My dad told me about openculture.com several years ago and the course offerings available are phenomenal! This site is definitely work checking out:
Open culture.com makes available over 400 free online courses from the world’s leading universities. Users can download audio & video courses straight to your computer or mp3 player.
Open Culture was founded in 2006. Dan Colman, the lead editor, is the Director and Associate Dean of Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program.
This morning I heard about a new initiative, edX. Here is an excerpt from the edX website, http://www.edxonline.org/.
EdX is a joint partnership between The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to offer online learning to millions of people around the world. EdX will offer Harvard and MIT classes online for free. Through this partnership, the institutions aim to extend their collective reach to build a global community of online learners and to improve education for everyone.
The gentleman who shared this information on CNN made an excellent point that while these courses are not for credit, participants will receive a certificate of completion. Those certificates can be added to a resume and may give someone out of work, or looking to change careers, an edge.
Free is good. Free education is priceless!
Just be frugal,