Sunday, August 19, 2012

Free Online Courses and Classes

This is an ever-changing area with many options.  Major universities are offering classes, some are several weeks in duration and others are hour-long videos.  If you live near a public library, a good librarian can help you find additional classes.

An article on eHow provides information about how to make the most of your online training.  Just scroll down to the Tips & Warnings section.

Many top universities provide content and you may earn a degree.

Carnegie Mellon University 
Courses are listed here:
Coursera offers courses from Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and University of Pennsylvania.

EdX currently offers HarvardX, MITx and UC BerkeleyX classes online for free.
Explore the classes at
Courses include computer basics, reading (for English speakers and English learners), basic math and many other topics including how to create a budget.  Good tutorials for kids, too.  A full list of categories is at

Courses are listed at

You don’t have to have an Apple product to use iTunes.  Download iTunes onto your computer or phone and look for the iTunesU image.  Free classes from top universities are offered. 

Over 3,000 videos, most are relatively short, on a wide variety of topics.  Great for adults and younger students.

Over 7,000 video classes…and counting.  This site is targeting high school students, but some of the classes could be good introductions to subjects.  If you want to learn a new language or brush up on history or grammar, this is a good place to start.

Over 600 free online courses from introductory to advanced level, each takes between 1 and 50 hours to study.

London School of Business and Finance:  LSBF Global MBA
“This internationally renowned business school is offering its entire online MBA program for free. Anyone can sign up for their Facebook application to gain access to all of the course content from the program, including hundreds of hours of videos, lessons, assignments and educational resources. Students who would like to earn the degree can apply to LSBF and pay tuition retroactively at the end.”

Courses are listed by department at

Notre Dame OpenCourseWare
Areas of study listed at

Free courses, books, audio books, online courses and much more.

Project Gutenberg
Download free out of copyright ebooks.

Stanford’s Free Online Courses

UC Berkeley Video and Podcasts for Courses & Events  (also on iTunesU)

University of California Irvine  - also on iTunesU
Courses are listed at

This is an educational channel with lectures from many universities.

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