Free Online Education Resources

steampunk laptopOpenCourse at MIT:

Unlocking Knowledge,
Empowering Minds.

Free lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT. No registration required.

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.

What is MIT OpenCourseWare?
MIT OpenCourseWare is a free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.

* OCW is not an MIT education.
* OCW does not grant degrees or certificates.
* OCW does not provide access to MIT faculty.
* Materials may not reflect entire content of the course.

How do I register to use MIT OpenCourseWare?
There is no registration or enrollment process because OCW is not a credit-bearing or degree-granting initiative.

Can I get a certificate?
No. MIT OpenCourseWare is a publication of the course materials that support the dynamic classroom interactions of an MIT education; it is not a degree-granting or credit-bearing initiative. However, you should work through the materials at your own pace, and in whatever manner you desire.

How do I find what courses are available? How do I search your site?
A site overview is available for MIT OpenCourseWare. You can also browse courses by department or use the advanced search to locate a specific course or topic.

High school students and educators should check out Highlights for High School.

What it takes to support this work

Each course we publish requires an investment of $10,000 to $15,000 to compile course materials from faculty, ensure proper licensing for open sharing, and format materials for global distribution. Courses with video content cost about twice as much, but your feedback about the significant value of these video materials helps to justify the cost. Learn more.

To learn more about OCW, we encourage you to:

Take a tour of the site
Read more about our history
Read more frequently asked questions

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

Here’s another large listing of free online learning resources.

Edupunks has a great list

Open Culture

Khan Academy

Visit youtube to search for videos on topics that interest you.

FEE offers some outstanding resources.

The Great Courses sometimes has free downloads.


I listed some of our favorite audio resources here.

Other opportunities for personal enrichment:

Taking a peek into the chore notebook

Learning to bake something new and unusual

Picking up one of the Great Books of the Western World

Identifying the trees on a large wooded lot we know of

Building winter quarters for four hens

Getting the winter clothes out of the large, obstrusive tote at the end of my bed

Mopping floors the old fashioned way. Recite some poetry to make it a cultural event

Applying woodstain to one or more of the 40 some odd bookshelves in Granny Tea’s basement

See me for further thoughts on this matter=)

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  1. Posted February 16, 2017 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    The online education from the pacific cambria university can be a amazing concept that has allowed the advent of the Internet to take education towards the masses.

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