Learner Support - Resource Page

Resources to help online learners ......

There are now a considerable number of websites offering online learner support such as forums, social networking etc that extend beyond the usual Open Courseware (OCW) format of pre-recorded lectures or notes. Online Learning Events, notably Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are covered in the MOOC Resource Page.

Other Resources

  • Class Central - list of free online courses by Stanford, MIT, Harvard, etc. offered via Coursera, Udacity, edX, Venture Lab, & others
  • SkilledUp, 850+ Free Courses and Resources - organized into key subject areas, including Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Literature, History, Economics, Computer Science, Engineering, Philosophy, Political Science and Psychology
  • This list by Jane Hart (Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies), has been compiled from the votes of over 2,000 learning professionals worldwide.
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  • Becoming a Professional Scholar from Connexions is aimed at graduate students in graduate school but there is plenty information of interest to the independent learner.
  • Develop Skills for Tertiary Study, WikiEducator - quite a comprehensive treatment of study skills for Higher Education. Includes: Setting Personal Learning Goals, Time Management, Learning Styles,Note Taking, Reading Skills, Memory Techniques, Exam Preparation, Literature review, Research Report
  • Digital Scholarship (UK) - portal to a collection of Open Educational Resources (OERs) accessed from repositories and institutions around the world; provided free by their authors under Creative Commons for educational purposes; all resources reviewed and selected to ensure genuine open access and high quality appropriate for students wishing to prepare for research degrees

  • Edupunks’ Guide to a DIY Credential - freely available followup to Anya Kamenetz's 2010 book, DIY U, includes step-by-step instructions on basic skills needed to embark on a DIY educational path
  • Educational Networking - listing of social networks used in educational environments or for educational purposes

    The Edupunks' Guide to a DIY Credential by Smashwords

  • Study Guides and Strategies Website - comprehensive guides in many languages: Time, stress and project management, Problem solving, Studying/learning with others and in the classroom, Thinking/memorizing, Test preparation, Writing, vocabulary and spelling, Research and reading, Math and science, Bibliographies, Teaching/curriculum
  • An excellent presentation by Scott Leslie of BCcampus - best viewed full screen on slideshare but don't forget the speaker's notes for some slides.
  • ’Crash Course’ on Web 2.0 for Learning and Teaching - by Zaid Alsagoff: "This presentation and site provides all the resources shared during the 'Social Media & Web 2.0 for Learning' workshop (I facilitate), which focuses on several of the most essential learning tools that we can use to facilitate learning and build an effective personal learning environment and network."
  • Wikipedia, Networked learning - 'process of developing and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way so as to support one another's learning'
  • CollegeDegree.com - 100 Extensive University Libraries from Around the World that Anyone Can Access
  • Scoop.it, Networked Learning - Learning Networks - “Anything on matters of networked learning and more”; Curated by Peter B. Sloep
  • Wales University (UK), Past Examination Papers - Computer Science Education, English, European Languages, History and Welsh History, Information Studies, Biological Sciences, Geography and Earth Sciences, Maths and Physics, Rural Sciences, International Politics, Law and Criminology, Modern Welsh Studies, Art, Management and Business, Sports Science, Theatre Film and Television Studies, Welsh