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Looking for online courses? How about free online courses? Take top-drawer college-level courses for fun or to advance your knowledge at school or work.  Most are free and include lectures and videos by professors at respected universities such as Stanford, Harvard,and more. Read on, its free!

Coursera

Choose courses from 16 categories covering education, physical science, engineering, computer science, math, social sciences, and more!  Each course has optional videos, quizzes, or assignments to help you learn.  Geared toward students of all ages, these courses can help advance existing knowledge.  Courses are also tailored enough to target specific skills.  Some examples of the courses offered are: Fundamentals of Pharmacology, Computer Architecture,  Statistics One, Learn to Program: The Fundamentals, Intro to Astronomy, Drugs and the Brain, A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior, Analytical Chemistry, The Social Context of Mental Health and Illness, and Organic Chemistry. To learn more visit www.coursera.org

EdX

Founded in April of 2012, EdX is a not-for-profit enterprise that features learning designed specifically for interactive study via the web.  Harvard, MIT, and UC-Berkeley classes are offered online free.  Although they will officially launch in 2014, they are providing courses at no charge.  Most courses use short videos, problem sets, and optional homework to enhance learning.  Visit http://www.edxonline.org for more information.

Udacity

Udacity is an organization that provides university-level education at a low-cost and even free.  Udacity offers different levels of courses, from beginner to advanced, to individuals interested in Physics, Computer Science, Math, and Engineering.  Instead of assignments, problem-based quizzes will challenge your thinking while taking part in an online course.  Udacity offers a unique job placement program for recent graduates and students taking their courses.  Most of Udacity’s students work with companies that have an IT department, a Web presence, or a computer-related product.  This includes technology leaders such as Twitter, Google, Facebook, as well as startups and Fortune 500 companies.  For more details, check out www.udacity.com.

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