You can now select a YouTube-related course through Pitzer College. But while a course about YouTube is surprising to some, the web is actually a treasure trove of education-related resources, including lots of video lectures, educational wikis and podcasts. The key sites for modern, web-based learning are outlined below – feel free to add more in the comments.
Courses From Organizations:
Annenberg Media – A host of video lectures ranging from the art of the Wild West to abnormal psychology.
ArsDigita University – ArsDigita was originally a comp sci program from MIT. While it is now shut down, all the coursework was put online.
BBC Learning – Online courses from the British Broadcasting Corporation.
BruinCast – UCLA course lectures.
Chinese University Lectures – Hundreds of lectures from fourteen well known Chinese universities.
iTunes U – Huge repository of course podcasts from well known universities.
MIT OpenCourseWare – Classes on anything from history to urban studies, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
MIT World – Tons of lectures from different speakers at MIT.
MITE AP Courses – Free Montrey Institute AP courses.
Open Learning Initiative – Learn engineering, reasoning, chemistry, and much more from Carnegie Mellon University.
Project Gutenberg – Thousands of free eBooks, including many course textbooks.
Sofia – Take CC-licensed courses from small colleges.
SWTC CourseCasts – Lectures on everything from debt to microbiology, from Southwest Wisconsin Technical College.
The Open University OpenLearn – Great Britain’s first open learning university offers free courses from health care to William Wilberforce.
UC Berkley Webcasts – Get audio and video netcasts from one of the best known universities in the country.
UChannel – Princeton-sponsored online lectures.
Utah State University OpenCourseWare – Learn everything from theatre production to cattle management from Utah State University.
W3Schools – Tons of free online web developer tutorials.
Western Kentucky University Distance Learning Podcasts & VODcasts – Read, listen to, and watch lectures from WKU.
User Submitted Courses:
Connexions – Hundreds of user submitted courses on everything from mathematics to humanities.
Google Video Educational Genre – Wide variety of user created videos uploaded to Google Video.
Internet Archive Open Educational Resources – A huge multitude of courses with categories ranging from .NET programming to Chinese literature.
Scholarpedia – Similar to Wikipedia, but with articles written by “experts” chosen by the community.