series of small videos, class projects, and a student community that encourages interaction through discussion forums.

Classes on Skillshare are taught by industry leaders, everyday creatives, and professionals and are divided into 4 categories:

Creative arts : from graphic design to fine art, cooking, and music production. Technology : including data science, web design, and e-commerce. Business : finance, accounting, and project management. Lifestyle : teaching, languages, gaming, and wellness.

  • Offers easily digestible and bite-sized learning
  • Comes with a supportive discussion forum where students exchange feedback
  • Provides the ability to take many courses for the same price
  • Class content limited to only four categories
  • Course material can be low quality
  • Skillshare reviews from users are low across multiple review platforms
  • No certificate of completion or any other formal recognition
  • Students: It is suitable for students interested in the creative arts, technology, business, and lifestyle classes.
  • Instructors: It’s great for instructors who are in the creative fields and want to make a side income. Instructors can make money through Skillshare’s royalty system and referral program .

Students: After a 7-day free trial, the pricing is $32 per month or $168 per year for access to all the courses (different regions may have different pricing).

Instructors: Free to join, but it comes with specific class quality guidelines and teaching policies you need to follow.

Skillshare pays instructors based on minutes watched from their course by students, teacher engagement, and premium referrals.

*Pricing information retrieved from Business Insider on October 26, 2023.

Platform #5: edX & Open edX


EdX.org (course marketplace) and Open-edX are two sides of the same coin. EdX is the learning platform where students find online courses from various universities, and Open-edX is an open-source content management system.

Both were created by a team of scientists from Harvard University and MIT with the goal of providing online university-level education across the globe.

EdX.org offers over 4,000 online courses from 250 prestigious businesses and universities offering higher education in many disciplines. These mainly specialize in the sciences–engineering, computer science, data science, math, humanities, business, and management.

  • Free and open-source. (for instructors)
  • Provides in-depth knowledge and added value (for students)
  • Comes with a mobile app on iOS and Android
  • Interactive online classes – allowing students to chip in
  • Discussion forums seem to be outdated and difficult to navigate
  • Requires technical knowledge or hiring a developer/web designer to implement (for instructors)
  • Comes with the additional costs of a self-hosted server and its maintenance (for instructors)

Students (EdX): it has a very diverse library of courses suitable for most ages looking to learn a subject or new skills.

Instructors (Open-edX): It’s great for businesses who can afford a team or outsource the development and maintenance of the platform on their own servers.

Pricing for Instructors:

Free to join, but there may be additional costs of procuring a server and system support and getting expert help from Open-edX’s service providers or freelancers whose pricing varies according to your project’s requirements and budget.

For more information on Open-edX course creation expenses, check out this guide .

Platform #6: Udacity


Udacity is a learning platform that teaches learners the skills and knowledge they need, preparing them for a successful career in the technology industry.

Its training programs are known as ‘nanodegrees’ and are being offered as part of the platform’s collaboration with major tech companies like Google and Microsoft. Udacity’s mission is to transform talent at scale.

Udacity boasts a community of more than 17 million learners and 700 instructors.

  • Has a simple and intuitive user interface
  • Offers top-notch course content quality
  • Provides additional career services (for students)
  • Comes with more than 200 free courses
  • Awards certificates (not accredited)
  • Supports live tutoring (for instructors)
  • Not much variety of course topics
  • Course material is mainly in the English language
  • No mobile app available
  • It is a pricey option compared to other platforms

Students : It is ideal for individuals interested in updating their existing knowledge in the technology field, enterprises , and governmental organizations.

Instructors : It mainly targets industry leaders and professionals from Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies, who have shown leadership and expertise in the tech fields.

For students : Udacity offers both free and paid courses, and prices may vary depending on the course/program itself (depending on its subject and duration). Udacity’s subscription costs $249 for a monthly plan or $2,390 with an annual payment.

For Instructors : Instructors are contracted and get paid differently depending on the contract terms. With Udacity, there are different types of instructor work, including:

  • Instructor – developing a full course
  • Advisor – offering advice on an Udacity school or nanodegrees
  • Course proposals – proposing a new course
  • Other course support – building projects, lessons, assessments, etc.

An instructor gets selected to teach on Udacity after showing a demonstrated record of professional experience and expertise in a digital subject area related to Udacity schools and after passing the instructor evaluation process.

*Pricing information retrieved from Udacity on October 26, 2023.

Online course platforms are the backbone of the eLearning economy, used by entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes to create their own educational academies, marketplaces, and training grounds.

If you are looking to start an online academy of your own, have full control over branding, pricing, and user data, then an online course platform is what you are looking for.

The best course platforms in the market

Platform #1: LearnWorlds

LearnWorlds is our very own cloud-based LMS platform that comes as an all-in-one eLearning management solution offering the ability to build your online academy while creating, marketing, and selling unique, interactive, and learning experiences .

Our platform brings everything you need in one place, making the process of creating online courses easy, quick, and affordable.

LearnWorlds is designed by experts in eLearning as a modern LMS platform and includes build-in authoring tools and ecommerce capabilities. LearnWorlds also comes with a state-of-the-art mobile app , community, marketing, and educational features.

  • Very easy to set up and create course content
  • Does not require any technical skills to use
  • Comes with built-in course authoring capabilities
  • Offers a state-of-the-art no-code Website Builder
  • Offers a fully customizable, coding-free Mobile App Builder for iOS and Android
  • Has built-in reporting, e-commerce, marketing, and affiliate features
  • Comes with a built-in online community and discussion boards
  • Supports SCORM and HTML5 files , including Graded SCORMs
  • AI Assistant to build courses with artificial intelligence
  • Offers responsive 24/7 customer support
  • No pre-built sales funnels
  • Limited gamification options (badges only)
  • Does not support TinCan

LearnWorlds comes with the most powerful website builder for elearning sites, with website, page, and zone templates. The platform is a 100% white-label platform with fully customizable branding. It enables you to manage who sees which zones/pages and control the navigation experience of the users.

Watch the video below for a quick preview and try it out yourself from here .

It’s ideal for entrepreneurs, individual instructors, educators, small/medium businesses, professional trainers, and companies that want to train their employees or educate their customers .

It offers a 30-day free trial and then 4 subscription pricing plans:

  • Starter plan: $29/month (plus $5 per course sale)
  • Pro trainer plan: $99/month
  • Learning center: $299/month
  • High Volume and custom corporate pricing are available

*Pricing Information retrieved from LearnWorlds on October 26, 2023.

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Platform #2: Thinkific


Thinkific is a standalone course platform that helps you build and sell online courses. Thinkific provides everything you need to create your online education business, including an easy-to-use interface to build online courses and rich multimedia to add right into your course content.

  • Includes a landing page builder
  • Offers built-in sales and marketing tools
  • Has various integrations with popular software
  • It helps you build your online learning community
  • Is a cloud-hosted platform you can connect your domain with
  • Has a white-label option
  • Has 24/7 support
  • Offers limited control over website design
  • Can be difficult to build complex courses
  • Does not support SCORM, TinCan, or AICC
  • Doesn’t include social features
  • Focuses more on sales features rather than learning

It’s ideal for solopreneurs, small/medium businesses – SMEs, and coaches who want to generate more income.

Free to join with limited functionality. It offers a 30-day free trial on the Pro plan.

Subscription plans include:

  • Free Plan – $0
  • Basic – $49/month
  • Start – $99/month
  • Grow – $199/month
  • Thinkific Plus – Customized pricing

*Pricing information retrieved from Thinkific October 26, 2023.

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Platform #3: Teachable


Teachable is an online teaching platform that serves the everyday instructor, helping them transform their knowledge into a business. Teachable provides an easy and simple solution for uploading your learning content, customizing your online school, and communicating effectively with your students.

  • Simple and easy-to-use course authoring with quiz capabilities
  • Has a landing page editor and blogging capabilities
  • Comes with built-in eCommerce features
  • Includes built-in affiliate, marketing, and sales tools
  • Comes with a built-in email marketing tool
  • Offers an app that is common to all schools (only Apple – App Store)
  • Offers email support and a knowledge base
  • Limited learning/teaching and assessment capabilities
  • Does not support SCORM or TinCan
  • Offers limited customization options on landing pages and branding
  • No social or community building features
  • Not very responsive customer support
  • Limited white-labeling options (e.g. sign-ins and emails cannot be white-labeled)

It’s a great option for new course creators, solopreneurs, coaches, and creative professionals.

Teachable has the following pricing options:

  • Free plan: $0/month (limited functionality and $1 + 10% per transaction)
  • Basic plan: $59/month (plus 5% transaction fee)
  • Pro plan: $159/month
  • Pro+ plan: $249/month
  • Business plan: Customized pricing

*Pricing information retrieved from Teachable on October 26, 2023.

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Platform #4: Kajabi


Kajabi is an all-in-one online platform that offers the tools to sell digital products , including online courses, coaching programs, and podcasts . Kajabi specializes in building high-converting sales pages, landing pages, and webinar pages for your online business and launching your advertising campaigns.

  • Comes with built-in email and marketing tools
  • Offers various integrations with popular software
  • Provides sales pipelines/funnels building capabilities
  • Features an online community
  • Offers a collection of beautiful themes
  • Allows the creation of landing pages
  • Can be difficult to set up
  • Has the most expensive pricing options
  • Offers limited control and customization over website design
  • Doesn’t offer as many course creation or learning features
  • Focuses more on small digital product sales

It is for non-techy online course creators, digital entrepreneurs, small businesses, freelancers, creators, and individual instructors selling simple format courses and downloadables.

Offers a 14-day trial with a credit card. Then it goes to a monthly payment of the subscription plan, which includes:

  • Basic Plan: $149/month
  • Growth Plan: $199/month
  • Pro Plan: $399/month

*Pricing Information retrieved from Kajabi on October 26, 2023.

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Platform #5: Podia


Podia is an online learning platform that makes creating and selling online courses, memberships, and other digital products an easy task. Podia offers a rich resources library and free tools for entrepreneurs who want to build their online store, school, community, or website.

  • Very easy and simple to use
  • Has sales page customization options
  • Comes with a website builder
  • Offers email and affiliate marketing options within the platform
  • Allows you to have your own membership subscription
  • Doesn’t offer a community area on the platform
  • Lacks learning tools like grading, assessment/assignments, and certificates
  • Very limited in its capabilities – suiting smaller video-based learning, coaching, and downloadables only
  • No white-label option

It’s great for content creators and artists who want to monetize their content and knowledge with simple learning activities and gated videos.

Subscription pricing plans include:

  • Mover: $39/month
  • Shaker: $89/month

Pricing information retrieved from Podia on October 26, 2023.

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Platform #6: WizIQ


WizIQ is a cloud-based education platform for real-time or self-paced training that allows educators to use their own custom-branded domains. It delivers live and on-demand webinars, and it’s a very popular tool amongst online course creators who prefer live training, coaching , or a classroom-like environment.

  • Offers elearning reporting and analytics
  • Provides the opportunity to teach in a virtual classroom
  • Has a mobile app (mLearning) that is available on Apple and Android
  • Comes with course authoring with test and assessment capabilities
  • Has eCommerce features and multiple integrations
  • Offers a white label option
  • Has no gamification options
  • Its customer support representatives are difficult to reach after setup (based on online reviews)

It’s ideal for enterprise employees, individual teachers, trainers, colleges, universities, tutoring, and Test-Prep companies.

It offers a free 14-day trial and its pricing starts from $18 /month (when billed annually). Then the price varies depending on rooms and attendees, and the number of registered users for their:

  • Live Classroom (Professional & Enterprise, or Pay-Per-Use plans), and
  • LMS (Elite and Infinite Plans)

For more information, contact WizIQ directly.

*Pricing information retrieved from WizIQ on October 26, 2023.

Platform #7: Academy of Mine


Academy Of Mine is an all-in-one platform that empowers you to create and sell your courses in professional training, continuing education, certifications, and B2B training. With this platform, you can customize existing features or build new features via API. On top of that, you can craft interactive content with PPT, PDF, video, and many more.

  • Supports SCORM content
  • Offers reporting on learners’ progress
  • Provides branding and white-label options
  • Integrates with popular tools and uses API
  • Comes with a flexible website builder
  • Very responsive support team
  • Needs a lot of work to customize the site
  • Only offers a few video guides to help you learn how to work with the platform
  • Very high price to get started or scale a project/business

It’s ideal for academics, large enterprises , public administrations, and small/medium businesses interested in offering training and certifications.

Academy Of Mine comes with a free trial but has no free version. These are the pricing plans it offers:

  • Professional: $999/month
  • Enterprise: custom pricing

*Pricing information retrieved from Academy Of Mine on October 26, 2023.

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A Learning Management System is a software application that is used to plan, manage, and deliver eLearning content. It is used widely in the eLearning industry and acts as a distribution vehicle for course content or training resources for different learning and development programs.

These are the best learning management systems in the market:

Platform #1: Docebo


Docebo comes with a top cloud-based LMS solution that ticks off the majority of every organization’s training needs and requirements. The platform is learner-centric and comes with L&D capabilities using learning-specific Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms that help to personalize the learning experience. Docebo is trusted by notable companies, including Bloomberg and Sharp.

  • Compatible with SCORM 1.2 and 2004 editions, AICC, and Tin Can API
  • Has engaging gamification and social learning capabilities
  • Provides analytics on the effectiveness of learning programs
  • Offers instructor-led training (ILT) features
  • Supports more than 40 languages
  • Allows third-party integrations with 400+ tools
  • Allows offering certificates and selling online courses (eCommerce)
  • Doesn’t offer customizable or advanced reporting capabilities
  • Has limited functionality on certain objects of the LMS that require richer API
  • Doesn’t come with enough features on its standard package that would better suit small and medium-sized businesses

It’s aimed for use by human resource professionals, HR departments, or enterprises.

Pricing is based on the number of active users. Docebo’s subscription plans include:

  • Growth: suitable for organizations that have up to 300 users.
  • Enterprise: suitable for organizations that have over 300 users and are looking for a more advanced elearning solution.

The business doesn’t provide detailed pricing information. To find out about prices, you need to contact Docebo directly.

*Pricing information retrieved from Docebo & FinancesOnline on October 26, 2023.

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Platform #2: LearnUpon


LearnUpon is another great cloud-based option intended for educational purposes, corporate training, customer education, and partner training. This platform is well-known for its functionalities, user-friendly interface, and multilingual support it offers. Its ability to segment different teams and create unique learning paths is one of the advantages it offers, helping you support learning across every audience.

  • Features great gamification options
  • Comes with eCommerce functionality
  • Compatible with SCORM and xAPI/Tin Can API
  • Offers third-party integrations with key business tools
  • Offers the ability to support multiple audiences in one system using multiple portals
  • Supports blended learning methods – ILT, webinars, PowerPoint presentations, etc.
  • Has high-pricing plans
  • There is no option for HTML5 courses

It’s ideal for educational institutions and businesses of all types and sizes.

It offers a free trial and demo. Pricing is not publicly available and is based on the number of active users available on each plan. There are 3 subscription plans:

  • Essential: for 150 to 300 users
  • Premium: for 300 to 1000 users
  • Enterprise: for 1000+ users

To get detailed information on pricing, contact LearnUpon directly.

*Pricing information retrieved from LearnUpon on October 26, 2023.

Platform #3: Litmos


Litmos (formerly known as SAP Litmos) is a popular platform that offers a variety of eLearning solutions for businesses, including corporate, customer, partner, services, support training, and compliance training. Amongst its bigger strengths is the ability to create customized learning paths for the needs and the style of every company and its employees.

  • Has an intuitive course builder and built-in authoring
  • Compatible with SCORM, AICC, xAPI/Tin Can API
  • Offers built-in reporting, dashboards, and social communication functionality
  • Comes with eCommerce and third-party integrations
  • Allows the creation of customized learning paths
  • Provides ILT, video assessments, and virtual classroom capabilities
  • Has a content library with 2,000+ ready-made training video-based courses
  • Has limited customization options
  • Its interface isn’t as appealing as others
  • It might be an expensive option depending on your business requirements
  • Its assessment and feedback delivery process are slower than usual
  • Lacks a dedicated payment gateway connection

It’s great for businesses of all types and sizes, focusing mostly on corporate training.

It offers a 14-day free trial. Pricing is not publicly available on the site, but it is based on the number of active users after contacting their sales team. Various online sources mention a price range between $2-$5 per user depending on the plan and number of users.

Access to the LMS, specific courses, and add-on features comes with a quote-based plan, after making a pricing request to Litmos directly.

*Pricing information retrieved from Litmos on October 26, 2023.

Platform #4: iSpring Learn


As another great LMS option, iSpring Learn can be integrated with the corporate training program of any business. Due to the large variety of pricing plans and standalone tools it offers, an organization can choose what fits with their learning needs and budget the most.

iSpring is the cheapest option for smaller businesses but is not as feature-rich as the other LMS in this category.

  • Has unlimited file storage
  • Features an intuitive learner interface
  • Comes with a course template library
  • Presents rich gamification features
  • Provides analytical and real-time reporting
  • Compatible with SCORM, AICC, and xAPI/Tin Can API
  • Offers an integrated authoring tool with blended learning capabilities
  • Allows mobile and offline access for a more convenient learning experience
  • Uses an automated course management tool that makes administrative tasks easier
  • Doesn’t offer multilingual support
  • No direct learner-to-learner messaging inside discussion forums
  • Has limited design customization, branding, and API options
  • Has limited eCommerce capabilities and integration options

It’s suitable for organizations of all types and sizes.

It offers a 30-day free trial and a live demo. Pricing is based on the number of active users and starts at $2,99 per user/month for organizations with 50 users or fewer.

  • It comes with three subscription plans – Basic, Advanced, and Pro for each set number of users (50, 100, 300, 500 and 1000 users). For more details on pricing information, check the platform’s pricing here .

*Pricing information retrieved from iSpring Learn on October 26, 2023.

Platform #5: Blackboard


Blackboard is an LMS solution that offers an adaptable learning environment suitable for both academic and business development purposes. As a learning platform, it provides a range of social and blended learning features that can make any type of training engaging throughout its course.

  • Comes with a mobile app for learners and instructors (iOS and Android)
  • Compatible with SCORM, AICC, IMS LTI, and xAPI/Tin Can API
  • Features reporting, tracking program outcomes & accreditation standards
  • Offers the ability to categorize users by different metrics (e.g. skills and department)
  • Integrates with social media channels and video conferencing tools
  • Limited reporting capabilities
  • Limited gamification options
  • Doesn’t have any security-enhancing features

It fits well with the requirements of educational institutes, public administrations, educators, trainers, instructional designers, as well as SMEs and enterprises.

It offers a 30-day trial on selected products. To learn about pricing options and get your custom plan, you need to contact Blackboard directly and arrange for a demo with an expert.

*Pricing information retrieved from Anthology on October 26, 2023.

Platform #6: Moodle


Unlike the majority of LMSs, Moodle is a free, open-source learning management platform. Moodle was designed by a group of developers and offers a range of drag-and-drop tools and useful resources that can help the everyday user. The platform is translated into over 95 languages and powers learning environments worldwide.

  • Has a desktop and mobile app (iOS and Android)
  • Offers a variety of customization options and integrations to plugins and add-ons
  • Gives you access to a community of developers, users, and certified partners that share best practices on the use of the platform
  • Doesn’t offer an email or 24/7 support
  • Primitive and not as user-friendly interface
  • Comes with limited gamification options
  • Can be expensive if you are hosting the solution but don’t have an in-house IT team
  • Its setup can be tricky and time-consuming without the help of a certified Moodle partner
  • Its consultation services may come with an additional fee

It’s suitable for educators, freelancers, businesses, and public administrations.

Moodle comes in two variations. The first one is the original open-source Moodle which is free to use and runs most self-hosted eLearning websites. The other one is MoodleCloud, which offers a cloud-based solution, and its pricing is based on the number of users and file storage.

For off-the-shelf hosting:

  • Starter : €120/year (50 users, 250MB)
  • Mini : €200/year (100 users, 500MB)
  • Small : €370/year (200 users, 1GB)
  • Medium : €860/year (500 users, 2.5GB)
  • Large : €1,630/year (1,000 users, 5GB)

For premium hosting: Customized pricing

*Pricing information retrieved from MoodleCloud on October 26, 2023.

Platform #6: Talent LMS


TalentLMS is another popular and cloud-based LMS option and already serves 70,000+ teams worldwide. It offers online course creators and businesses the opportunity to build training programs and share them with remote teams.

The platform comes with a range of options from building to organizing and delivering course content, as well as customizing website design and scaling your business.

  • Offers a clean and user-friendly interface
  • Easy to create courses in different categories
  • Comes with a mobile app (for iOS and Android)
  • Supports SCORM, CMI5 & xAPI content
  • Comes with TalentLibrary – a collection of ready-made courses
  • Provides an assessment building engine (with different testing options)
  • Offers gamification and e-commerce options
  • Has reporting, integrations, mass actions, and account branching capabilities
  • Not as responsive customer support service
  • Has limited course setup and content variety options
  • Offers limited functionality inside discussion forums

It is for businesses and organizations of all sizes – from SMEs to enterprises that want to train their customers, employees, and partners.

Subscription plans include standard plans and active plans.

Standard plans (on the yearly plan) include:

  • Starter : $89/month
  • Basic : $189/month
  • Plus : $369/month
  • Premium : $569/month

Active plans (on the yearly plan) include:

  • Starter Active : $179/month
  • Basic Active : $339/month
  • Plus Active : $489/month
  • Premium Active : $649/month

Pricing changes on each plan when TalentLibrary is added to the package. See additional prices on TalentLMS .

*Pricing information retrieved from TalentLMS on October 26, 2023.

If you are using a WordPress-powered website, and you want to start creating and selling courses, a WordPress LMS plugin is what you need.

With an add-on tool like a plugin, you get to increase the functionality of your site and allow yourself more control over the administration and management aspects of your online course business.

WordPress LMS plugins are usually the cheapest option for hosting a cloud LMS , but offer much less functionality and come with high maintenance costs. They usually require some experience with WordPress or a developer to customize to your exact specifications.

They are ideal if you want to combine them with other plugins to offer a unique experience and add features to your membership site, however, there is a dangerous downside to using them. Combining many WordPress plugins without a dev team to support them may come with many bugs and incompatibilities.

The following LMS plugins are recommended if you have the team and time to implement and effectively maintain them:

Plugin #1: LearnDash


LearnDash is the most popular premium WordPress LMS plugin in the market. With it, you can design, promote, and sell online courses. Currently, it is being used by Fortune 500 companies and prestigious universities. Out of the best features it offers, its speed and its drag-and-drop course builder make the process of course creation both easy and enjoyable.

LearnDash Themes : There are many themes you can choose when using Learndash. WP Mayor has collected the 12 best themes that will elevate the quality of your online courses and your school’s. Astra, Social Learner, eLumine, and Unidash are some of the most notable ones.

  • Offers membership, subscription, and one-time pricing options
  • Features test and management tools, e.g., grade books and student metrics.
  • Works with any WordPress theme and multi-sites
  • Supports many types of media, including video, audio, images, Adobe Captivate files, and Google Docs
  • Compatible with PayPal and Stripe payment gateways
  • Provides the ability to market courses through monetization tools (shopping cart, memberships, subscriptions, course bundles, and course licenses)
  • Provides automated email notifications and detailed reporting
  • Integrates with popular tools (like Zapier, Slack, & ConvertKit)
  • Offers drip-feed content, flexible prerequisites, badges, and certificates
  • Allows you to install extra extensions and premium add-ons (such as the frontend course creation add-on) for advanced functionality
  • No free trial, but you can cancel within 15 days (if you don’t like the product)
  • Doesn’t have any video conferencing tools
  • Has to be integrated with a third-party plugin like WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads to offer comprehensive payment options

It can be used by individuals, authors, companies, universities, training organizations, and entrepreneurs worldwide to help them create and sell their courses.

There are two ways to use LearnDash – either getting the plugin or launching a fully-hosted course website.

LearnDash plugin’s pricing is based on the number of site licenses:

  • 1 site license: $199/year
  • 10 site licenses: $399/year
  • Unlimited: $799/year

LearnDash Cloud (full-site) comes in a monthly and yearly subscriptions in 3 plans:

  • Starter: $29/month
  • Yearly: $299/year

Information retrieved from LearnDash on October 26, 2023.

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Plugin #2: LifterLMS


LifterLMS is the leading free open-source WordPress LMS solution. It comes with content management tools that can help you offer individual courses, training-based membership websites, and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). LifterLMS allows you to build an LMS that can be enriched with add-ons and meet the unique needs of individuals, small groups, and niche markets.

LifterLMS Themes : There is a large variety of themes you can choose from with LifterLMS. Find them on the platform’s website and pick the one that works the best with your subject, industry, or business (e.g. consultancy, entrepreneurial, and more).

  • Comes with a 30-day demo for $1
  • Has an automated mailing system and video lesson support
  • Offers course completion certificates and achievement badges
  • Supports flexible payment options (bundles, coupons, upsells, and more)
  • Comes with built-in membership features, quizzes, and gradebooks
  • Has a drag-and-drop builder that makes it easy to set up and create courses
  • Integrates with key marketing tools, including MailChimp, WooCommerce, and WPForms
  • It can get expensive if you need multiple add-ons (e.g. payment gateways)
  • Not SCORM-compliant

It is suited for businesses, teachers, and WordPress users – developers, designers, and IT professionals who build LMS websites and training portals. It is also fit for do-it-yourself innovators who are interested in creating online courses, coaching or training-based membership websites, and hosted LMS platform switchers.

LifterLMS has three subscription packages.

  • Earth Bundle : $199/year
  • Universe Bundle : $360/year
  • Infinity Bundle : $1200/year

*Information retrieved from LifterLMS on October 26, 2023.

Plugin #3: LearnPress


LearnPress is another popular choice amongst WordPress LMS plugins. It offers a free version which means that all the essential features are free, and you can get add-ons at a cost depending on how advanced you want your school website to be. It is rather easy to use, and it has a friendly interface.

LearnPress Themes : You will most likely need to pay around $50 (one-time) to get a theme. Choose your theme from the LearnPress theme collection wisely because the add-ons you get can only be used for the specific theme you choose.

  • Has a free plan and mobile app (iOS & Android)
  • Offers theme demos that allow you to preview your website design
  • Frequently updated to address bugs and improve security
  • It is a great option for beginners
  • Allows integration with BuddyPress and BBPress forums
  • Its free add-ons include Wishlist, course reviews, and prerequisite courses
  • Has an in-built automatic email system that allows you to send quiz results to participants
  • Supports a collection of payment gateways such as PayPal, 2Checkout, Authorize.net, and Stripe
  • Has management tools for tracking students, grades, and course content
  • Might be expensive to get all the features and add-ons at once
  • Its best available plan only offers up to 3 site licenses
  • Needs premium add-ons to offer the drip-feed and certificates capability
  • Doesn’t come with a setup wizard like most WordPress plugins
  • Lacks a variety of communication tools

It is best suited to individuals who already have or want to build an eLearning website or online school, entrepreneurs, web development agencies, and educational institutions.

  • LearnPress Free : $0
  • LearnPress Theme Bundle : starting $49 – $69 (one-time payment – 1 site license)
  • LearnPress Pro Bundle : $249.99 with access to all add-ons (one-time payment – 3 site licenses)

*Information retrieved from ThimPress on October 26, 2023.

Plugin #4: MemberPress


With MemberPress as the ‘all-in-one’ membership plugin, you can create powerful WordPress membership sites . MemberPress offers a solution that allows you to protect your course by offering gated content that you can share with specific members or a closed community.

While it is not really a learning management system, many entrepreneurs use MemberPress alone or in a combination with other plugins to offer online courses.

LearnPress Themes : If you are struggling to choose a theme for your membership site, MemberPress has prepared a dedicated list of membership themes that they recommend for use.

  • Restricts and manages access to your learning materials and courses
  • Hosts unlimited members and memberships
  • Has automatic upgrade and downgrade prorations
  • Provides full subscription and transaction management
  • Offers content access drip, access expiration, and premium community forums
  • Includes comprehensive reporting, custom registration, account fields, and built-in integrations
  • Doesn’t have a free trial or free version
  • Doesn’t offer certificates
  • Doesn’t have a drag-and-drop builder
  • Might be more complicated or need a longer time for setup
  • Doesn’t offer live online learning or webinars; only documentation
  • Works best for online courses when combined with a WordPress LMS plugin like LearnDash

It is ideal for creators, podcasters, hobbyists, entrepreneurs of any industry (fitness, beauty, arts, etc.), tutors, teachers, writers, coaches, nutritionists, consultants, designers, religious organizations, communities, and online stores.

MemberPress has three subscription packages:

  • Basic : $179.50 per year
  • Plus : $299.50 per year
  • Pro : $399.50 per year

*Information retrieved from MemberPress on October 26, 2023.

Plugin #5: WPLMS


WPLMS is one of the best social learning management systems for WordPress on the market. This tool makes it easy to create and sell online courses, work with other instructors within a community and earn commissions. Some of the notable features it offers are activity tracking, course directories, course management, and a front-end course creator.

WPLMS Themes : Its biggest asset is the collection of education-specific WordPress themes it comes with that makes it easy to adjust to your school site requirements. You can get an idea of what it offers through WPLMS’s theme demos .

  • Has a mobile app (for iOS and Android)
  • Is one of the most affordable and feature-rich WordPress LMSs
  • Extends and integrates with third-party services and popular WordPress plugins including WooCommerce for monetization and BBPress for discussion forums
  • Supports video conferencing through integration and gamification of courses
  • Offers microlearning, gamification, certificates, and badges
  • Supports activity tracking, student management, question banks, and custom reports
  • Provides the ability to offer course bundles, membership and corporate plans
  • It doesn’t come with a free version or a free trial
  • Its course creation interface is lacking in some areas
  • It doesn’t come with a full drag-and-drop interface
  • Lacks some customization options compared to other LMSs

It is suitable for training centers, businesses interested in offering corporate training, course tutors, colleges, schools or academies, universities, and MOOC platforms.

WPLMS has two types of licenses:

  • Regular license: $75 (one-time payment)
  • Extended license: $3,000 (one-time payment)

*Information retrieved from Themeforest on October 26, 2023.

On top of online learning platforms, standalone course platforms, and WordPress Plugins, there is also the option to use individual software to create different types of learning content. These are called authoring tools .

You can use an authoring tool to design and redesign the content and arrange it into an interactive format that makes sense and serves a learning purpose. The usual format these tools come in is SCORM, HTML5, xAPI, or TIN CAN files, and the results of an authoring tool can be exported and uploaded for hosting in an LMS that can support these formats.

Below are some of the best options to choose from:

Tool #1: Articulate Storyline 360

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Articulate Storyline 360 is a popular course authoring tool amongst many demanding course creators and instructional designers. Many individuals and businesses are choosing it as their favorite tool because it has award-winning course creator assets, features, and useful resources and does what it promises to do.

  • Has a comprehensive set of features and course-authoring apps
  • Allows you to create courses manually from existing templates
  • Offers live and on-demand online training (live webinar by experts)
  • Has a variety of quizzes and course templates
  • Allows you to add various interactions with the content
  • Comes with a large library of templates, course assets, photos, videos, icons, and illustrations
  • Features a review app to help you gather feedback from stakeholders easily
  • Has a downloadable program only
  • Has one price tier and feature set only
  • It is an expensive solution compared to others
  • It relies heavily on the PowerPoint experience
  • Difficult to use and might need a technical expert to help you out

It is more suitable for newer designers because of its ease of use. Also, it is an ideal choice for freelancers, academics, and businesses of any size or industry.

Articulate 360 has different pricing for companies, freelancers, and academic professionals:

  • For companies : $1,399/yearly (per user)
  • For freelancers : personal plan – $1,099/yearly (one user) and teams plan – $1,399/yearly (per user)
  • For academic : personal plan – $549/yearly (one user) and teams plan – $699/yearly (per user)

*Information retrieved from Articulate on October 26, 2023.

Tool #2: Elucidat


Elucidat comes with a beautiful user-friendly interface, modern and easy navigation, which makes it one of the easiest-to-use course creation tools on this list. While it doesn’t offer the flexibility to create your own course template, its 25,000 different ones are enough to compensate for that. As an authoring tool, Elucidat is designed for enterprises and L&D teams.

  • Offers enhanced collaboration options (for L&D teams)
  • Provides data protection (GDPR, data encryption)
  • Comes with user permissions and access controls
  • Features localization workflows
  • Supports HTML5, video SCROM (1.2, 2004), xAPI (TinCan) on all browsers
  • Comes with a rich course template library
  • Has a range of support resources
  • It lacks integrations
  • You need to contact sales to get a pricing quote

It is ideal for large enterprises, academics, and non-profit organizations .

Elucidat offers a 14-day free trial and has four pricing options: Basic, Team, Enterprise, and Scale. For all plans, you need to contact Elucidat and request a price for each, depending on your requirements and the number of users.

*Information retrieved from Elucidat on October 26, 2023.

Tool #3: Adobe Captivate

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Adobe Captivate is a popular choice for an authoring tool, and it’s one of the top premium ones in the market. Depending on what you need it for, you can use it to create immersive learning scenarios and high-quality online courses. Adobe Captivate promises to help you create stunning courses in minutes, and as one of the top rated and most recognized brands, it regularly updates its tool.

  • Has a clean and easy-to-navigate user interface
  • Allows you to create interactive training courses or videos
  • Includes a green screen feature where you can insert your background
  • Offers the possibility to create storyboards and offer VR immersive learning Supports smart video recording helping you create studio-quality HD videos
  • Frequently updated with new services and features
  • Available on MAC and Windows
  • Supports a variety of mobile forms
  • Has a PowerPoint integration
  • Offers overlay and ready-to-go slides
  • Can be difficult to use or overwhelming for new users
  • Not an intuitive and user-friendly interface
  • Expensive to purchase compared to other tools

It is aimed for use by freelancers, small/medium companies, large enterprises, and non-profit organizations.

Adobe Captivate offers a free trial and its price starts at $33.99/month.

*Information retrieved from Adobe on October 26, 2023.

Tool #4: Lectora


Lectora – powered by ELB Learning, checks off the majority of the feature points that come with any course authoring tool. Packed up with a responsive design, automated versioning, interactivity, branching, quizzing features, and course template options, this tool will prove itself handy for creating eLearning content.

  • Comes with a built-in asset library (icons, eLearning templates, stock images, audio, video, PowerPoint templates)
  • Supports SCORM, xAPI, HTML5, AICC, and cmi5
  • Integrates well with every LMS platform
  • Easy to use and easy to understand
  • Comes with a wide range of editing features
  • Offers knowledge tests, quizzes, built-in navigations, and interactions
  • Has some new features that can be quirky with different browsers
  • Offers limited options in interactions
  • Comes with limited abilities in advanced animations

It is ideal for freelancers, small/medium companies, large enterprises, and non-profit organizations.

Lectora has three pricing plans:

  • Silver Suite : $999/year (for individual use)
  • Gold Suite : $1,399/yearly (for teams, per author pricing)
  • Platinum : $1,999/year (for teams, per author pricing)

*Information retrieved from ELB Learning on October 26, 2023.

Tool #5: EasyGenerator


Just like its name suggests, EasyGenerator is an authoring tool that is super easy to use. It has rich interface options, and it is great for use by individuals who are just starting out and have no previous experience in creating online courses. This tool aims to simplify the course creation process to make it accessible to everyone.

  • Offers the ability to do PowerPoint imports
  • Provides course auto-translation with one click (from/to 75 languages)
  • Has a drag-and-drop functionality
  • Supports SCORM (1.2, 2004) and xAPI
  • Allows you to access learner insights (performance & engagement)
  • Comes with a stock-image library
  • It is compatible with most LMS platforms out there
  • Its drag-and-drop feature doesn’t always work on mobiles
  • It can be difficult to use in the beginning

It is ideal for individuals who have no eLearning background. It is up for use by freelancers, small/medium companies, large enterprises, and non-profit organizations.

Easy Generator has three pricing plans:

  • Pro : $108/month (1 author, 10 courses, 100 learners)
  • Team : $541/month (5 authors, unlimited courses, unlimited learners)
  • Enterprise : you need to contact EasyGenerator for custom pricing (unlimited authors, unlimited courses, and unlimited learners)

*Information retrieved from EasyGenerator on October 26, 2023.

Choosing an Online Learning Platform

As you can see, there are many options available when it comes to offering online learning, and each one carries its own strengths and weaknesses. While you may find it time-consuming to go through every small bit of detail that describes each platform and tool, conducting some research on those you are most interested in is highly recommended before finalizing your decision.

Don’t forget, most platforms allow you to have a test drive before you buy their products, so make sure you give it a try and see how it works with other edtech tools!

In the end, the best option for you is to choose the one that best accommodates your needs and works well with your budget.

Want to try out LearnWorlds? It is our very own all-in-one online course platform and what we believe to be the best for creating, selling, and delivering online courses. Get your 30-day free trial today!

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You don't need an Ivy League education to get a world-class education.

There are many online education websites that offer academic courses for a fraction of the cost of traditional colleges and universities, making them ideal for lifelong learners.

Here are 7 outstanding websites to access tons of academic courses - for free.

Top 7 Online Education Websites

The following online education websites offer thousands of online courses for students and life-long learners alike. While many are fee-based courses, you can also find many free courses as well.

1. Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit whose missions is "to  provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere." Khan Academy is free for both learners and teachers, and offers lessons for students from kindergarten through early college, with topic including math, grammar, science, history, AP® exams, SAT® and more.  Khan Academy's founding partners include, among others, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, Ann & Jon Doerr and Reed Hastings.

Sample Free Courses: Algebra, Geometry, Statistics & Probability

Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is a global non-profit that seeks to remove three barriers of traditional education: cost, location and access. edX has more than 20 million learners and 2,400 courses from a majority of the top-ranked universities in the world. Open edX is the open source platform behind edX, and it's open to educators and technologists who want to develop new educational tools. In addition to free courses, edX also offers courses for a fee.

Sample Free Courses: The Architectural Imagination (Harvard), Financial Analysis for Decision Making (Babson), Omnichannel Strategy & Management (Dartmouth)

Coursera  has more than 35 million learners, 150 university partners, 2,700 courses, 250 specializations and four degrees. In addition to free courses, Coursera offers courses generally ranging from $29 - $99. Specializations and degrees are priced higher. Course instructors include experts from the world's top colleges and universities, and courses include recorded video lectures, community discussion forums and both graded and peer-reviewed coursework. You can also receive a course certificate for each course you complete.

Sample Free Courses:  Machine Learning (Stanford), The Science of Well-Being (Yale), Successful Negotiation (University of Michigan)

Udemy , a global education marketplace, has 30 million students, 100,000 courses in 50 languages, 42,000 instructors and 22 million minutes of video instruction. Unlike other online education platforms driven by content from colleges and universities, Udemy allows content creators to curate their own courses and teach them online.

Sample Free Courses: Introduction to Python Programming

TED-Ed is TED's award-winning youth and education arm whose mission is to share and spread ideas from teachers and students. TED-Ed has a global network of more than 250,000 teachers that serves millions of teachers and students around the world every week. TED-Ed includes innovative content such as original animated videos and a platform for teachers to create interactive lessons.

Sample Free Courses:  The Mysterious Science of Pain, How Do Self-Driving Cars See, What Causes Turbulence

Codeacademy is an interactive platform that teaches you how to code in multiple different programming languages. Most free courses can be completed in less than 11 hours. Codeacademy has helped train more than 45 million learners in topics such as web development, programming, computer science and data science. Codeacademy alums work at Google, Facebook, IBM and Bloomberg, among other top companies. Codeacademy also offers a premium plan for a monthly fee.

Sample Free Courses:  multiple programming languages

7. Stanford Online

Stanford Online , an education initiative at Stanford University, offers free online courses as well as professional certificates, advanced degrees and executive education. Stanford Online offers courses from Stanford's undergraduate and graduate schools, including Stanford Law School, Stanford Business School and Stanford Medical School, among others.

Sample Free Courses: Introduction to Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Through The Lens of Venture Capital, How To Learn Math

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Whether you choose to supplement your existing education or learn a new skill, it's never too late to become a life-long learner. These online education courses can help you gain valuable knowledge, earn a certificate, complete a degree or simply expand your horizon.

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Top 50 Teacher Websites for Seriously Dedicated Educators 2024

August 11, 2022

Teachers of Tomorrow wants to recognize the most respected education and teaching blogs of this generation. These blogs are consistently updated and focus on education’s current events, technology, creative strategies, valuable resources, as well as personal experiences.

After reviewing hundreds of educational blogs, we found created a list of the top 50. These blogs contain indispensable content, out-of-the-box classroom ideas, thought-provoking insights, and entertaining media as a whole. If you are looking for awesome concepts to use in the classroom or even at home, we strongly suggest that you check out our exclusive rundown of the best teacher websites of 2024.

Top 50 Teacher Websites 2017

The sites are in no particular order, but we did organize them by site type:

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Education and Learning Sites

A comprehensive resource for project-based learning, social/emotional learning, comprehensive assessment, teacher development, integrated studies, and technology integration. Browse through hundreds of helpful content and videos, or simply join the growing community of Edutopia to be able to connect, collaborate, and share resources with fellow education enthusiasts.

Contact: Nora Fleming, Editor

Twitter: @norafleming1

TeachHUB Education Blog

Technology, teaching strategies, and classroom management – this blog has these all covered. Every week, new content is published about using technology and practical teaching strategies. This blog also provides ways to utilize classroom resources to build stronger relationships with students.

Contact: Annie Condron, Author

Twitter: @anniecondron

Library Stuff

A law librarian’s weblog that shares daily bits of education news, current state, conferences, periodicals, and tons of other information that can be exhausted for professional development. Stay in the loop with the latest updates on education by subscribing to this personal teacher website.

Contact: Steven Cohen, Author

Twitter: @librarystuff

Education News Websites

Education News Websites For Teachers

This Week in Education

An all-in-one ed blog that compiles teaching resources and tools, strategies and ideas, fun student activities, good books and authors, as well as updates ed news in a single setting. The website also provides amazing devices for new and experienced teachers alike.

Contact: Alexander Russo, Author

Twitter: @ alexanderrusso

Education Week

For passionate educators, EdWeek offers  daily news and fantastic advice on addressing everyday classroom scenarios.  Browsing this blog will provide you with easy access to e-books, professional development kits, and links to follow-worthy blogs related to education.

Contact: Ryan Lanier, Marketing Manager

LinkedIn: @ryan-lanier-92111710

eSchool News

Need daily updates of technology and innovation? Look no further!  In addition to brilliant featured articles, eSchool News also features tons of teacher resources, classroom improvement ideas, and professional development tools for avid educators.

Contact: Meris Stansbury, Editorial Director

LinkedIn: @MerisCCI

AEIdeas Blog

AEIdeas is more than just an ordinary public policy blog.  It’s a multifunctional website, featuring works of valued authors in education. Follow AEIdeas to stay in-tune with the latest education news, innovation, reforms, events, and opportunities for career development.

Contact: Megan Cahill, Media Relations and Marketing

Twitter: @ megcahill3

The Hechinger Report

Showcasing in-depth journalism at a whole new level, The Hechinger Report deals with the latest innovation and everyday issues on education and academics. The website tackles a plethora of timely topics including blended learning, early education, higher education, high school reform, teacher preparation, and so much more.

Contact: Liz Willen, Editor

Twitter: @L_willen

KQED Learning

KQED Learning

Contact: Christina Reagan

Twitter: @KQEDedspace


An education policy and politics blog composed by Andrew J. Rotherham, the Co-founder and Partner at Bellwether Education Partners. It is open for collaboration with guest authors who are passionate about policies and politics in the broad field of education.

Contact: Andrew J. Rotherham

Twitter: @ arotherham

Education and Tech Blogs

Ed Tech Websites

Tech & Learning

This site started as a technology and learning magazine in prints, but now has taken publication to new heights! Providing an all-in-resource for school administrators, teachers, and students. It allows them to manage, educate, and learn using the website’s cutting-edge information.

Contact: Kevin Hogan, Author

Twitter: @techlearning

High Techpectations

Lucy Gray designed her blog to inspire today’s educators. Here, she shares not only ideas and resources, but also downloadable PDFs and multiple useful links for the savvy teacher. Plus, you’ll get easy access to her YouTube workshop by joining in!

Contact: Lucy Gray

Twitter: @elemenous

Class Tech Tips

This blog provides you with a wide selection of useful education-related information, ranging from Math tools, Social Studies and Sciences, reading, writing, educational technology, and new teaching strategies. You will also get instant updates on the latest events and workshops for professional advancement.

Contact: Monica Burns

Twitter: @ ClassTechTips

iLearn Technology

Kelly Tenkely’s purpose of creating this edutech weblog is to create education opportunities based on how it can and should be. In addition to updates on her everyday journey as a teacher, she also lets readers to take part in tips on integrating technology in the classroom for more effective education.

Contact: Kelly Tenkely, Author

Twitter: @ktenkely

Techie Musings

This high school math teachers blog is perfect for techie and learning addicts like himself. The Author is passionate about making lessons feel like play. Learn about tips on using technology, making creative project ideas, and how to transform monotonous lessons into dynamic and fun-filled discussions.

Contact: Stacey Roshan

Twitter: @buddyxo

On an e-Journey with Generation Y

A blog owned by a commerce and information technology teacher that aims to implement technology in classrooms all over the world. Her blog highlights her recent collaborations in the ed industry, newest projects, guest blog posts, as well as the latest presentations she has participated with.

Contact: Anne Mirtschin, Author

Twitter: @murcha


This blog targets schools and teachers who are new to educational technology. Various topics are covered such as educational website/app tutorials, EdTech lesson ideas, class management technology, and tons of other useful tools.

Contact: Neil Jarrett, Author

Twitter: @edtechneil

The Edtech Roundup

An incredible resource for updates on educational technology news and reviews. This teacher website also contains a full load of ingenious lesson plans/strategies for incorporating technology in everyday classrooms and helping teachers to easily incorporate technology into the curriculum.

Contact: Michael Karlin, Author

Twitter: @etroundup

Assistive Technology

A jam-packed reference guide specializing in AT hardware and software solutions to address several areas including communication, writing, organization, reading and multimedia for special needs students. The ed blog is written for both general and SPED teachers looking for ways to increase students’ awareness on using technology devices for learning.

Contact: Brian Friedlander, Author

Twitter: @assistivetek

Edutech for Teachers

A blog created and maintained by an instructional technology specialist based in Central Philadelphia. The site is dedicated to sharing innovative teaching strategies using digital media and the latest technology devices to further engage students and provide a millennial educational experience.

Contact: Jamie Forshey, Author

Twitter: @edutech20

Learn Lead Grow

A tech integrator’s avenue for disclosing classroom management tips, classroom and technology integration ideas, non-conformal teaching techniques, imaginative student project ideas, and loads of other tech resources that both parents and teachers can use, whether at home or in school.

Contact: Matt Bergman, Author

Twitter: @mattbergman14

Connected Teaching and Learning

This news and technology blog designed by a teacher based in Oslo, Norway. The website combines a myriad of fantastic resources for getting more creative at drafting lesson plans, incorporating technology in the classroom, as well as improving teaching in general.

Contact: Ann Michaelsen, Author

Twitter: @annmic

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Best Teacher Bloggers

Web 2.0 Classroom

A weblog written and edited by a speaker, author, and learning evangelist who aims to help educators and school administrators better understand social media and technology through a humorous learning approach. Learn more through his articles, interviews, and philosophies on the future of education.

Contact: Steven W. Anderson, Author

Twitter: @web20classroom

Teacher Toolkit

An influential teacher’s blog provided by deputy headteacher working in an inner-city school in London, UK. Sink your teeth into real-world tips on teaching, training, resources, books, articles, and creating lesson plans. Stay updated with the latest ed news and policies through this site.

Contact: Ross McGill, Author

Twitter: @teachertoolkit

The Principal of Change

A teacher’s journal presenting his daily experiences in learning and leading in education. Focused on innovative teaching and learning, the author has also published inspiring books and shared viable resources covering effective teacher-student relationships, visionary leadership, leading a learning community, revamping professional learning, and loads more.

Contact: George Couros

Twitter: @gcouros

The Cool Cat Teacher

An encouraging teacher blog that shares inspiration, ideas, and support for those in the field of education. Featured in prominent media outlets such as Forbes and The Washington Post. Cool Cat Teacher shares cool teaching secrets, technology utilization ideas, education trends, and a multitude of cool stuff for keen teachers.

Contact: Vicki Davis

Twitter: @coolcatteacher

A Principal’s Reflections

Eric Sheninger

Contact:Eric Sheninger

Twitter: @E_Sheninger

Will Richardson

A teacher’s blog that focuses on modern learning and schooling. The blog’s main mission is to orient educators and schools in terms of technology, learning and everything in between. Will Richardson invites you to join in his wonderful journey of teaching and inspiring future educators.

Contact:  Will Richardson

Twitter: @willrich45

The Nerdy Teacher

A nerdy teacher’s guide to everything education and techie. Learn to become an improved leader, learner, and teacher by browsing through these nerdy articles, which give out tips and ideas to maintain student interest and engagement.

Contact: Nicholas Provenzano

Twitter: @thenerdyteacher

Kathy Schrock’s Kaffeeklatsch

A blog maintained by Kathy Schrock, an instructional technology specialist and retired public library librarian. She also authored over a hundred education and technology articles and multiple books about educational technology. Kaffeeklatsch offers a perfect place for learning and chatting about anything related to education.

Contact: Kathy Schrock

Twitter: @kathyschrock

Moving at the Speed of Creativity

The site is developed by Dr. Wesley Fryer, a speaker, author, and teacher in Oklahoma City. Blog is created to digitally document his journey and collaboration with educators and learning enthusiasts across the globe. His main interest is using media creatively to help students in learning.

Contact: Dr. Wesley Fryer

Twitter: @wfryer

Imagination Soup

A teacher’s multi-functional website, containing a plethora of useful tools regarding educational books, writing, reading, math and science, technology and so much more. The blog is an awesome resource for new teachers, especially those employed in preschool and elementary levels.

Contact: Melissa Taylor

Twitter: @imaginationsoup

The Thesis Whisperer

Edited by Dr. Inger Mewburn, the blog focuses on all things related to the creation of school thesis. It contains editorial guidelines, useful resources, and also workshops and training opportunities for graduating students. Dr. Mewburn is the Director of research training at the Australian National University.

Contact: Inger Mewburn

Twitter: @thesiswhisperer

Teach Preschool

A preschool teacher’s journal for sharing her daily route towards learning and growing as an educator. Discover DIYs, fun classroom activities, and tons of other helpful resources covering topics such as literacy, STEM, art, sensory play, and motor skills.

Contact: Deborah J. Stewart

Twitter: @teach_preschool

The Jose Vilson

The Jose Vilson is a site drafted by an activist, author, speaker, and a teacher rolled into one. He teaches math in middle school in New York, NY. His website covers a plethora of great topics, including education, resources, writing, and the list goes on.

Contact: Jose Vilson

Twitter: @thejlv

Pre-K Pages

Vanessa Levin

Contact: Vanessa Levin

Twitter: @prekpages

My Paperless Classroom

A journal on modern education, including tips, techniques, and classroom ideas for today’s techie educators. Sam usually posts about programming, technology, STEM education, language arts, creative classroom projects, curriculum, student programs, student behavior, and other teaching-related concepts.

Contact:  Sam Patterson

Twitter: @sampatue


Ira is passionate about linking conceptual and historical research with real, on-the-ground, investigation and using best practices to create a unique perspective at educational systems, whether formal or informal. In this blog, he shares enlightening insights about education, technology, and school reforms.

Contact: Ira David Socol

Twitter: @irasocol

Darcy Moore

Darcy’s blog emphasizes on learning, leadership, education, schooling, teaching, digital technologies, edutech, books, literature, travel, genealogy, music, photography, citizen science and the impact of social media to students of this generation. Darcy is a father, a traveler, and a deputy principal at NSW Department of Education and Communities.

Contact: Darcy Moore

Twitter: @darcy1968

Stephen Downes

An online learning specialist’s avenue for sharing new topics concerning online educational media. The blog discusses passion in spreading knowledge, learning, and interaction. The website also shares good leads to books, publications, presentations, newsletters, and articles that educators might find useful in their profession.

Contact: Stephen Downes

Twitter:   @downes

Corkboard Connections

A teacher resources website containing ideas and time-saving resources for busy teachers. Laura’s posts consist mainly of teacher hacks, fun activities for kids, professional development insights, student engagement, making connections, and other fun ideas. Laura is an author and teacher based in Fayetteville, NC.

Contact: Laura Candler

Twitter: @lauracandler

Cassidy’s Classroom Blog

An edublog involving a teacher’s fun experiences with six-year-olds in a school in Saskatchewan, Canada. Ms. Cassidy invites you to join the joy and excitement of learning through her Twitter feed and daily activities with her jolly and super curious students.

Contact: Kathy R. Cassidy

Twitter: @mscassidysclass

Teaching 2 and 3 year olds

Sheryl’s blog revolves around playful learning, mainly for little kids in preschool and nursery. Get exclusive tips, activity concepts, themes, and helpful content aimed at teachers, preschoolers and toddlers for more effective education at the early stage of development.

Contact: Sheryl Cooper

Twitter: @tch2and3yearold

A psychology-themed blog written by a Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Most of his articles discuss teaching theories, learning concepts, education-related research, emotional issues of youth, learning determination, resilience, and general mental health.

Contact: Marc Smith

Twitter: @PsychologyMarc

Parent-Friendly Websites 

Parent Friendly


It’s more than just a teachers’ website. It’s a blog created to promote learning, critical thinking, effective teaching strategies, as well as valuable content for parents. Take an in-depth look at timely education topics and significant advice on professional growth.

Contact: Terry Heick

Twitter: @ terryheick

Linking and Thinking on Education

A writer’s website encompassing piles of helpful links for today’s educators. Browse through collection of respected blogs of organizations and teachers or scroll through a comprehensive rundown of the best online resources that are not only for teachers, but also for dedicated parents.

Contact: Joanne Jacobs

Twitter: @joanneleejacobs

The Preschool Toolbox Blog

An educator’s blog containing fun children themes and activities that teachers and parents can use in the classroom or at home. Obtain interesting concepts for dealing with preschool and kindergarten students using Darla’s tips. With blissful and colorful themes, you’d surely get more attention and participation from your students.

Contact: Darla Hutson

Twitter: @pschooltoolbox

EdReform Websites

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The Center for Education Reform

An information-packed website that delivers the latest news on educational opportunities, economic outcomes, and innovation. The team is actively working to expand educational opportunities so everyone may achieve the American dream. Its mantra is to combine innovation and opportunity to achieve positive results.

Contact: Jeanne Allen

Twitter: @edreform

Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd)

An excellence-focused website concentrating on school reforms and its changes over the years. ExcelinEd is created to encourage student readiness for university and careers so that students will be able to succeed in this modern and fast-changing world.

Contact: Kristin Lock

Twitter: @ kristinfsu

NYC Educator

An ESL teacher’s blog that includes a compilation of the latest stories in education news and politics. Updated daily by  Arthur Goldstein. If you’re subscribed to this blog It’s impossible to miss anything big, notable, or life-changing happening in NYC.

Contact: Arthur Goldstein

Twitter: @teacherarthurg

The Edvocate

Matthew Lynch

Contact: Matthew Lynch

Twitter: @Lynch39083

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16 Fun and Free Learning Websites for Kids

Your children can learn something new today in a safe online environment. These free educational websites for kids are fun while offering online learning games , printables, videos, and more. Pull them up the next time your child asks to use a cell phone or tablet!

Sesame Street

Younger children will love everything about Sesame Street's online home . They can watch hundreds of the show's video clips and play games that help them learn letters, animal sounds, rhymes, colors, and more.

Scholastic is one of the more unique educational websites for kids. This site, from the publishers of the educational magazines you find in schools, contains activities organized by grade level. Kids from pre-K all the way up to high school can find learning activities geared toward them.

Each of the educational shows your children watch on PBS has its own section on PBSKids.org . Find sing-a-long songs, sorting and counting games, bonus videos, and more.

CoolMath.com calls itself "an amusement park of math and more." Children can play online math games that help them with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, money and more. CoolMath is geared toward ages 13 and up, but sister site CoolMath4Kids.com is appropriate for ages 3 through 12. CoolMath Games offers "brain training" games for all ages.

TIME for Kids

From the publishers of TIME magazine, TIMEforKids.com is loaded with fascinating articles, photos, and videos, covering politics, the environment, entertainment, sports, health, and more. TIME for Kids isn't as interactive as most of the other sites on this list, but it tackles subjects that are in the news in a kid-friendly way.

National Geographic Kids

Watch animal web cams, learn interesting animal facts, see and share photos of nature, learn about different countries, try science experiments, and much more on Kids.NationalGeographic.com . There's also a "Little Kids" section for the younger explorers in your home.

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When your child wants to know why the sky is blue, how a tornado forms, or who invented the Chia Pet, head on over to How Stuff Works . The articles answer questions about cars, culture, entertainment, science, money, technology, and more. Games, quizzes, and videos round out the learning experience.

Starfall.com has been online since 2002. It's ad-free and offers learning games and activities for kids in pre-K through grade 3, covering math, reading, writing, and music, plus seasonal options.

The KIDZ Page

TheKidzPage.com has more than 5,000 pages of learning games and activities. Online coloring pages, jigsaw puzzles and word games are just a few categories on this massive site. Each holiday has its own section of activities and games to enjoy with your children.

One visit to Fun Brain and you'll want to bookmark it for your kids. Math, reading, online books, and learning games are just some of the site's many treats. Fun Brain caters to preschoolers through 8th graders.

If you don't mind TV characters, you'll find printables, games and other activities your young kids will enjoy at NickJr.com . The games allow your children to explore their creativity, play dress-up, learn new music, put together puzzles, and work on numbers and shape recognition.


It's hard to narrow the list of science websites because there are so many helpful resources out there. But San Francisco's Exploratorium at the Palace of Fine Arts website teaches kids about science and art in new ways. The activities let kids tinker with gadgets, go below the sea, rocket into the galaxy, as well as learn about the science of gardening, animals, and cells, to name a few.

Highlights for Kids

The magazine for kids that's been around for more than 60 years also offers online ways to play, read, and craft with your children. The site includes matching games, art activities, animated stories and science experiments to help kids learn while having fun on the Highlights for Kids website .

Learning Games for Kids

The name of the site says it all. Learning Games for Kids is all about games that teach kids almost every subject you can think of. Word, spelling, social studies , brain, science , art, vocabulary, literature, and keyboarding games will take your kids on a learning adventure.

Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

It's learning with a twist. The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids features riddles, puzzles, a question of the day, a timeline of interesting history facts, sky events, and weather conditions to track at home with your children.

Fans of Mickey and friends will love visiting Disney Jr . Games, coloring pages, and videos are a few of the highlights. The games focus on memory, hand-eye coordination, color matching, and other important skills for developing minds.

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25+ Best Free Online Education Sites (2024 List)

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Sites For Free Online Education helps you to learn courses at your comfortable place. The courses of these websites are offered by top universities. You can learn a specific subject without much investment. These websites offer many audio, video, articles, and e-books to increase your knowledge. The platforms enable you to learn the best free online courses.

Best Free Online Education Sites

1) coursera.

Coursera is a free learning site that offers MOOCs courses from well-known universities. All Coursera courses contain pre-recorded video lectures that you can watch when it is convenient for you.


Coursera has programs together with universities that allow you to get a master degree or specializations. You can explore various college courses without any hassle.

This site is offering free programs from accredited institutions. The courses available on such platforms are designed by a leading university.

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Udemy is an online platform that helps you to create courses for categories like business, design, marketing, etc.


You can develop new skills and achieving their goals by learning from the extensive library of various courses. Subjects that are available in Udemy are taught by expert instructions.

The outline of courses can be viewed on all devices connected to the internet. You do not require any prequalification to take any course.

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Udacity online teaching platform helps you to create courses on numerous categories like development, business, design, marketing, etc.


Courses that are available in Udacity are taught by expert instructors. Students can also develop new skills and achieving their goals by learning from the extensive library of various courses.

Udacity offers good quality courses. It helps you to prepare for the interview. This site provides the assistance of a mentor.

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Edx is one of the best free online courses provider. It offers university-level courses in varieties of disciplines. You can browse various subjects like Computer science, language, data science, engineering, and more.


This site contains a weekly subject sequence. It includes a short video with learning exercises. The platform provides video tutorials, which are similar to the on-campus discussion group and a textbook. It has an online discussion forum where students can post the questions to teaching assistants. It offers certification completion.

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5) MasterClass

MasterClass offers an unparalleled online learning experience for anyone interested in enhancing their skills, featuring 180 of the world’s leading professionals across various fields.


Whether business and leadership, photography, cooking, writing, acting, music, sports, or more, MasterClass provides access to a world-class curriculum anytime and anywhere. You can access video lessons on your computer, smartphone, Apple TV, and FireTV streaming media players.

As a member of MasterClass, you’ll have access to an impressive catalog of over 180 classes, each with around 20 video lessons that average around 10 minutes. Additionally, each class has an in-depth workbook, allowing you to apply what you learn in the lessons to real-world situations.

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6) Skillshare

Skillshare is an online platform that focused on education. It includes numerous topics related to graphics design, data science, e-commerce, analytics, etc. This website helps you to find classes that are designed for real life.


The classes in Skillshare are taught by real creators. You can join the courses to learn from any device. It helps you to achieve your business growth without any hassle.

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Memrise is educational websites for adults that offers a personalized learning experience. The website can be accessed in various languages, including English, Arabic, American, and Dutch.


This place has categories like art, literature, mathematics, science, history, and more. Memrise can be accessible from iOS and Android devices.

The website includes challenges that increase your learning experience. You can easily signup into this site in order to access the course and materials.

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8) LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is a website that offers video courses that are taught by experts. You can use this website to access up to 15,000 courses in more than seven languages available both for free and with a subscription.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn free courses give you a chance to learn from industry experts without spending a dime. These LinkedIn training courses are perfect for beginners, intermediate learners, and experts. LinkedIn Learning courses with certificates are available in various categories such as business, personal development, entrepreneurship, design & tech online courses.

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/learning/

Alison is a free online learning site that provides that offers certification on completing the course. The subjects this site offers are business, technology, health, and more.


Alison helps you to study, learn, and certify through online training. It provides various courses related to specific languages like English, Spanish, German, French, and Arabic.

The site enables you to choose three types of courses certificate courses, diploma courses, and learning paths (creating self-learning experiences). You can also learn your favorite subject from Alison’s mobile application.

Link: https://alison.com/

10) Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a study website. It offers in-depth subjects. This site is useful to match your learning goals. You choose this site to personalize your learning experience.

Khan Academy

This free online course platform can be used for learners and teachers. It includes lots of learning exercises. The resources of this site are available online as well as the app.

The content of Khan Academy is available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and more. It offers built-in video lectures which are hosted on YouTube.

Link: https://www.khanacademy.org/

11) MIT OpenCourseWare

MIT OpenCourseWare is a learning website that offers various courses. It provides high-quality teaching and learning material that is available in easy accessible format.

MIT OpenCourseWare

The website offers free notes of lectures, videos, and exams. This platform can be accessed with login. You can find courses by department and topics.

MIT OpenCourseWare can be accessed without any registration. The videos can be viewed online as well as offline. Such clips are accessible from Youtube and iTune.

Link: https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

12) Open culture

Open culture is the best education website that offers free online classes for fun. You can choose this website to learn philosophy and literature, history, biology, and physics.

Open culture

The subject materials of this site are available in audio, video, and ebooks. It contains more than 800 ebooks, 200 e-books, and 300+ language lessons.

Link: http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses

13) Connections Academy

Connections Academy is the best online course website that helps students to learn from home. The courses of this platform is designed for elementary school, middle school, and high school.

Connections Academy

Connections Academy provides a personalized performance learning experience that helps teachers to improve their skills. This place enables you to easily meet teachers and classmates in the virtual classroom.

Link: https://www.connectionsacademy.com/

14) Academic Earth

Academic Earth is a top online learning site that offers many courses from various schools. In this website, you can explore numerous topics. It enables you to search the course outline by specific subjects.

Academic Earth

The subjects of Academic Earth are design in a way that suits your personal and professional needs. The platform has varieties of courses related to computer and IT, business, education, and health. These courses can be learned for free.

Link: https://academicearth.org/

15) iTunes U Free Courses

iTunes U Free Courses is a place for free online education.

It integrates with any apple smartphone or iPod. Users can search for learning materials in many different ways, including categories and topics.

iTunes U Free

Courses of this site contain contents and videos. It has a wide variety of subjects like arts and humanities, childhood and youth, education, languages, and more. The site enables you to apply for the job you are interested in.

Link: https://projects.kmi.open.ac.uk/itunesu/

16) Stanford Online

Stanford Online is a study site that provides learning opportunities via free online degrees, online courses, e-learning, and more. You can learn a wide range of subjects including, computer science, AI, health and medicine, arts, and data science.

Stanford Online

The platform offers certification after completing the program. You can enroll in courses to learn new skills, get a job, and to create a new future. It has a collection of free e-books, webinars, videos, etc.

Link: https://online.stanford.edu/

17) Harvard Extension

Harvard Extension is the best online learning site that provides free online education courses from Harvard University. It enables students to search for courses by professional certificate.

Harvard Extension

Harvard Extension offers various subject areas like art and design, business, data science, health, and much more. It allows you to search for various subjects using the start date and duration. Courses of this place have three difficulty levels introductory, intermediate, and advanced.

Link: https://online-learning.harvard.edu/catalog/free

18) Open Yale Courses

Open Yale Courses is the best online learning site website that offers free and open access to introductory courses that are taught by teachers and scholars. Lectures available on this website are recorded in Yale College classrooms.

Open Yale

This website offers learning through audio, text transcript, and video media format. You can access these materials without any registration.

Open Yale Courses provides courses like chemistry, economics, history, arts, English, and philosophy. It includes exams, suggested readings, and problem-solving.

Link: https://oyc.yale.edu/

19) UC San Diego Podcast Lecture

UC San Diego Podcast Lecture is an educational technology service. It offers free audio recordings of lectures that can be downloaded onto a PC or music player.

UC San Diego Podcast

You can listen to the lectures available in UC San Diego Podcast Lecture just by selecting a specific class. It has features like recent podcasts, lecture progress, and modify the playback speed. This website enables you to play video lectures without any effort. You do not require any plugins to view the lectures.

Link: https://podcast.ucsd.edu/default.aspx

The code is a learning resource. It helps students to enroll in the courses related to biology, algebra, and chemistry.


This platform for online learning provides jobs. It provides classes with weekly challenges. The website is available in two languages Spanish and English. Code.org offers a one-hour tutorial specially designed for people of all ages in more than 45 languages.

Link: https://code.org/

21) University of the People

University of the People is an educational service provider. It offers varieties of degree programs, including business administration, health, and computer science. This place provides students the necessary skill sets that are important to thrive in taking academic degrees.

University of the People

University of the People site does not charge anyone for enrolling in any course. It enables you to access all the books and other course materials without any hassle. Students who are graduate and undergraduate both can apply on this website.

Link: https://www.uopeople.edu/

22) University of Oxford Podcasts

University of Oxford Podcasts a place where you can find public lectures, interviews, teaching materials, and more.

University of Oxford Podcasts

The content on this is added on a regular basis regularly. You can use lectures and a series of talks in the document, audio, and video format.

This site has over 633 series. The curriculum is available for biology, philosophy, depression, etc. You can view your interested course by categories like social sciences division, mathematical, physical and life sciences, medical sciences division, and more.

Link: https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/

TED-Ed is a platform that provides free online courses for adults. The material of this website can be used by the people of all age groups.


Educators of TED-ED can customize the lessons. Teachers can share the lessons with students online and track the result. It offers a program that helps you to talk and share their ideas. This site is easy to browse TED-Ed animations and TED talks based on specific subject areas.

Link: https://ed.ted.com/

24) LessonPaths

LessonPaths is a website that provides the best free online classes. This site has a series of online lessons. Teachers can add text, file videos to make learning documents. It enables you to share knowledge with others.


LessonPaths includes various categories like health, food, drug, finance, law, etc. It can be used for the learning guides for specific topics. This place offers a linear flow of resources.

Link: https://www.lessonpaths.com/

CodeHS is a comprehensive learning platform that helps students to learn computer science. It offers teacher tools and resources, web-based curriculum, and professional development.


This one of the best online learning sites provides lesson plans where you can access various resources to learn the subject. It enables you to choose a wide range of activities made by experienced teachers.

CodeHS offers a progress tracking facility for teachers. It provides offline handouts and various interesting activities.

Link: https://codehs.com/

26) Aquent Gymnasium

Aquent Gymnasium is education site that offers free and courses for digital and creative professionals. The courses of this site are designed in a way that gives you knowledge that applied to any project or job.

Aquent Gymnasium

This site helps you to increase your skills and meet the demand of the current market. It can also help you to boost your talent and fill the gap in which you are lacking.

Link: https://www.thegymnasium.com/

27) Apple Developer Site

Apple Developer Site is a website for application programming interfaces, software development tools, and technical materials. This online platform has resources to help developers to develop software for iOS, macOS, iPadOS, and more.

Apple Developer Site

This place has API reference, sample codes, and a wide range of articles to build software. Users can join the developer program in order to access these resources. It has a forum to discuss development related topics.

Link: https://developer.apple.com/

28) Canvas Network

Canvas Network is an online education site that offers various courses from the leading universities. The entry in this site is open for all the learners around the globe. The learning management system provided by this platform makes teaching and learning easier.

Canvas Network

Canvas has help faculty and student to get succeed in the modern learning environment. It has an easy enrollment process. You can also get certification for participation. You can access available material in this site once the course is started.

Link: https://www.canvas.net/

29) Open UW

Open UW is an education site. It offers all master-level courses that are open for employee development or training.

Open UW

This website offers master degree programs like coastal and marine management, and marine innovation. It also provides distance learning education that can learn using remote technology or from the internet.

Open UW has an online library containing e-journals, encyclopedias, e-books collections, and many more. Students can access these materials without any hassle.

Link: https://www.uw.is/en/apply/individual-masters-courses/indipendent-students-free-mover

30) Open Learning Initiative

Open Learning Initiative is an organization that offers innovative online courses to the people who like to teach or learn. The website has high-quality courses that help you to improve learning.

Open Learning Initiative

Open Learning Initiative website enables you to teach remotely with ease. The courses provide by this website are computer science, programming, art, mathematics, and life science.

OLI has numerous college-level courses that enable that can boost your learning experience. You can edit the course of this site or develop your own.

Link: https://oli.cmu.edu/

31) Open Edu

Open Edu is a website for learning from the Open University. This platform provides access to various course materials and opinions of experts.

Open Edu

This online platform for learning offers free digital publication of high-quality educational material. It includes many subjects like money and business, education, development, and sports. This site helps you to explore new topics and increase personal knowledge of anyone. It has more than 900 short courses, articles, quizzes, videos, and audios.

Link: https://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses

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The common materials offered by free learning websites are e-books, lectures in audio and video clips, e-journals, encyclopedias, e-books, and more.

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40+ Best Online Educational Games for Every Grade in 2023

Make screen time meaningful and fun!

Laptop with phonics games on screen as an example of the best online educational games for kids.

Kids are always asking for more screen time, and parents and teachers are always looking for ways to make that screen time more worthwhile. Fortunately, there are endless free online games for kids that teach language arts, math, science, art, and STEM. If you’re not quite sure where to get started, try this list of our favorite teacher-approved online educational games. You’ll find educational games for students in every subject and every grade.

Preschool and Elementary Online Educational Games

Middle and high school online educational games.

Offering a full curriculum for children ages 2 to 8, this site includes fun and interactive games, songs, and puzzles for reading, math, science, and art. (Free for teachers and classrooms; subscription available for home use)

Adventure Academy

From the same company as ABCMouse, Adventure Academy takes kids ages 8 to 13 on a knowledge quest through language arts, math, science, and social studies. (First month free, then monthly subscription fee)

Looking to improve outcomes in a way that kids will enjoy? This educational game takes K-12 students on a time-traveling adventure to meet some of the most influential mathematicians in history. (Monthly or annual subscription plans for families; schools request price quote)

Duck Duck Moose Reading

Based on Common Core State Standards, this app teaches phonics including the letter sounds for all consonants, short vowels, and long vowels. Kids will also practice spelling consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words. If you like this one, check out Duck Duck Moose’s whole collection of school games online. (Apps are free to download and play.)

Screenshot from Free Rice with question about astronomy

Test your knowledge while earning rice for those in need! Each time you play, you’re helping the United Nations World Food Programme provide food to those around the world who need it. The game offers a variety of subjects and difficulty levels. (Free)

Dive into a coral reef or be a star climber on this great site that features a wide assortment of free online games for kids. These educational games focus mainly on reading and math, but you’ll find lots of fun activities here with options for pre-K through grade 8. (Free)

Gamestar Mechanic

Do you have gamers in your class? This site helps kids ages 7 through 14 learn how to design their very own video games through game-based quests and courses. (Free)

Whether they’re jetpacking through the stars in Zapp Von Doubler’s Space Race or clearing weeds in the garden in Om Petalhead’s Flower Power, kids will enjoy this collection of fun educational games that get them up and moving! (Free)

KUBO Play – Coding for Kids

KUBO Play is an interactive online platform that teaches coding and computational thinking to early learners. Its three activity modes (Free Play, Practice, and Story) include more than 100 coding tasks combined. You can even customize your students’ learning pathways. (Contact for pricing)

Learning Games for Kids: Health Games

Kids in grades K-5 can learn about a range of health topics, from body parts to staying fit, with these interactive online games. They’re perfect for science learning enrichment. (Free)

Little Alchemy 2

This deceptively simple game is actually a lot of fun. Kids (and teachers!) can experiment with combining different elements, such as fire or dirt, to create something entirely new. It encourages creative thinking as well as knowledge of the world around us. (Free)

Minecraft: Education Edition

Screenshot from Minecraft for Education with character selecting a tile from a wall of shapes

Kids love the regular Minecraft video game, but this education-focused version takes learning to the next level. With lessons, STEM curriculum, and project-based challenges, this immersive digital environment promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving skills. (Priced per user, per year)

Moose Math engages kids in a mathematical adventure and teaches counting, addition, subtraction, sorting, geometry, and more. While playing five multi-level activities in the Moose Juice Store, Puck’s Pet Shop, and Lost & Found, kids can earn rewards to help build their own city and decorate buildings. (Free)


Need to master your multiplication facts? This is the site to try! Fun games and memory-building strategies will help students tackle this key skill. (Free, with Premium membership available for extra features)

National Geographic Kids

Head out on the trail with Captain John Smith, explore Ancient Greece with Zeus the Mighty, or just take a quiz about sharks on this robust site filled with great educational games for students. (Free)

PBS Kids Games

You’ll find everything from social studies to teamwork and feelings in this incredible collection of games that vary in degree of difficulty. The website is truly filled with some of the very best educational games centering on science, social studies, history, and art. (Free)

Prodigy Math

Looking for personalized math lessons for your students? Kids in grades 1-8 take a Prodigy placement test that generates games tailored to their strengths and weaknesses. They’ll build confidence by solving math challenges to progress in the game. (Free)


Access over 140 online educational games for kids in grades K-6 on this site, which was developed by an elementary school teacher with a focus on reinforcing fundamental learning concepts in math, reading, spelling, language arts, typing, and problem-solving. (Free)

Roy: Tale of a Singing Zebra

Screenshot from an educational game set underwater to help kids learn CVC words

Kids pre-K to grade 2 will enjoy the punctuation, reading, and spelling games on this cute, simple site. You’ll also find online guided-reading stories and lesson plans for teachers. (Free)

Starfall activities are research-based and align with individual and Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics. There are engaging and interactive games for students in grades K-3. (Some free content with subscriptions available)

Teachers love this great site that offers personalized math and spelling practice for kids ages 5 through 13 through adaptive learning and multi-player games. This is definitely one of the best online educational game sites out there! (Monthly subscription fee)

How good are your airbrush skills? Which famous artist should design your bedroom? Are you a master of street art? Kids can explore these questions and more with the cool quizzes and games on this art-focused site from the Tate Gallery. (Free)

Toy Theater

How would your students like to learn multiplication while shooting hoops? They can do that and more at Toy Theater, which teaches early math concepts through game-based learning. (Free)

Turtle Diary

Introduce kids to new, exciting ways of learning with the help of fun online games, videos, experiments, puzzles, coloring sheets, and more! Turtle Diary activities pair with the appropriate grade level to enhance retention of material and increase success in the classroom. (Free)

Tynker coding game for kids

The games and challenges on Tynker give kids ages 5 and up a fun and easy way to build coding skills. This is one of the top online educational games for young coders— see more of our favorites here . (Subscription required)

Vocabulary A-Z

Dive into engaging learning activities and games for kids in first through sixth grades, designed to promote vocabulary, spelling, phonics, and language arts. (Free basic access; Premium membership unlocks complete library)

Algebraic Reasoning Sweet Shop

Who doesn’t like candy? Buy and sell sweet treats in this game that helps students grasp concepts related to price and purchasing. (Free)

Boat Coordinates

Use this fun boating game to learn and practice concepts related to grids and quadrants. Race along the X and Y axes to get to the finish line as fast as you can! (Free)

Cells Alive

This information website provides all sorts of interactive ways to learn about cells! Interactive models, puzzles, and more all help tell the story of this building block of life. (Free)

This guessing game uses maps and photos from around the world to educate kids on world locations as well as historical landmarks and famous cities. User-made quizzes add to the guessing fun! (Free)

Get the Math

Screenshot from an online math game asking you to count the number of beats in a music sample

Explore all the ways you really do use algebra in the real world. Students see how professionals use math in music, fashion, video games, restaurants, basketball, and special effects. Then take on interactive challenges related to those careers. (Free)

Created by a high school student, this interactive review game is something kids can play on their own devices, earning in-game money for correct answers that they can use to buy upgrades and power-ups! (Free, with Pro subscriptions available)

High-Stakes Heist

Kids use their knowledge of the order of operations to crack the safes and help hero Kit Foxtail return the townspeoples’ money that was stolen by the evil Duke von Wolfington. They’ll have to think fast as they try to solve equations in the correct order before time runs out! (Free)

Help kids learn the foundations of civics and government with this collection of highly interactive games including Court Quest, Newsfeed Defenders, and Do I Have the Right? (Free)

Kids Environment Kids Health

Through a wide assortment of puzzles, riddles, brainteasers, and more, kids can learn about their own health and the health of the environment on this website from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. (Free)

NASA STEM Engagement

With a variety of games, activities, and educational options to choose from, the NASA Stem Engagement site offers options for all grades. Learn, discover, and play online educational games related to space technology and exploration. (Free)


This website offers dozens of different simple games to choose from that help educate kids on the mechanics of physics. Whether they are shooting pigs, knocking down walls, or trying to balance a building, they’ll learn and have fun at the same time. (Free)

Science Vocabulary Hangman

Online educational hangman game to teach kids science vocabulary words

Use the clues to guess the scientific term before the cellular hangman disappears. Choose from literally hundreds of subject sets that include grade-specific vocab, state-level standardized tests, and more. (Free)


As part of their #BeTheFirst Initiative, smokeSCREEN was developed by the play2PREVENT Lab, 1stPlayable, and Schell Games and funded by the NIH/FDA and the CVS Health Foundation. The game addresses the range of challenges that young teens face, with a dedicated focus on youth decision-making around smoking and vaping and strategies for both smoking prevention and cessation. Educators can request free access to the web-based game here . (Free)

Sortify: Angles

Learning about angles can be tricky, but this game uses cue cards and sorting bins to help students learn to properly classify angles into different categories. Make sure they’re all correct and then submit the responses to earn the most points. (Free)

Though Quizlet is known for its huge array of digital flash cards, this educational site offers much more for students. AI tutors help kids learn more about tricky subjects, plus transform their own notes into interactive learning activities. (Free; Quizlet Plus has more features available for a subscription fee)

Trigonometry Minigolf

Trigonometry has never been more fun than in this game that uses correct answers to power your golf swing as you aim for a hole in one! Miss an answer? The game will let you know what you did wrong and give you another shot. (Free)

Wrecks Factor

S.O.S.! Ships are sailing into your harbor and you need to help keep them from sinking! Solve the quadratic equations to keep the boats afloat and clear the board … if you take too long, boats start to sink and you lose a life. (Free)

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20 Best Websites To Find Online Courses (Free & Paid)

We did our research to find the best online course websites. The list includes top-quality courses to learn new skills fast.

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Online courses are a great way to build new skills in a relatively short period of time. They are less expensive than traditional classes and you can follow a course from the comfort of your own home.

In this guide, you’ll find the best online course websites covering a range of topics, including digital marketing, graphic design, coding, personal development, marketing, business, photography, and much more.

All courses are delivered online by accredited academies and online learning platforms. Together with the paid courses, the list includes some great free online courses that are definitely worth your time.

So, if you want to explore new career paths, build a new skill, start a new hobby or learn a new discipline, you’ll love this list. We’ve done our research and handpicked the best free and paid sites offering online training courses. All you have to do is find the best course for you and start learning!

These are the best online course websites to find high-quality online courses :

  • Reliablesoft Academy
  • MasterClass

Google Skillshop

  • LinkedIn Learning
  • HubSpot Academy
  • Simplilearn
  • Semrush Academy
  • Google Digital Garage
  • Meta Blueprint
  • Harvard University (Online Courses)
  • Microsoft Learn
  • Alison (Free Online Courses)
  • CXL Institute

1. Reliablesoft Academy

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Founded in 2002, Reliablesoft Digital Marketing Academy is one of the most reliable training platforms to learn digital marketing. Through their online academy, they offer 13 courses covering all important areas of digital marketing, including:

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Their most popular course is the Digital Marketing Full Course , which teaches students the secrets of online marketing through a series of videos and tutorials. Upon completing the course, you can get an SEO and Digital Marketing Certification.

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Students can download the courses offline or follow the lessons using the online interface.

Reliablesoft courses are highly rated by students , affordable, and have a 60-day unconditional money-back guarantee (the best money-back from all online academies).

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Udemy Online Courses

Udemy is perhaps the most popular online learning platform. According to statistics provided by the company, they have more than 130K online courses in their database and a student base of 35 million people.

Udemy courses are grouped into several categories, the most popular are:

  • Development
  • IT and Software
  • Personal Development
  • Photography

Udemy courses are budget-friendly and come with a 30-day money-back guarantee. In their library, besides paid courses, you’ll also find a number of free courses. Just type in “Free Courses” in their search bar, and you’ll get a list of more than 10,000 courses you can follow without paying.

To find the best courses on Udemy , choose one of the course categories from the top menu and then filter the results based on the number of ratings. You can also look for the ‘bestseller’ badge displayed in the description of popular courses.

If Udemy is not the right learning platform for you, there are great alternatives .

3. Coursera

Coursera Online Courses

Coursera offers online courses from world-class universities and reputable companies. It positions itself as a leading online learning platform for higher education. They claim to have more than 70M learners worldwide and partnerships with more than 200 universities and educators in different industries.

In their catalog, you’ll find a number of free courses, paid courses, specializations, certificates, and degree programs.

Their most popular course categories are:

  • Data Science
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology

University students can enroll in Coursera courses for free, provided their university is part of their partners’ program.

For non-university students, the cost varies per course, specialization, and certificate. For some courses, you can enroll for free and then pay for the certificate. For other courses, you can buy a monthly subscription and access a number of courses as long as you pay the monthly fee.

While Coursera offers great courses and accredited certifications from leading companies and universities, its refund policy is very strict.

So, I recommend reading their pricing fees and conditions before enrolling in a course to avoid any unpleasant surprises. You can also consider one of the Coursera Alternatives .

Udacity Online Courses

Udacity focuses on career advancement and provides the essential tools to succeed in landing the job of your dreams.  The website has a robust catalog that not only covers the skill but also provides classes on applying for jobs and interviewing.

Here are the training programs that are included:

  • Programming and Development
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cloud Computing
  • Autonomous Systems

Udacity is another free membership platform offering free and paid online courses. There is no monthly subscription requirement, but registering as a user is necessary in order to gain access to the catalog. Within the search features, it allows you to filter free courses so that you can browse if you’d like to try them before you buy.

This platform also offers career prep opportunities, including meeting with career coaches, resume reviews, LinkedIn reviews, and more. Just an added bonus to the Udacity platform and in line with their mission to train the world’s workforce in the careers of the future.

5. Skillshare

Skillshare Online Courses

Jumping from the very techy world of coding, Skillshare was founded with creatives in mind. Skillshare seeks to not only help members get inspired and learn new skills but also allow instructors to share their expertise and earn money.

Founded in 2010, Skillshare has curated some of the best online classes to take for innovators and creators.

Here are just a few of the categories it offers:

  • Illustration
  • Freelancing

In order to access all Skillshare courses, you will need to create a Premium account which comes with a 7-day free trial. After the trial period, you can pay an annual fee of $99 or $19/mo. I even saw a 30% off special on their website, so be sure to look out for the deals!

What I find valuable about this membership is that you will receive access to ALL of the incredible online classes and workshops available on the platform. To help you narrow down your decision, here is a list of the best skillshare courses you can take this year.

You are able to follow your favorite instructors, keep a library of the classes that you want to take, check out your class history, and have more convenient and user-friendly features. It’s definitely one to check out.

6. MasterClass

MasterClass Online Courses

If you’re into pop culture, you’ll love being a part of MasterClass . Ranging from industries such as acting, creative writing, sports, and beyond, popular celebrities and experts in the field are sharing their mastery with the everyday person.

The platform is fun and current but still packed with education.

Here are some of the course topics that are covered in MasterClass:

  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Sports & Gaming
  • Science & Tech
  • Design & Style

MasterClass is set up as a membership platform at $15/mo billed annually. Although they do not offer a free trial, they do extend a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

It’s very user-friendly allowing downloading to watch offline, the use of PDF workbooks for every class, and mobile-friendly. They add new classes every month so you are sure to have more to browse. If you are curious, MasterClass is for you.

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  • Best WordPress Courses – the top courses to learn WordPress online.

7. Google Skillshop

Google Skillshop Online Courses

It’s no surprise that many businesses are using Google as a platform to run, scale, and advertise their businesses. With a mission to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful,” it’s no wonder it has managed to turn its name into an action one can actually take.

Because of its usefulness in the digital marketing world, it’s worth checking out their free Google Skillshop center to learn more about using their platform. Through Skillshop you can achieve a number of free Google certifications in the following categories:

  • Google for Education
  • Google Marketing Platform
  • Analytics Academy
  • Google My Business
  • Google Ad Manager
  • Google Cloud
  • Waze Academy
  • Google AdMob
  • Authorized Buyers
  • Android Enterprise Academy

is a free learning center with lengthy and in-depth lessons. If you’re looking to move forward with Google Ads or use the Google platform in any way to market your business, Skillshop is definitely worth browsing.

8. LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning Courses

As a platform that aims to connect professionals with one another, it’s a seamless transition to using LinkedIn as a professional development tool. LinkedIn Learning has over 16,000 of some of the top online courses in a wide range of industries.

The courses are broken down into the 3 main categories of business, creative, and technology.

Here are just some of the sub-categories available on the platform:

  • Business Analysis and Strategy
  • Career Development
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Leadership and Management
  • Marketing Sales
  • Audio and Music
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Development
  • And so much more

LinkedIn Learning provides a mix of both paid and free courses with a monthly membership of $29/mo. You are able to try it for free for a full month on an individual plan. One of the unique features of this platform is that they offer team memberships when you fill out a form to connect with a sales consultant.

With industry experts teaching these online learning courses, it has been trusted by industry leaders such as Kellogg’s, Lego, MGM Resorts, Zillow, and more. If you have a goal to make the learning culture a part of your team, LinkedIn Learning is a top-notch option.

9. Codecademy

Codeacademy courses

If you’re looking to uplevel your knowledge in an industry that is the way of the future, Codecademy has some of the best online courses available for coding. Codecademy is looking to rebuild the education system from the bottom up in creating the education that the world truly needs.

Here are the subjects that Codecademy courses offer:

  • Developer Tools
  • Machine Learning
  • Code Foundations
  • Game Development
  • Mobile Development
  • Data Visualization

There is also a wide range of coding languages that are offered such as Javascript, HTML & CSS, PHP, and more.

The pricing for Codecademy is a 3-tier membership. The good news here is that there is a free option, and although this option is limited in its content and real-world projects, it’s a great way to get some foundational training.

The Pro Tier is intended for the individual and is $19.99/mo paid annually or $29.99/mo if paid on a monthly basis. The 3rd tier is a team member which you can get a quote if you enter your email and company name. There is also a discount for college students!

Overall, if you want to add coding to your professional skills, Codeacademy is the place to start.

10. HubSpot Academy

Hubspot Academy Courses

Hubspot Academy offers everything from quick and practical courses to comprehensive certifications. They aim to help business professionals develop their skills regarding inbound sales, marketing, and customer support.

Hubspot is a reliable and credible platform which is one of the many reasons it’s one of the best places to educate yourself or your team.

Listed here are some of Hubspot’s course topics:

  • Customer Service
  • Advertising
  • Hubspot Software

Even though you do have to create an account to get access to the Hubspot Academy courses, it is completely free. So if you are willing to invest your time in learning more about digital marketing, sales, and advertising, this is a great option for you.

If you are active on LinkedIn, the free certification courses will benefit you. Adding industry-recognized badges to your profile lets potential clients know that you are educated and willing to invest in your professional development. A little time and effort go a long way.

11. Simplilearn

SimpliLearn Online Courses

Starting out in 2009 as a blog sharing project management tips, Simplilearn has grown into the world’s #1 online Bootcamp. This platform offers high-end classes for digital professionals from industry leaders.

Through individual courses, comprehensive certification programs, and partnerships with world-renowned universities, this platform provides work-ready skills for the ever-changing digital world.

Among these online courses are topics that cover:

  • Project Management
  • Cyber Security
  • Business & Leadership
  • Software Development
  • Quality Management

Simplilearn is compiled of individual courses, so there is no membership requirement. If you are looking for higher education options and access to some of the best online classes in digital skills, this platform is worth browsing.

Some of the online boot camps offer both self-paced and live class recording options, and depending on the complexity and caliber of the course, it could range anywhere from $99-$3,000+.

I suggest thoroughly checking out the landing page of the course you are considering; watching the intro video, looking at the ratings, and reading the FAQs will help you avoid unrealistic expectations.

12. Semrush Academy

Semrush Academy

Semrush is all about online visibility, making its online courses on digital marketing top-notch. Not only does Semrush offer these courses, but they have an entire platform of SEO and digital marketing tools that are free for users. SEMRush Academy is a bonus feature.

Here are the categories that are included:

  • Pay Per Click
  • Social Media Management
  • Competitive Research
  • SEMRush Software

And everything they offer in the academy is 100% free. Once you are a registered SEMRush user, click on your desired category and start browsing, watching, and getting certified.

So, if getting more digital marketing knowledge is on your to-do list, check out these online learning courses.

eDx Online Courses

What edX has to offer is higher education that’s accessible to anyone. Founded by Harvard and MIT, this platform has some of the best online courses from the most popular universities around the world.

There is a wide range of subjects on edX including:

  • Agriculture
  • Communication
  • Engineering
  • Food & Nutrition

edX provides free access to its catalog of both free and paid online courses. The unique feature of this platform is that they provide accessible college programs including online Master’s Degrees.

If you’re looking for continuing education in any form, but are a busy person needing online accessibility, these programs are the perfect opportunity for you.

14. Google Digital Garage

Google Digital Garage Online Training

Google Digital Garage (now part of Google Skillshop) is unique in that, although it has its own set of courses, it has also curated courses from other online course platforms (some even on this list already!) Google Digital Garage also offers live classes that are streamed through YouTube.

Here are the 3 main categories that are included in this learning platform:

  • Data & Tech

Google Digital Garage is free and very user-friendly. If you’re looking for the best place to learn more but not be overwhelmed, this is a great option for you. There are simple categories and filters so that you can narrow down your search.

Selections may take you off of the platform to another online course website, but you can simply click on the filter “Google” under course provider to make sure you are selecting one of the Google courses. There is even one free digital marketing certificatio n course available!

15. Meta Blueprint

Meta Blueprint

Meta Blueprint is a social media marketing course library full of self-paced and step-by-step tutorials. Not only do they offer courses, but they also have advanced courses in Facebook advertising and certifications as well.

Some of the courses here include:

  • How to Advertise on Instagram
  • How to Create Ads on Facebook
  • Get Started with Commerce Manager
  • Map the Customer Journey

Again, Meta Blueprint is another free platform that allows you to uplevel your digital marketing skills with no risk. When logged in to Facebook, you are able to keep track of your course program and build your own library of active courses.

The certification program that it offers is a sure way to stand out on your resume and LinkedIn. You can take the blueprint courses, take practice exams, view a study guide, and then participate in the official certification exams. It’s worth the effort!

16. Harvard University (Online Courses)

Harvard University Online Courses

Harvard University has an entire site dedicated to its online learning. Because of its resources, the subjects available range anywhere from art & design, to health & medicine, and then to programming.

Here is a list of more categories that Harvard University offers online:

  • Education & Teaching
  • Mathematics
  • Social Science

These programs range anywhere from $0 to $50,000+. Although most of the classes offer certificates of completion, some can be completed as credit toward a degree. If you want some formal education in your field, Harvard University is the best place to be.

17. Microsoft Learn

Microsoft Learn Online Training

Microsoft learning aims to encourage both beginners and experienced professionals to achieve their goals faster with self-paced learning. There are 3 ways to learn on this platform through online courses, certifications, and live and recorded events.

Rather than categories, Microsoft Learn breaks down the courses by role:

  • Administrator
  • AI Engineer
  • Business Analyst
  • Business User
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Database Administrator

Microsoft Learn is not the most user-friendly site, so I suggest using the “Discover Your Path” function to find the courses that are right for you.

The courses range from no cost up to $1,500+. If you head over to this platform, make sure to check out the “Learn TV” option for some valuable learning opportunities.

18. Alison (Free Online Courses)

Alison Free Online Courses

Alison’s belief is that “free education, more than anything, has the power to break through boundaries and transform lives. They are one of the world’s largest free learning platforms for education and skills training and offer a wide range of categories including:

As advertised in its mission statement, Alison provides all of its courses for absolutely free. Of course, the trade-off for that is that you will see ads throughout the platform, which seems like a good deal. But if you aren’t about that, you can pay a $7.99 monthly fee.

Another thing to know is that the courses are free, but the diplomas and certificates are not. So if you are looking to have certificates for your resume, be aware of that before getting started.

19. Upskillist


With 100+ courses to choose from, Upskillist offers a plethora of online courses. They believe it’s never too late to learn, so they make it easy for real qualifications that lead to success.

These online courses included categories like:

  • Health & Wellness

Upskillist starts with a 4-week free trial. Then, you can select one of their premium subscription plans. The cost is $39/mo (for 3 months), $35/mo (for 6 months), and $19/mo (12 months).

Their courses offer certifications and have the bonus of being educator-supported, meaning you can get your questions answered, which is always helpful when navigating online courses.

20. CXL Institute

CXL Institute

CXL Institute offers 100+ online courses covering different topics. The main areas include:

You can pay $249 monthly and get unlimited access to all courses or buy courses individually for $299. All CXL courses come with a Certification and a 7-day money-back guarantee.

All instructors are industry experts and the lessons are carefully crafted to keep learners engaged throughout the course.

Learning a new skill is easier these days with the plethora of online courses available on the Internet. You can go through a course at your own pace and without having to attend a physical class on campus.

Most courses listed above are on-demand and offer lifetime access, meaning that you can follow the course at any time and for as long as you want.

The cost varies per academy and type of course but it’s affordable for most people and less expensive than classroom-based learning.

You can also view our list of the best online courses with certificates to find high-quality online courses that come with a free certification.

Do you know of any great courses or online course providers missing from the list? Let me know in the comments below.

Alex Chris

Alex Chris is a digital marketing consultant, author, and instructor. He has more than 18 years of practical experience with SEO and digital marketing. Alex holds an MSc Degree in eCommerce and has consulted with Fortune 500 companies in different industries. He blogs regularly about SEO and Digital marketing, and his work has been referenced by leading marketing websites. Connect with Alex on Twitter and LinkedIn .

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Thanks for commenting. Yes, they are great online courses to build new skills.

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20+ Best Educational Websites for Kids

Created: April 10, 2024

Last updated: April 12, 2024

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Is it hard for your child to get engaged in studying? Looking for the solution? You’ve come to the right place. 

Here are the right educational websites for kids and teens, with tutors, apps, games, and other activities included. Choose the platform, based on the type, your needs, budget, and user reviews (like Trustpilot, Commonsense).

First, let’s take a look at what types of learning websites exist.

Types of learning websites for children

Major types of kids learning websites are educational video platforms, reading and literacy websites, STEM-focused platforms (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), educational resource websites, and platforms with games. The websites listed below may belong to one specific type or contain several forms of providing educational information.

Top educational websites for kids (paid)

Codewizardshq, mystery science, splashlearn.

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Next, I’ll show you the interface of 20 educational websites for kids, give you a brief info about them, and show user reviews. This way, you can fully evaluate which top sites will be useful for your child or your students if you are a school teacher or tutor.

Type of website: learning math with tutors in an interactive format.

Brighterly is one of the best interactive educational websites for kids. Here, children from 1st to 8th grade (Elementary & Middle-School), can study math with the best tutors.

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The classes are based on the platform’s teaching materials, which have already proven their effectiveness in practice. All lessons are interactive, and each student receives a personalized and unique approach.

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The site itself has a lot of helpful resources for learning math and free Worksheets for children from Pre-K to 8th grade.

Reviews from users (parents/kids):

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The price per lesson can range from $28.

Type of website: STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).

CodeWizardsHQ is one of the best educational websites for kids and teens. This is a leading online coding school for children aged 8-18.

The live coding programs include 12-week classes in Scratch, Python, and Java. Kids can also take accelerated 3-week classes, 1-week camps in Minecraft, Roblox, and Fortnite, and 2-day camps in AI during the summer. They’re Trustpilot’s #1-rated summer camp!

Reviews about best learning websites for kids: user experience with CodeWizardsHQ

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$447 Per Course or 3 payments of $149 per course

Type of website: interactive.

Outschool is a platform that is at the forefront of the best websites for kids learning too. Why? Because there is always something challenging and cool to do for children from 3 years old to teenagers up to 18 years old. Here, you can find something for your child to develop almost any studying skill.

You can enroll your child in Fun Online Clubs. At Outschool, you have the unique opportunity to book classes with different teachers – from experts in Writing, Science, Languages, Arts, etc.

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Reviews about learning sites for kids: Outschool

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Prices range from 9 euros to over 37.

Can vary greatly depending on the class format, type, and timing – One-time class, Ongoing class, Semester course, Short course, etc.

Type of website: STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

One of the next popular kids websites for learning is Mystery Science for children from 5 to 12 years old. Here, you can find entire educational materials that meet the standards and at the same time will be very interesting for your child or your students if you are a teacher.

Reading, writing, math, science, social studies, art, and more will become so adventurous that children will be really enthusiastic about each new piece of information.

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Reviews about learning sites for kids: user experience with Mystery Science

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Homeschool memberships cost $119 and provide: access for a single household until June 30th, 2025; Unlimited access to all lessons and resources on Mystery Science website.

For Schools – $1,495 per school; For Districts – $1,495 per school.

LeapFrog Academy is a website where children from 3 to 6 years old can complete educational exercises and lessons in a game format. The interactive curriculum of the platform contains various activities for developing the child’s knowledge of math, reading, and natural science.

This is where children from preschool to 1st grade can have fun and actively complete problem-solving tasks, develop their creativity and social and emotional skills.

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Reviews about learning sites for kids: user experience with LeapFrog

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1-month free trial available.

Monthly Plan – $7.99

12-Month Plan – $39.99

Type of learning website: STEM/educational video/interactive learning.

BrainPOP is a popular learning platform for children from preschool to 8th grade. Here, you can learn a range of topics in science, math, writing, and history, and 90 English lessons to upgrade your vocabulary and learn grammar rules.

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Source : Brainpop

The BrainPOP platform offers different types of products: BrainPOP Jr., K-3; BrainPOP 3-8; BrainPOP 6-8; BrainPOP ELL. These are various learning formats and programs for different age groups.

Reviews about learning sites for kids: BrainPOP

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Upon request.

Type of website: educational resource.

Brainscape is a platform for children aged 6 and above. Here, you can find and create flashcards and set up a regular practice of a topic.

In Brainscape, users can discover flashcards on math, English, and other topics for primary school students, and resources for teenagers, such as geography, algebra, geometry, and English to prepare for various entrance exams.

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Reviews about learning sites for kids: user experience with Brainscape

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Creating, sharing, and studying your own content here is always free.

Paid plans start at $19 per month and give users access to Unlimited Flashcards, Bookmarked Flashcards, images and sounds, and more.

Type of learning website: interactive.

SplashLearn is one of the best learning websites for kids from preschool to 11 years old where kids can get to know more about science and art. The platform is designed so that students enjoy learning. The advantage is also the student performance analytics, which allows you to summarize and understand which topics, subjects, and problems exist.

Here, you can play games with children to practice math, reading, writing, etc.

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Reviews about learning sites for kids: SplashLearn

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According to Edtech Impact data, the price ranges from $7.99 to $11.99 per month.

Best free educational websites for kids 

Khan academy, safe search kids, national geographic kids, highlights kids, exploratorium, nasa kids’ club, storyline online, bbc bitesize, makemegenius, more about free educational websites for kids.

Type of website: STEM/educational video.

Khan Academy is a free platform for children and teenagers to improve their knowledge of various disciplines. It covers physics, biology, math, history, and more. The learning format comes in watching videos and then taking tests.

Reviews about learning sites for kids: user experience with Khan Academy

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For free. But the site’s representatives are asking for donations of about $12 a month to keep the platform alive.

Safe Search Kids is a website that will help you ensure that your child can safely search for information on the Internet. It is a filtering tool that guides children in a safe direction when searching for valuable learning information.

Search types available on the website – safe search, safe wiki, safe images, safe videos.

Type of learning website: educational video, educational games, interactive.

National Geographic Kids is a website for children aged 5 and above that offers educational games and videos to deepen knowledge mainly on animals and the natural world, and other activities.

Reviews about best learning websites for kids: National Geographic Kids

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Type of learning website: interactive learning/educational games.

Fun Brain is a free platform for children from preschool to 8 years old. Here, you can find such useful activities as reading books, educational videos, a playground, and a math zone.

Reviews about learning sites for kids: user experience with Fun Brain

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Type of learning website: STEM/interactive.

Ology is one of the children’s science sections on the American Museum of Natural History website, which will be interesting for children aged 5 and above. On this website, they can explore all the sections of «ology» (e.g. archaeology, zoology, antipolitics, archeology, etc.). Your kids can learn all these topics through games, reading, coloring books, watching videos, etc.

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Reviews about free educational websites for kids: user experience with Ology

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Type of website : interactive/educational games.

PBS Kids is a platform with educational games, videos, and e-books for children aged 2-6. There, kids can learn about their future school subjects and playfully develop necessary skills.

Here, they dive into science, develop creativity and reading, learn the basics of math, literacy, etc.

For example, here is one of the games from PBS Kids.

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PBS Kids has plenty of exciting stories for children. And here is a small part of the episode with Wild Kratts published on one of the company’s social networks.

Martin forgot to name the baby animals! Can you help? What’s a good name for a baby orangutan? Check out an all-new @WildKratts_TV episode, “No Name Dream” on PBS KIDS. pic.twitter.com/NLRsla2NkF — PBS KIDS (@PBSKIDS) April 5, 2024

You can already see that kids will like it because of the storytelling and humor. What else do these stories give them? The founders of the platform described it perfectly in the intro to Wild Kratts (so you can find out in the description of each story how exactly it will benefit your child):

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Reviews about learning sites for kids: user experience with PBS Kids

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Type of learning website: interactive learning/reading and literacy 

Highlights Kids is a platform where children can gain basic skills and knowledge. For example, in the «Activities» block, you can find easy recipes for cooking that children can make themselves or with your help. 

There is also a «Puzzles» block, which is an ideal tool for developing children’s concentration.

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Other important blocks for children’s education are the «Explore» where you can read the answers to science questions, and ask all essential questions, and the «Listen» block, with awesome podcasts).

Reviews about learning sites for kids: user experience with Highlights Kids

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Type of website: STEM/interactive.

Exploratorium is the online space of the famous science museum. This is an amazing platform that parents and teachers can utilize to teach kids science and art.

You can explore the Exploratorium both online and offline.

On the Exploratorium website, you can discover a lot of valuable content for students and interesting ideas for lessons. There are materials for children of preschool age and above. This website offers a variety of educational resources and interactive activities aimed at exploring science and art.

Also, you can personally visit the famous Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco with your child, or, if you are a teacher, with your students. There are over 600 interactive exhibits with incredible stories that will make children fall in love with art and science.

Reviews about learning sites for kids: Exploratorium

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MetKids is an interactive educational platform for children created by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. This site allows kids to explore the museum’s collections playfully, take virtual tours, watch fascinating educational videos, and complete interactive tasks. With the MetKids platform, children can learn facts about art and history in a fun and engaging format.

Reviews about learning sites for kids: MetKids

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NASA Kids’ Club is a website for space, science, and technology fans. It is perfect for kids up to 4 years old – there are special games for them related to science, technology, engineering, and math. Also, here is a lot of useful information for children and teenagers from 1 to 12 grades. 

The site also opens up many STEM opportunities for students, and there are separate blocks for colleges, universities, and professionals.

Reviews about learning sites for kids: NASA Kids’ Club

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Type of website: reading and literacy.

Storyline Online is a website designed for children from pre-K to 4th grade, aimed at enhancing their reading, writing, communication, critical thinking, and attention skills.

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Here, kids can watch engaging videos where stars and famous actors read interesting and educational books. Among the readers are well-known figures like Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Viola Davis, etc.

Reviews about learning sites for kids: Storyline Online

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Type of learning website: STEM and interactive.

BBC Bitesize is a platform for children aged 3 to 16 that contains educational resources on various educational disciplines. In general, kids can improve their knowledge of math, history, English, etc. This website also has separate blocks with content for teenagers who are at the stage of deciding what profession to choose.

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Type of learning website: STEM/educational video/educational resource.

MakeMeGenius is a website that provides information for kids in the form of videos. There are tests and quizzes to help them learn the material and determine their level of knowledge. Topics that can be improved on this site include environmental science, the human body, animals, plants, chemistry, physics, and general knowledge.

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Type of learning website: educational resource/interactive.

Education is a platform created for children of all different ages – from Pre-K to 8th grade. For each age, there are special worksheets, games, lesson plans, activities, workbooks, exercises, stories, songs, etc. Topics you can learn on this website: math, geometry, data and graphing, word problems, learning English, etc.

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$8 per month with unlimited access to an expanding library of resources, 20k+ engaging and colorful math, social studies, reading, writing worksheets, etc.

Type of learning website: STEM/educational resource.

CK-12 is a free learning platform for children & teenagers from 1st grade to 8th grade. Additionally, you can find separate materials for those in college and for adults. The topics covered by the website can help your children improve their math, science, humanities, and more.

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So, as you can see, this article has a list of educational websites for kids for a child of any age and for any objective. All you have to do is choose. Almost all of them are relevant or have specific materials and activities for children from kindergarten to 8th grade and above. The platform is designed so that students enjoy learning. The advantage is also the student performance analytics, which allows you to summarize and understand which topics, subjects, and problems exist.

Here, you can choose any website with great resources, lessons, and games for improving reading and writing, math, biology, geography, etc. There are platforms where a child can study independently, and on some platforms, lessons are taught by tutors. For example, you can choose Brighterly if your child needs to improve their math skills (from preschool to 8th grade). Lessons are held online, with the best teachers, 1 on 1.

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The University of South Florida (USF) College of Education is once again recognized for its graduate education programs and has climbed five spots to no. 38 for public universities in the 2024 rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report. Several factors are evaluated in ranking the 255 education institutions including faculty credentials, admissions and graduation rates and research activity.

Dr. R. Anthony Rolle, Dean of the College of Education remarked, “The faculty, staff, and students in the USF College of Education – along with its vibrant and innovative instructional, research, and community partners – are quite excited to learn that when U.S. News & World Report compared us to our outstanding peer public colleges of education across the U.S. that USF is ranked #38! And, among all peer colleges of education nationally, we are ranked #48. As dean of this college, I must say that I am extremely proud of the work efforts conducted by all involved. This college is an example for what can happen when a college is mission-focused on creating academic, economic, and social justice service opportunities for all its professional communities.”

The College of Education offers more than 45 masters and doctoral degree programs across numerous areas of study, such as curriculum and instruction, instructional technology, educational leadership, exercise science and school psychology. USF’s graduate education programs prepare students for careers in various settings, including PK-12 teaching, school administration, higher education, educational policy, research and curriculum development. 

Home to seven research institutions, our master’s and doctoral students turn their research into innovation that benefits students, educators, businesses, and the community – both locally and globally.

For more information about the U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Education Programs rankings, visit the U.S. News and World Report website . 

About the USF College of Education: Home to more than 2,600 students and 130 faculty members, the University of South Florida College of Education values high-quality education and excellence in research, teaching and learning. The College of Education is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and its educator preparation programs are fully approved by the Florida Department of Education.

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How can I plan what to eat or drink when I have diabetes?

How can physical activity help manage my diabetes, what can i do to reach or maintain a healthy weight, should i quit smoking, how can i take care of my mental health, clinical trials for healthy living with diabetes.

Healthy living is a way to manage diabetes . To have a healthy lifestyle, take steps now to plan healthy meals and snacks, do physical activities, get enough sleep, and quit smoking or using tobacco products.

Healthy living may help keep your body’s blood pressure , cholesterol , and blood glucose level, also called blood sugar level, in the range your primary health care professional recommends. Your primary health care professional may be a doctor, a physician assistant, or a nurse practitioner. Healthy living may also help prevent or delay health problems  from diabetes that can affect your heart, kidneys, eyes, brain, and other parts of your body.

Making lifestyle changes can be hard, but starting with small changes and building from there may benefit your health. You may want to get help from family, loved ones, friends, and other trusted people in your community. You can also get information from your health care professionals.

What you choose to eat, how much you eat, and when you eat are parts of a meal plan. Having healthy foods and drinks can help keep your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels in the ranges your health care professional recommends. If you have overweight or obesity, a healthy meal plan—along with regular physical activity, getting enough sleep, and other healthy behaviors—may help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. In some cases, health care professionals may also recommend diabetes medicines that may help you lose weight, or weight-loss surgery, also called metabolic and bariatric surgery.

Choose healthy foods and drinks

There is no right or wrong way to choose healthy foods and drinks that may help manage your diabetes. Healthy meal plans for people who have diabetes may include

  • dairy or plant-based dairy products
  • nonstarchy vegetables
  • protein foods
  • whole grains

Try to choose foods that include nutrients such as vitamins, calcium , fiber , and healthy fats . Also try to choose drinks with little or no added sugar , such as tap or bottled water, low-fat or non-fat milk, and unsweetened tea, coffee, or sparkling water.

Try to plan meals and snacks that have fewer

  • foods high in saturated fat
  • foods high in sodium, a mineral found in salt
  • sugary foods , such as cookies and cakes, and sweet drinks, such as soda, juice, flavored coffee, and sports drinks

Your body turns carbohydrates , or carbs, from food into glucose, which can raise your blood glucose level. Some fruits, beans, and starchy vegetables—such as potatoes and corn—have more carbs than other foods. Keep carbs in mind when planning your meals.

You should also limit how much alcohol you drink. If you take insulin  or certain diabetes medicines , drinking alcohol can make your blood glucose level drop too low, which is called hypoglycemia . If you do drink alcohol, be sure to eat food when you drink and remember to check your blood glucose level after drinking. Talk with your health care team about your alcohol-drinking habits.

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Find the best times to eat or drink

Talk with your health care professional or health care team about when you should eat or drink. The best time to have meals and snacks may depend on

  • what medicines you take for diabetes
  • what your level of physical activity or your work schedule is
  • whether you have other health conditions or diseases

Ask your health care team if you should eat before, during, or after physical activity. Some diabetes medicines, such as sulfonylureas  or insulin, may make your blood glucose level drop too low during exercise or if you skip or delay a meal.

Plan how much to eat or drink

You may worry that having diabetes means giving up foods and drinks you enjoy. The good news is you can still have your favorite foods and drinks, but you might need to have them in smaller portions  or enjoy them less often.

For people who have diabetes, carb counting and the plate method are two common ways to plan how much to eat or drink. Talk with your health care professional or health care team to find a method that works for you.

Carb counting

Carbohydrate counting , or carb counting, means planning and keeping track of the amount of carbs you eat and drink in each meal or snack. Not all people with diabetes need to count carbs. However, if you take insulin, counting carbs can help you know how much insulin to take.

Plate method

The plate method helps you control portion sizes  without counting and measuring. This method divides a 9-inch plate into the following three sections to help you choose the types and amounts of foods to eat for each meal.

  • Nonstarchy vegetables—such as leafy greens, peppers, carrots, or green beans—should make up half of your plate.
  • Carb foods that are high in fiber—such as brown rice, whole grains, beans, or fruits—should make up one-quarter of your plate.
  • Protein foods—such as lean meats, fish, dairy, or tofu or other soy products—should make up one quarter of your plate.

If you are not taking insulin, you may not need to count carbs when using the plate method.

Plate method, with half of the circular plate filled with nonstarchy vegetables; one fourth of the plate showing carbohydrate foods, including fruits; and one fourth of the plate showing protein foods. A glass filled with water, or another zero-calorie drink, is on the side.

Work with your health care team to create a meal plan that works for you. You may want to have a diabetes educator  or a registered dietitian  on your team. A registered dietitian can provide medical nutrition therapy , which includes counseling to help you create and follow a meal plan. Your health care team may be able to recommend other resources, such as a healthy lifestyle coach, to help you with making changes. Ask your health care team or your insurance company if your benefits include medical nutrition therapy or other diabetes care resources.

Talk with your health care professional before taking dietary supplements

There is no clear proof that specific foods, herbs, spices, or dietary supplements —such as vitamins or minerals—can help manage diabetes. Your health care professional may ask you to take vitamins or minerals if you can’t get enough from foods. Talk with your health care professional before you take any supplements, because some may cause side effects or affect how well your diabetes medicines work.

Research shows that regular physical activity helps people manage their diabetes and stay healthy. Benefits of physical activity may include

  • lower blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels
  • better heart health
  • healthier weight
  • better mood and sleep
  • better balance and memory

Talk with your health care professional before starting a new physical activity or changing how much physical activity you do. They may suggest types of activities based on your ability, schedule, meal plan, interests, and diabetes medicines. Your health care professional may also tell you the best times of day to be active or what to do if your blood glucose level goes out of the range recommended for you.

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Do different types of physical activity

People with diabetes can be active, even if they take insulin or use technology such as insulin pumps .

Try to do different kinds of activities . While being more active may have more health benefits, any physical activity is better than none. Start slowly with activities you enjoy. You may be able to change your level of effort and try other activities over time. Having a friend or family member join you may help you stick to your routine.

The physical activities you do may need to be different if you are age 65 or older , are pregnant , or have a disability or health condition . Physical activities may also need to be different for children and teens . Ask your health care professional or health care team about activities that are safe for you.

Aerobic activities

Aerobic activities make you breathe harder and make your heart beat faster. You can try walking, dancing, wheelchair rolling, or swimming. Most adults should try to get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week. Aim to do 30 minutes a day on most days of the week. You don’t have to do all 30 minutes at one time. You can break up physical activity into small amounts during your day and still get the benefit. 1

Strength training or resistance training

Strength training or resistance training may make your muscles and bones stronger. You can try lifting weights or doing other exercises such as wall pushups or arm raises. Try to do this kind of training two times a week. 1

Balance and stretching activities

Balance and stretching activities may help you move better and have stronger muscles and bones. You may want to try standing on one leg or stretching your legs when sitting on the floor. Try to do these kinds of activities two or three times a week. 1

Some activities that need balance may be unsafe for people with nerve damage or vision problems caused by diabetes. Ask your health care professional or health care team about activities that are safe for you.

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Stay safe during physical activity

Staying safe during physical activity is important. Here are some tips to keep in mind.

Drink liquids

Drinking liquids helps prevent dehydration , or the loss of too much water in your body. Drinking water is a way to stay hydrated. Sports drinks often have a lot of sugar and calories , and you don’t need them for most moderate physical activities.

Avoid low blood glucose

Check your blood glucose level before, during, and right after physical activity. Physical activity often lowers the level of glucose in your blood. Low blood glucose levels may last for hours or days after physical activity. You are most likely to have low blood glucose if you take insulin or some other diabetes medicines, such as sulfonylureas.

Ask your health care professional if you should take less insulin or eat carbs before, during, or after physical activity. Low blood glucose can be a serious medical emergency that must be treated right away. Take steps to protect yourself. You can learn how to treat low blood glucose , let other people know what to do if you need help, and use a medical alert bracelet.

Avoid high blood glucose and ketoacidosis

Taking less insulin before physical activity may help prevent low blood glucose, but it may also make you more likely to have high blood glucose. If your body does not have enough insulin, it can’t use glucose as a source of energy and will use fat instead. When your body uses fat for energy, your body makes chemicals called ketones .

High levels of ketones in your blood can lead to a condition called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) . DKA is a medical emergency that should be treated right away. DKA is most common in people with type 1 diabetes . Occasionally, DKA may affect people with type 2 diabetes  who have lost their ability to produce insulin. Ask your health care professional how much insulin you should take before physical activity, whether you need to test your urine for ketones, and what level of ketones is dangerous for you.

Take care of your feet

People with diabetes may have problems with their feet because high blood glucose levels can damage blood vessels and nerves. To help prevent foot problems, wear comfortable and supportive shoes and take care of your feet  before, during, and after physical activity.

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If you have diabetes, managing your weight  may bring you several health benefits. Ask your health care professional or health care team if you are at a healthy weight  or if you should try to lose weight.

If you are an adult with overweight or obesity, work with your health care team to create a weight-loss plan. Losing 5% to 7% of your current weight may help you prevent or improve some health problems  and manage your blood glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure levels. 2 If you are worried about your child’s weight  and they have diabetes, talk with their health care professional before your child starts a new weight-loss plan.

You may be able to reach and maintain a healthy weight by

  • following a healthy meal plan
  • consuming fewer calories
  • being physically active
  • getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night 3

If you have type 2 diabetes, your health care professional may recommend diabetes medicines that may help you lose weight.

Online tools such as the Body Weight Planner  may help you create eating and physical activity plans. You may want to talk with your health care professional about other options for managing your weight, including joining a weight-loss program  that can provide helpful information, support, and behavioral or lifestyle counseling. These options may have a cost, so make sure to check the details of the programs.

Your health care professional may recommend weight-loss surgery  if you aren’t able to reach a healthy weight with meal planning, physical activity, and taking diabetes medicines that help with weight loss.

If you are pregnant , trying to lose weight may not be healthy. However, you should ask your health care professional whether it makes sense to monitor or limit your weight gain during pregnancy.

Both diabetes and smoking —including using tobacco products and e-cigarettes—cause your blood vessels to narrow. Both diabetes and smoking increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke , nerve damage , kidney disease , eye disease , or amputation . Secondhand smoke can also affect the health of your family or others who live with you.

If you smoke or use other tobacco products, stop. Ask for help . You don’t have to do it alone.

Feeling stressed, sad, or angry can be common for people with diabetes. Managing diabetes or learning to cope with new information about your health can be hard. People with chronic illnesses such as diabetes may develop anxiety or other mental health conditions .

Learn healthy ways to lower your stress , and ask for help from your health care team or a mental health professional. While it may be uncomfortable to talk about your feelings, finding a health care professional whom you trust and want to talk with may help you

  • lower your feelings of stress, depression, or anxiety
  • manage problems sleeping or remembering things
  • see how diabetes affects your family, school, work, or financial situation

Ask your health care team for mental health resources for people with diabetes.

Sleeping too much or too little may raise your blood glucose levels. Your sleep habits may also affect your mental health and vice versa. People with diabetes and overweight or obesity can also have other health conditions that affect sleep, such as sleep apnea , which can raise your blood pressure and risk of heart disease.

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NIDDK conducts and supports clinical trials in many diseases and conditions, including diabetes. The trials look to find new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease and improve quality of life.

What are clinical trials for healthy living with diabetes?

Clinical trials—and other types of clinical studies —are part of medical research and involve people like you. When you volunteer to take part in a clinical study, you help health care professionals and researchers learn more about disease and improve health care for people in the future.

Researchers are studying many aspects of healthy living for people with diabetes, such as

  • how changing when you eat may affect body weight and metabolism
  • how less access to healthy foods may affect diabetes management, other health problems, and risk of dying
  • whether low-carbohydrate meal plans can help lower blood glucose levels
  • which diabetes medicines are more likely to help people lose weight

Find out if clinical trials are right for you .

Watch a video of NIDDK Director Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers explaining the importance of participating in clinical trials.

What clinical trials for healthy living with diabetes are looking for participants?

You can view a filtered list of clinical studies on healthy living with diabetes that are federally funded, open, and recruiting at www.ClinicalTrials.gov . You can expand or narrow the list to include clinical studies from industry, universities, and individuals; however, the National Institutes of Health does not review these studies and cannot ensure they are safe for you. Always talk with your primary health care professional before you participate in a clinical study.

This content is provided as a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. NIDDK translates and disseminates research findings to increase knowledge and understanding about health and disease among patients, health professionals, and the public. Content produced by NIDDK is carefully reviewed by NIDDK scientists and other experts.

NIDDK would like to thank: Elizabeth M. Venditti, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Acting Secretary of Labor Su, Secretary of Education Cardona visited Nevada to discuss importance of ‘Good Jobs’ in education

WASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona traveled to Nevada April 3-4, 2024, to stress the importance of good jobs and the need for high-quality and affordable pathways into teaching to address the shortage of U.S. educators.

During the visit, the departments of Labor and Education announced efforts to expand pathways into teaching while increasing pay and strengthening working conditions for those in early childhood, K-12 and higher education. The secretaries highlighted the Biden-Harris administration’s “Good Jobs Initiative,” a national call to whole-of-government action to help shore up access to and retain good jobs to support a thriving economy that benefits the nation.

The trip’s media coverage included the following:

Las Vegas teacher hopes her story from substitute to full-time teacher encourages others

By Jaewon Jung | April 4, 2024 (KTNV ABC)

“On Thursday, U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visited Dearing Elementary to talk about how apprenticeship programs, like the one at UNLV, are making a difference across the country.

‘Registered Apprenticeship programs are one way to pull from all communities to get these good jobs,’ Su said. ‘Because COVID was so difficult for many professions, but certainly for this one, we're seeing a need to focus on retention and a need to focus on recruitment’.”

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su visit Reno

By Maria Palma| April 4, 2024 (KUNR Public Radio)

“‘The result that we’re seeing in Washoe County, the 20 percent pay increase, the other conditions that we talked about today… compensation for prep time, opportunities for advancement. All of those came about because the parties negotiated for it at the bargaining table. And President Biden is a big believer in the collective bargaining process,’ Su said.”

U.S. Secretaries’ Reno Stop Highlights Educator Needs in Nevada

By Joah Meny | April 3, 2024 (KTVN CBS) 

“The U.S. Secretaries of Education and Labor visited Reno on Wednesday to highlight the Biden administration's efforts to expand high-quality and affordable pathways to teaching, as well as increasing pay and strengthening working conditions across early childhood, K-12 and higher education.

‘Jobs need to be better to attract workers in that environment, and we know that like the country, Nevada has had issues with teacher retention. Some of that is with teacher pay. President Biden has been really clear that teachers need to be paid more, and some of it is making sure workers have a real voice in their jobs, said U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su.” 

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England has some of the highest quality childcare provision in the world, with 96% of early years settings rated by Ofsted as good or outstanding. But we recognise that childcare is also one of the biggest costs facing working families today.  

That’s why we’re making the biggest investment by a UK government into childcare in history, doubling the amount we expect to spend over the next few years from around £4 billion to around £8 billion each year.  

By September 2025, working parents will be able to claim 30 hours of government-funded childcare a week, over 38 weeks of the year, all the way through from nine months up to their child starting school.

The scheme is already being rolled out, with more families able to sign up for the support than ever before.

When does the 30 hours free childcare start?  

The increased offer will be rolled out in stages to allow childcare providers time to be able to implement the changes, making sure the places that are needed are available across the country when the offers are introduced.

  • Eligible working parents of 2-year-olds are now able to access 15 hours childcare . Eligible working parents of 3- and 4-year-olds are also able to access 30 hours of government-funded childcare.
  • From  September 2024 , 15 hours childcare support will be extended to eligible working parents with a child from 9-months-old.
  • From  September 2025 , support will reach 30 hours for eligible working parents with a child from 9-months-old up to school age.

These hours can be used over 38 weeks of the year during school term time, or up to 52 weeks if you use fewer than your total hours per week.

You can start using the entitlements from the term after you apply. These terms begin on 1 January, 1 April and 1 September.

Applications are now open for eligible working parents whose children will be 2 or older by the 31 August to receive 15 hours childcare, starting from September 2024.

And from 12 May, eligible working parents whose children will be aged between 9- and 23-months old on 31st August, can apply to receive 15 hours childcare starting from September 2024.

Why won’t this be available until 2025?  

This is a massive expansion in the offer and will take some time to implement and rollout.

The staggered approach will give childminders and nurseries time to prepare for the changes, ensuring there are enough places ready to meet demand.

The government is supporting with this, with a range of new initiatives to boost the workforce, including a national recruitment campaign and a £1,000 cash incentive pilot to encourage new staff into the sector.

How else is the government supporting nurseries and childminders?   

Nurseries are set to receive a £204 million cash boost as part of the government’s promise to deliver the largest ever investment in childcare.

Every area across the country is getting a share of the government funding which childcare providers can use to ease cost pressures such as staffing costs, training and bills.

Funding rates per child paid from September will increase from an average of £5.29 to £5.62 for 3 and 4-year-olds, and from an average of £6.00 to £7.95 for 2-year-olds.

All local authorities have started to receive their share of £289 million in funding to support their delivery of the programme, with parents expected to see an expansion in the availability of wraparound care from September 2024.

How will this make childcare cheaper?  

Nurseries are not allowed to charge top-up fees when providing the free hours offers, and that won’t change as these are expanded.

Some providers may ask for charges in addition to the government-funded childcare, such as meals. You can find more information the  Childcare Choices  website.

And of course, parents will be paying for far fewer hours in the future.

What do you mean when you say free childcare is for ‘working’ parents?  

Working parents who individually earn more than £9,518 (from April 2024) but less than £100,000 per year are eligible.

If you’re in a couple, the rules apply to both of you, so you must both earn at least £9,518 and neither one of you can earn more than £100,000 adjusted net income.

There’s more information available on the exact criteria on the  Childcare Choices  website, for example if you work irregular hours.

Who is eligible for free childcare now?  

Eligible working parents of 3- and 4-year-olds already get 30 hours a week of government-funded childcare.

Eligible working parents of 2-year-olds are also now able to access 15 hours  childcare  support.

What childcare support is available for people on Universal Credit?   

Parents on  Universal Credit  are set to get further support too.

The amount parents are able to claim from Universal Credit to cover childcare costs is  £951 a month for one child, and £1,630 for two children.

Parents can receive DWP support to cover their costs upfront, making it easier for them to get a job or increase their hours. This eases parents into the childcare costs payment cycle.

What other Government childcare support is there?  

Local authorities and schools will be given more funding for what’s known as “wraparound care”, so that parents of school-age children can access childcare in their local area from 8am – 6pm.

This could include provision of activities that fall outside of school hours, via things like  breakfast clubs  and after-school clubs.

The funding worth up to £289 million will enable schools to test different ways to increase their wraparound options, including working with local private providers or partnering with other schools.

This will be rolled out in September 2024, and we expect that by September 2026, all parents will be able to access wraparound care, either from their school or other provider.

Parents can also get up to £500 every three months (up to £2,000 a year) for each child to help with the cost of childcare, or up to £1,000 every three months (up to £4,000 a year) if a child is disabled, with Tax-Free Childcare. You can find out more about the scheme on  Gov.uk . Parents may also be able to claim back up to 85% of their wraparound childcare costs if they are eligible for  Universal Credit .

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What to Know About Biden’s New Student Debt Relief Plan

The proposal would affect nearly 30 million people and would target groups that have had hardships in repaying their loans.

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Biden Announces New Plan for Student Debt Relief

President biden announced a large-scale effort to help pay off federal student loans for more than 20 million borrowers..

Today, I’m proud to announce five major actions to continue to relieve student debt for more than 30 million Americans since I started my administration. And starting this fall, we plan to deliver up to $20,000 in interest relief to over 20 million borrowers and full forgiveness for millions more. [applause] I will never stop to deliver student debt relief and hardworking Americans. And it’s only in the interest of America that we do it. And again, it’s for the good of our economy that’s growing stronger and stronger, and it is, by freeing millions of Americans from this crushing debt of student debt. It means they can finally get on with their lives instead of being put — their lives being put on hold.

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By Erica L. Green

Reporting from Washington

President Biden released details on Monday of his new student loan debt forgiveness plan for nearly 30 million borrowers.

The proposal still needs to be finalized and will have to withstand expected legal challenges, like the ones that doomed Mr. Biden’s first attempt to wipe out student debt on a large scale last year.

Biden administration officials said they could begin handing out some of the debt relief — including the canceling of up to $20,000 in interest — as soon as this fall if the new effort moves forward after the required, monthslong comment period.

Here’s what is known so far about the program:

Who would benefit from the new plan?

The plan would reduce payments for 25 million borrowers and erase all debt for more than four million Americans. Altogether, 10 million borrowers would see debt relief of $5,000 or more, officials said.

The groups affected include:

— Borrowers whose loan balances have ballooned because of interest would have up to $20,000 of their interest balance canceled. The plan would waive the entire interest balance for borrowers considered “low- and middle-income” who are enrolled in the administration’s income-driven repayment plans.

The interest forgiveness would be a one-time benefit, but would be the largest relief valve in the plan. The administration estimates that of the 25 million borrowers that could see relief under this waiver, 23 million would see their entire interest balance wiped out.

— Borrowers who are eligible for, but have not yet applied for, loan forgiveness under existing programs like Public Service Loan Forgiveness or the administration’s new repayment program, called SAVE, would have their debts automatically canceled.

— Borrowers with undergraduate student debt who started repaying their loans more than 20 years ago, and graduate students who started paying their debt 25 or more years ago, would have their debts canceled.

— Borrowers who enrolled in programs or colleges that lost federal funding because they cheated or defrauded students would have their debts waived. Students who attended institutions or programs that left them with mounds of debt but bleak earning or job prospects would also be eligible for relief.

— Borrowers who are experiencing “hardship” paying back their loans because of medical or child care costs would also be eligible for some type of relief. The administration has not yet determined how these borrowers would be identified, but is considering automatic forgiveness for those at risk of defaulting.

How is this different from the last plan?

Mr. Biden initially tried to grant $400 billion in debt relief for 40 million borrowers by using the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003, or HEROES Act, which the administration argued allowed the government to waive student debt during a national emergency like the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Supreme Court blocked that move , saying that Mr. Biden had exceeded his authority.

The new plan would forgive some or all loan debt for nearly 30 million borrowers under the Higher Education Act, the federal law that regulates student loan and grant programs. By targeting specific groups of borrowers — instead of offering broad loan forgiveness — the administration believes it can act within the narrower confines of that law.

The Biden administration said lawyers for the White House and the Education Department studied last year’s Supreme Court ruling and designed the new program to make sure it did not violate the principles laid out by the justices.

Still, there could be questions about whether the borrowers under the latest plan would be considered “limited,” as the Supreme Court said the Higher Education Act requires, or whether the administration again overstepped its authority.

What’s the timeline?

The new plan still needs to be published in the Federal Register, which then will start a monthslong public comment period. Administration officials have said they hoped some of the provisions would begin going into effect in “early fall.”

That could leave the debt relief plan unresolved as voters go to the polls in November to choose between Mr. Biden and former President Donald J. Trump.

But Biden campaign officials hope the latest effort will help rally voters who were sorely disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision last year.

Erica L. Green is a White House correspondent, covering President Biden and his administration. More about Erica L. Green


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