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FREE THINGS ONLINE: Free University Courses

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Free University Courses

I have to admit I spend an awfully long time online, my job requires it, my previous college/university projects required it. Over the past few years the internet has helped me tremendously in my learning experiences. Most of the time during college /university programming projects I never used to ask the lecturers how to solve a problem due to lack of faith in them, I was never satisfied with the answers I received, most of them if they didn’t know would say “Google it” or am sure if you search the web you will find the answer so most of the time I resorted to finding my own answers online. This may be different for other people as I’m in programming field most of the materials are in abundance via the web.

I believe what makes you a brilliant student is not always about going to the best universities in the world or the most expensive institutions, all that is great and I encourage it, but its about taking it upon your self to take the initiative to want to learn and take that extra step to self learn and go beyond just the assignments, explore different areas in your subject field and always continue to look for more challenging tasks to get you to think and expand your thought process.

Gone are the days where you had to pay a hefty tuition fee in order to attend a course or college/university. Given the time and the will to learn you can pretty much about learn most of the things online if you just take out the time to search for it.
Web learning gives you an alternative means of learning. And for those of us you might not have the cash to go off to Massachusetts Institute of Technology or Stanford , online learning is definitely an alternative or a supplementary option.

I have started to see a increasing growing number of institutions offering online educations for free, its amazing how some of this great content is been offered to the public at zero cost. This enables any person to rip the benefits with out having spend and you can further your knowledge and training for less than even the cost of buying a book.
There are many top universities that offer free courses online. Below I will list some of university courses for people who want to enhance personal knowledge or advance in their current field.

Stanford (stanford.edu)

Stanford Courses on iTunes U

Provides course through iTunes U Courses can be downloaded and played on your iPod, PC, or Mac and can also be burned to a CD.

Open University (open.ac.uk)

Free Open University Courses Online

Carnegie Mellon University (cmu.edu)

Free Carnegie Mellon Courses Online

Course options include, but are not limited to, statistics, biology, chemistry, economics, French and physics.

Tufts University (tufts.edu)

Free Tufts University Courses Online

Courses include lecture notes, assignments and other supplementary materials.

University of California, Berkeley (berkeley.edu)

Free UC Berkley Courses Online

UC Berkley offers live webcasts (live video) archived podcasts of their courses for example biology, astronomy, chemistry, computer programming, engineering, psychology, legal studies and philosophy.

Utah State University (usu.edu)

Free Utah State University Courses Online

Some of the courses include Latin and anthropology to physics and theatre arts.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (kutztownsbdc.org)

Free Kutztown University Courses Online

Offers free business and entrepreneurial courses available on the web. Course topics include accounting, finance, government, business law, marketing and sales. Interactive case studies, comprehensive text, slides, graphics and streaming audio all help to demonstrate the concepts presented in each course.

University of Southern Queensland (usq.edu.au)

Free USQ Courses Online

MIT

Free MIT Courses Online

See previous post view-lectures-at-google-video-for-free

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