World History OpenCourseWare Education School Rankings
You don't have to enroll in a formal program to study world history. There are plenty of colleges, universities and education websites that offer free world history courses online. Here is a ranking of the best world history OpenCourseWare on the web. Schools offering American History degrees can also be found in these popular choices.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers over 70 free world history courses through its renowned OpenCourseWare program. Most courses include assignments, lectures, reading lists, text, quizzes and exams. Nearly every course is translated into multiple languages.
#2 The Open University
- Late Nineteenth Century Britain and America
- Europe's Awakening
- French Revolution
- History as Commemoration
Britain's Open University provides access to several free world history courses at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. Courses are mainly text-based, usually taking between 10 and 20 hours to complete.
- Ancient Greece
- Ancient India
- 17th Century England
- Holocaust History
- The British Empire
Suite101 offers an eclectic collection of free online world history courses. All courses include multiple lessons and links to other resources. Students may also benefit from the hundreds of supplemental articles provided by Suite101 writers.
#4 History Channel
The History Channel website offers access to free study guides intended to supplement History Channel Classroom programs. Other features of the site include free videos about nearly every world history topic imaginable.
#5 University of Notre Dame
- African American History
- Islamic Societies of the Middle East
- Jews and Christians throughout History
There are currently several free history courses available through Notre Dame's OpenCourseWare Pilot Project. All of the offerings are quite unique and include materials such as lectures, reading lists, assignments and other educational resources.
#6 UMass Boston
The University of Massachusetts at Boston History Department provides free history courses through its OpenCourseWare program. In addition to lectures and text, the courses feature assignments, reading lists and other valuable educational materials.
#7 About U
N.S. Gill, the About.com Ancient History Guide, has created several free history courses. These courses can be delivered to your email address daily or weekly, and students of these courses may discuss what they've learned in a community forum.
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