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Updated by Melissa Steele on Jan 01, 2014
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5 Awesome Free Online Education Sources

Think about it: How are traditional universities going to be able to continue to hike tuitions by 7% per year, putting their students $75,000 in debt, when you can go online and receive vital, skill-focused education that will land you a good job – for free?


Khan Academy

With a library of over 3,000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

We offer a wide range of courses from our partner institutions, spanning the humanities to engineering. Find a course that interests you and join today to learn alongside our global community!

MITx: MIT's new online learning initiative

MITx will offer a portfolio of MIT courses for free to a virtual community of learners around the world

Udacity - 21st Century University

Udacity is a totally new kind of learning experience. You learn by solving challenging problems and pursuing udacious projects with world-renowned university instructors (not by watching long, boring lectures).

Online Courses from the World's Experts | Udemy

Udemy is a website that enables anyone to teach and learn online. Udemy tries to democratize online education by making it fast, easy and free to create online courses. Udemy is an open platform, so anyone can build an online course by posting videos, presentations, writing articles, or hosting live virtual classroom sessions.