OER SEARCH ENGINES AND REPOSITORIES
Repository of free online lectures and courses from institutions such as Harvard, Berkeley, MIT, Yale, Oxford, Princeton or Stanford. Various subjects: STEM, Economics, Management, Marketing, Accounting, etc.
Since it is a search engine as well as a review site for free online courses, Class central might be a good starting point for anyone new to the world of online self-education. You can browse the directory by universities, subjects or languages.
MY MOOC COURSE ADVISOR
More than 450 course providers of courses in English, French and Chinese.
OPEN EDUCATION CONSORTIUM
Global network of more than 250 academic institutions around the world which provide free and open access to education and knowledge. Their search engine can be a good starting point for OpenCourseWare (OCW) materials.
OER, OCW AND MOOCS
AFRICAN VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY
Leading Pan African eLearning Network in with more than 53 Partner Institutions in Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone Africa. Earn degrees and certificates in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology among other disciplines.
As of early 2018: 160 university partners across 29 countries, hundreds of specializations and courses in business, computer science, data science, and more; affordable university-recognized online degree programs degree.
A leading MOOC platform with more than 90 global partners which include world’s leading universities, nonprofits and institutions as course providers.
More than 100 UK universities, international partners, specialist organisations, centres of excellence; study online and earn degrees towards postgraduate degrees and certificates from leading universities.
Practice exercises and instructional videos in mathematics, biology, medicine, computer programming, economics, finance, test preparation such as the GMAT, etc and translated in more than 30 languages.
Free lecture notes, exams, and videos from thousands of MIT courses, covering the entire MIT curriculum. No credit or certificates offered but the complete courses can be downloaded for later.
OPEN LEARNING INITIATIVE
Free online courses and materials developed at both Carnegie Mellon and Stanford Universities. Depending on the course, they are available either on Carnegie Mellon's OLI platform, or the Stanford Open edX platform, or both. Topics: STEM, social, computer and statistical sciences.
Stanford University OLI
Carnegie Mellon University OLI
not-for-profit organization which exists since 1999. American style university level free courses available in English as well as in eleven other languages provided the course has been fully translated into that language. Subjects: accounting, economics, IT, management, nursing, finance, law, agricultural sciences, etc.
College-level STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education.
This is a non-exhaustive list which focuses on the MOOC platforms developed by some of the world's leading academic universities. Any suggestion to enhance it is welcome and appreciated.
SPECIAL MENTION FOR AGRICULTURAL E-LEARNING TOOLS
Some of our Facebook page subscribers expressed a desire to find online resources for agriculture and food security students. Please find below a couple of e-learning providers dealing with these topics.
FAO E-LEARNING CENTRE
e-Learning materials, self-study tutorials and wide-range of job aids to get you started in applying what you have learned from this United Nations specialized agency, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
UNCCD KNOWLEDGE HUB
Knowledge hub on topics and issues such as desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD), sustainable land management (SLM) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), created by the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification