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11 Online Learning websites to learn how to code and more!

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 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.

Editor’s Note: The list is continuously updated as more sites come live and as some of them get closed down

1. JCG Courses

Kick-start your programming projects

We recently made the content publicly and freely available, so that it can reach and help out more people. You will be able to find the courses free of charge here.


JCG Courses

2. Udemy

We’re the world’s online learning marketplace, where 8 million+ students are taking courses in everything from programming to yoga to photography–and much, much more. Each of our 32,000+ courses is taught by an expert instructor, and every course is available on-demand, so students can learn at their own pace, on their own time, and on any device.



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3. Skillshare

We believe that everyone is creative, and that giving people tools to harness their creative power has the potential to change lives for the better. Not creativity defined as an artist but creativity defined as a mindset, as a mental toolkit, as a set of building blocks, as a way of solving problems, and as a means to live a more interesting life. That’s why our mission is to unlock the world’s creativity.



4. Treehouse

Achieve your dreams and change the world. Learn from over 1000 videos created by expert teachers on web design, coding, business, and much more. Our library is continually refreshed with the latest on web technology so you’ll never fall behind.



5. Pluralsight

Today, we’ve grown to more than 600 authors and 3,000 courses (and counting). We’re making professional training accessible for people around the world, and we can’t get enough of it.



6. MIT’s OpenCourseWare

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.

MIT's OpenCourseWare

MIT’s OpenCourseWare

7. Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy

8. Google Developers

9. Code Academy

10. Code School

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

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.

Do you have any other to suggest? Let us know in the comments!

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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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So, what happened to sites 8-11?


Learnstreet is amazing to start wit!!

Tautvydas Misiunas

No Udacity.com? this does not seem right…

Mark Krupinski

Great List and thanks for Code School mention…


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/

sumit kher

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??


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.


Maybe it is free and that cert worths 60$

Shubham Davey

dude , do talk like this always or you fell in pit before commenting like this ?
google provides so many free services that microsoft charges, did you ever dared to stand against this ?
why drag indians in this ? moron ….!!


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


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 :)


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


Can you provide the URL???

SoftMAS | Software Development

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


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??

Rajesh M

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

Has over 1000+ interactive Java exercises for free ..


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

Arpitha Bharadwaj

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

Charles Lamar

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.

David P

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


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.


hmm..you are irrelevant…java is and always will be the language that scales coz of its JVM….maybe youre just another noob of a 14 year old basement coder who doesnt know the fact that even Twitter switched from just plain old Ruby to a combination of erlang, Java and ruby when it came to scaling an application to the size that you wouldnt have dreamt of….there are programming languages that utilise the power of the JVM….open your eyes, grow up

Nikesh Manjhi

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/


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! :)

shiva sathiya

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.