Academic Earth Alternatives

    Academic Earth is described as 'offers free access to video courses and academic lectures from leading colleges and universities' and is an website in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Academic Earth, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including iPhone, iPad, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Khan Academy, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to Academic Earth are Coursera (Freemium), edX (Free), Wikibooks (Free, Open Source) and Wikiversity (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 3, 2021

    1. Khan Academy is not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
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      We are committed to making the best education in the world freely available to any person who seeks it.
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    2. Based on a long history of collaboration and their shared educational missions, the founders are creating a new distance-learning experience. Anant Agarwal, former Director of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, serves as the first president of edX.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      Wikibooks is a Wikimedia community for creating a free library of educational textbooks that anyone can edit.
    3. Wikiversity is a Wikimedia Foundation project devoted to learning resources, learning projects, and research for use in all levels, types, and styles of education from pre-school to university, including professional training and informal learning.


    4. Online university-level technical courses. We believe university-level education can be both high quality and low cost. Using the economics of the Internet, we've connected some of the greatest teachers to hundreds of thousands of students all over the world.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      CourseFinder helps you find the course that’s right for you. Whether you're looking for a job, changing careers or just looking for a course to develop your hobby, CourseFinder is the perfect place to start.
    5. University of the People is the world’s first tuition-free, non-profit, online academic institution dedicated to opening access to higher education globally for all qualified individuals, despite financial, geographic or societal constraints.
    6. Open Yale Courses (OYC) provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University.
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    7. The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a collaboration of higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model.
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