Here’s How You Can Take 600 Online Classes from Top Universities for Free

Thanks to the Internet, eager learners can easily access resources offered by educational institutions around the world. In addition to free museum materials and digitized library books, this phenomenon has culminated in a wealth of free online college classes, with MOOCs at the forefront.

A MOOC, or a Massive Open Online Course, is a cost-free class you can take online in order to “accelerate your future.” MOOCs are available in a range of subjects, from humanities like language to data and computer science, and are offered by some of the world's top universities. Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and even Paris' Sorbonne University are just some of the 876 schools that have hopped onboard the MOOC bandwagon. In fact, 190 universities have just recently added 600 free online courses. (The full list is available here.)

While these online courses won't end in a degree, they're a great option for those looking to broaden their horizons or hone their craft. As an added bonus, MOOCs are built to revolve around your schedule, unlike traditional programs. This means that you can take the courses on your own time and at your own pace, making them excellent for people with busy, inflexible, or tricky timetables.

If you're interested in taking a MOOC, head over to Class Central, where you can search and sift through your options. You can also sign up for free on the edX website.

Time to hit the (digital) books!

With MOOC courses, you can take free online college classes anytime and anywhere.

h/t: [Lifehacker]

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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