Free and open online learning

23 01 2013

As many of my readers are well aware, I have a love of the Internet as an open and accessible space – which is why I love open source software and web accessibility standards (WCAG).

More recently I have noticed a number of excellent resources for online learning  – for free! For example, the Open Education Database has a broad range of courses from universities from the United States, including Berkley, National University and The Art Institute Online.

Another great resource for free education online is Coursera, where I have recently enrolled in a course focused on Social Network Analysis.

Another example, especially for webbys is the  P2PU / MOzilla WebCraft project, where you can not only learn, but contribute as a tutor an educator.

It is really heartening to see that despite the tightening up of a lot of online resources (eg. music, news media), that open culture is growing and thriving.

I am keen to build a list of great examples on mediakult, so please let me know if you see good courses.

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