Free Online Courses Overview: A growing number of higher educational institutions are putting course materials online for free, including videos and podcasts of lectures. By taking advantage of them, you can increase your knowledge and skills on your own time and on the cheap, but with the structure of a regular college course.
Leaders in Free Online Courses: Cited as leaders in the article "An Open Mind" in the "Education Life" section of the 4/18/2010 New York Times are these institutions:
- The Open University in Britain
- Carnegie Mellon
Other Places to Find Free Online Courses: A sidebar to the aforementioned article, entitled "How to Learn Something for Nothing," suggests these websites: