Look up college course reading lists.
Find the top performers in the field and study them.
Take advantage of resources provided by public and university libraries in your area, such as free access to Lynda.com and academic databases.
Use a service like Beeminder or StickK to commit to putting in the effort.
Have a public place where you publish regular updates on your progress. (Beemind this, too!)
Take and publish notes.
Rank potential topics based on criteria
Practical. Will what I learn be immediately applicable?
Forward-looking. Will what I learn move me towards the work I want to be doing in the future?
Valuable. Will people pay me to do what I learn?
Synergetic. Will what I learn complement what I already know?
What do I want to be able to do by the end of each course of self-study? Make it concrete and measurable.
Study the experts
Most influential books on the topic
Material by the most influential experts on the topic
Material used in the best courses on the topic
Take notes on reading
Create Beeminder goals specific to the current course of self-study
Post updates to a thread on the Beeminder forum
Anki - "Powerful, intelligent flash cards. Remembering things just became much easier."
RemNote - "Organize your thinking. Master your craft. Grow your knowledge."
Brilliant - "Math and science done right. Master key ideas in math, science, and computer science through problem solving."
Project Gutenberg - "Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education."
SkillShare - "Thousands of classes to fuel your creativity and career."
Zenva Academy - "Trusted by 400,000+ learners and developers, Zenva provides world-class training on in-demand programming skills."
Knowt #app #webapp - "An app that uses machine learning to automatically turn your notes into review quizzes." #ios #android
Programming Pearls #book
The Feynman Technique - YouTube #video