Among the infinite possibilities and opportunities that the Internet has given us, education is another. You can take classes from true experts and bona fide professors with FREE online classes. As convenient and economical as it is though, please realize that these free online classes won’t give you college credit. But you can learn and improve your abilities to benefit your knowledge and capability, which is especially important for job-seekers.
Colleges and universities provide the courseware. You access class materials online used to teach the courses and can also stay informed of your progress. Many open courseware collections also include actual classroom lectures. Everything is helpful, providing true expertise benefits without the expense of tuition. Here are some interesting and prestigious open courseware collections:
- Columbia University
- Duke University Law School
- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- UC Berkeley
- Open University
- Harvard University
- Oxford University Mathematics
These schools offer their online knowledge to anyone. If you are interested in offerings from a particular school, simply Google the name of that university and type in the term “open courseware.”
You can access different classes and lectures on your mobile Apple device, listening to lectures from Princeton on iPods, thanks to iTunes U. You can even use iTunes U to build your own course, based on the information you receive from classes at participating schools. It’s a rich educational tool for yourself or for your students if you are a teacher.
Khan Academy is another interesting collection. The site was founded by a young man interested in broadening his knowledge base. He collected courses, videos and more from experts in various fields and put them on one convenient site to share with others. You can visit Khan Academy to learn about various subjects–finance, business, math and art and much more.
Feel free to learn for free!
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