Online Learning Is Simpler Than You Think! 5 Sites to Get Started

MakeUseOf | 9/12/2017 | Mihir Patkar
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It is no secret that you can get a university-level education for free on the internet. But where do you begin? How do you pick the right courses? It’s simpler than you think.

Massively Open Online Courses (MOOC) are a big thing now. Renowned universities like Harvard, MIT, Yale, and others offer entire courses for free. In fact, you could mix-and-match to get an education that wouldn’t be available in any one university.

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How do you start with all this? Don’t just go to Harvard’s site and start digging around. There’s a better way.

1. MoocLab (Web): Your Guide and “Classroom”

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As great as online courses are, they miss one crucial aspect of the learning experience: the classroom. MoocLab is both a place to get you started and to build a community.

It’s full of resources and tips to help you pick the right course depending on what you want to study. Its list and reviews of online degree providers is especially handy if you want certification at the end of the course. And anyone getting started should read MoocLab’s beginner’s guide ebook.

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As the premier forum for online learning, MoocLab puts a heavy emphasis on finding a study buddy or a study group. Become a part of the community, participate in the forums, and you’ll get that classroom feel you wanted.

Course Buffet is an aggregator of the many online courses available online. In fact, it claims to be the most organized catalog of these courses, and after looking at the others, I can’t disagree.

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You’ll get courses from universities as well as online video educators like Khan Academy, Coursera, Udacity, and others. Clearly divided by subject, university, or course provider, you will quickly find what’s available.

3 Best Websites To Get A University Level Education For Free

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