Homeschooling or homeschool (also called home education or home based learning) is the education of children at home, typically by parents or by tutors, rather than in other formal settings of public or private school. Homeschooling can be used as a form of supplementary education, a way of helping children learn, in specific circumstances.

However, homeschooling is not only for children, it is also open to high school students looking to get ahead before going to college; college students looking for an affordable, engaging alternative courses; and professionals looking to update their skills or shift careers. There are many free homeschooling websites that offer multiple courses online for anyone to take, anytime, anywhere for free.

1. Coursera

Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer world-class education online accessible to anyone. At Coursera, they offer courses in a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others.

Coursera www_coursera_org

2. Udacity

Udacity is the future of online higher education. They offer accessible, affordable, engaging classes that anyone can take, anytime. At Udacity, you will be learning new technology, modern mathematics, science, and critical thinking.

Udacity www_udacity_com

3. e-Learning for Agriculture and Fisheries

The e-Learning for Agriculture and Fisheries is a major component of the Philippine’s agriculture/” title=”View all articles about Department of Agriculture here”>Department of Agriculture‘s e-Extension Program, with the Agricultural Training Institute as the lead implementing agency, in collaboration with other government agencies, state universities and colleges and non-government organizations.

e-Learning for Agriculture and Fisheries offer courses in crops, livestock & poultry, fisheries, social technology and sustainable agriculture. After finishing the course, a certificate of completion will be given.

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4. MITOpenCourseWare

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

Through OCW, educators improve courses and curricula, making their schools more effective; students find additional resources to help them succeed; and independent learners enrich their lives and use the content to tackle some of our world’s most difficult challenges, including sustainable development, climate change, and cancer eradication.

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5. OpenCulture

Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Open culture gathered great amounts of intelligent audio and video contents scattered across the web and centralize this content, curate it, and give you access to this high quality content whenever and wherever you want it.

Visit OpenCulture free online courses with 160 Free Textbooks (aka open textbooks) that you can browse or download for free!

Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Sources: wikipedia.org, coursera.org, udacity.com, e-extension.gov.ph, ocw.mit.edu, openculture.com