Where Can I Find Free Home Learning Programs Online?

Many colleges and universities offer free home learning programs that can be taken online. Higher education institutions are interested in offering these programs because they generate publicity and address the needs of learners in special circumstances.

OpenCourseWare Overview

The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a group of more than 200 higher education institutions around the world that have created a broad variety of courses that can be taken online and are free to the user. Because the materials are digitized and presented entirely online, the cost for presenting the material is extremely low, according to Michigan State University (www.msuglobal.com). Michigan State University offers free online home learning programs in food safety, horse management and sustainable decision making.

Important Facts about This Field of Study

Common Courses Cultural anthropology, surface irrigation design, general ecology, fluid mechanics, international economics, communication systems, information theory, Latin, family finance
Programs Primarily individual courses
Online Availability Many select schools
Degrees Knowledge applicable to future degree studies

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers over 2,200 courses through its MIT OpenCourseWare program. Some of MIT's most visited courses include physics, mathematics, biology, computer science and engineering. A person interested in any of these courses can find them at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology website (www.ocw.mit.edu).

University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame has a wide variety of open course programs that include such topics as anthropology, architecture, statistics and religious studies ( online.nd.edu). Although these online home learning programs are free, no college credit is given for them and students do not have access to faculty.

University of Michigan

The Open Educational Resources (OER) site at the University of Michigan offers such resources as course materials, videos and software tools which all have open copyright licenses. Some other featured courses are chemical engineering, network theory and application and policy and law. Resources can be found at the University of Michigan website (open.umich.edu).

Utah State University

Utah State University offers many free online courses (ocw.usu.edu), but does not grant credits or degrees for them. Students in the free online home learning courses will not have access to faculty. The College of Eastern Utah's list of courses includes topics in anthropology, history, mathematics and languages.

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