Do you want to acquire knowledge and skills that could boost your career prospects? Would you like to study amazing courses from some of the best universities in the world at no cost?
In this article, we list 5 of the very best providers of FREE courses in the world and explain some of the many benefits of studying.
Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take. You can take online classes from 140+ top universities and educational organizations, including schools like Stanford, Yale and Princeton. Whilst studying is usually free of charge, assessments and certificates can require payment. However, financial aid is available. See Coursera Financial Aid for more information.
To find out more about Coursera visit: www.coursera.org
Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. With more than 90 global partners, they are proud to count the world’s leading universities, nonprofits, and institutions as their members.
To find out more about EdX visit: www.edx.org
3. Khan Academy
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. They tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.
To find out more about the Khan Academy visit: www.khanacademy.org
4. Future Learn
Future Learn offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life. Future Learn believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas. Future Learn have 91 partners from around the world including professional bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
To find out more about Future Learn visit: www.futurelearn.com
ALISON is a seven million-strong, global online learning community, filled with free, high-quality online education resources to help you develop essential, certified workplace skills. Whether you are seeking a new job, a promotion, a college place or starting a new business, ALISON empowers you to improve your economic and personal circumstances, and through you, that of the community you live in.
To find out more about ALISON visit: www.alison.com
There are lots of reasons why you may want to study some of these courses. These reasons include:
- Improved employment prospects
- Acquire additional skills
- Meet new people and expand your network
- Try different courses for FREE
- Gain qualifications and recognition
These courses allow you to improve your knowledge and skills while maintaining your regular day-to-day life. You can study when and where you choose and can fit study around your work commitments and personal life.
Interested in other courses?
If you would prefer to study elsewhere but need some additional information check out these useful articles:
- Scholarships for Zambians
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- FREE books and study materials
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