Find the best online course in anything

I’ve long had a soft spot for and more recently have enjoyed watching some of Screencasts Online’s work. Plus if you’re a member of the Writers’ Guild, the NUJ, Equity or the Musicians’ Guild then you can get free online courses in a huge number of things from the FEU, The Federation of Entertainment Unions and its training site.

But there are more online courses in the world than you can shake your head at and Lifehacker has found a site that helps you find the best one for you.

Online classes are a great way to learn new skills. SlideRule makes your search easier by letting you browse and search through over 17,000 online courses.P

SlideRule’s reach is extensive and covers many popular education providers, like Codecademy, Khan Academy, Udemy, and MIT Open Courseware. You can browse by provider or through subjects like Computers & Technology, Business & Economics, and Law. SlideRule also has a review system so users can rate courses and help you avoid the ones that aren’t worth your time.

SlideRule Searches for the Best Online Courses in Any Category – Patrick Allan, Lifehacker (4 June 2014)

In my poking about it, I don’t think the reach is that great: there is a clear bias toward technology subjects. But then Screencasts Online has that too and includes a lot.

But I am keeping an eye on SlideRule; have a look yourself and see what you think.

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