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8 great (and free!) free online courses

A catalog of some of the most interesting online classes born in and around America’s college town, from building a website to cooking with culinary legends.

WHETHER YOU’RE A COLLEGE STUDENT or a lifelong learner, the emergence of MOOCs — Massive Online Open Courses — has been good news for your brain and your wallet. MOOCs let thousands of students at a time enroll in courses at some of the world’s top institutions, requiring little more than an Internet connection and a spirit of curiosity. Here, some of the most interesting MOOCs and other online courses you can take that were born in and around America’s college town.

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