Want a college education without the college tuition price?
Taking advantage of technological advancements, more and more colleges and universities are offering their course content, faculty lectures, and classroom forums online, via video, audio, and blogs, accessible to the greater community for free.
Click through to find out how you can get a Boston-area college education at no cost.
Description: A “Strong Ethics, Smart Business’’ lecture presented by the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley and featuring former Xerox chairwoman and CEO Anne Mulcahy.
Berklee College of Music
Description: Introduction to Guitar, Introduction to Improvisation, Introduction to Music Production, and Songwriting
Description: Online music lessons developed by Berklee faculty and alumni—Production and Technology, Songwriting and Arranging, Music Business, Music Education, Music Improvisation, Bass, Brass, DJ and Turntable, Drums and Percussion, Guitar, Keyboards, Voice, and Winds
Description: Audio and video programs to download in Arts and Architecture, Athletics, Catholicism, Church in the 21st Century, Communication, Current Events, Economics, Education, Ethnic Studies, Fiction, Gender Studies, History, Ireland, Judaism, Language and Literature, Law, Nursing and Health Sciences, Performing Arts and Film, Philosophy, Physical and Life Sciences, Poetry, Political Science and Government, Psychology, Readings, Religion and Theology, Sexuality, Social Work, Sociology and Anthropology, and Technology
Description: Restoration and 18th Century Poetry: From Dryden to Wordsworth, Spenser and Milton, A Survey of Shakespeare’s Plays, and The Western Canon: From Homer to Milton
Description: Content from Dr. Silvia Arrom (Latin American Studies)
Description: Video, multimedia presentations in Arts, Social Sciences, History, Current Affairs, Literature, Science, and Math from University panels, Alumni College forums, and other special lectures and events
Description: A podcast featuring leading thinkers in the business and management world from the Harvard Business School Press and the Harvard Business Review
Description: MediaBerkman features conversations with and talks by cyber-scholars, entrepreneurs, activists, and policymakers as they explore topics such as digital innovation, government, business, citizenship, the Internet, and other issues in technology.
Description: Content from the Harvard International Review, Dr. John Kimball (Biology), and Dr. Brian R. Little (Psychology)
Harvard Extension School
Description: The Heroic and the Anti-Heroic in Classical Greek Civilization; Bits; Intensive Introduction to Computer Science; Shakespeare After All: The Later Plays; China: Traditions and Transformations; World War and Society in the Twentieth Century: World War II; Sets, Counting, and Probability; and Abstract Algebra
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Description: Courses in Business, Energy, Engineering, Fine Arts, Health and Medicine, Humanities, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Society, and Teaching and Education
Description: Video and audio files for download of faculty lectures, public lectures, and community events.
Description: Video presentations of lectures on Policy Advice to the President
Description: A blog and video presentations on America, Islam & the Middle East
For more information about Northeastern’s Open Classroom Series, click here.
Description: Podcasts from the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science that bring on-campus talks and presentations to the wider community.
Description: Courses in Agricultural Science, Human Pathology, Biology, 3D Design, Pathophysiology, Biosocial Issues, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Force and Strategy, Genetics, Dentistry, Histology, Human Growth and Development, Physics, Law and Veterinary Medicine, Microbology, Nutrition, Public Policy, Ecology and Conservation, and more
University of Massachusetts Boston
Description: Courses in Biology; Chemistry; Communications Studies; Computer Science; Counseling and School Psychology; Critical and Creative Thinking; Early Education Development; Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences; History; Mathematics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Policy; Special Education
Description: Video and audio presentations on topics like writing, politics, social issues, gardening, and books.