If you've been itching to take a college-level course but don't feel like you have the time or the money, or simply feel like you couldn't stomach sitting in another dusty old classroom again, we're right there with you. That's why we couldn't be more thrilled to share the news that a whopping 200 universities have just announced 600 free courses. And the best part? You don't have to sit in that dreaded lecture hall.
The folks over at Quartz compiled a comprehensive list of all the universities that have announced free courses online in the last three months. And oh boy, is it ever a list. It includes a wide variety of categories, such as "health and nutrition," "education and teaching," and "computer science." It also includes a wide range of schools participating, so if you have any preferred colleges (or maybe dream schools) you'd like to learn from, you have several options.
Take a look at the list of free online university courses for yourself and chances are high you'll see something that's either relevant to your life or of interest to you that you never got the chance to learn from back in your musky old classroom.
For instance, one course that stood out to us was the Cyber Threats and Attack Vectors class from the University of Colorado System. Goodness knows that in a digital age, our technology is more valuable to protect than ever before, so it'd be useful to pick up some useful pointers to protect you and yours in that realm. Or how about the Privacy, Reputation, and Identity in a Digital Age from the University of Michigan? That could benefit lots of people out there who are worried about keeping sensitive information private and preventing hackers from stealing private identification details.
Other highlights include fascinating and unique courses like The Science of Parenting from the University of California and Sleep Deprivation: Habits, Solutions, and Strategies from the University of Michigan.
Which one would you most want to sign yourself (or your loved ones) up for?