Learn – for adults & older teens

Explore classes, educational games, language-learning software, and informational databases.

Most of these resources are targeted toward adults and older teens.

  • Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Institute

    Academic courses on a variety of subjects for adults and teens. Most are free.

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  • Coursera

    Academic courses on a variety of subjects, targeted at adults. Many free options are available.

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  • Harvard University

    Online courses from Harvard University, target at adults. Many are free.

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  • MIT Open Learning Library

    Free learning resources from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Targeted at adults.

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  • Open Learning

    Free online courses and resources on a variety of subjects. Targeted at adults and older teens.

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  • Class Central

    A list of distance-ed courses available in dozens of disciplines. Most have free audit options.

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  • eLibrary MN temporary additions

    This GoogleDoc lists resources that are being considered for inclusion in eLibrary MN. The vendors are offering access to Minnesotans through the end of June.

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  • JSTOR Open

    Freely-available open content from JSTOR, an academic database of books and journals on hundreds of subjects.

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  • TED Talks

    Technology, Entertainment, Design. Watch videos on hundreds of topics.

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  • Duolingo

    Free language learning for all ages. Prepare to travel widely again!

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