- Watch thousands of micro-lectures on topics ranging from history and medicine to chemistry and computer science.

- Learn about awe inspiring past all in one wonderful place.

 - Educational site that works with universities to get their courses on the Internet, free for you to use.

 - A collection of browser-based games and the like to improve knowledge of geography, math, and such.

 - Collection of TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) talks in which knowledgeable speakers address a variety of topics in short videos (< 18 minutes)

 - Learn to hack life! Tips and tricks for improving all areas of your life.

 - Recently started life hack site that offers lists of useful knowledge

 - Practice your basic maths skills with a simple game.

- Collection of infographics which showcase useful information in an easy to digest visual format.

 - Ask questions you\'re curious about, answer those you\'re knowledgeable about. Tailor your own feed to fit what interests you.

 - All you need to know about the wonderful world of books and writing.

 - Hundreds of free guitar lessons as well as some basic music theory.

 - Learn a new language for free while helping to translate the web.

 - Learn things quickly and efficiently with flashcards that are spaced based on the spacing effect

 - Blog about improving your life by making it simpler.

 - Interesting articles guaranteed to make you smile and get you thinking.

 - Compendium of free learning resources, including courses, textbooks, and videos/films.

 - Their tagline says it all: \"Correspondence deserving of a wider audience\"

 - A daily dose of useful knowledge, quotes, and other random things.

MIT Open Courseware - Free access to quite a few MIT courses that are on par with what you\'d expect from MIT.

 - Website packed with introductory courses for various programming languages and web technologies.

 - Learn about the world of finance, from basic terminology to in depth analysis of various areas of investing.

 - Free courses mainly focused around mathematics and programming. Aimed at people of all skill levels.

 - Write posts in a language you\'re trying to learn, get them critiqued by a native speaker (and in turn help that native speaker learn your language)!

 - Reddit\'s very own University. Learn from redditors, or try to teach them.

 - Collection of videos in which Bill breaks down various feats of engineering in layman\'s terms.

 - Take part in a huge variety of interesting studies of nature, science, and culture.

 - A fascinating collection of videos and tutorials related to maths and computer science.

 - Aggregation of articles from various higher education journals and publications.

- A huge list of awesome sites to learn from.

 - Community dedicated to the idea of everyone being fluent in multiple languages, teach or be taught another language with the goal of conversational fluency.

 - Breaks down the science behind fitness into layman\'s terms.

 - Randomly selects an educational video for you to watch.

- Blog/site dedicated to all things manly, great for learning life skills and good insights.

Other Useful Links


Education Nation by NBC: 


National Council on Skill development:


National Skills Development Corporation:


Montessori schools:


Enopi Learning centers:


Get inspired by famous quotes


Speakers of Substance:

Other Useful Links

Books by David Maister:
White Paper on Education reform in UK:
India: a new superpower through education - See:
Albert Einstein once said "If we knew what we are doing, then it would not be called research". Looking for next Google? See:

This new website extends the 'Circle of Learning (COL) for the 21st century' concept beyond blogging. The corners support the quadrants of the COL in guiding the concepts to practical use. As pieces of the puzzle fall into place, you can see how COL can be taken beyond the concept to practical usability.

Archived website:

Birthplace of QTiME Learning Framework

I started with Learning corners than quadrants to give the perspective on cornerstones for higher learning.

ABCD corners stood for Acquire and Apply corner, Begin to Benchmark corner, Connect to Collaborate corner and finally, Discover and Deliver corner.

It was hosted with MS Frontpage 2003.

The corners featured:

  • 'List of books'  as part A-quadrant learning
  • 'Show Quotes' as part of C-quadrant learning
  • 'Services and products' corner as part of D-quadrant learning.
  • B-quadrant learning was challenging as most of my material was on software testing and that would have been be very difficult for me to make it interesting.