Learn online for free

As the internet becomes more integrated into our everyday lives, universities have taken this on by offering free online access to their teaching material. Once, only available by enrolling in the institution, many of the world’s most well known universities offer courses for free. This course material known as massive open online course (mooc), means you can interact with the university in some way, and some ofthem offer a certificate if you complete the required assessible activities.  Of course this means that you won’t be able to credit yourself as a graduate of that university but it gives you some experience in studying at a tertiary level.

Two universities you might like to try are:

 
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