Independent Learning Resources

The following books, tutorials and other independent learning vehicles have proven to be useful to previous students. Feel free to utilize any of these to satisfy your independent learning requirement, or propose your own. As a reminder per the syllabus, you are required to use at least one online course, web tutorial or book that you take or read on your own time and write a blog post about what you learned and how you applied what you learned to an assignment or your final project.

Lynda Courses

Courses created for Lynda are now available at no charge to all currently-enrolled SU students. Here are a few that previous students found useful. To access them for free, start from, then sign in with your Syracuse University user name and password. After you have logged in, you can sign up for one of the following courses through Feel free to look for others!

Other Free Online Courses