Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ― Mahatma Gandhi
We can spend our lifetime learning and then realize that there is so much that we do not know. If taking a class seems time-consuming, expensive, and tiring, then have a look at these free educational resources online. And the best thing about is that many of high quality sites are that the courses can be completely FREE.
Here are our picks of the 7 best online learning sites:
Coursera.org is a website that partners with universities and organizations around the world. It has a wide variety of topics and perspectives to one searchable database. It is one of the powerful tools for free online education, and includes courses from top universities and institutions. The course languages are so far available in English, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese.
Udemy has similar concept with Coursera, but additionally allows users to build custom courses from lessons. The site is working with many top schools and professors, and it mixes the customizable platform of other sites with a heavy emphasis on top quality content. However, this site mixes free and paid content.
Just like Coursera and Udemy, this site also brings various courses from many different schools. It has quality and impressive contents for everyone. Free online education at edX isn’t limited to nonacademic institutions, as it features courses from MIT, Dartmouth, Cornell, and more that will make you overwhelmed with the abundance of knowledge!
Khan Academy is partnering with many post secondary schools, as well as curating many courses from around the web. It offers impressive depth on many different subjects. The site also has useable, well organized interface that will make it easier to keep your learning goals.
This site is aimed for higher education and professional development. It enables universities, nonprofits and knowledge-based companies to share courses awarding recognized credentials with participants from around the globe. Here you can take courses from institutions all over Europe, no matter where you are.
Maybe many of us agree that one of the most exciting developments in the tech world is the fact that more and more people are learning to write code. This smart site is designed to help you interactively learn code, no matter what level you’re at.
ALISON is a free education site offering certification in some areas. The courses in ALISON are mainly in business, technology, and health, but the site also includes language learning courses. If you need certification for your learning, ALISON also offers school curriculum courses.