Our ability to learn whatever we want, whenever we want has never been easier!
Hundreds of free, on-line, open access courses are available to you via your computer, tablet, or smart phone.
MOOC stands for massive, open, online course.
Below are three of the best resources for checking out MOOC offerings:
“EdX offers interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities, colleges and organizations. Online courses from MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX, UTx and many other universities. Topics include biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, electronics, engineering, food and nutrition, history, humanities, law, literature, math, medicine, music, philosophy, physics, science, statistics and more. EdX is a non-profit online initiative created by founding partners Harvard and MIT” read more here.
Coursera’s mission: “We provide universal access to the world’s best education.
“What is MOOC List? MOOC List is an aggregator (directory) of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered by different providers. MOOC List is a website where you can find free online courses (MOOCs) offered by the best universities around the world. We don’t give MOOCs. We don’t create MOOCs.” Read more here.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to take an entire course. It’s okay to dip into several that sound interesting. Watch a video or two. See what you can learn!