SkilledUp.com, CourseTalk.com and OnlineLearningReviews.net provide reviews for free online computer courses. The reviews include analytical articles by educators and first-hand accounts from students. Some of the reviews cover online courses in general, while others are reviews of specific courses.
Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, include a wide range of free computer training and computer science courses. MOOCs are university-level courses that serve as an alternative or enhancement to attending physical classrooms. The learning institutions that offer MOOCs include Yale, MIT, Stanford and Harvard, as well as many lesser-known schools.
SkilledUp.com provides a directory of computer science MOOCs and offers an article that compares three of the most recommended providers: Coursera, Udacity and EdX. As of 2015, these providers have the largest catalogs of courses and the largest number of enrolled students.
CourseTalk.com offers in-depth reviews of computer science courses such as CS50, Harvard University’s free online introduction to computer science. The site features student reviews, and the categories reviewed include Content, Instructor and Provider. The course topics reviewed include SQL, Internet History, Algorithms and Data Analysis.
OnlineLearningReviews.net has a general review of online computer training courses that includes links to specific reviews. The subjects covered include programming and software training.