Coursera is a great place to find free online open courses for personal and professional learning. Coursera currently has more than 600 courses available through its catalog. Most courses include short video lectures, interactive quizzes, and peer graded assessments.
This month Coursera released an updated iPad app and a new Android app. Both apps allow students to browse for courses, register for courses, and participate in courses. The apps also allow students to download course videos to view offline.
Applications for Education
The boom in MOOCs and other online course offerings means that students don't have to go far to find courses to meet their intellectual needs. If you have a high school student with an interest in a subject that your school doesn't offer, Coursera is a good place for that student to turn to for self-guided study.
H/T to The Next Web.