Top 5 Essential Online Courses That Are Free

1. Justice — Michael Sandel (Harvard)

 Honestly, this course is worth watching just to witness one among the simplest teachers of all time. Sandel teaches ethics , not always known for being the foremost gripping topic. Yet the lectures are compelling, as students debate real-world examples that illustrate philosophical principles.

What impresses me most is Sandel’s ability to show esoteric points through Socratic dialog together with his students, using their own reactions for instance the philosophical principles he wants to show . There’s a reason this class is one among Harvard’s hottest among incoming freshman. Now you don’t got to attend Harvard to require it.




2. Physics — Walter Lewin (MIT)



3. Learning How to Learn — Terrence Sejnowski and Barbara Oakley (UCSD)

Coursera’s hottest course, this one also happens to be taught by my friend, Barbara Oakley. The course is engaging and straightforward to follow, using neuroscience and psychology for instance the principles for studying better.

I have to admit, when this course first came out, i used to be a touch nervous since my income depends tons on my very own , paid learning course. But, I’ve since come to understand that learning better may be a pretty broad subject, so there’s always getting to be more to show (and learn). Nonetheless, i like to recommend this course as a useful resource!


4. Machine Learning — Andrew Ng (Stanford)

This course started the MOOC explosion, with Ng leaving his Stanford teaching position to launch Coursera. This course has skilled multiple iterations, first as recorded lectures from an actual Stanford class, later as a simplified MOOC and now as a full-blown machine learning educational platform.

I’ve linked to the first Stanford class, as I like better to embed YouTube. The Coursera version is additionally a touch unclear on whether it’s actually free, or whether there’s a little fee. However, you’ll prefer the MOOC version here since it’s newer.


5. Quantum Mechanics — Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman is my all-time intellectual hero. He does an excellent job here of explaining quantum physics — without using any math. i might have thought it had been impossible, but somehow Feynman manages to tug it off. (And barefoot, no less!).

While I highly enjoyed Allan Adams MIT physics class, the maths requirements are fairly steep. the quantity of individuals who both have the maths and physics requirements, but somehow didn’t study quantum physics in their undergraduate education, could be fairly limiting so I didn’t include it here. (That said, the primary lecture of the category is math-free and really well done, so i like to recommend it, albeit you don’t know calculus.)