The World’s Best Universities – Over 1,250 Free Courses

Image result for university clipartWith today’s technology and competitiveness, many seek to educate themselves on various areas, but going to University time and time again can be quite expensive, especially if you are not necessarily striving for a degree. If you are looking to just learn more, Open Culture provides free online courses to the general public with material from the world’s best universities.

Open Culture offers over 1250 online courses from world’s leading universities such as Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. You can download audio & video courses straight to your computer from their website.

Related imageI haven’t tried it myself yet but I was doing a bit of research online as I’d like to get educated on certain areas which are not related to my current degree and I came across Open Culture. I read an abundance of positive reviews and best of all, I found out that one of my close friends did one of the online courses and she loved it.

The online course lectures can be on anything from Social and Human Studies, History of Art, Archaeology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Sciences, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and more. In addition, you can attend free lectures and lessons for learning foreign languages (so keen on learning another language), all of which are offered by leading universities around the world.

It all began in 2001 with MIT offering almost all it’s lectures free of charge through the OpenCourseWare program. Then other universities followed, who provided free material from their lectures. As these lectures DO NOT LEAD TO A DEGREE, the main objective of the initiative seems to be to broaden the participants’ horizons, to acquire more knowledge on subjects of their interest and to enhance lifelong learning.


The services are free so why not download and see what you think?

I thought this would be useful to share with you all.

Has any of you used Open Culture or something similar before? If so what are your thoughts on it?



  1. August 5, 2017 / 12:10 PM

    How wonderful, Eirini. For someone not wanting a degree, as you’ve written, but do want more knowledge; this is a sure bet. Good luck with your choices. What ‘language’ are you thinking of? 🙂

    • August 7, 2017 / 9:56 AM

      Hi lovely. So sorry I haven’t responded. I had a pretty full on weekend…
      I am thinking of learning Italian or Spanish. Both are quite similar and easy languages so I was thinking why not.

  2. September 12, 2017 / 3:14 PM

    I have not, but I have a good friend who partakes in this open course concept. I know she enjoys it very much. Good luck if you plan to try. Education is always in season, no matter where or how it happens. 🙂

    • September 15, 2017 / 2:01 PM

      thank you hun. I’ve actually started on it . Its pretty straight forward actually and liking it so far. Definitely, I couldn’t agree more with that.

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