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Global OER: Open Courses

Open courses, not usually for certification.



Academic earth

Academic Earth was launched on the premise that everyone deserves access to a world-class education. In 2009, we built the first collection of free online college courses from the world’s top universities. The world of open education has exploded since then, so today our curated lists of online courses are hand selected by our staff to show you the very best offerings by subject area. We also make sure there is something for everyone: whether you want to explore a new topic or advance in your current field, we bring the amazing world of academia to you for free.

Bridge to Success

Open Learning: offers open educational resources to prepare adults to successfully and confidently transition to a higher education environment, to pursue advanced qualifications, or to be successful in their chosen careers.

Canvas Network

Ever met a know-it-all who actually did know it all? There’s always more to learn. Get started on Canvas Network.  Free online courses.

Carnegie Mellon University – Open Learning Initiative

Free materials, activities and assessments for independent learners. Customisable courses for instructors and interactive courses for academic students to earn credits at school or university.

Free & Affordable Distance Education

Free online courses

Free education on the internet.

National Repository of Online Courses

The National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) is a library of online course content targeting students and faculty in higher education, high school and Advanced Placement.

Online Courses aggregates the best free and open courseware for students and professionals, all in a conveniently searchable online courseware platform. Search, track, and share progress on over 500 university and college level classes globally.

Open Course Library A collection of high quality, free-to-use courses that you can download and use for teaching. All content is stored in Google docs making it easy to access, browse and download.

Open Culture

Over 500 free online courses from top universities.

OpenER (Netherlands)

Self-study courses provided free of charge by the university. Can be officially assessed for a small fee.

OpenLearn (The Open University, UK)

The Open University UK provides OpenCourseWare which students can translate into full qualifications by formally registering. It also provides a set of tools to help authors publish and support collaborative learning

OpenYale courses

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.