One of the biggest benefits of LW for me, aside from specific discussions, has been finding high-quality learning resources. Since knowledge is pretty much the biggest power humans have and many of us spend a lot of time learning, learning more efficiently is extremely important - a good textbook vs. a bad one can cost a lot of time and quite probably make some of the area inaccessible.
We've had a number of threads in that direction, e.g. this
plus crumbs in the monthly media threads.
The proposal is to have these discussions periodically, especially with the great influx of top-notch full online courses from the best schools via coursera, edx, udacity, etc. After that we can wikify some of the more stable recommendations and link the wiki back to the discussions.
Please use this thread for meta-discussion, not specific recommendations. The big questions are should we have this periodically yes/no, what the period should be, at least initially and other helpful suggestions.