Many colleges and universities offer free online courses for students, including giants in the higher-education industry like Harvard and Yale. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the OpenCourseWare program allows students to choose from literally thousands of free online courses ranging from business to art. According to Gizmodo, one course of note is MIT’s “Documentary of Photography” and “Photojournalism: A History of the World in Motion” course.
The course — taught by Professor B.D. Colen — is incredibly practical, offering students plenty of opportunity for hands-on experience. Students write essays and put together photo presentations while learning a little bit about the history of notable photojournalists.
The OpenCourseWare program first started in 2002 with just 50 courses, and as of today there are 2,200 courses available. According to an MIT spokesperson, the program puts up new courses all the time.