To better understand a topic we skim through books, articles and ask others which is alright for a rudimentary understanding of the topic but for more detailed knowledge of the topic or to learn a new skill, we usually take classes in universities. The new learners can take the online courses without any commitments and can learn many things via the structured curriculum each course provides. Here we have listed some major MOOC (Massive Online Open Courses) sites to use for online learning and boosting your resume with additional skills.
edX is a massive open online course provider which hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body, including some courses at no charge. Most of the courses are free to take and there are a lot of categories of study to browse through. It is open and many initiatives like MITx has followed with edX.
Coursera is MOOC site with a wide range of courses to choose from. It has a pretty impressive list of courses and also allows certificate for a fee after completion of courses. Both Coursera and edX provide courses in video form through quizzes and assignment submission methods vary. Coursera has a peer review process for assignments and has online quizzes for assessing the students.
Khan Academy, founded by Salman Khan(not the actor), hosts self-prepared courses for learners instead of university courses. It follows a more interactive approach to studying the subject matter and harness the full power of online learning.
Here’re some bonus materials for you to skim through.
iTunes U Free Courses : It hosts a list of courses from several universities accessible through iTune.
Math for fun and glory : A collection of mathematical explanations on Khan Academy.
Learning How to Learn : Course on learning techniques on Coursera.
cs50 : A Computer Science course on edX.