I came across Coursera recently and have signed up for a few of their courses – you might want to take a look for yourself and spread the word. This absolutely rocks my boat; 16 tip-top universities and their leading minds are delivering online courses across a wide range of disciplines for free. Why? They want to empower people with education – this is what they have to say:
We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.
Through this, we hope to give everyone access to the world-class education that has so far been available only to a select few. We want to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.”