Do any universities offer free online courses?


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Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University offer free online courses through the website they founded, edX. Another website that offers free courses is Coursera, which has courses from universities, such as the University of Chicago, University of California at Irvine, University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University. These platforms also offer free courses from international schools, such as McGill University in Canada and University of Copenhagen in Denmark.

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As of July 2015, edX offers more than 500 online courses in areas, such as math, humanities and computer science taught by more than 1,200 faculty members. As with edX, Coursera partners with universities throughout the world, such as China, Turkey and the United Kingdom, and offers courses in languages other than English.

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