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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Study Free Courses from the World's Top Universities

Education is essential for everyone. It is an indispensable part of life both personally and socially. However, high tuition fee in most universities is still a major constrain for majority to further their education.              

Here are opportunities for you to improve your status and further your education with no tuition fee.

The following are free tuition courses provider from reputable Universities around the world such as Havard University, Koc  University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Wesleyan University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Manchester, University of Melbourne, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and lots more.

Here are my top 5 picks:                    .                                                        

1. Coursera:
Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. They have over 10 million users with over 800 free courses from 115 partner universities. Courses offered by Coursera are "accessible for free".
To commence your studies click www.coursera.org

2. Khan Academy:
Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.  With a library of over 4,500 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, Khan Academy will help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
Click here to start your studies with khan academy: www.khanacademy.org

3. Academic Earth:               
Academic Earth was launched on the premise that everyone deserves access to a world-class education with collections of free online college courses from the world’s top University.  The platform offers a comprehensive collection of free online courses from the world’s top universities.
For more information on how to commence your studies: www.academicearth.org                        

4. EdX:
This is a massive open online course (MOOC) provider and online learning platform. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide audience, some at no charge. It also conducts research into learning based on how people use its platform.
EdX was founded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University in May 2012. There are currently more than 60 schools, nonprofits, corporations, and international organizations that offer or plan to offer courses on the edX website.[6] As of 22 October 2014, edX has more than 3 million users taking over 300 courses online. Edx issues certificate of completion for most of their courses.
To start your studies click: www.edx.org

5. Udacity:
This is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs).
According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the company's desire to be "audacious for you, the student".
While it originally focused on offering university-style courses, it now focuses more on vocational courses for professionals. Some of their courses are free online courses from reputable Universities.
For more information on Udacity check their website www.udacity.com

Other notable mentions that you must check are Open Culture, Open Education Database (OEDb)

Do you find this useful? Or have suggestions for other useful free course providers? Your contributions are much welcomed.

Happy Studying!

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