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11 Online Learning websites that you should check out

Planning start something new in this year? You can start to learn online now. Online education is gaining popularity over the last few years, as it should.

I have tried few of them last year and will share my experience with them in this post. Since I am a software developer we are going to focus on the materials related to it.

So, here is a list of 15 sites that you should visit before you make you make your choice. I have not used much on all of them, but worth a spending some time.

The italic  text below the title are taken from the respective sites. The order of names are arbitrary and does not carry any significance.

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0. JCG Academy

Kick-start your programming projects


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1. MIT’s OpenCourseWare

OCW makes the materials used in the teaching of MIT’s subjects available on the Web.

2. Coursera

We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.

3. Khan Academy

Learn almost anything for free

4. Google Developers

5. Code Academy

6. Code School

Code School teaches web technologies in the comfort of your browser with video lessons, coding challenges, and screencasts.

7. LearnStreet

Whether you are completely new to coding or a developer looking to learn a new language, LearnStreet courses make it engaging and fun to create with code. Our interactive courses are designed to help you learn by actually writing real code and getting immediate feedback.

8. wibit.net

WiBit.net is a video tutorial web site offering cutting edge programming and computer tutorials. We specialize in focused and linear content. WiBit is a great place to start learning how to program, or to pick up new skills even if you’ve been at it a while.

9. Interview street

Solve interesting challenges and also get connected to amazing tech companies if you are interested. Join in to be among the elite group of talent in the world.

10. PeepCode

Specialize in screencast tutorials for professional web developers and designers. Learn advanced Ruby, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, Node, Git, Design, and connect with developers you admire in our popular Play by Play series.

11. P2PU.org

At P2PU, people work together to learn a particular topic by completing tasks, assessing individual and group work, and providing constructive feedback.

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Related articles on the web:

  1. http://mashable.com/2011/05/07/learn-to-code-online/
  2. http://thenextweb.com/dd/2012/10/21/so-you-want-to-be-a-programmer-huh-heres-25-ways-to-learn-online/
  3. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/learn-code-10-free-fantastic-online-resources-hone-skills/
  4. http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/21/5-ways-to-learn-code-from-the-comfort-of-your-own-browser/
  5. http://thenextweb.com/dd/2012/01/21/7-ways-to-start-learning-how-to-code-right-now-for-free/

Reference: 11 Online Learning websites that you should check out from our JCG partner Manu PK at the The Object Oriented Life blog.

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34 Responses to "11 Online Learning websites that you should check out"

  1. asdf says:

    So, what happened to sites 8-11?

  2. Shreya says:

    Learnstreet is amazing to start wit!!

  3. Tautvydas Misiunas says:

    No Udacity.com? this does not seem right…

  4. Great List and thanks for Code School mention…

  5. InformED says:

    Great start to a list. There are lots more that are available however. We have an article that lists 50 – some of the ones listed above are on our list as well. http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/features/free-online-courses-50-sites-to-get-educated-for-free/

  6. sumit kher says:

    I am basically not a programmer and I am comparatively new to Java technology , so I was wondering what all topics should be covered up if i have to start java from the start and has any one

    studied or got any info regarding this 6 week java training online course http://www.wiziq.com/course/12145-the-6-week-complete-java-primer-with-training-certificate and should we also have knowledge of C language before we further move on to Advance Java topics??

    • SWAroop says:

      Jasssholes like you misguide people. bloody indians..trying to create interest in a fake website charging people 90$ for courses that are available for free.

  7. rajesh says:

    recently, I heard about a website named Tyoosis for online learning.

  8. Othlon says:

    Codecademy.com doesn’t teach Java I wonder why it’s on your list!

    That aside, I’ve used it a lot and it is a rather spiffing and fun way to learn scripting languages :)

  9. Sanjeev says:

    WIZIQ is doing a great work in Java Training. It provides complete java training in 60 Hours.

  10. Nice list, thanks a lot for sharing. Greetings!!!!!

  11. chinmay says:

    I am an E&C Engineer but wanna start learning JAVA. Not sure how to go about it. Some of these websites i checked out, offer free courses on JAVASCRIPT. Any Suggestions??

  12. Rajesh M says:

    You missed out Programmr ( http://www.programmr.com )

    Has over 1000+ interactive Java exercises for free ..

  13. very nice. for more java examples visit java2novice.com site

  14. Arpitha Bharadwaj says:

    you have the best collection of the sites which is more helpful and thanks for sharing.
    best android training institute in bangalore

  15. Charles Lamar says:

    I like the list, but I would add LearnToProgram.tv to the list. I think they have a great selection of coding and programming courses.

  16. David P says:

    It’s 2014. Java hasn’t been relevant since 2004.

    • Kyle says:

      I can only assume you’re a troll or just extraordinarily ignorant. Java has regularly been in the top 5 most desired programing languages. Java will probably always be in high demand given it’s versatility, especially now with Android development.

  17. Aleksandra says:

    I like your selection. Most of them are really top leading and offer quality education. One might want to check this article and expand the knowledge in this area http://www.onlinecultus.com/free-education-online-resources/

  18. rahul says:

    amazing! i have some knowledge in java as i attended a local certification classses. im still struggling to learn java web development. hopefully these website will teach me to lean! :)

  19. Your article is really more informative. i attended the classes and searched more eBooks to learn web designing, i finally found your article. PeepCode is good website, have a complete note about the web designing.thank you for your article. keep on writing.

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