Seven awesome sites for free online education
Education will always be a valuable asset that can offer a lot of opportunities for anyone who's persistent enough to take advantage of it. So here's some good news: you don't have to spend heaps of money on improving your skills! The internet is full of high-quality sites that can help you do it for free.
Bright Side has put together a list of seven sites where you can continue and expand your education, investing only time and hard work rather than money.
If you're not sure where to start, try Open Culture’s listing of free online education courses. The page highlights 1,200 lectures, videos and podcasts from universities around the world. Easy navigation means that you won't have to visit and search through each university’s own site and will be able to find a course in your specific area of study.
This site brings together top notch courses from the world's best universities, such as MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale and many, many others. Easy navigation and listing by schools and subjects won't let you to get lost in a sea of knowledge.
Another site that brings together a wide range of courses from many different universities around the world. It's pretty easy to pick a course to your liking and later, for example, try diving into the music industry.
UoPeople is mostly free, but students will have to pay for the exams at the end of each course. The cost depends on where you live. If you're dead set on getting your education here for free, you can try to get one of the offered grants. To become a student, you'll also have to demonstrate English proficiency.
A great destination for a more general learning experience. From the same people who brought us thought-provoking, motivational talks comes a site stuffed with educational videos. TED-Ed has an entertaining approach to knowledge, so you won't get bored watching quirky animations, taking quizzes and reviewing supplementary materials. Almost all of their videos have multilingual subtitles.
This project partners with universities and organizations around the world so that they can publish and conduct courses on Coursera.org on a wide variety of topics. Students not only study, but also communicate with fellow scholars and pass tests and exams. The project offers courses from many top universities, museums and trusts.
Khan Academy grew from remote tutorials that one talented young man, who happened to be an MIT and Harvard graduate, filmed for his little cousin in Louisiana. Those educational videos were first published on YouTube and became an instant hit. Today, Khan Academy has its own site and provides access to more than 4,200 free courses on a variety of topics. It's also incredibly user-friendly, which will make it easier to stick to your learning goals.