Top 10 Universities Offering Free Online Learning

Good news for those who want to advance their education but lack money for tuition! It is possible to earn a degree from a highly reputable university free of charge. Below is a list of the 10 best free university courses (in no particular order) available for you:

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (mit.edu) – MIT is ideal for those looking for a wide range of free courses offered online. The university’s OpenCourseWare project has more than 1,750 free courses that are in text, audio and video formats. OpenCourseWare is used by students worldwide, most of whom say they would recommend the site to other students.

2. Stanford (stanford.edu) – Stanford University, one of the world’s top universities, has teamed up with iTunes U to offer access to Stanford courses, interviews and lectures. Available courses can be downloaded and played on iPods, Macs and PCs and can also be burned to audio CDs and played in CD player.

3. University of California, Irvine (uci.edu) – UC Irvine, recently teamed up with the OCW Consortium to offer free university level courses online. Although currently there are only a few courses to choose from, the list is rapidly growing. Course materials include lecture notes, assignments as well as exams.

4. Open University (open.ac.uk) – Open University’s (UK) OpenLearn website offer both undergraduate and graduate learners free access to learning materials. The materials cover a wide range of topics, such as IT and computing, education, mathematics and statistics, science, health, business and more.

5. University of California, Berkeley (berkeley.edu) – For almost a decade, the University of California, Berkeley has been providing live webcasts of a number of courses including IT, legal studies, engineering, philosophy, psychology and astronomy. Many of the university’s courses, are currently available as podcasts and webcasts.

6. Carnegie Mellon University (cmu.edu) – Carnegie Mellon University’s program called Open Learning Initiative (OLI) offers several free online courses. OLI courses are aimed to allow introductory college level students to learn about a particular subject without formal instruction. Courses cover a wide range of topics, such as economics, biology, French, statistics and physics.

7. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (kutztownsbdc.org) – The Kutztown University of Pennsylvania has a resource centre, Small Business Development Center, that boasts the web’s largest collection of free business programs.

8. Utah State University (usu.edu) – Utah State University is also a good choice for those looking for free online courses. The university offers a number of download-able text-based courses ranging from physics to anthropology and theatre arts.

9. University of Southern Queensland (usq.edu.au) – University of Southern Queensland, Australia, offers free online courses through its OpenCourseWare initiative.

10. Tufts University (tufts.edu) – Tufts University, a private research university in Medford/Somerville, near Boston, Massachusetts, has OpenCourseWare that is available free to everyone. Course materials include lecture notes, assignments and other supplementary materials.

Funny Games Help to Reduce Stress

If you are in stress, all you need is a reliever from stress. Did you know that playing games can be an effective method to relief you from stress? To get relieved from stress, all is required is to set your mind free and allow it some time to get relaxed. So, any activity, which is recreational, is a nice way to sweep away stress.

People have adapted the concept of playing online funny games as a pleasing recreational activity. For this reason, there are several websites which upload mini games so that their user visits their sites more often. The user also gets benefited by playing online games. He or she gets the advantage of relieving the mind from a stress state. And the benefit of the owner of the website is that he gets to earn money when the users play games on the site. Hence, it is a mutual beneficial business.

Playing these games on computer is a popular method to release the stress from the mind. When you purchase a personal computer or laptop, the manufacturer has already inserted a few of the funny games in them so that the users can get the taste of games besides using the computer and/or laptop for other works. How would a person get to know how sugar tastes if he did not get the chance of tasting it ever! These games are not wastage of time. They are regarded as mind relievers.

It does not imply that the These games are not designed to relief the minds from stress and played only by people who are stressed most of the times. These games are designed in such a way that it creates a competitive environment which gives the players a challenging platform. It is mostly useful for the children as these games can develop their sense of challenging competitions, which is going to help the kids in the future to face several difficulties of life besides sharpening their little brains.

The games teach the kids to make decisions in the games during critical situation. The player of funny games would get to learn how to keep oneself from panicking and being nervous during a terrified situation. It teaches the child to keep a cool head even in the most difficult circumstances and take a step by making up the mind. The kid is free of tension as he is enjoying playing a game, by learning so many things subconsciously in a fun way by playing funny games.

The funny games have no age limitations and every person, of any age, will surely be benefited somehow by playing the games. Various funny games are available over the internet. You can play the games being online, or download them for later use.

Games, mostly funny games are for everyone, not limited to children or adolescents only. Old and retired people find funny games a pleasing way to pass their leisure time and the games keep their minds and brains active.

Funny Games – Preview of Lucha Fury

If the American wrestling is currently enjoying some popularity among youngsters, you should know that one of its derivatives is emerging. Its name is Lucha Libre (free wrestling in Spanish) and is a veritable institution in Mexico. The particularity of Lucha Libre is that fights are much less focused on violence to focus on performance and aerobatics. The other feature is that all the fighters in the ring wear masks hiding their entire face. Summing up: Mexico, masks and a touch of caricature, here comes Lucha Fury!

The four heroes in the game are all specialists in Lucha Libre, we do not know yet their exact names. Our foursome (a fifth will be eventually unlocked) all live together in a landfill in Mexico, drinking their favourite energy drink. Everything was quiet, until the four brave heroes discover that a global conspiracy is to prohibit their definitely loved energy drink. It does not take longer to take to the streets and wrestle with other masked enemies.

In the game world, absolutely everyone is masked. Have you ever fought a masked giant piƱata or a 6 feet tall masked pig? You haven’t seen anything yet! The developers have promised that everything will be done to avoid the pitfall of the traditional beat ’em all: the repetitiveness. And to do that, some enemies will be totally invincible. Like those mariachi that will rise consistently after any move. To get rid of them, you have to be creative.

In Lucha Fury, the cooperation between players is emphasized. For example, with two players on the same screen, it will be possible to perform combos by playing a Keep Away game, tossing the enemy to each other. Or to grab a teammate to make a destructive splash in the midst a group of enemies. These two-player combos are very simple, because the keystrokes are displayed on the screen. Once both players have pressed the keys, the action comes together. Simple, fast and efficient.

But what is even more charming beyond this tantalizing gameplay is the graphics of Lucha Fury. It’s beautiful, colourful, beautifully animated… a real treat for the eyes. Its cartoonish style already places it at the top of the games to be downloaded on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.

The game release is scheduled for early next year.