Wouldn’t it be a brilliant idea if a group of people got together and partnered with top universities to provide classes to people around the world (via the internet). And, wouldn’t it be even more wonderful if the courses were free? At Coursea they have done just that. Sign up to view lectures for top professors and watch them according to your schedule. Students receive certificates acknowledging your participation. Now you can monitor a class in a variety of subjects from 34 separate universities.
This isn’t the only source of a free education online. Be sure to check out my list of the top 20 online finance courses that will help you brush up on your personal finance skills. But if you’re looking to get started right away with Coursea you can choose courses from these categories:
- Biology & Life Sciences
- Business & Management
- Computer Science: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Vision
- Computer Science: Programming & Software Engineering
- Computer Science: Systems, Security, Networking
- Computer Science: Theory
- Economics & Finance
- Electrical and Materials Engineering
- Food and Nutrition
- Health and Society & Medical Ethics
- Information, Technology, and Design
- Music, Film, and Audio Engineering
- Physical & Earth Sciences
- Social Sciences
- Statistics, Data Analysis, and Scientific Computing
All courses come from major universities such as Brown University, California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Duke University , Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Johns Hopkins University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Princeton University, Stanford University, Vanderbilt University, and many more.
Use what you learn from these classes to help you with your own personal growth, enhance your career skills, get a leg up on future college classes or expand your knowledge. Although you will not receive degree credit or a degree from any of these courses, you do receive a world-class education and the honor of attending (virtually) classes at top schools with well-respected educators for free! Above all, you will strive to reach your full potential and celebrate becoming a student of life.
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About the Author: Charissa Arsaoui is a freelance writer with a love for thrift. You can read about her adventures by visiting her blog, Confessions of a Closet Coupon Clipper.