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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

5 Sources for Free Online Classes

Today I have Audrey Porterman as guest blogger. Please be sure to check out her unique guest post. Guest posts are always welcome, please contact me.

Online degree programs are a great way to get the education you need and still have the flexibility to work, raise a family, or pursue other goals. Taking courses online is also a great way to continue your education, getting additional training where needed to advance your skills or just pursue continuing education for your own pleasure.
Many respected institutions of higher education are now making some of their online offerings available for free, giving students everywhere the opportunity to get additional training without having to strain their budgets. Here are 5 top sources for free online classes in a variety of fields:

MIT Open Courseware(
The highly respected Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers a number of free online courses through its open courseware program. Courses are available in entrepreneurship, architecture, engineering, health sciences, management, science, and more.
Open Yale Courses (

You don't need to be able to get into this Ivy League school to benefit from its quality program. Free courses through its online program offer everyone the chance to get a taste of the Ivy League. There are course offerings across the departments, including African American studies, astronomy, chemistry, economics, history, political science, and much more.
This online learning resource center has interactive multimedia certification courses and standards-based learning. You must create an account in order to access the courses, but the account is free. Investing, real estate, and entrepreneurship are among the many topics covered here.
Learn the skills you need to advance your career with free courses on this site. Programs cover basic office skills like Excel and Word, as well as advanced programming courses like HTML and A+ Additional courses are available for pay.
There is an extensive catalogue of free courses on this site, including art, film, accounting, business, computer science, biology, and much more.
While these classes won't lead to a degree or certificate, they will give you a solid foundation to learn new skills or to advance your education, if you choose. All learning is self-directed and can be conducted in your own home and at your own schedule, allowing you to take charge of your learning.
Audrey Porterman is the main researcher and writer for
Her most recent accomplishment includes graduating from Ohio State, with a degree in business management. Her current focus for the site involves a doctoral degree and history degree programs.

Many thanks to Audrey.
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