We all leave school at some point, but that doesn't mean that we have to stop learning.
A number of prestigious universities offer free online courses to the general public. Many are self-directed and are available year-round, so you can attend and participate when your schedule allows.
We'll share three of the most popular free course platforms below.
Harvard University offers a comprehensive, free online course catalog. The catalog includes a broad range of courses in liberal arts, sciences, business and engineering. Students can choose from courses that range from video game development to the history of the London cholera epidemic of 1854.
Stanford offers a wide variety of free online courses that are open to anyone. The courses cover a wide range of topics, from medicine to computer science and business. The online courses are taught by Stanford professors, and include lecture videos, quizzes and assignments. They are self-paced, so you can start and stop them at any time.
Georgia TechGeorgia Tech's math and engineering programs are some of the best in the country, and its students have access to excellent resources. Georgia Tech has offered free online courses in STEM subjects since 2012, covering everything from intro to machine design to advanced data structures.