9 fun things to do online for free
The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a network of more than 250 colleges and universities around the globe offering 13,000 college undergrad and graduate-level classes online for free. While you don't earn college credit, you can learn at the university level on topics that span all interests from medieval literature to managing personal finances. Search by topic or school.
With many classes, you can read detailed lecture notes, keep up with class reading assignments and assess your own performance on tests and quizzes, says Steve Carson, president of the OpenCourseWare Consortium. In addition, some classes offer audio-video lectures, giving you a feel for what it's like to attend classes at the university, he says.