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Lifelong Learning - Free Online Courses



 "Educate and inform the whole mass of our people...They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."   Thomas Jefferson


All ages

Kahn Academy    "Our mission is to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. All of our resources are completely free forever, regardless of whether you're a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology."


1. UniversalClass™ - has over 500 online continuing education courses ranging from genealogy, medical billing/coding, gardening, accounting, resume writing, photography, Microsoft Office to parenting.  These online courses are taught by dedicated instructors sharing their knowledge on almost any imaginable topic.  Free for North Country Library System (NCLS) patrons.  To register,enter your NCLS library card number in the "Enter Code" field.

You can enroll in up to five courses at a time and have up to six months to complete each course.  These are online courses so you must have access to the Internet.  Each course has a real instructor whom you may communicate with using email.  You attend classes online and do assignments on your schedule.  These are non-credit courses and are provided for your personal enrichment. They are not intended to be a substitute for any state, government, licensing, or educational requirements.

2. edX: Free online courses from top universities like Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, etc.

3.Coursera: Free online courses from top universities.

4. Ted.com  Enlightening and informed discussion on a broad collection of topics


1. Starfall.com: Lots of fun activities, games and e-books for children in preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL).

2. ABCya.com : Free educational games for elementary school children.  All children's educational computer activities were created or approved by certified school teachers. All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to learn.

3. Summer Reading at New York Libraries: Word games, puzzles, crafts and booklists to encourage kids and teens to read as well as resources for parents and educators.

4. Kids.gov: U.S.  government's official web portal for kids. Learn about our 50 states, U.S. Presidents and other educational subjects like Arts, Math, and History.