Free e-Learning

The following are links to free online courses. Links to courses are added as I come across them. If you have any course that allows open access, please let me me know and I will add it to the list.

Archaeology, Anthropology and Paleontology

Archaeology Games – BBC

Becoming Human Learning Center

Caveman Challenge – BBC

Human Evolutionary Highway – National Geographic

Stages of Stonehenge – National Geographic

Neanderthal Quiz – National Geographic

Virtual Dinosaur Dig – Smithsonian Natural History Museum

Saibai Island Canoe – National Museum of Australia Canberra

Secrets of the Pharaohs – PBS

Theban Mapping Project – American University in Cairo


Color, Contrast & Dimensio in News Design –

FAUXTOGRAM – Red Studio (MoMa) If you are a fan of Man Ray you will enjoy this

Myths and Legends – The Wallace Collection

Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night – Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)

What is Printing – Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)


Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act – Kineo


AdobeTV – “How to” videos for Adobe products

Computer Tutor – BBC

Digital Literacy and IT Skills – Alison (registration required)

Google Code University – (HTML, CSS, Javascript)

How to Create a “My Map” Using Google Maps – Google

Introduction to Office 2010 (Demo) – Jeffery Goldman (Johns Hopkins HealthCare)

Laptop Ports – Suddenly Smart

LinkedIn Power Tips – MinuteBio

LinkedIn Tutorials and Webinars – LinkedIn

Make Documents Look Great in Word 2007 – Microsoft

OnGuard Online –

Smarter Worker: Why Social Networks Matter – Sacha Chua

Social Media in Plain English – CommonCraft

ToolBook Tutorials – SumTotal Systems

Twitter Search – CommonCraft

Two Minute Moodles – Tomaz Lasic

WebWise – BBC

Finance and Economics

Financial & Economic Literacy – Alison (registration required)

Financial Education Games – Practical Money Skills for Life

Foundational Economic Principles – BYU

Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning – University of CA – Irvine

Hands on Banking

Maryland Budget Map Game – Information Arts & Technologies

Money Smart – FDIC

Flash (Adobe Flash tutorials)

Creating Accessible Sites in Flash – Adobe

Developing With Flash Lite Video Series



Flash Developer’s Center

Flash Kit

Flash and Math

Flash Tuts


Introducing to Flash Catalyst – AdobeTV

Introduction to Flash Lite –

Health Sciences

Adventures in Sex City – ML Health Unit

Blood Typing–

Cardio-Pulmonary Resucitation (CPR) – e-Mersion

Deep Brain Stimulation –

The Diabetic Dog Game (Diabetes and Insulin) –

Escape From Diab – NIH

Interactive Health Tutorials – MedlinePlus

Health Literacy – Alison (registration required)

How the Brain Works – New Scientist

How Your Brain Understands What Your Ear Hears – NIH

The Human Genome

Johns Hopkins YouTube Channel

Learn.Genetics ™ – Genetic Science Learning Center

Nanoswarm: Invasion From Inner Space – NIH

Nerve Signaling –

Partnering To Heal – U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Playnormous Health Games (K-12)

SnacktownSmackdown – Kaiser Permanente (K-12)


Abraham Lincoln’s Crossroads – National Constitution Center

An Overview of American History (video) – Digital History

Ancient History – BBC

Arirang*An Interactive Classroom on the Korean American Experience

British History – BBC

British History Timeline – BBC

Constitutional Timeline – National Constitution Center

Flash Flood: Hurricane Katrina’s Inundation of New Orleans – The Times-Picayune

Native Words, Native Warriors (Codetalkers) – NMAI

The First Thanksgiving –

The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization – PBS

The Roman Empire in the First Century – PBS

The Supreme Court – CSPAN

U.S. History Timeline – Digital History

WASP: Women With Wings in WWII – NPR

We Choose the Moon

Which Founder Are You? – National Constitution Center

The White House – CSPAN

Instructional Design

23 Interesting Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom – Tom Barrett

Access eLearning – Georgia Tech Research on Accessible Distance Education (GRADE)

ADDIE Model – C. Pappas

Aligning Instructional Design and Technical Standards – Eduworks

Dump the Drone: Livelier e-Learning – Cathy Moore

eLearning Sucks – Red Magma

Five Tips for Better Webinars – Skill Casting

Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction – C. Pappas

How Games Can Help – Frontline

Objective Builder – RadioJames

Periodic Table of Agile Learning – Donald Clark

Social Learning – Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies

Theories of Instructional Design – J. Carswell

K-12  (fun for adults too)

Brain and Nervous System –

British Parliament – (games)

Build a Panda Habitat – National Zoo

Cargo Bridge – Limex Games

Census in Schools Quiz – DoodleDoo (example of accessibility)

Design a Cell Phone – EdHeads

Earthquakes for Kids – USGS

Electoral College – Disney Education

Electricity and Circuits – Museum of Science, Boston (MOS Boston)

Edheads (numerous educational games and activities)

e-Learning For Kids

Factoring – HumbleComics

Find the Flags – NCFL

Hot Shot Business – Disney

How would you feel? (civil rights) – NCFL

Hurricanes – KidsKnowIt Network

Math (video tutorials) – Brightstorm

Name That Founding Father – Colonial Williamsburg

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Educational Games

National Postal Museum Activity Zone

Newsmania (news trivia game) – Newseum

Structures and Forces – MOS Boston

TeacherTube – online community for sharing instructional videos

Technical Drawing – MOS Boston

A Virtual Journey into the Universe – Thinkquest

Public Safety

Are You Prepared? –

Be Red Cross Ready – American Red Cross

FEMA Ready Kids – FEMA

Health & Safety & Compliance – Alison (registration required)

Hurricane Preparedness – Propane Exceptional Energy


Climate Challenge – BBC

Explore the Apollo 11 Landing Site – NASA

Forces of Nature – National Geographic

Geology – Webgeolog

Hurricane Motion Gizmo – ExploreLearning

Interactive Body – BBC

International Space Station – NASA

One Small Step – NASA

NASA 50 Years – NASA

NOVA – Interactives Archive – PBS

Rocket Science 101 – NASA

A Sense of Scale – The Elegant Universe

Seismology Animations – IRIS

State of the Salmon –

Trace Space Back to You – NASA

The Tsunami Disaster Explained – BBC (2004)

Trailblazing: Three and a Half Centuries of Royal Society Publishing

When You Were Just a Twinkle in a Cro-Magnon’s Eye – NPR


Ancient Greeks: The Olympic Games – BBC

A Collection of Olympic Torches –

Guide to the Basics of American Football – BBC

How to Kickflip – YouTube (Kevin Hagans)

Olympic History – Musarium

Padres Uniform Through the Years

Skateboarding Kickflip – YouTube

Wacom (graphics tablet)

40+ Tutorials for Working WIth Wacom Tablets


How to Create an Animated Walk Cycle in Flash (Using Flash and a Wacom)

How to Work With a Wacom Tablet in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop Tips and Tricks (Wacom)


Beer Brewing Process – Chris Kelly

Congress Speaks –

Explore the Literacy House – NCFL

How to Tell a Story -NPR’s Scott Simon

How to Open a Banana Like a Monkey

Mission: Turfgrass – Kevin Thorn

Protecting Intellectual and  Industrial Property (EU) – OHIM

Track My T

You Can Do the Rubik’s Cube

Zombies in Plain English – CommonCraft


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