Have you ever wondered what it would be like to attend an Ivy League? Harvard, Yale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, among many others are some of the most recognizable names. You may think you are not smart enough be among the smartest and brightest (don’t be hard on yourself!), or you may not have the funds to afford such education (average of $55,000 per year). Well, I am here to tell you that now, you are able to take a selection of online courses at some of these schools for a cost of FREE! How awesome is that?
These institutions offers courses across all areas and discipline (Business, Health and Medicine, Engineering) just to name a few. That means, no matter what your interest is, there is a course available for you to take. In addition, new courses are added frequently, so you will always have fresh selections to choose from. I will share three of these institutions, what each offers, and the link to their website, so that you can explore for yourself and begin learning something new today.
Harvard University currently offers 68 Free Courses, that could range from 1 week to 16 weeks in length. Of the 68 courses, 65 are available now for you to start, and the remaining 3 will open on October 16, 2019. Subject areas include: Business, Computer Science, Data Science, Education & Teaching, Health & Medicine, and Mathematics, among many others. The courses are self-paced, so you have the ability to work on your own time without any pressure. Once you have identified a course(s) that you are interested in, you will be required to register to set up your account, so that you can track your progress and have all of your courses in one place. It should be noted that you do not receive any credits or certificates for free courses. This is for your personal enrichment and to expand your knowledge. If you want a Verified Certificate as proof for courses taken for your job progression, or for personal reasons, Harvard does provide the option for a small fee. However, if you do not need a certificate, go ahead and take advantage of the free courses!
To begin exploring all free courses at Harvard University, click here.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
MIT currently offers over 2400 Free Courses, that includes content at the Undergraduate and Graduate level. A professor at the University shared a statement behind the free courses as ” The idea is simple: to publish all of our course materials online and make them widely available to everyone.” Subject areas include: Business, Engineering, Health & Medicine, Humanities, Science, and Social Science, among many others. Similar to Harvard University, the courses are designed to be self-paced. Many include video lectures, transcripts, free textbooks, course syllabus, etc. No registration is required, just find a course you are interested in, and start learning. Also, it should be noted that there are no credits or certificates given.
To begin exploring all free courses at MIT, click here.
Yale University currently offers 67 Free Courses; 40 courses on their website, and 27 through their page on Coursera. Subject areas include: African American Studies, Chemistry, Economics, English, History, Political Science, and Spanish & Portuguese, among many others. Courses on both platforms are self-paced. You will be required to register on Coursera to enroll and view the courses, while no registration is required to participate in the courses on Yale University’s website. Similar to the other institutions above, Yale University does not offer credits or certificates for free courses taken.
Knowledge is power, and the more you know, doors of opportunities will open for you. If you have always wanted to start a business, go take a business course and learn the basics. If you always wanted to be in healthcare, take a health & medicine course and learn some biology. There is no shame in bettering yourself, so go ahead and take some high quality free courses. If you have friends and family who would be interested, go ahead and shares these resources with them.