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Whether you’re looking for professional development or personal enrichment, these six-week online courses are the perfect way to learn a new skill or enhance your existing ones. Courses are offered in the fields of business, computer applications, health care and many more. You’ll spend roughly two to four hours each week completing two engaging lessons in an enjoyable, interactive learning environment. Expert instructors develop and lead every course, and you’ll be able to interact with them and with fellow students in lively online discussion areas. New sessions start every month, so you can sign up anytime. Upon completing a course with a passing score, you’ll get an award of completion from your learning institution. Help & More Info
Live, on-demand tutoring for a large number of subjects. With HelpNow, tutors and students work together in real-time in an online classroom by typing, drawing, and marking-up lessons and web content. Plus, students can share files in the writing lab to submit writing assignments to writing tutors any time of the day. The Brainfuse full-service test center offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as college preparatory tests – including the SAT. HelpNow also offers the Adult Learning Center where users can access GED prep, U.S citizenship test prep, resume assistance, Microsoft Office support, and Career Resources which lists popular job search links. More info…
Provides online classes for the SATs, ACTs, and GEDs. It also has practice tests with scoring for all of those plus the ASVAB, high school AP exams, graduate school entrance exams, nursing, real estate, firefighter, cosmetology, police officer and more. Help & More Info
Offers thousands of courses and videos in popular fields like business leadership and management, personal and professional development, online marketing, Microsoft office, project management, web design and development, software development, IT management, data science, media production and design, and creative software. Experts create and deliver all courses as well as provide supplemental materials like exercise files and relevant work samples. Help & More Info
A language-learning software with over 70 world language courses and over 17 ESL/ELL courses, featuring an engaging user interface, voice comparison, fresh design, foreign language films, cultural anecdotes, and a user-friendly mobile app. Help & More Info
Universal Class is an online educational service providing a diverse offering of intellectually stimulating courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Lifelong learning not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development, but also competitiveness and employability. Universal Class offers over 500 instructor-led courses on a wide-range of subjects. Continuing Education Units are offered for many courses. Once you’ve registered for Universal Class you can click here to go directly to the log in page. Help & More Info
Accesses more than 800 courses that are completely free to study anytime, on any device. You can start any courses and make progress every time you log on with its modular structure and short study sessions. Manage your time, track your learning and see your knowledge grow with our practical learner dashboard.
A free online course aka MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) aggregator from top universities like Stanford, MIT, Harvard, Duke, etc.
Provides the opportunity to learn Cyber Security. Cybrary is a free community where people, companies and training come together to give everyone the ability to collaborate in an open source way that is revolutionizing the cyber security educational experience.
EdX is a massive open online course provider. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body, including some courses at no charge. EdX offers over 1300 of the highest quality courses from institutions who share our commitment to excellence in teaching and learning.
MIT Open Courseware
MIT 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. Through OCW, educators improve courses and curricula, making their schools more effective; students find additional resources to help them succeed; and independent learners enrich their lives and use the content to tackle some of our world’s most difficult challenges, including sustainable development, climate change, and cancer eradication.
Open2Study provides free, specialized short courses, entirely online, across the world, in a range of subject areas. Open2Study is a MOOC built and managed by Open Universities Australia. Open2Study was launched in 2013 and serves over 600k students. The platform features over 35 million page views a year, 1.7 million unique visitors and a 96% student satisfaction rating.
Open Yale Course
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. All lectures were recorded in the Yale College classroom and are available in video, audio, and text transcript formats. Registration is not required. No course credit, degree, or certificate is available through the Open Yale Courses website. However, courses for Yale College credit are offered online through Yale Summer Online including OYC professors John Rogers and Craig Wright.
Stanford Online offers a variety of professional education opportunities in conjunction with many of the University’s schools and departments, and free online courses taught by Stanford faculty to lifelong learners worldwide. You can access the free online courses under the Self-Paced and Self-Study tab.