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A friend of mine recently referred me to www.coursera.org where I could do some free papers online. Coursera offers online classes from top Universities all over the World, including Stanford, Mount Sinai, University of Toronto, Michigan State, Berklee College of Music, Johns Hopkins, Caltech, Brown University, University of London, Columbia University, and many more. I have signed up for 6 papers!

The following is from their ‘about us’ page:

About Coursera

We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.

Through this, we hope to give everyone access to the world-class education that has so far been available only to a select few. We want to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.

Our Courses

Classes offered on Coursera are designed to help you master the material. When you take one of our classes, you will watch lectures taught by world-class professors, learn at your own pace, test your knowledge, and reinforce concepts through interactive exercises. When you join one of our classes, you’ll also join a global community of thousands of students learning alongside you. We know that your life is busy, and that you have many commitments on your time. Thus, our courses are designed based on sound pedagogical foundations, to help you master new concepts quickly and effectively. Key ideas include mastery learning, to make sure that you have multiple attempts to demonstrate your new knowledge; using interactivity, to ensure student engagement and to assist long-term retention; and providing frequent feedback, so that you can monitor your own progress, and know when you’ve really mastered the material.

We offer courses in a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others. Whether you’re looking to improve your resume, advance your career, or just learn more and expand your knowledge, we hope there will be multiple courses that you find interesting.

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7 thoughts on “Go get yourself some free education!

      • I’m in my last week of my first course – a design course. It has been a lot of fun and very interesting. The professor’s lectures were very informative. There was homework involved but that was the interesting part. You were actually working on a design of something that you could use. There are 6,000 people enrolled and you submit your work via photos and the assignments are peer evaluated; 5 different students mark your work each week and the marks are averaged.

        I’m beginning the second week of my second course. It doesn’t appear that there will be homework. It appears that it will be lectures with multiple choice exercises after each lecture to reinforce the concepts. The exercises aren’t marked. Then every three weeks of the twelve week course, there is an exam. I assume this will be multiple choice as well.

        You should try it! There’s nothing to lose!

        Thanks for following my blog. Most appreciated. Enjoy your day!

  1. Thanks! Yeah have just started 2 courses, one on drugs and the brain, and the other is a critical thinking paper, which I am already studying at Uni, so figured it would be very useful! Have signed up for 4 more over the rest of the year, I’m looking forward to seeing how I go! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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