Learning materials for autodidacts

A bunch of learning materials for autodidacts

Self-development resources that have accumulated over the years. I am still updating this page, adding new resources and fixing formatting mistakes.

Language learning

Learning a new language

http://www.duolingo.com

I love Duolingo. Free. Learning gamified, earn points and learn. Supplement with other resources.

https://lingvist.com

Learn statistically relevant words and phrases. I currently like Lingvist more than Duolingo and use it to learn Russian from English.

Learning German by gaming

http://learnoutlive.com/learn-german-with-adventure-games/

Boost your vocabulary and comprehension by playing adventure games in German.

Mirror reading

Mirror! – drag this to your bookmarks bar.

Check out the research behind it. They also have a free iOS app.

English grammar

Guide to Punctuation

Start from the beginning and learn punctuation, British English.

Memorization

http://www.memrise.com

Nice for memorizing simple facts (state capitals, etc), vocabulary.

https://cerego.com/

Similar to Memrise.

http://ankisrs.net/

Add a card for whatever you want to learn by heart. Don’t forget to focus on your study techniques.

https://tinycards.duolingo.com

Currently only available for iOS.

Neuroscience

http://neuroscience.uth.tmc.edu/toc.htm

Online Neuroscience textbook.

Coding / Programming

Codeacademy

http://www.codecademy.com/

HTML, CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, etc. Learn to code interactively, for free!

Memorizing a programming language using spaced repetition software (like Anki)

http://sivers.org/srs

Learn Code The Hard Way

http://learncodethehardway.org/

Gitlogs

http://www.gitlogs.com

Find the top repositories trending on Github. All sorts of cool frameworks, libraries & projects.

Non-overwhelming machine learning

https://github.com/kendricktan/non-overwhelming-machine-learning

A small list of learning resources for machine learning.

Guitar

A great free resource to start playing the guitar with hundreds of lessons.

Entrepreneurship

“How to Start a Startup” – a course by Stanford University as part of their Computer Science programme.

Courses

http://www.ureddit.com

Has some nice online community courses.

https://www.coursera.org/

Another great online learning resource, provided by university professors, etc.

https://www.udacity.com/

Free interactive college courses.

http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses

750 courses from the world’s leading universities. Covers a variety of topics.

http://academicearth.org/online-college-courses/

Another great source for online college courses.

http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Main_Page

A community devoted to collaborative learning.

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Subject:Books_by_subject

Open-content textbooks you can use for self-learning or as part of a Wikiversity course.

Tracking

Habits

https://chains.cc/

Nice way to keep track of your habits/doings & not-doings.

http://habitrpg.com/

Make your life an RPG, keep track of habits, daily lists, to-dos. Add some spice to your daily routine.

Thunder

http://www.lightningmaps.org/realtime?lang=en

Real-time lightning tracking.

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