Free online courses from MIT

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, well known to most as MIT, is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It has a section on it’s website the offers ‘OpenCourseWare’, which essentially includes a number of courses for you to browse the content and learn for free. There is absolutely no need to register or pay anything at all!

New courses recently added to the site include Screen Women: Body Narratives in Popular American Film, Medieval Literature: Legends of Arthur, Topics in Mathematics with Applications in Finance and even if you are so inclined – The Science of Sperm!

You won't even have to leave your room to receive the courses offered on the MIT campus (above).

You won’t even have to leave your room to receive the courses offered on the MIT campus (above).

If none of those take your fancy, not to worry as there are a lot of really useful courses available including Introduction to music composition, Game design, writing short stories, Real estate economics, and pretty much anything you could think of. Find your course here.

Some of the courses even include videos and audio recordings from lectures, exams, essay questions and more.

Here’s a little bit of information from the MIT website:

  • OCW provides free MIT educational content you can use to enhance or refresh your knowledge or teach others. It’s best to think of OCW as a free online library of course materials used to teach MIT undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • After a course is taught at MIT, we take selected course materials (such as the course syllabus and a description of the activities completed during the course) and publish them on the OCW website.

  • Click here to expand your horizons and learn something new today – for free!


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    1. ariful haque

      Mar 24, 2015 at 6:27 pm

      it should give opportunity for bangladeshi student.

      • Craig


        Mar 25, 2015 at 3:47 pm

        That is part of the beauty of having courses accessible via the internet.

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