Want to study for free?
Did you know that you no longer need to pay to access amazing educational courses from some of the world’s best universities? You can now learn what you want, when you want and where you want.
Here is our list of the very best sources of free educational resources available:
#1 Coursera (www.coursera.org)
650+ courses created by some of the world’s top educational institutions including Yale, Princeton and Caltech (recently voted the world’ best university). Sign up for free online courses from the Arts to IT to Social Sciences including lecture notes, videos and online assessments.
#2 Edx (www.edx.org)
Similar to Coursera, EdX offers you the opportunity to study over 150 courses from leading universities including Caltech, Harvard and MIT.
#3 The Khan Academy (www.khanacademy.org)
Anyone can make use of The Khan Academy’s extensive library of content, including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos for free from any computer with access to the web. The Khan Academy of content covers math, science, biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities. Students can monitor progress and earn badges that recognise their achievements.
#4 OER (www.oercommons.org)
Open Educational Resources (OER) provide teaching and learning materials that you can use without charge.
What are some examples of OER Materials?
- Full university courses, complete with readings, videos of lectures, homework assignments, and lecture notes.
- Interactive mini-lessons and simulations about a specific topic, such as math or physics.
- Adaptations of existing open work.
- Electronic textbooks that are peer-reviewed and frequently updated.
- Elementary school and high school (K-12) lesson plans, worksheets, and activities that are aligned with state standards.
#5 YouTube (www.youtube.com)
Often over looked as an educational resource but containing vast amounts of useful educational material. Simply enter your search criteria and find videos relating to what you want to learn.
Have you tried any of the free source of education provided above? If so, please share your experiences and let others know about your experiences.