free online courses
Take advantage of initiatives by peer institutions offering access to virtually
all their course offerings for free. Institutions such as Massachusetts Institute
of Technology (mit.edu) among others are offering a huge catalog of courses to the
world for free. These courses are available in text, video or audio format. You
may choose to include portions of these free resources in your course but you MUST
reference the source of the material if you so choose. Visit the links below for
access to various free courses from reputable institutions:
Free MIT Courses Online
If you are looking for a wide range of free courses offered online, MIT is your best option. More than 1,800 free courses are offered
through the school's OpenCourseWare project. Courses are in text, audio and video
formats and translated into a number of different languages. Students all over the
world use OpenCourseWare and 96 percent of visitors to this site say they would
recommend it to someone else.
Free Open University Courses Online.
The Open University is the UK's largest academic institution. The school's OpenLearn
website gives everyone free access to both undergraduate and graduate-level course
materials from The Open University. Courses cover a wide range of topics, such as
the arts, history, business, education, IT and computing, mathematics and statistics,
science, health and technology.
Free Carnegie Mellon Courses Online.
Carnegie Mellon University offers a number of free online courses and materials
through a program called Open Learning Initiative. OLI Courses are intended to allow
anyone at an introductory college level to learn about a particular subject without
formal instruction. Course options include such offerings as statistics, biology,
chemistry,economics,french and physics.
Free Tufts University Courses Online
Like MIT, Tufts has OpenCourseWare that is available free to everyone. Courses are
soughted by school (i.e. school of arts and sciences, school of medicine etc) and
include assignments, lecture notes and other supplementary materials.
Stanford Courses on iTunes U
Stanford University, one of the worlds's leading academic institution, has joined
forces with iTunes U in providing access to Stanford courses, lectures and interviews.
These courses can be downloaded and played on iPods, Macs and can also be burned
to CDs. If you don't have iTunes, you can download it here for free.
Free UC Berkeley Courses Online
UC Berkeley, one of the best public universities in the nation, has been offering live and on-demand webcasts of certain courses
since 2001.Hundreds of UC Berkeley courses, both current and archived, are now available
as podcasts and webcasts. Courses cover a range of subjects, including astronomy,
biology, chemistry, computer programming, engineering, psychology, legal studies
Free Utah State University Courses Online
Utah State University also provides access to free online courses. Study options
include everything from Anthropology to physics and thearter arts. These comprehensive
text-based courses can be downloaded as zipfiles or viewed directly on the site.
Free Kutztown University of Pennsaylvania Courses Online
Kutztown University's small Business Development Center offers the largest collection
of free business courses available on the web. Course topics include accouinting,
finances, gorvernment, business law, marketing and sales. Comprehensive text, interactive
case studies, slides, graphics and streaming audio help to demonstarte the concepts
presented in each course.
Free USQ Courses Online
The University of Southern Queensland in Australia provides free online access to
a number of different courses through yet another OpenCourseWare initiative. Courses
from each of the five faculties are available, covering a broad range of topics,
including communication, science, career planning, technology, teaching and multimedia
Free UC Irvine Courses Online
As a proud member of the OCW Consortium, the University of California, Irvine strives
to play a significant role in the contribution to the social welfare of the state,
the nation and the world by making high quality UC course materials free on a global
scale to educators, students, and self-learners.