Written by: Kelly Turner
Primary Source: Writing Rhetoric and American Cultures
While entangled in the depths of college, some of us can’t imagine, or don’t want to imagine, taking more classes on the side. However, there are many people who haven’t had the chance to receive a college education or even a high school education. Heck, there are plenty of us who can’t afford the education we’re receiving right now. Luckily, nowadays knowledge in some capacity is easily accessible with a simple Internet connection. LifeHacker has compiled an impressive list of websites, institutions, and collections of colleges and universities that offer free classes or courses online to further your education or satisfy your simple curiosity.
Do you want the most elite of the free online courses? Chance a glance at LifeHacker University or edX which both offer numerous, free online courses from prestigious institutions across the country such as Yale, MIT, Stanford, Harvard, and Berkeley.
Maybe your belief lies in the masses – you should try the University of Reddit, a subthread of Reddit, whose wealth of knowledge is built through crowdsourcing and is run by Reddit users with expertise on certain subjects whom post modules regularly in the subthread.
Perhaps you believe only what you can see? The Khan Academy YouTube channel is where you might find your home. The channel offers video courses in math, science, technology, and the humanities among many others.
Want some credit for your work? You can receive academic credit from Coursera (if you’re enrolled) or receive a certificate of completion. Education-Portal.com provides a list of universities that offer free and for-credit online classes.
These are only some of the great resources available on the ever-expanding Internet. Take advantage of these courses and get your free education on.