It has become very obvious that our youth...as well as adults...need higher education more than ever to remain competitive in today's society. The higher education system is faced with increased challenges because of rising tuition, high student debt, and less funding for public colleges. Therefore, it’s becoming more difficult for families to prepare financially for the future...especially for a college education.
For some individuals, it’s hard to get excited about attending college. However, it may spark the interest of these same individuals to know that several Universities, including such top Universities as MIT, Michigan, Princeton, and Harvard…are offering FREE online courses…which means open courses to everyone.
Logging in is FREE. However, getting official credit for what you learn is not easy. These Online courses often have bugs, discussion boards and poor grading systems. However, changes are coming soon.
If you don't want to wait for a course to start? Carnegie Mellon has free self-paced courses that you can try anytime at oli.cmu.edu, and so does the nonprofit Saylor.org.
Listed below are websites that offer additional information regarding FREE Online Courses:
1.Online credit options with Cal State University - http://www.neontommy.com/news/2013/08/cal-state-university-system-opens-online-credit-options-across-campuses 2.Catalogs of Free Online Courses - http://education-portal.com/academy/course/index.html 3.Forty public universities will offer free online courses with full credit - http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/23/3907672/forty-public-universities-will-offer-free-online-courses 4.College is FREE - http://money.cnn.com/2013/05/01/pf/college/free-online-courses.moneymag/index.html 5.Harvard Open Courses: Open Learning Initiative - http://www.extension.harvard.edu/open-learning-initiative 6.700 FREE Online Courses from top Universities - http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses
THE WORLDS FIRST FREE ONLINE-TUITION FREE UNIVERSITY - http://www.uopeople.org/
University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first tuition-free, non-profit, online academic institution dedicated to opening access to higher education globally for all qualified individuals, despite financial, geographic or societal constraints.
Founded in 2009 by educational entrepreneur Shai Reshef, UoPeople is affiliated with the United Nations GAID, the Clinton Global Initiative, and Yale Law School ISP. UoPeople has signed collaborative partnership agreements with New York University (NYU) to accept students; and with Hewlett-Packard (HP), through the Catalyst Initiative, to provide student internship opportunities. UoPeople offers undergraduate programs in Business Administration and Computer Science. To date, more than 1500 students from 136 countries have been admitted. Of students polled consecutively each term, 95% would recommend UoPeople to a peer.