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Free Online Learning: Best 5 Websites

Looking for some preparation before going to University, or just an additional boost for your current academic life? Look no further than some of the best of the free online websites available now.
BY Braingain Staff Writer |   25-04-2013

Distance learning is opening up avenues of education for everyone, everywhere, with an increasingly large remit of courses being offered through many globally based universities. You can take virtual classes, in which a professor lectures a physical class and you’re linked in via video-cam, or you can simply take an e-course in which classes are streamed via web-based media.

Although ‘for credit’ courses to contribute toward a degree are also available, these can sometimes be a little more pricey – a  simple Chinese-language semester long class taken via Harvard’s distance-learning portal can set you back just over $1000. And if you’re taking classes through an organization you have never heard before - to get a certificate for courses taken – do research it before paying up.

But better still, there are free e-courses for anyone to take at just about any age.

These are an invaluable way to either continue one’s learning or to prepare for a university degree ahead. It’s a wonderful means to find out whether you enjoy a subject before signing on to it for the long-haul degree.

All you need to do is have a working internet connection and a computer.
Best 5 Free Online Courses

1.  Coursera: Currently offers 339 university courses from 62 countries – ranging from those offered by Princeton University in the U.S., to France’s École Polytechnique, and the National University of Singapore – to name a few.

2. Khan Academy: Offers kindergarten through 12th standard level video-based interactive tutorials and courses for anyone wanting to learn or brush up on skills.

3.  MIT Open Courseware: Free university level lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT.

4.  EdX: Governed by MIT and Harvard University, offers a series of courses from globally based institutions.

5.  Udacity: Mainly offers university level courses in software engineering, programming, and design – from beginner to advanced levels.



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Very neat blog post.Really thank you! Cool. Hadoop Online Training in India .
07 May 2015

Md. Hasan Iqbal
Can a professional or service holders take degrees here? Or it is offered only to regular current students? Please inform. With thanks and regards.
29 May 2014
Hi Hasan - for the online e-learning sites listed in the article above, anybody can log in and learn. These are however mostly for fun learning and not for degree purposes.
03 June 2014

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