Free Education

The Free Education is designed to help easily find free online educational resources including audio/video lectures for academic courses, public lectures and events, and other educational materials. It is conceptually divided into three subsections: Audio/video Courses, Public Lectures and Events, and Learn Through Videos. The Audio/video Courses section is a collection of links to free audio/video lectures for academic courses from colleges and universities around the world. It is well-categorized with academic subjects including biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, electronics and electrical engineering, history, literature, materials science, mathematics, physics, and psychology. The Public Lectures and Events section contains a list of links to websites providing free on-demand webcasts of public lectures, seminars and symposiums on current world issues, the latest discoveries in science and technology, humanities, and management. Unlike the Audio/video Courses section which provides information about audio/video lectures for students and professionals, the Learn Through Videos section brings a collection of links to educational videos such as documentary films and lecture videos, which are made for a general audience.

Audio/Video Courses

Physics Mathematics
Biology and Biological Engineering Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Aeronautics and Astronautics
Computer Science and Engineering Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Architectural and Civil Engineering
Earth and Environmental Science Health and Medicine
Economics Business and Management
Philosophy Psychology
History and Human Culture Literature and Linguistics
Political Science Sociology
Law Arts

Learn Through Videos

Arts Earth Science
Physics Mathematics
Biology Chemistry
Economics History
Evolution Literature and Linguistics
Astronomy Engineering
Philosophy Psychology

Open Lectures

MIT OpenCourseWare is one of the largest web-based publications offering free education in the world. It publishes MIT course materials that reflect almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.

Open Yale Courses offers free access to a selection of introductory courses taught at Yale University. The courses include the following subjects: astronomy, biomedical engineering, history, economics, English, philosophy, physics, political science, and psychology.

UC Berkeley Webcast is a huge database of audio/video lectures for academic courses for on-demand viewing via the Internet. The courses cover a variety of subjects containing biology, computer science, electrical engineering, physics, political science, and psychology.

NPTEL Courses provides free web-and-video-based educational materials for basic undergraduate science and engineering courses. The courses include biotechnology, civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electronics and communication, and mechanical engineering.

McGill Univ. COurses OnLine (COOL) offers free audio/video courses in chemistry, biology and computer science. It has been archiving courses and lectures since 2005.

Video & Audio | University of Cambridge offers free access to audio and video lectures from the University's institutions including the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy.

Podcasts from the University of Oxford provides free access to certain course materials and audio/video lectures on a variety of subjects, including chemistry, engineering, humanities, life science, medical sciences, physics, and social sciences.

nanoHUB Courses contains free educational materials about nanotechnology. The courses cover the following subjects: nanoelectronics, NEMS/nanofluidics, nanomedicine/biology, and nanophotonics. offers free education videos on topics such as arts, foreign language, history, literature, mathematics, science, and more.

UCTV offers free on-demand videos of public lectures and events on a variety of topics including arts & music, education, health & medicine, public affairs, and science, from throughout the University of California.

Gresham College on YouTube provides free public lectures on a variety of topics including astronomy, economy, history, mathematics, music, physics, and psychology.

WGBH Forum Network on YouTube offers free online video lectures on a variety of topics, given by the world's leading scientists, educators, artists and authors. offers a large collection of unmediated video drawn from live events, lectures, and debates at universities, think tanks and conferences.

Free education - free access to audio/video lectures for academic courses, public lectures and events, and other educational materials