Free online learning platforms worth checking out

Free online learning platforms worth checking out

In this technological era the need to educate one-self is tremendous. The best thing about by yourself is that you get to decide how you want to go about it.  You can schedule your studies at your own pace. All in all, free online courses are one of the greatest gifts of technology to the world of education. So, in this article, I am going to introduce you to a few of the well-known online learning providers.

Coursera –


Courser partners up with over 130 educational institutions (universities, colleges..) to provide high quality leaning materials. About 1467 sites are available on this site. Coursera also offers certificates for students upon completion of a series of classes.

Khan Academy –


Khanacademy is a non- profit educational organization formed in 2006 by an educator name Salman khan. This site provides over 9,000 videos in various subject areas.

Udemy –


It was founded by Eren Bali in 2007. It allows instructors to build online courses on topics of their liking. Also, instructors can interact with their fellow students with Udemys online discussion features. Diverse high content courses are available in this educational platform.

Alison –


Every course at Alison is standards-based and certified, accessible all for free. This site mainly offers courses in the area of business, technology, languages and health.

MIT OpenCourseWare


As the name indicates this platform is the fruit of Massachusetts institute of technology intending to make all its courses available online for whoever is interested. MIT OCW provides in-depth course materials for its 2260 courses.

Codeacademy –


Codeacademy is dedicated only to coding. It was founded by a Columbia university drop-out, Zach Sims, and Ryan Bubinski in 2011. The best thing about Codeacademy is that it includes a live practice window where a student gets to practice while viewing the course material.

These websites are only one millionth of their kinds. Very large numbers of online learning platforms are currently running, Though, most of them operate more or less in the same way. I hope this list has given you an insight on how online learning works and I believe it will get you started.

N.B student Ethiopia is building the first of its kind e-learning platform in Ethiopia. It enables students to access tutorials, reference materials, practice for exams and connect with tutors.

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