Tuition-Free Online Courses and Resources for Learning & Development

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Tuition-Free Online Courses and Resources for Learning & Development

Online courses continue to gain more popularity year-on-year, as it presents veritable opportunity for people around the world to advance in education, developing new skills and acquiring knowledge. Many providers offer these educational services free on the web, making it publicly accessible. Some of the online learning resources are developed by top technological nonprofit organizations like World Wide Web Consortium’s schools (W3Schools), Free Code Camp among others. Majority of the online courses with academic orientation are provided by global leading universities like Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Princeton, and so forth. The phenomenal web platform through which they make these offerings available is termed MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), and the packages include access to live audio-visuals, interaction with instructors, projects and assignments.

There is a wide range of MOOCs across several disciplines these days, and this brief review is just to awake the giant in you to embrace the unlimited opportunities via free online courses.



The topmost online courses platforms are
  • coursera.org (created by a group of professors from Stanford University)
  • edx.org (jointly founded by MIT and Harvard)
  • These two provide free access to MOOCs from high ranking universities across the world. You may only pay a fee for certificate if you need it. Both of them continuously expand their scope in terms of courses and learning products, and even attracting collaboration from partnering Universities. Specialization courses, culminating with distinctive projects are available on coursera.org while on edx.org, you’ll find a number of enriching offerings at a premium in their Xseries.

    Another two of popular MOOC providers are
  • futurelearn.com and
  • Alison.com
  • These two have also established themselves as irresistible free online courses providers, offering global citizens the opportunity to learn at their convenience. Hundreds of online courses from language & culture to business & management; science & technology to health & psychology, and more are openly available. They have no paid courses but may charge some minimum fee for certificate as required.

    Free online courses providers in web technology and coding include
  • freeCodeCamp (founded by Quincy Larson),
  • W3Schools (of W3C founded by Tim Barnes Lee) among others.
  • When it comes to skill acquisition in the field of web development, these two are fantastic. They have online community forums, chat rooms, and local organizations to enhance their free web technology courses worldwide. Thousands of people have become ‘full stack’ web tech experts making huge income by enrolling on these platforms at no cost except your readiness and your personal gadgets.

    Other free education resources are
  • tutorialspoint.com
  • openculture.com
  • khanacademy.org
  • They also command huge demand among learning communities across the globe. They have free online courses, tutorials in video and various text formats, audio books, e-books, which are enriching and useful for all and can be used for personal development.

    That course you want to study might just be a click away, and interestingly, it may as well be available freely on the internet. There should be no more excuse for remaining powerless, knowledge is everywhere beckoning on the one who is ready. You can explore the following links to identify a free online course or learning resources that suit your need.

    If you know other free online courses platforms, please share with us in the comment box below.


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