Free, online courses
Fancy trying a FREE online course?
MOOCs are a recent development which aim to use new technologies to bring free, short, learning opportunites to large numbers of people, world-wide. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses.
You do not need qualifications to start the courses. The courses are a chance to try something new, develop an area of interest, etc. Although, the courses might not offer a formal qualification the knowledge gained from doing one could help you prepare for a uni. level course, or help you choose a course, or could just be for fun!
FutureLearn, offer a diverse selection of free, high quality online courses from some of the world’s leading universities and other outstanding cultural institutions.
They aim is to connect learners from all over the globe with high quality educators, and with each other.
Courses are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop.
Here are a few examples of the Future Learn free courses on offer:
- Introduction to ecosystems
- Introduction to forensic science
- Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions
- Shakespeare’s Hamlet: text, performance, and culture
- Preparing for uni
- Exploring our oceans
Coursera offers 543 courses from 107 partners.
Here are a few examples of the Coursera free courses on offer:
- Introduction to Mathematical Thinking
- Music's Big Bang: How American Roots Music Gave Birth to Rock 'n' Roll
- Introduction to Astronomy
Follow the links to find out more and to sign up for a course.