Update No. 7: 11. January.2013
Stanford: www.ai-class.com (Certificate of attendance from professors but not Stanford). Additional certification with credits at German university ( Prof. Wolfram Burgard at the University of Freiburg! http://www.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/~burgard/ai_exams/: many international Universities accept such a certificate)
Other free classes at Stanford Engineering.
This course is now offered via udacity: www.udacity.com
Free Courses from worldclass universities by Coursera -coursera.org
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmarshallcrotty/2011/12/21/m-i-t-game-changer-free-online-education-for-all/ (Certificate of attendance not from MIT)
EdX.org: EdX is a not-for-profit enterprise of its founding partners Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Academic Earth: http://academicearth.org/
Khan Academy: http://www.khanacademy.org/ (K12 Education)
Salman Khan actually inspired the Udacity founders to offer a MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) in 2010.
The Open University Learning space (600 free courses also with credits): http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/ See Credit Accumulation and Transfer scheme (CATS):http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Credit_Accumulation_and_Transfer_Scheme. (Remark: Can be transfered into ECTS)
Skillshare is a similar to Udemy. Most courses charge enrollment fees: www.skillshare.com.
Lore http://lore.com/ is another type of plattform to create free online courses. The focus of this plattform is on the community and the social networking between students.
Coursites http://www.coursesites.com/ by Blackboard is another free web-based course platform to attend courses or setup your own.
YouTube Edu: http://www.youtube.com/education
Video Lectures online from reknown universities and other sources such as BBC.
Ted- Ideas Worth Spreading: www.ted.com
The latest in key research projects, findings and insights in less than 20 Minutes introduced in a compelling speech supported by presentations and media. Great resource to learn new things in any academic field.
Free online learning resources:
Open Learning Initiative: http://oli.web.cmu.edu/openlearning/
Learning English Video Lectures:
Online College Classes: http://www.onlinecollegeclasses.com/
Alison (Over 300 Free Online classes at Certificate or Diploma Level: http://alison.com/
Any other university, organisation, instititution offering free education ?
A very well structured and very extinsive list at uncolleg.org – Hacking your Education by Dale J. Stephens:
Recommended Further Reading:
How Free Online Courses Are Changing the Tradional Liberal Arts Education