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Online Educational Resources for International Studies: Open CourseWare

In this guide:

What is OpenCourseWare?

Online course content ranging from lecture slides to assignments and exams that have been made freely available by educational institutions around the world.

MIT OpenCourseWare

MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available on the Web, free of charge. With more than 2,200 courses available, it should offer something for every flavour of international study.


FutureLearn offers a range of free, short online courses from prominent UK universities as well as some other international institutions. Owned by The Open University, the service is currently in beta, and features approximately 40 pilot courses which are accessible via computer, tablet and mobile devices, enabling flexible delivery. Most courses take six to 10 weeks to complete, though some are much shorter. Upon completion, participants receive a record evidencing their learning. Covers a diverse range of subject areas.