Learn with these Free Online Course Providers

Online learning is not the next big thing, it is the now big thing.

– Donna J. Abernathy

Currently, there’s lockdown in most part of the world due to Corona Virus pandemic. Due to this, most of us are now forced to stay inside the home. I know you aren’t feeling good about this but there are ways to reduce stress. The best of them is probably learning something new.

Learning something new will keep you busy and also increase your knowledge. And the good thing is, you don’t need to go to University or pay lots of money to learn something. If you have a decent internet connection and computer – you are good to go. Because the course providers mentioned below are completely free.

Last time we discussed about Free Online Courses from Top Universities.  All of the courses mentioned there were from Coursera.org. Today, we are going to discuss sites that provide courses for free – similar to Coursera.org.


Khan Academy

This free online education service was started by Salman Khan, who posted a video on YouTube after his cousin asked him to teach him math. There are more than 4,100 videos, covering a wide range of genres, including math, science, economics, computer science and humanities. It can also be subtitled in English.

Visit Khan Academy



“Ideas worth spreading” is the mission of TED’s online education service. It’s a site where you can watch the original videos produced by TED-Ed, as well as the original lesson videos customized by users using the “Flip” feature. Here, too, you’ll find a variety of genres, including art, business and economics, design and technology, literature, philosophy and religion, psychology, and mathematics.

Visit TED-Ed


There are more than 280 courses in philosophy, psychology, mathematics, political science, economics, and computer science. It’s a course, so there’s a lot of volume to each one, but it’s easy to study because you can study at your own pace. The courses are taught by experts, so they have a lot of content.

Visit Saylor


The good thing about Udemy is that it has features that can be used offline, such as programming, entrepreneurship, photography, marketing, design and more. You can also take advantage of the time you spend on the plane. There is also an iOS app that allows you to adjust the speed.

Visit Udemy


A newly launched online educational institution led by Sebastian Slan, a leading developer of Google Glass and former Stanford University professor. Students can learn free of charge from basic to advanced content, with a focus on science fields such as computer science, physics, and statistics.

Visit Udacity

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This online language learning service allows you to learn French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian with gaming experience. There is also an iOS app that allows you to study listening, writing, and speaking together, so you may absorb more quickly than you would with a book.

Visit Duolingo


The world’s largest online learning service that covers everything from web languages to web production. You will be able to acquire knowledge while actually moving your hands by yourself.

Visit W3Schools


Online learning service specializing in computer languages such as HTML/CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and Ruby. This is also a fun way to learn while actually moving your hands, just like a game. You can also create and teach your own courses.

Visit Codecademy

Academic Earth

A free online education service started last year by a Stanford University professor. You can learn the same content online as you would at top universities such as Stanford University and Princeton University. The course format and duration are fixed, but the videos are divided into 10-20 minute increments, so it’s a great way to make the most of your spare time. There are also quizzes, assignments, and discussion forums to help students gain a solid understanding of class content. English subtitles and speed adjustments are also available.

Visit Academic Earth


A free online education service jointly launched last year by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In addition to both schools, the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Toronto, among others, are participating. This is also a course with a fixed duration, and there are a lot of quizzes to help students solidify their knowledge.

Visit edX


If you are using any of the above sites to expand your knowledge, or you are using other websites – please leave a comment below. Also, tell us how you are spending your days during this pandemic.



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