Free Online College Courses

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Alison – Although not a college or university, Alison offers a wide variety of online courses. This is one of our three most recommended sources for free online courses.

Coursera – Coursera is a middleman. They provide access to some of the most prestigious online colleges and universities in the United States. Coursera offers the option to audit courses for free as well paid certificate programs and degrees.

edX – Although not a college or university, edX offers access to over 2500 courses from 140 colleges and universities around the world. edX is the only leading MOOC provider that is both nonprofit and open source. The web address is

Harvard University – Harvard offers a variety of open learning opportunities, including online courses and modules. Through the edX learning platform, founded by Harvard and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), anyone with an Internet connection can gain access to courses from Harvard, MIT, and other partner academic institutions.

MIT OpenCourseWare – The Massachusetts Institute of Techology’s OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

OpenLearn – OpenLearn is a free learning platform, delivered by The Open University as part of its Royal Charter commitment to support the well-being of the community.

Stanford University – Stanford University has been associated with the advent of massive open online courses (MOOCs), but our efforts to improve teaching and learning are much broader. Experiments in technology-driven and experiential education are occurring in every corner of the university and are strategically led by the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning (VPOL).

UMASS BOSTON – UMass Boston OoenCourseWare is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners world wide. Whether you are a high school student preparing for college, a faculty member looking for ideas for a new course, or a community member researching a topic, you are likely to find something of interest in the UMass Boston OCW collection. The web address is

Yale University – Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.

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