Online Courses

Business and Money

Bookboon Free Business e-books – Hundreds of free business books online in PDF format.

Financial Management Training Center – The Financial Management Training Center provides several free downloadable business courses for people who need to learn the finer points of financial management. All courses offered can be taken online; courses include full exams as well as evaluation forms for people seeking Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.

Investopedia Financial Investing Tutorials – A plethora of detailed lessons on money management and investing.

Kutztown University’s free courses – The Kutztown University of Pennsylvania’s Small Business Development Center offers more than 80 free business courses online. Kutztown’s courses are individualized and self-paced. Many of the courses feature high-end graphics, interactive case studies and audio streams.

MIT Sloan School of Management – MIT Sloan is a world-class business school long renowned for thought leadership and the ability to successfully partner theory and practice.  This is a subsection of the larger MIT OpenCourseWare site.

My own business – Offers a free online business administration course that would be beneficial to new managers and to anyone who is interested in starting a business. This comprehensive course is split up into 16 sessions covering topics like business plans, accounting, marketing, insurance, e-commerce and international trade.

The Free Nonprofit Micro-eMBA – Free Management Library’s Free Nonprofit Micro-eMBA Program is an especially great resource for students wishing to learn more about nonprofit management, but most of the lessons also apply to general business management. Completion of this program will not result in an MBA degree, but enrollment is free and the material is well structured.

TheStreet University – If you’re just starting out as a stock and bond investor or need a refresher’s course, this is the place to learn what you need to know.

UC Irvine OpenCourseWare (Business) – Rapidly with the addition of nearly 10 new courses every month. Many of our OCW offerings are directed at working adults seeking continuing education, with the option to enrol in instructor-led, for-credit courses, related to the OCW content.

U.S. Small Business Administration Training Network – The Small Business Administration has one of the best selections of business courses on the web. Topics include everything from starting a business and business management to government contracting and international trade. Most courses take only 30 minutes to complete.

VideoLectures.NET (Business) – A free and open access educational video lectures repository. The lectures are given by distinguished scholars and scientists at the most important and prominent events like conferences, summer schools, workshops and science promotional events from many fields of Science.

 

 

Computer Science and Engineering

Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies – A massive collection of bibliographies of scientific literature in computer science, updated weekly from original locations, more than 3 millions of references (mostly to journal articles, conference papers and technical reports), clustered in about 2000 bibliographies.

Dream.In.Code Tutorials – Lots of computer programming tutorials.

FreeComputerBooks.com – Free computer, mathematics, technical books and lecture notes.

Free computer Tutorials – Free computer courses and tutorials site. All the courses are aimed at complete beginners, so you don’t need the experience to get started.

FreeTechBooks.com – This site lists free online computer science, engineering and programming books, textbooks and lecture notes, all of which are legally and freely available over the Internet.

MIT OpenCourseWare (Engineering and Computer Science) – MIT OpenCourseWare is a free web-based publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.

New York State University (US), Computer Science – Hundreds of lectures, tutorials and links to educational material.

Programmer 101: Teach Yourself How to Code – Several helpful resources for computer programming beginners.

UDACITY – Advance your education and career through project-based online classes, mainly focused around computer, data science and mathematics.

VideoLectures.NET (Computer Science) – A free and open access educational video lectures repository. The lectures are given by distinguished scholars and scientists at the most important and prominent events like conferences, summer schools, workshops and science promotional events from many fields of Science.

W3Schools – Web-building tutorials, from basic HTML and XHTML to advanced XML, SQL, Database, Multimedia and WAP.

Wikiversity School of Computer Science and Technology – Wikiversity is a Wikimedia Foundation project devoted to learning resources, learning projects, and research for use in all levels, types, and styles of education from pre-school to university, including professional training and informal learning.

 

 

English and Communications

Guide to Grammar and Writing – Grammar and writing techniques, lessons and quizzes.

Merriam-Webster Online – In this digital age, your ability to communicate with written English is a paramount skill.  And M-W.com is the perfect resource to improve your English now.

MIT Writing and Humanistic Studies – The MIT Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies gives students the opportunity to learn the techniques, forms, and traditions of several kinds of writing, from basic expository prose to more advanced forms of non-fictional prose, fiction and poetry, science writing, scientific and technical communication and digital media.

National Novel Writing Month – Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.

Open Yale Courses (English) – Open Yale Courses provides lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses to the public free of charge via the internet.

Purdue Online Writing Lab – Over 200 free resources including lessons on writing, research, grammar, and style guides.

Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students – These guidelines for engineering writing and scientific writing are designed to help students communicate their technical work.

 

 

History and World Culture

American Digital History – Online American history textbook. An interactive, multimedia history of the United States from the Revolution to the present.

Bio’s Best – Biography.com’s most popular biographies on notable historical figures.

Have Fun with History – A resource for students, educators and all lovers of American History.

MacroHistory and World Report – Tell without illusions or ideological restraints the story of our ancestors, our parents and us.

MIT OpenCourseWare (History) – The MIT History Faculty offers about 70 subjects in the areas of Ancient, North American, European, East Asian, and Middle Eastern history.

Notre Dame OpenCourseWare – Notre Dame OCW is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners throughout the world.

OpenLearn (Arts and Humanities) – The OpenLearn website gives free access to Open University course materials.

University of Washington’s OpenUW – Explore a variety of learning in several free history-centric online courses from the University of Washington.

Wikiversity School of Social Sciences – Wikiversity is a Wikimedia Foundation project devoted to learning resources, learning projects, and research for use in all levels, types, and styles of education from pre-school to university, including professional training and informal learning.

World History HyperHistory – Navigates through 3000 years of World History with links to important persons and events of world-historical importance.

 

 

Mathematics

AMSER Mathematics – AMSER (the Applied Math and Science Education Repository) is a portal of educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use.

Intute Mathematics – Provides free access to high-quality resources on the Internet. Each resource has been evaluated and categorized by subject specialists based at UK universities.

Math.com – Math.com is dedicated to providing revolutionary ways for students, parents, teachers, and everyone to learn math.

UMass Boston Mathematics – Various online mathematics classes provided free by UMass Boston.

VideoLectures.NET (Mathematics) – A free and open access educational video lectures repository. The lectures are given by distinguished scholars and scientists at the most important and prominent events like conferences, summer schools, workshops and science promotional events from many fields of Science.

 

 

Science and Health

AMSER – AMSER (the Applied Math and Science Education Repository) is a portal of educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use.

Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative – No instructors, no credits, no charge.  Use these self-guiding Carnegie Mellon materials and activities to learn at your own pace.

Free Science and Video Lectures Online! – A nice collection of video lectures and lessons on science and philosophy.

Harvard Medical School Open Courseware – The mission of the Harvard Medical School Open Courseware Initiative is to exchange knowledge from the Harvard community of scholars to other academic institutions, prospective students, and the general public.

Johns Hopkins OpenCourseWare – The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s OpenCourseWare project provides access to the content of the School’s most popular courses. As challenges to the world’s health escalate daily, the School feels a moral imperative to provide equal and open access to information and knowledge about the obstacles to the public’s health and their potential solutions.

Khan Academy – Over 1200 videos lessons covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, and biology.

Open YALE Courses – Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University All lectures were recorded in the Yale College classroom and are available in video, audio, and text transcript formats. Registration is not required.

MIT Open CourseWare – MIT OpenCourseWare is a free web-based publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.

TUFTS Open CourseWare – Tufts OpenCourseWare is part of a new educational movement initiated by MIT that provides free access to course content for everyone online. Tufts’ course offerings demonstrate the University’s strength in the life sciences in addition to its multidisciplinary approach, international perspective and the underlying ethic of service to its local, national and international communities.

Utah State OpenCourseWare – Utah State OpenCourseWare is a collection of educational material used in our formal campus courses and seeks to provide people around the world with an opportunity to access high-quality learning opportunities.

webcast.berkeley – Every semester, UC Berkeley webcasts select courses and events for on-demand viewing via the Internet.  webcast.berkeley course lectures are provided as a study resource for both students and the public.

 

 

Multiple Subjects and Miscellaneous

Academic Earth – Free video lectures from the world’s top scholars.

Connexions – A place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone may view or contribute.

edX.org – Free courses designed specifically for interactive study via the web, provided by MIT, Harvard, Barkley, Georgetown, Boston University, University of Washington, Karolinska Institute, Kyoto University and many more.

Free-Ed – Clusters of courses that support your preparation for today’s fastest-growing careers and critical academic disciplines.

Internet Archive Open Educational Resources – A digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artefacts in digital form.

iTunes U – Apple’s free app that gives students mobile access to many courses. It offers many free video courses, books, presentations and audio lectures. Hundreds of universities — including Stanford, Yale and MIT — distribute lectures, slide shows, PDFs, films, exhibit tours and audio books through iTunes U.  The Science section alone contains content on topics including agriculture, astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, ecology and geography.

OEDb – Choose from over 10,000 free online classes

Open2study – Open2Study delivers free, high-quality education online. You can study subjects with real value, and in just four weeks you can learn something new, explore the next step in your career, challenge yourself or simply satisfy your curiosity. These subjects are provided by leading Australian institutions and are taught by academics and leading industry professionals who love to teach. All you need is an internet connection and the desire to study.

Open Culture – Compendium of free learning resources, including courses, textbooks, and videos/films.

Open Learn – The OpenLearn website gives free access to Open University course materials.  Multiple subjects are covered.

Udemy FREE Courses – hundreds of experts teach on Udemy every month including New York Times best-selling authors, CEOs, Ivy League professionals and celebrity instructors. Courses include video, live lectures and tools to help teachers interact with students and track their progress. There are many free courses that can teach you business, law, programming, design, mathematics, science, photography, yoga and many more.

UMass Boston OpenCourseWare – Various online classes provided free by UMass Boston.

United States Nation Archives – The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper.  Valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching a historical topic that interests you.

VideoLectures.NET – the title says it all – amazing video lectures on many topics.

Wikiversity – Wikiversity is a Wikimedia Foundation project devoted to learning resources, learning projects, and research for use in all levels, types, and styles of education from pre-school to university, including professional training and informal learning.

YouTube EDU – Educational videos on YouTube organized by subject matter.

Zooniverse – Take part in a huge variety of interesting studies of nature, science, and culture.