Free Online Courses for Students

Published On: August 3rd, 2016·By ·

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How would you like your students to have access to thousands of free online courses from top-notch institutions? It's possible with help from Coursera.

Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take. Courses are open to anyone, and financial aid is available. Watch short video lectures, take interactive quizzes, complete peer graded assessments, and connect with fellow learners and instructors. – Coursera

Free Online Courses for Your Students

Check out Coursera for free online courses.

There are hundreds of course subjects available at Coursera. Your students can choose from anything from arts, to STEM, to world languages. There is something for everyone, whether you're looking to learn HTML to build your own website, or brush up on your writing fundamentals. Plus, what better way for students to prepare for college and their future careers by taking an online course from a top-notch institution such as Stanford, Indiana, Duke, or John Hopkins University?

Not all of the courses are available for free, as some do have a fee involved. However, due to Coursera's mission, they strive to provide access to anyone who cannot afford it via scholarships. Apply for financial aid here.

Are you interested in some online courses for your own growth and development as an educator? SimpleK12's Community provides online training to over 700,000 educators from around the globe. Receiving certificates for your CEUs or PLUs has never been easier, or more engaging, than it is with our trainers over inside the Community. To learn more about how to get started, click here and watch this brief orientation video. I also encourage you to register for a free online event to experience first-hand what SimpleK12 and The Teacher Learning community are all about!

Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at

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