Open Study is a website dedicated to providing a free and comprehensive resource for anyone who wants to learn or is currently learning. It understands that people lead busy lives, and can’t always find time to dedicate to long periods of study – that’s why rather than creating courses and long term study plans, it operates around a study group system in which you can ask questions and meet other people learning the same subject as you. Learning socially is a great way to pool knowledge from lots of different sources, and you can make friends from all around the world through your common learning interest.
There are a number of subject study groups available, such as:
- Computer Science
And many more. The way it works is that you first sign up with a username, profile and information about your study/credentials. From there, you can pose a question about your subject that you’re struggling with, and other users will come and answer this for you and offer different ideas and discussion. You can reward people who give particularly helpful answers by giving them medals, which shows how active they are in the community. Alternatively if you have insight to share, you can browse questions and offer answers in return. By giving and sharing, you get to participate in a community while learning at the same time.
Open Study is backed by a number of partnerships, such as with MIT, NYU, CNN and The Chronicle. It’s created and maintained by a team dedicated to free learning, with the believe that everyone is entitled to fair knowledge. Fun and friendly, it’s a warm positive environment to improve your skills and gain new insights.