Help Me Find Self-Education Resources

I’ve received a number of e-mails from fellow students frustrated with the formal education process. Frankly, I agree with them. Universities are expensive, inefficient and often waste time teaching topics that students don’t need to learn. Self-education is a useful alternative, but I’ve found it isn’t always as easy as it should be. Finding where to start the learning process can require a fair bit of searching, and often books try to sell hype rather than teach the fundamentals.

I’d like to collect resources you have for self-education. To qualify I’m looking for products, services and resources that:

  • Teach a subject, or facilitate learning (e.g. an online portal that compares different self education products)
  • Is free or relatively inexpensive
  • Reputable and reliable. (I’m looking for self-education programs that represent the type of subjects you could learn at a school, not get-rich-quick tutorials)

If you know of any good self-education programs, books, portals or resources, I invite you to suggest them to me either in the comments or by e-mailing it to

If I get a large enough volume of suggestions, I’ll try compiling them into a post as a resource for myself and other self-learners.