27 March 2020

Explore free courses in the digital world to succeed

The digital world has certainly made education much more accessible to all. There are 450 Ivy League courses we can take online right now for free

We know these schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world.
Sitting at home, we can do these easily. One could easy get certified from Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia Universities, and the University of Pennsylvania for free.
These schools are  placed in the top fifteen of the U.S. News and World Report national university rankings.

These schools are highly selective and extremely hard to get into. These universities are now providing online courses across multiple online platforms. The best thing is these are free. These courses are know as MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses.

So far,  500 courses have been created, of which around 450 are still active. Class Central has made a collection of all these, which we can explore below. These courses have been split into the following categories
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Programming
  • Humanities
  • Business
  • Art & Design
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Health & Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Education & Teaching
  • Personal Development
We can also see Class Central’s collection page for these schools. These gets updated automatically as new courses are added. We can then subscribe to receive updates by clicking the blue “follow” button there.
Some of the Coursera courses are a bit harder to access, so we can see  the 30 actionable tips to stay focused.
We think the digital era has certainly made education completely global and accessible so request everyone to make the maximum use of it.
Stay locally and get educated globally is the mantra of the current digital era. We all need to make the maximum use of this.

Essentially, those that give certification online are

Other than these, there are also many other courses we could explore and these are listed below
List of Online Study Material/Resources in Open Access 
S. No. Name of Online Resources Website Address 
1 National Digital Library of India 
2 Directory of Open Access Journals 
3 Directory of Open Access Books https://www.doabooks.org/ 4 National Programme on 
Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) 
5 Shodhganga-a reservoir of Indian 
6 e-PG Pathshala https://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/
7 Open Access Thesis & 
8 Open Knowledge Repository - 
World Bank 
9 Legal Information Institute of India http://liiofindia.org/ 10 The OAPEN Foundation http://www.oapen.org/content/ 11 PubMed Central (PMC) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?cmd=search 
&term= 12 Project Gutenberg https://dev.gutenberg.org/
13 HighWire https://www.highwirepress.com/
14 Southern Connecticut State 
15 AGRIS http://agris.fao.org/agris-search/index.do
16 ScienceDirect Open Access Content https://www.sciencedirect.com/#open-access
17 AidData https://www.aiddata.org/
18 ILOSTAT https://ilostat.ilo.org/
19 Oxford Open https://academic.oup.com/journals/pages/open_a 
20 Project Euclid https://www.projecteuclid.org/librarians/lib_oa
21 SpringerOpen Journals https://www.springeropen.com/journals
22 Taylor & Francis Open Access https://www.tandfonline.com/openaccess/openjournals
23 Cambridge University Press https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/open-access

We can see that in the online world, many things are available and  free and all that is required is one’s passion.

Reference : https://www-freecodecamp-org.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.freecodecamp.org/news/here-are-380-ivy-league-courses-you-can-take-online-right-now-for-free-9b3ffcbd7b8c/amp/

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