Our local universities offer free online courses in an amazing list of subjects. It’s a great way to keep our minds active – and no lugging textbooks!
Boston University – BU offers a range of courses including a fully online MBA. Students can audit shorter-term classes free, or earn a verified certificate for $399, according to current pricing on their website. We can study from a remarkable list of disciplines including Architecture; Art & Culture; Biology & Life Sciences; Business & Management; Communications; Computer Science; Design; Economics & Finance; Engineering; Humanities; and, Social Sciences. https://www.edx.org/school/bux
Harvard University – Offers 93 free online classes that cover topics including Art & Design; Business; Computer Science; Education & Teaching; Health & Medicine; Humanities; Mathematics; and, Science. You can choose whether the course is Introductory, Intermediary or Advanced. You also can choose courses based on how long they run. And, you can sign up to get emails on new courses not listed yet. https://online-learning.harvard.edu/catalog/free
MIT – The school’s OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based repository of 2,400 courses – almost all MIT’s course content. It’s open to anyone and it’s a permanent MIT activity. Courses include materials from MIT’s Schools of Architecture & Planning; Engineering; Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences; Science; and, Sloan School of Management. https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
Have you taken free online courses at these or other colleges or universities in Massachusetts? If so, let us know, and tell us about your experiences!