Two of the best providers of Web courses are Open Yale Courses and Coursera, as of 2015. Because so many universities have created their own online course platforms or have partnered with sites to offer their courses, it is more pertinent to look at course providers rather than specific courses.
Open Yale Courses offers a selection of introductory courses that are recorded sessions of actual Yale classes. Several of the courses provide lesson plans, notes and other important documents for students to download. Though these are actual Yale courses, no credit or certification is available. Sessions typically take around an hour, and each course consists of around 25 sessions. Recommended courses include The Philosophy and Science of Human Nature, Financial Markets and Roman Architecture.
Coursera is an online education platform that allows individuals to sign up for classes in any subject. Classes from this platform are provided from a wide selection of universities all over the world and in different languages. Courses typically are videos of instructors lecturing, but they are not recorded before a full class as Yale's are. Some of its recommended courses include R Programming, Think Again: How to Reason and Argue and Rethinking International Tax Law.