|01-19-2012, 03:44 PM||#1|
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Free College Courses
Top Universities with Free Courses
The free courses from these schools don't offer a path towards credit, but they are strong resources if you want to learn from some of the best professors in the world.
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (mit.edu)
courses offered online, MIT is your best option. More than 1,800 free courses are offered through the school's OpenCourseWare (OCW) project. Courses are in text, audio and video formats and translated into a number of different languages. Students all over the world use MIT's OpenCourseWare and 96 percent of visitors to this site say they would recommend it to someone else.
2. Open University (open.ac.uk)
3. Carnegie Mellon University (cmu.edu)
4. Tufts University (tufts.edu)
5. Stanford (stanford.edu)
academic institutions, has joined forces with iTunes U to provide access to Stanford courses, lectures and interviews. These courses can be downloaded and played on iPods, PCs and Macs and can also be burned to CDs. If you don't have iTunes, you can download it here for free.
6. University of California, Berkeley (berkeley.edu)
best public universities in the nation, has been offering live and on-demand webcasts of many of their courses since 2001. Hundreds of UC Berkeley classes, both current and archived, are now available as podcasts and webcasts. Courses cover a range of subjects, including astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer programming, engineering, psychology, legal studies and philosophy.
7. Utah State University (usu.edu)
8. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (kutztownsbdc.org)
9. University of Southern Queensland (usq.edu.au)
10. University of California, Irvine (uci.edu)
Earn Real Credit from Free Courses
While the free courses above don't award credit directly, there are two widely recognized and affordable options for students to gain real college credit.
Option #1: Pass a CLEP Exam
The College Board's 33 CLEP exams allow you to test out of your general education requirements. Credit is accepted at 2/3 of colleges and universities in the U.S.
Option #2: Prepare a Portfolio
Under "prior learning Experience" <---- This is how Steve Jobs Obtained his degree
To Learn more::: http://education-portal.com/
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You are more than welcome to take the free classes just to keep the mind sharp and/or dive into areas of life that interest you.
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|01-19-2012, 11:15 PM||#2|
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Re: Free College Courses
Thanks Mom! M started some MIT ones a month or so ago. WIll be interesting to see the follow though....
I will be checking out these links, interesting this is out there!
Sure as night will follow day. Most things I worry about. Never happen anyway. ~ Tom Petty
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