Many top universities offer free online courses (OpenCourseWare) to enhance your personal knowledge or advance in your current fields. This includes MIT, Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard and Princeton. While most of the courses don’t offer any certification or education credit, some offer “certificates of completion” for a fee. Here’s a list of resources that will help you to expand your knowledge base or learn a new one.
Universities – Free Online Courses
MITx – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s new online learning initiative. MITx courses will be offered on an online learning platform for Free around the world.
MIT OpenCourseWare – MIT’s online learning initiative OpenCourseWare is a web-based publication of almost all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
Carnegie Mellon University – Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Learning Initiative (OLI) is an open educational resources (OER) project. Provides web-based courses based on a detailed, science-based understanding of how students learn.
Stanford – Stanford on iTunes U is an archive of audio and video content from schools, departments, and programs across the university on Apple’s popular iTunes platform.
Berkeley – Berkeley class lectures (audio and video recordings) and special events are processed and made available to everyone through webcast.berkeley.edu.
University of Southern Queensland (Australia) OCW – The University of Southern Queensland’s OpenCourseWare (USQ OCW) provides access to free and open educational resources for faculty members, students, and self-learners throughout the world.
Coursera – Coursera has partnered with the top universities in the world to offer free online courses. Top universities include Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and University of Pennsylvania. All you need is an internet connection to join most of the courses. Upon completion, students will not get college credit. But Coursera may offer “certificates of completion” or transcripts for a fee.
Tufts OpenCourseWare – Tufts OpenCourseWare is part of a new educational movement initiated by MIT that provides free access to course content for everyone online.
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania OCW – University’s Small Business Development Center offers free, on-demand entrepreneurial training resources as part of it’s “Success Network”. Courses are available anytime. Watch videos, play, pause, and rewind. Kutztown’s online courses for entrepreneur, small business owner and start-up business will help you to increase the marketability of your skills and your company.
Open Yale Courses – Yale provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University.
Johns Hopkins OCW – The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s OPENCOURSEWARE (OCW) project provides access to content of the School’s most popular courses.
Utah State University OCW – Utah State University offers free OpenCourseWare classes to the public. it is a collection of educational material used in our formal campus courses, and seeks to provide people around the world with an opportunity to access high quality learning opportunities.
Stanford University Entrepreneurship Corner – Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) entrepreneurship Corner is a free online archive of entrepreneurship resources for teaching and learning.
University of Notre Dame OCW – Notre Dame OCW is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners throughout the world.
Free Education in variety of Subjects
Khan Academy – It has very useful lessons in various subjects including economics, Investing, history, banking, and etc. In past I watched couple of videos related to Investing. It is very good.
TED – Technology Entertainment and Design (TED). TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. TED conferences address wide range of topics within the research and practice of science and culture
Livemocha – Social approach to learn a new language. It offers free and paid online language courses in 35 languages to more than 11 million members from 196 countries around the world. You can learn a new language with their special course and practice with native speakers.
MathTV – Math Videos arranged by topic including introductory math, math, algebra, trigonometry and calculus.