Group photo
Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
5/25/12 9:26 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message



emoticon emoticon

 Pounds lost: 12.0 
DDOORN's Photo DDOORN Posts: 26,182
5/25/12 2:28 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
3 Best Websites To Get A University Level Education For Free

Check out the above link to access the links within this article...Don

The idea that you are never done learning has never been more true than today. The Internet has revolutionized the way we access information and knowledge – formerly a luxury accessible only to the rich and highly gifted – which is now freely available to anyone with Internet access.

Education and learning should be a lifelong process and the Internet is your chance to get a university level education for free, regardless of where you are in life. This article introduces you to the three best websites to get started.

Khan Academy

The Khan Academy is probably the most famous educational website out there. It was started in 2006 with the mission to provide “a high quality education to anyone, anywhere.” Meanwhile, the site provides over 3,000 videos on subjects from science to humanities, which have been delivered to millions of people. More than just videos, the site also offers short exercises to help students practice the knowledge they have acquired by watching the video material – all of it for free.


Online education is spreading and the traditional institutions are taking note. Coursera has partnered with top US universities to provide some of their courses for free. The site offers lectures on computer science, healthcare, social sciences, and economics from universities like Princeton, Stanford or Berkeley.

Like the Khan Academy, they offer interactive exercises. Moreover, Coursera promises that you will join a global network of thousands of students, who you can depend on for feedback and support. Coursera takes you through full courses, which follow a schedule, meaning you have to sign up for them in advance.

If you enjoy Coursera and the Khan Academy, you may also enjoy one of these 6 Really Good Sites with FREE Video Lectures from Top US Colleges or 5 Great Sites with Free Video Lectures from Top Colleges.

Academic Earth

Similar to the Khan Academy, Academic Earth’s vision is to offer “a world-class education for everyone on earth“. The site offers free online classes and in-depth online learning through video lectures from university professors. Interestingly, Academic Earth has partnered with the same universities as Coursera and many more. In addition to Princeton, Stanford, and Berkeley, you will find video lectures from UCLA, Harvard, and Yale. Moreover, Academic Earth has partnered with the Khan Academy.

Co-Team Leader for All Health Pros, Binghamton Area Losers & Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams

Tell Me What Is It You Plan To Do With Your One Wild & Precious Life? ---Mary Oliver

Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha

 Pounds lost: 103.0 
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Laid Off but Staying Strong General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
5 online job scams and how to avoid them 2/28/2017 9:23:28 AM
Finding a New Job at Any Age 6/11/2017 4:18:54 PM
Master Digital Skills Employers Want to See Most 8/15/2017 8:51:45 AM
Looking for candidates for magazine story! 5/11/2017 10:47:07 AM
Job Search Tool Available! 5/26/2017 10:08:22 AM

Thread URL:

Review our Community Guidelines