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Higher Education       All courses available Online Only.

 

University-based                                                                                                  

 

 

edPrisonEducation.com

Distance learning can be difficult for prisoners to obtain. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite correspondence schools that offer paper-based formats that are accessible to prisoners.

Correspondence Higher Ed

 http://www.prisoneducation.com/correspondence-schools/   

MIT OpenCourseWare

MIT courses representing 33 academic disciplines and all five of MIT’s schools.

As of June 2010, the initiative includes materials from more than 2,000 courses, presenting virtually the entire curriculum of the Institute.

http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

 

Floating University

Floating University has spearheaded the movement toward open-access higher education, with a focus on professional production values, ease-of-use, top academic talent, and online collaboration between individual learners and participating institutions.

http://www.floatinguniversity.com/

 

Open Yale

Each course includes a full set of class lectures produced in high-quality video accompanied by such other course materials as syllabi, suggested readings, exams, and problem sets. The lectures are available as downloadable videos, and an audio-only version is also offered. In addition, searchable transcripts of each lecture are provided.

http://oyc.yale.edu/courses

 

Harvard University Online Learning

Harvard has produced online courses and other forms of digital learning for several decades with the goal of making educational content available to a global audience. On this page, you will find links to a selection of Harvard’s publicly available online learning content. Experience courses, public lectures, and other unique examples of Harvard’s learning content on the web.

http://www.harvard.edu/resources-offices/online-learning

 

Stanford Engineering Everywhere (SEE)

From the website: See is an online portal offering ten courses from Stanford’s School of Engineering— including the three-course introductory sequence in Computer Science— free of charge. SEE courses cannot be taken for credit and do not include access to Stanford-restricted computers, libraries, or services. Content may not include all the material used in the campus offering and cannot be used for commercial purposes.

http://see.stanford.edu/see/courses.aspx

 
Coursera

Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We envision a future where everyone has access to a world-class education. We aim to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.

https://www.coursera.org/

 
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

What are OER? Open Education Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student, or self-learner. Examples of OER include: full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many more resources contained in digital media collections from around the world.

Browse courses and materials: https://www.oercommons.org/oer

 

Academic Earth

From the website: We bring the amazing world of academia to you for free, ….giving everyone access to a world-class education. We have curated links to over 750 online courses and 8,500 individual online lectures, giving students of all ages unparalleled access to college courses they may otherwise never experience. Whether supplementing existing coursework, or learning for the sake of learning, anyone with an internet connection has the freedom to learn at their own pace from world-renowned experts, without the burden of rising tuition costs. http://academicearth.org/

 

CLEP Exam

NOT FREE: But, you can get credit for several FREE courses through CLEP Exam!

CLEP helps you earn college credit for knowledge you’ve acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits, or internships. Save time. Save money, Achieve your goals with CLEP.

What do CLEP Exams Cover?

CLEP offers 33 Internet-Based Testing exams in five subject areas at over 1,800 college test centers, covering material taught in courses that you may generally take in your first two years of college. By passing a CLEP exam, you can earn 3 to 12 college credits. Exams cost $80. There are text exams for you to use to prepare.

History & Social Sciences, Composition & Literature, Science & Mathematics, Business, World Languages

http://clep.collegeboard.org/exam

 

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Codecademy

A great place to get started with programming! Codecademy starts with the very basic and shows you by example.

The lessons are very rewarding as your progress can encourage you with medals or allow you to post your progress on social media websites. Great for all programming languages.

http://www.codecademy.com/

 

Open Culture

Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It’s all free. It’s all enriching. But it’s also scattered across the web, and not easy to find.

http://www.openculture.com/

 

Study.com

Take free online courses that are fun and engaging.

Pass exams to earn real college credit.

Research schools and degrees to further your education.

http://study.com/

 

OnlineCourses.com

OnlineCourses.com is one of the top online open courseware resources available on the web. They offer a vast database of free online courses also perfectly optimized for mobile devices, so you can take the courses anywhere. They present free online courses on the web to any devices of the users choice. You can explore the courses, create unique programs and track your progress. They feature courses from institutions such as Yale, MIT, Stanford, and Harvard.

http://onlinecourses.com/

 

Saylor Academy

Free Education: K-12, University level and Professional Development. The Saylor Academy states on their website “we believe that barriers of cost, time, and geography should not stand in the way of access to higher education or quality, effective credentials.” With a catalog of “over 300 free, self-paced, online courses” they “do not confer degrees, we offer verifiable certificates”. http://www.saylor.org/

 

Khan Academy

 

The Khan Academy is on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace. They offer a library of over 3,500 videos which covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities, finance and history. Each video is approximately 10 minutes long and especially purposed for viewing on the computer. All of the site’s resources are available to anyone, and the materials and resources are free.

Link  http://www.khanacademy.org/

 

Udemy

“Our mission is to help anyone learn anything online.” Some free, some pay…some credit, some not….

https://www.udemy.com/courses/search/?ref=home&q=free

 

Acamica

Acámica es el futuro de la educación superior en línea. A través de lo que llamamos microaprendizaje ramificado, ofrecemos cursos de calidad, accesibles, dinámicos e interactivos, que pueden ser tomados en cualquier lugar, en cualquier momento.

http://www.acamica.com/

 

School of Lifesol

The School of Life is devoted to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture. We address such issues as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one’s past, how to achieve calm, and how better to understand and, where necessary change, the world.

http://www.theschooloflife.com/