Coursera is the largest MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) provider. They offer classes that are created in partnership with major universities around the world. Classes in science, technology, social sciences, the humanities, and professional development for educators are available. Although access to these classes is free of charge, Coursera charges for verified certificates that can be used as proof of successful course completion.
EDX offers free access to university-level courses. They provide courses developed by top universities in the U.S. and abroad in a wide range of disciplines, but specializing in the sciences. Verified certificates may be offered for a fee.
Unlike edX and Coursera, these are self-paced, with no start or end date. Access to courses are free, but for a fee Udacity provides a “course experience” version of classes, which includes coaching, personal evaluation of special projects, and a verified certificate of completion. Udacity focuses on vocational and professional development courses, as opposed to university classes.
U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services
Free access to official forms, guidelines, news, case status, statistics, and more. An essential resource for aspiring Citizens, and for those looking for help navigating the immigration and naturalization system.
Open Education Consortium
This is an organization that brings together educational institutions that have made resources like syllabi, lectures, learning tools, and tests available for many courses in all types of disciplines. U.S. universities like MIT, Tufts, and Johns Hopkins, as well as institutions all over the world make course materials and resources available online for free. Students can search these materials using this website by institution, by course, or by language and may follow along with the materials and assignments as though they were taking the course at a university.
This is an interactive educational platform designed to teach beginners to code. Courses in seven programming languages are offered as well as forums where coders of all skill levels ask and answer questions. Motivational tools like badges, feedback, and streak counters are used to keep track of users’ progress.