Self-Directed Learning

 Free Online Courses

  • Over 3,500 video tutorials lead by experts on a variety of topics are available  through the Toronto Public Library. Topics include computer skills, marketing, time management and photography. You will need a library card to access this resource. For more details click here.
  • A comprehensive database of free online open courses is available at some of the most prestigious universities in the world. It is available through Online Courses. Click here to learn more. 
  • A similar service of online self-paced learning courses is available through Edx. Click here to learn more about their offerings.

Video and Audio Resources

The Teaching Company offers hundreds of video and audio based courses for sale on a wide range of topics (e.g. history, literature, music, philosophy, etc.) They have created these courses with the support of highly rated university and college professors. To learn more about their resources click

Video Conferencing for A Retirement Community

The Senior Learning Network brings learning into retirement communities on a wide variety of topics. Some of the offerings are interactive and require some technology connections. Fees apply. To learn more click