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Open course ware is  a new movement among the academic communities where schools from around the world are providing free lectures, lessons and other learning materials at absolutely no cost.

Open course ware is an initiative in which hundreds of Universities and colleges from many countries have agreed to make their course ware (education materials) accessible to everyone, anytime via the internet for free. Open course ware can be used to achieve specific learning goals or recognised formal qualifications.


Free Online Courses From the University of Washington
The University of Washington has been a leader in online education for more than a decade, delivering courses and programs over the Internet since 2001. Part of that legacy of leadership includes offering a selection of online courses for free to anyone who wants to expand their world through higher education.

The UW currently provides free online courses through a variety of services, including popular online learning platforms such as the Canvas Network, Coursera and edX. Many of these courses are based on popular classes offered by UW degree and certificate programs, both online and in person.

Here you find free online courses and a wide range of related learning content from across Harvard’s school, initiatives and programmes.

So explore Harvard’s extensive, world-class online learning opportunities and follow your intellectual curiosity.

At the MIT Open Courseware site, you'll find a syllabus, various readings, lecture notes, assignments and more. You can download course materials at no cost. It's a fantastic service, with courses covering biology, political science, music, economics and much more. The courseware that you'll find on this site goes beyond the basic video content most other open courseware sites offer.

Yale University also offers open course work at its website known as “Open Yale Courses”. On this site you can explore history, chemistry, Astronomy, and many other subjects.
In Open Yale you can download course materials. You can work through these courses just like you were sitting in the class room. There are few opportunity in the world where you can obtain a free education and this is one of those.  

Caltech offers a website called "streaming theatre" where you'll find a variety of talks by professionals from the Caltech staff and alumni.

Open.Michigan is a University of Michigan initiative that enables faculty, students, and others to share their educational resources and research with the global learning community. 

Open Michigan is set up as a resource for students and faculty to share their own educational resources as well as the research they conduct at the University. 

At Open Michigan, you'll not only find a whole collection of downloadable course materials, but you can also share your own research and materials, or connect with other academics and researchers at the "U-M Open Community".

Another university that offer open courseware is Utah State University. Utah State University offers listing for free courseware under Biology, Human Development, Physics, Psychology, and much more. You will find an amazing variety of downloadable materials and learning opportunities here.

This is also a good place to find other open course ware sites, since the Utah State page lists some of the OCW resources of like Johns Hopkin, Japan OCW alliance and Notre Dame. 

Open Learn from Open University – The Home for Free Learning
This OPEN LEARN is a UK based site offering the Open University. It is a large library of educational material and well worth the time to explore the site to know about subjects of all categories- Health, Psychology, Education, Art, Language, Nature & Environment, Science, Math and Technology..

A Global Network for Open Education-
Open Education Consortium encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a frame work of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness worldwide.

Open education combines the traditions of knowledge sharing and creation with 21st century technology to create a vast pool of openly shared educational resources, while harnessing today’s collaborative spirit to develop educational approaches that are more responsive to learners needs.



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