Links: Free Online University Courses

A collection of links to free educational material online. The amount of information available online is expanding so fast, you can at least explore a new direction without leaving your house.


  • MIT OpenCourseware – Free lecture notes, exams, and videos from almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.
  • Webcast.Berkeley – Free podcasts and webcasts of University of California Berkeley current and archived courses.
  • Harvard@Home – Selected lectures and videos.
  • OpenYale – Access to a selection of introductory courses.
  • Indian Institutes of Technology – YouTube videos from courses in Engineering.


  • AcademicEarth – More lectures from various universities.
  • YouTube EDU – Includes a variety of content from universities including UCLA, Case Western, and Oklahoma State.
  • iTunes U – Includes audio/video from universities from around the world, National Public Radio stations, and famous museums. Many of the more popular ones are language courses.

Open is a blog about free educational and cultural materials on the web. Here are some highlights (some posts are older):


  1. Great post, I know UCLA also offers lectures online for free @

    Youtube is probably the best single source for live lectures, there are some great ones from every major university.

  2. Khan Academy on Youtube have lectures on every conceivable subjects.

  3. Severo Barrientos says:

    Excellent post! Thank you for the useful information you put forward.

    Another interesting link is Great academic, cultural and technological talks and ideas from remarkable people.

  4. Great stuff, thanks a lot. I was only aware of the MIT courses.

  5. Great post!… I love your blog!

  6. If you want to learn about the Austrian school of economics, there is a ton of information available for free at the Mises institute at There are whole books as PDFs.

  7. For MBA-level Corporate Finance, Valuation, & Investment classes NYU professor Aswath Damodaran’s website is by far the best resource I’ve seen. He posts everything from his classes – syllabi, assignments, class notes, recordings of lectures, etc…

  8. I didn’t know these sites existed. I found most of the courses pertaining to my BS degree online. I could have saved my parents so much money….


  10. Excellent post Jonathan. Let me add to your list. They have 100s podcasts for management development. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Wharton Business School has their class content, video interviews, podcast on their Knowledge@Wharton website -

    There is a Spanish / Portuguese version –

    Chinese –

    Arabic –

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