Whilst finalising the #GMEP website and #FOAM I have been reviewing the plethora of amazing educational resources available online for FREE. We will put up some posts highlighting some of these amazing resources over the next few weeks
First up is COURSERA. At Coursera, you can take courses from the top universities, for free.
Coursera are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Classes offered on Coursera are designed to help you master the material. When you take one of our classes, you will watch lectures taught by world-class professors, learn at your own pace, test your knowledge, and reinforce concepts through interactive exercises.
We envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.
We offer a wide range of courses from our partner institutions, spanning the humanities to engineering. Find a course that interests you and join today to learn alongside our global community
This is a free online community with hundreds of thousands of students taking online courses are taking courses, and is another example of the fast moving Universities taking the lead in providing education for all.
Take classes taught by brilliant professors, interact with students from around the world, and explore tons of interesting questions through our many course offerings. We are committed to making education available to everyone, and we’ll be constantly working to bring you new classes from the best universities.
There is already an extensive course list and simple sign-up. With no limit to the number of classes a user can take! You can even enroll in a course even if the start date hasn’t been announced.
Currently available courses – online – for FREE
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Computer Science: Theory
- Business & Management
- Biology & Life Sciences
- Computer Science: Systems, Security, Networking
- Computer Science: Programming & Software Engineering
- Computer Science: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Vision
- Information, Technology, and Design
- Economics & Finance
- Health and Society & Medical Ethics
- Physical & Earth Sciences
On Coursera, you will now be able to access world-class courses from:
- California Institute of Technology
- Duke University
- Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- Johns Hopkins University
- Princeton University
- Rice University
- Stanford University
- University of California, San Francisco
- University of Edinburgh
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- University of Michigan
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Toronto
- University of Virginia
- University of Washington
You’ll be able to choose from more than 100 new courses, from learning how to program in Scala (taught from the creator of Scala, Professor Martin Odersky from EPFL), to Professor Dan Ariely’s course on irrational behavior, to the legendary UVA course “How Things Work” with Professor Louis Bloomfield. You can check out the most current course list here — keep in mind you can enroll in a class even if the start date is to be announced.
To date, 700,000 students from 190 countries have participated in classes on Coursera, with more than 1.6 million course enrollments total!