MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES (MOOC's)
There are many MOOC portals and no list can be comprehensive but some of what is available is listed below.
If you know of any more, please let us know and we will add them to the site.
An American MOOC platform offering over 32,000 courses, ranging from Computer Science to Art & Design
Code Academy https://www.codecademy.com
Learn to code (program computers) in a range of computer languages.
Browse the "world’s best courses", many from US universities. Currently has over 16m learners
Language courses in 14 languages from English. Duolingo lessons adapt to your learning style. Exercises are tailored to help you learn and review vocabulary effectively.
Although the edX MOOC platform started at MIT, it now has over 650 short courses from partner universities around the world.
FutureLearn is owned by The Open University. It offers a selection of courses from universities and cultural institutions around the world.
Gresham College https://www.gresham.ac.uk
The College's 130 annual lectures and events are free and open to all. There are now over 2,000 lectures freely available.
iversity.org is an online learning platform for higher education and professional development courses provided by experts from all over Europe.
Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org
Aimed mainly at school-age learners but has gone considerably beyond its original offerings and now includes subjects such as Art History and Economics. (You have to register to find out what is on offer.)
MIT Open Courseware (OCW) https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/
OCW makes the materials used in the teaching of MIT’s subjects available on the Web. MIT courses set up for e-learning are on EDX - see alternative link.
Open Culture https://www.openculture.com
Open Culture offers both courses and free cultural & educational media (audiobooks, textbooks and films). It has around 1,500 free online courses.
Open University of Australia https://www.open.edu.au/study-online
Offers a wide range of free courses; some with a southern hemisphere perspective, including Marine and Antarctic Science and Indigenous Studies: Australia and New Zealand. There is also a Chinese Language and Culture course.
Stanford Online https://online.stanford.edu
Stanford Online offers a variety of professional education opportunities in conjunction with many of the University’s schools and departments.
Woolf Institute, Cambridge University https://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk/study/e-learning/short-courses.asp
The Woolf Institute is concerned with the study of inter-faith issues. There are Online Short Courses which offer a unique opportunity to engage in the study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims.