Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free online courses available for anyone to enroll. Once you have completed a you can obtain a certificate for a small fee.

  • Coursera – With 535 courses and 107 global university partners, Coursera provides good video lectures with subtitles in various languages. Lecture notes are also available in most of the courses. Assignments and quizzes help you to brush up the concepts as well. Deadlines given are according to the schedule made which provides a good support. Discussion forums and mentors are there for the doubts that you have.
  • Khan Academy – Khan Academy’s resources are available free of charge to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. You can take part in the interactive classroom blackboard teaching style with short quizzes and questions to test your understanding along the way.
  • University of Cape Town (UCT) MOOCs – UCT offers a number MOOCs, free online courses with no entry requirements and not for university credit. You can choose to purchase a certificate, and in some cases for financial aid is available for paid for courses.
  • UoPeople (University of the People) – The tuition-free, nonprofit, online academic institution, University of the People (UoPeople), is part of the Open Educational Resources movement and utilizes open educational content in all courses. UoPeople remains tuition-free because of its use of volunteers, Open Educational Resources, open-source technology and peer-to-peer learning.
  • University of Witswatersrand (WITS)  MOOCs – On WitsX you can enroll in free online courses from Wits University. For a small fee you can get a certificate for a small fee. Scholarships and bursaries are available for studying paid online courses.
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