edX.org edX: Free Online Courses from Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, University of Toronto & More (non-credit) edX: Free Online Courses from Top Universities

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Last August, we made a post about how MIT, Harvard, and Berkeley had collaborated on offering free university courses through the edX program. At the time, 7 courses were offered. One year later, the edX program now has more than 40 courses available and more than 20 universities signed on.

This is a great way to challenge yourself and to learn new things. You've got online access to lectures tools, real course materials, and you'll be doing actual coursework. To be clear, these are non-credit courses, but certifications are available.

You can enrol now for courses that start in September, October, November, and in 2014. Here's a quick look at some of the courses available:

  • 3.091x: Introduction to Solid State Chemistry (MITX)
  • CB22.1x: The Ancient Greek Hero (HarvardX)
  • 7.00x: Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life (MITX)
  • UT.4.01x: Take Your Medicine - The Impact of Drug Development (UTAustinX)
  • 4.605x: A Global History of Architecture: Part 1 (MITX)
  • CS-184.1x: Foundations of Computer Graphics (UC BerkeleyX)
  • SPU27x: Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science (HarvardX)
  • BE101x: Behavioural Economics in Action (University of TorontoX)
  • CS50x: Introduction to Computer Science (HarvardX)

Still have questions or want to learn more? Visit the edX site and read the FAQ!

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