Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by TCord1964, Oct 8, 2005.
Good idea to bump it up, but this should be a sticky so its at the top always!
Humane Society online
www.hsuonline.org Humane Society University One or two free classes Click on guest Hille
Adding to the list and bumping to the top. Perhaps this could finally be made a sticky?
Librarian Chick - Free Online Learning Resources
College-Cram.com - Social Studying Network with notes
Schoolr.com - neat online study resource
Never let it be said I don't give the people what they want.
This fall, Yale University also started offering free taped video lectures online. At this point, they only have 7 classes available, but they are planning on adding more: Open Yale University courses
Also, I know a few people posted some of these member universities, but the Open Courseware Consortium is a clearinghouse for dozens of free courses from the University of Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins, UMass, Tufts, and quite a few overseas schools.
Online Education Database - A list of 236 Open Courseware Collections
If one has iTunes software, many schools are posting audio lectures and some video lectures for free. Open iTunes and go to iTunes U.
Are all of these free courses non-credit? Not that it matters but it would be interesting if a few were actually worth credit. The MIT courses look very interesting. If you could take a few of those and get a certificate for them you could essentially use them towards some of the degrees that accept 40 hour training courses for elective credits. Something to think about.
With the exception of the FEMA courses, they are non-credit. That is why they are free. Of course, one could take the courses, and use that knowledge to test for credit, such as CLEP, DANTES, GRE and PLA, for example.
The Michigan Center for Public Health and University of Michigan School of Public Health offer numerous free online short courses. Certificates of completion are available, according to this FAQ.
Rutgers University Basic Investing Home Study Course - Investing For Your Future. Free, of course. Printable certificate available.
Please note that the FAQ link for University of Michigan is incorrect. It should be at this URL.
University of Washington
Busted link...please remove from sticky
Free IT courses:
This is not a working link.
This some good information, great find.
Course lectures from many major colleges and universities, available as free downloads:
Hi folks. If someone hasn't posted this information already I apologize but the Center for Homeland Defense and Security has a few online courses in homeland security related topics for free. However, there's a catch. You have to be working in the industry or a related field, which by the way can be just about anything from law enforcement, IT security, or private security. http://chds.us/
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