These are all based on interests I’ve personally had over the past few months, so obviously there are going to be lots of gaps where whole subjects are ignored entirely. So if you have a website you know of, please mention it and I’ll add it here! (Mind you, I'll only include FREE stuff. Poor college students and all. )
The categories are a little wobbly right now, but they’ll probably get straightened out eventually. (And if you find a problem with one of the links, please let me know!)
BBC Website: Loads of gems here. Surf around a bit, you'll find a lot.
Free Video Lectures: Provides video lectures on a large number of topics, no registration required. I've poked around a bit and I think I'm in love. Good quality stuff.
Annenberg Media: Covers the following topics: Arts, Education, Education Reform, Foreign Language, Literature and Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and History. The free ones are identifiable by a little icon with the letters “VoD” in it.
ARC LINKS: There’s everything from computer programming to careers to ecology.
Free-Ed.Net: A few at random: Accounting & Bookkeeping, Anthropology, Meteorology, C++, Spanish.
Tufts OpenCourseWare: Mostly science-related courses, but a few that are not. Lots of medicine-related stuff, some physics, and some public relations ones.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence: Again, there’s a huge variety. Large focus on the US when it comes to the history and government courses, but there are some World Studies ones as well.
Free Science and Video Lectures Online: Programming, maths, engineering, history, psychology, physics, chemistry and biology...
The Open University: Arts and History, Business and Management, Education, Health and Lifestyle, IT and Computing, Mathematics and Statistics, Modern Languages, Science and Nature, Society, Study Skills, Technology, and various How To subjects.
MIT World: Videos are free and on-demand. Some very interesting topics are discussed on top of covering the usual stuff.
OpenCourseWare Projects: Links to other schools that provide online material.
Webcast Courses from Berkeley: Provides mp3s and/or videos for most of its courses.
World Lecture Hall: Huuuge number of subjects covered. Some just link to class information, but by using the sorting tool, you can make it only show you video results or audio or just the course notes.
WGBH Forum Network: Tons of online video lectures available, things can get really interesting here.
Astronomy NZ: Information about the southern night sky, lastest astronomy news, Stonehenge-Aotearoa, Maori astronomy, Phoenix Astronomical Society, AstroShop and more.
Journey Through the Galaxy: This is a "mini-net" of pages that explores our solar system, stars, extra-solar planets, the theories about the past and future of the universe, and human exploration of space.
Constellations: This provides very detailed histories of what the constellations are supposed to represent, as well as the individual stars that comprise them. I’m calling this astronomy not only due to the technical details it provides, but also because it’s not asking you to believe your hair will catch fire every time one thing or another is in conjunction with something else.
Gravity Simulator: This is a program download that is unimaginably entertaining. You can use it to set up your own solar system and the like. Then you speed time up and watch things go haywire based on the coordinates you’ve set. There are also some neat demonstrations that come with it that let you watch the moon forming and whatnot. Very cool.
Space Audio: Listen to the sound of lightning in Saturn’s atmosphere, the earth “whistling”, and more. Really amazing.
Bioimages: Wonderful site that lets you select a particular ecoregion (USA only, sorry) and it'll show you the conservation status, all the native animals and plants, etc. Even if you’re not interested in the status of US biomes, there are loads of other fascinating things. Lots of pictures, explanations, and more. My own area is in the Wasatch and Unita Montane Forests ecoregion. With 303 native animal species listed!
Biology 1114: Streaming biology video lectures. Good for review.
Comparative Physiology: Streaming video lectures on said topic.
Discover Life – Identification Guides and More: Very useful site for figuring out what kind of plant, animal, or fungi you’re dealing with based on the data you input. Lots of interesting information too.
Wintner Organic Chemistry: Video lectures for organic chem.
Biology Web Sites: List of Biology-related websites.
Cool Math: Puts math into more…understandable terms. From basic math up to pre-calculus. I need this website a lot. Also, there are problem-generators for many of the sections, which help you get familiar with the process of solving things.
Math Magic: Fun little tricks and shortcuts for solving some basic math problems. It’ll show you how you can divide 92000 by 5 in your head in no time flat. It’s kinda cool how these shortcuts work – almost makes math interesting for a moment.
WannaLearn Mathematics: List of websites, one or two of which I think I’ve mentioned before. Looks like basic to advanced math is covered.
EpistemeLinks: Massive list of links to philosophy sites across the internet. Good organization, easy to navigate, and it looks like they have a sense of humor too. Always nice to see that.
Irish Bouzouki Video Lessons: Video lessons for how to play the bouzouki. Free. The videos were having difficulty loading when I first tried them, but the website may be having a bad day. I'll check back on this.
Violin Masterclass: Free guides and videos for those who wish to learn to play the violin or improve techniques. Registration is free, but there is a guest access available as well.
Languagehat: Not only a great resource for discovering different languages, but also for appreciating langauge itself and its everchanging ways. Many interesting tidbits, tales, and histories await.
Icelandic Online: Its courses are free. It looks like it requires registration, but nothing terribly complicated and again, all free. Plus there is a handy little demo available for navigating the site.
Learn German: Good website, I use it all the time now that I've decided to relearn it all. Good format, and handy quizzes to help track your progress.
Latin-English Dictionary: Well...if you want to make up your own Harry Potter spells. You'd have a hard time learning the language itself, but it is a good supplementary website outside of basic lessons.
Free Online Language Courses: Dozens of languages here...links you to free lessons on the web.
Transparent Language's BYKI Express -- free program that uses (in my opinon) a nicely effective audio flashcard system that will help you remember important words and phrases. Many, many languages available and you can download as many languages as you want. There are also word lists that users have submitted. Downside (with both the Express and as far as I can tell, the paid version too) is that it is not very heavy on grammar acquisition. Handy for those that are planning on traveling to a foreign country soon or are simply curious about different languages.
LibriVox: Free AUDIOBOOKS -- all books are those that are in the public domain. Read by volunteers.
Page By Page Books: Hundreds of classical books online, all free.
Free Novels Online and Free Online Cyberbooks: Novels that have been promoted online only, presented free here in html or downloadable file.
The Free Library: News, magazines, journals, reference articles, and classical books.
Bookyards Library of the World: A web portal in which books, education materials, information, and content will be freely to anyone who has an internet connection.
Family Search: Also free.
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites: Links to hundreds of sites to help with your search.
Wilderness Survival Skills
Foraging Pictures: Pictures of edible/inedible and medicinal wild plants.
Survival IQ: Loads of articles for how to better survive if you’re caught in the wild. How to find food and water, build shelters and tools, etc.
Wildwood Survival: More tips and tutorials.
Plants For A Future: Not necessarily about survival, but a really good resource for the uses of thousands of plants.
Jay is Games: Huge collection of games, ranging from classics to recent downloads. Also offers reviews and game walk-throughs.
Orisinal: More games! Lots of fun stuff, and the layout is really neat.
Look At This: "Bringing you the best and the worst of the Inter-Web,and other stuff with a "Newcastle" theme." Contains not only educational articles, but also games, fun videos, and every strange, amusing thing you can think of. I think I'm in love.
"Your room...it's CLEAN!!!"
"I prayed to God...and...it happened...but...where's my million dollars and horse!? Damn it!"