Top Sites for Free Online Education

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2. Open Culture Online Courses

Open Culture has curated 1,300 free online courses, many offered by leading universities – Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, and Oxford, to name a few. It is a great way to find out what each university is offering for free without having to browse every website. Learn about economics, history, literature, languages, philosophy, political science, biology, chemistry, engineering, computer science – the list goes on and on.

The courses are all free, but because they come from different universities, have different components and requirements for completion. Some are simply a collection of video lectures for you to explore at your own pace. Others have an actual instructor and assignments.

3. Academic Earth

This is another site that has gathered a collection of free courses from notable colleges and universities. MIT leads the pack with 232 course offerings, but schools like Berkeley, Stanford, and Yale also offer quite a few. Academic Earth was launched in 2009 “on the premise that everyone deserves access to a world-class education.” The interface conveniently allows you to browse by subject or by school. Beyond the free courses, there is also a ton of information about how to pursue an online degree for any of ten broad subject areas with multiple specialties.

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