I have been doing some research on free educational offerings. Here are 5 of them.
I started taking a course on Coursera.org. It is a college course from Stanford on Machine Thinking, basically teaching a computer how to learn and analyze LOTS of data. It provides the logic behind how Netflix and Amazon recommend movies and products that you may be interested in.
There are courses for just about anything you might be interested in.
Khan Academy has a novel approach to teaching and a great philosophy.
Learn more about the approach and founder here… http://blog.ted.com/2011/03/09/lets-use-video-to-reinvent-education-salman-khan-on-ted-com/
We offer courses from the top universities, for free.
Learn from world-class professors, watch high quality lectures, achieve mastery via interactive exercises, and collaborate with a global community of students.
2. Khan Academy
With over 3,200 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we’re on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Whether you’re majoring in molecular biology at a university, taking Spanish in high school, or just interested in European history, you now have a valuable tool to help you learn anytime, anywhere.
4. Online Education Database
A high quality education doesn’t have to come at a high cost. In fact, it’s possible to take classes from big names like Yale, MIT, and Tufts without ever submitting an application or paying a cent in tuition. We’ve compiled 200 online classes from these and other respected institutions, and you can take all of them with no strings attached.
5. MIT OpenCourseWare
Free lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT.
No registration required.
6. 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. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.