Last year, Harvard University made almost 70 distance learning courses available for free, helping many people learn new and interesting fields of study during 2020’s tiring quarantine phases. This year, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), another elite centre of higher learning that needs no introduction, is doing the same!
This is a fantastic opportunity for many people holding conventional jobs who may have been impacted by the global pandemic, which is still affecting lives and economies everywhere. MIT has made a whopping 224 courses available which can be audited — attended, but with no credits conferred — at no charge, or students can also choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee.
As of February 25, 2021, MIT’s generously wide range of online courses have been made available completely free on edX. For those interested in enrolling, the long list of comprehensive courses cover everything from machine learning with Python to creating policies for science, technology, innovation, and much more! It goes without saying what an unbelievable opportunity this is.
Some of the best and most sought-after free courses are as follows:
- Machine Learning with Python: From Linear Models to Deep Learning
- Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python
- Policy for Science, Technology, and Innovation
- Shaping Work of the Future
- Tools for Academic Engagement in Public Policy
Have fun browsing through all the listed courses, and know that it’s never too late to pick up a new skill!
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