Find Free Online Courses (Not for Credit)

FREE online materials of entire courses (syllabus, presentations, assignments, and assessments) published by select universities are available for you. You can use these resources to supplement the learning materials for the courses you are currently taking or learn what you need and want on your own.

Simply click on a major topic heading and browse through the MERLOT collection of Free Online Courses:

Open Education Consortium: A Worldwide Collection of Free Online Course Curriculum

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Higher education institutions around the world have been posting their curriculum for entire courses online and providing people permission to freely use and to use for free the open courseware.

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC’s)

A MOOC is a type of FREE online course aimed at large-scale participation and open access via the web. MOOCs are a recent development in the area of distance education, and a progression of the kind of open education ideals suggested by open educational resources.

ADD Free Course Materials You're Using or Authored Into MERLOT

Are you using free course materials you found on the web in your teaching or your learning? Have you posted free course materials online that are open for others to use? We invite you to catalog these online course materials you use or authored in MERLOT. Your colleagues and students around the world will thank you!


First: Become a member of MERLOT (It will take about 2 minutes and it’s FREE).

Second: Fill out the online form to Contribute a Material. (It will take about 4 minutes the first time and step-by-step instructions for contributing materials (PDF) to MERLOT are available).

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