- Khan Academy: Founded by Salman Khan in 2006, this non-profit website now boasts over 4,000 education videos covering topics from finance to animation to art history.
- Skillshare: Skillshare’s tagline is simple: “Learn Differently.” This site proposes a new kind of model for online education—anyone can sign up to take a class, and anyone can sign up to teach one.
- Codeacademy: “Education is broken. Come and help us build the education the world deserves.” Codeacademy’s mission statement is blunt. But it isn’t wrong. America’s educational system needs a reboot, and Codeacademy offers a viable solution.
- EdX: Founded and run by educational powerhouses Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, EdX features “learning designed specifically for interactive study via the web.” The site currently offers online courses from Harvard, MIT and Berkley, and plans to include classes from Wellesley, Georgetown, and the University of Texas in the fall.