Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Why Online Courses?
Created by Harold Jarche
There has been a revolution in free online education. This can benefit each of us. Is there an area where you would like more information? An area you are interested in but not sure if you want to enroll in a class? Maybe you want to try a class in an area not offered at AUP?
Take a look at some of the free courses available on the web. Some of these may be able to help you in your current coursework as supplementary information.
Today, OpenStax CNX is a dynamic non-profit digital ecosystem serving millions of users per month in the delivery of educational content to improve learning outcomes.
"Udacity is a totally new kind of learning experience. You learn by solving challenging problems and pursuing udacious projects with world-renowned university instructors (not by watching long, boring lectures)."
Tutorials supplied by AUP
"Vast array of tutorials on digital tools"
web design - Microsoft Word, Excel, Office - podcasting - photography - business plans and MUCH more
Higher Education Online
Open Educational Resources
This guide, put together by the American University of Sharjah, should help a great deal to understand what is available and how to create your own helpful site.
Carnegie Mellon University Open Learning Initiative
"The free courses from these schools don't offer a path towards credit, but they are strong resources if you want to learn from some of the best professors in the world."
Courses offered by various universities - Univ. of Pennsylvania, Univ. California Berkeley, Univ. of Michigan, Princeton, Stanford, Univ. Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Univ. of Toronto, Johns Hopkins and more!
"MIT OpenCourseWare is a free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT." There are no degrees, no certificates - there is an opportunity for learning.
Over 1000 free courses, videos, etc
Stanford iTunes offerings
"the iTunes U app featuring Stanford audio and video recordings of lectures (plus supplemental materials, assignments, exams, and posts) from actual courses offered to Stanford students."
TUDelft Delft University OpenCourseWare
"Tufts' course offerings demonstrate the University's strength in the life sciences in addition to its multidisciplinary approach, international perspective and underlying ethic of service to its local, national and international communities"
University of California Irvine
"As a proud member of the OCW Consortium, the University of California, Irvine strives to play a significant role in the contribution to the social welfare of the state, the nation and the world by making high quality UC course materials free on a global scale to educators, students, and self-learners."
University of the People
"University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s tuition-free, non-profit, online academic institution dedicated to opening access to higher education globally. Based on the principles of e-learning and peer-to-peer learning, coupled with open-source technology and Open Educational Resources, UoPeople is designed to provide access to undergraduate degree programs for qualified individuals, despite financial, geographic or societal constraints."
"Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University."