Free Online Courses from Top Universities

September 29, 20120 comments

Coursera is a social entrepreneurship education technology company that partners with the top universities in the world (such as Johns Hopkins, University of California, Stanford, Harvard, Brown, Emory, Duke and much more)  to offer courses online for anyone to take, for FREE.  

Coursera’s technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students, hoping to provide everyone with access to the world-class education that has so far been available only to a select few. By empowering the people with education, that will improve their lives, lives of their families, and the communities they live in. Classes offered on Coursera are designed to help students in mastering the material and when they take one of classes, they will watch lectures taught by world-class professors, learn at their own pace, test their knowledge, and reinforce concepts through interactive exercises.
By joining one of classes, they will also join a global community of thousands of students learning alongside them. Aware of the time constraints and other commitments one might have, the  courses are designed based on sound pedagogical foundations, to help master new concepts quickly and effectively. As of August 16, 2012 more than 1,080,000 students from 196 countries have enrolled in at least one course.

Coursera  offers courses in a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others.

Click here for the courses in Life Sciences & Biology and here for the courses available in Medicine.

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