Friends what if someone tells you that free admissions are opened in MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)? Precisely you will call him fool, won’t you? But friends this is absolutely true because including MIT and other best education universities in the world have kicked off free online education programs where any student around the world can get registration and study from their own pace via internet. WOW!!!!! Really!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes friends it is true...Now let me introduce you how it started and the websites links:
Who Took Initiative?
Open Source Ware
No doubt free online education programs were commenced by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Yes friends it was MIT whose teachers started thinking about launching free education course on the internet in the world. Some of their experts suggested that the simple way is to make available entire course material online on the internet so that a great strength of students can avail free education around the world. On 4th April in 2001 MIT announced that their all courses would be available on the website free of cost.
In 2002 pilot version of the website was launched. Initially it was consisted on 500 courses. In 2007 MIT offered 1800 courses in 33 fields. It means they offered their whole curriculum online for students that too free of cost. Time to time MIT improved course outlines. In 2012 they had introduced 2150 courses online and numbers of visitors were 125 million. MIT is aiming to deliver their free courses up to 1 billion students.
So friends you can also avail these online free of cost courses. So what are you waiting for? Head over to the website and register yourself strait away!!!!! Website: www.ocw.mit.edu
EDX (Another step)
Management of Harvard University also thought to participate in this virtue. Hence they also decided to provide free online education in collaboration with MIT. Online education was only limited to course material on internet before EDX, but in 2012 MIT and Harvard universities made a strategy to launch online classes for the course jointly. Thus www.edx.org website came into being.
Here students can enroll free of cost where they are informed about new courses schedules time to time and students can choose the course programs according to their needs and time availability. Interestingly enough here you will find such courses on which you will be issued certifications after the completion as well.
Last but not least, another step in this development took Stanford University. At this time Dafnay Coler and Andrew N.G gathered the best universities of America and Europe and made a plan to furnish online free education classes. In these programs 62 universities of 16 countries participated in this activity from America and Europe. Students were offered 300 courses on the website.
Friends you can also register here and get any course free of cost and at the end of the course, you will be issued certificate as well. So far one million and seventy hundred thousand (17,000,000) students have registered in different 440 courses from 170 countries. I believe friends this will also be useful for you.
Udacity (Another platform of free online education)
Two professors of Stanford University started this platform. It means Udacity is another free online education platform from Stanford University. The most advanced technology course “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)” was launched free of cost firstly. In a short span of time 160,000 students from 190 countries enrolled for this course. Thus a new free online education platform Udacity came into being. Udacity is also a joined work of different Europe and American universities. The management is always embarking their course outline time to time that too free of cost.
British is also in this race
If American universities are offering free education then why British universities remain deprived from this welfare. Keeping this vision British organized a “Russellgroup” with the cooperation and collaboration of different universities of British. Russellgroup is enthusiastic to prepare 30 graduate students in Science, Technology and Engineering fields. You will find some paid courses on the website. If you like, you can continue your study here.