Search Courses by Subject

Search by Course: A new group of web sites are coming online that allow searches by the subject of the course. For a student that wants to learn accounting a search on the subject will list every online course offering. Often pricing information is also provided. Eventually a student rating system will allow for a cost versus effectiveness assessment.


Do you want to learn about anything. The SkilledUp site has you enter your subject interest, course price range and duration and it will tell everyone who is offering such a course. If you do not like what or how one provider offers the course you are only a click away from an alternative.


Open Education Database. Get free online courses from the world’s leading universities. This collection includes over 4300 free courses in the liberal arts and sciences. Download these audio & video courses straight to your computer or mp3 player.

Knollop: a dollap of knowledge

Navigate the world of online education with reviews, centralized course listings, and your own personal course queue. We’re here to help you find the courses and materials you want, because knowledge is delicious and you should dive right in.


We’ve built SkillAcademy to help employers develop their people, new hires, and future applicants with MOOCs. In other words, the demand side of the job market curates the MOOC content.

Through skillacademy, people can discover 10,000+ free courses by Coursera, edX, Udacity, iTunes U, Codecademy, Canvas Network, and NovoEd.

More importantly is that they can enroll to bootcamps, a selection of courses, focused on acquiring job-needed skillsets.

World Mentoring Academy

This is a site created and maintained by a person who has elected to be  homeless so that he can focus on helping others. An amazing story and a very nice site.

Online Courses

Over 500 courses from the world’s leading universities-right at your fingertips. Put in the topic that you want to study and a guided selection process works your though the various options. You can then create course lists and track your progress.


11 thoughts on “Search Courses by Subject

  1. Pingback: The Industrialization of Education: Guest Post by Bill Sams | | The College of 2020 | Future of Higher Education

  2. I had already cued into a lot of these changes in a hodge-podge manner based on a lot of reading. What I lacked was the overview of how all these changes come together to make the bigger picture of an altered educational paradigm. Thanks for the great summary. What particularly surprised me was not just the changes themselves – but the rapidity of the changes. What I expected would take years is taking merely months.

  3. Extraordinary video. I will be using it for a module on The phenomena of MOOC’s that I am designing for Educational Administration students at Ashland University/Columbus Center. M

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    • Hi Sue, my locked down twitter account is a factor of me not doing anything on Twitter. I just have not gotten into it. However, anyone wanting to follow my thinking regarding online education is encourage to join the EPIC 2020 FaceBook group from the EPIC 2020 home page link. And yes your criticisms of MOOCs are well taken. I expect Coursera to hit a wall sometime this year based on its lack of standards and quality control. Udacity is laying a firmer foundation. The key is that they are trying new things and learning quickly from tens of thousands of students. I have just finished reading Sal Khan’s new book, “The One World School House” and rate it as a tour de force in describing how online instruction can compliment a new system of education. Bill

  6. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be actually something that I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complex and very broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

    • Hi Alexandria; Thank you for your comment. I would encourage you to join the EPIC 2020 Facebook group (the link is on the EPIC 2020 home page, upper right corner) since I post new stuff there first before it winds up on the EPIC 2020 site. The subject is not only broad and complex as you mention, but it is also very dynamic. New approaches and ideas are popping up every week. Many of the major players are moving very quickly but no one is really sure as to where they are going.It is very much like the land rush days of the American west where the covered wagons are racing across the parrie at breakneck speed to a place no one has ever been before. So your feeling are justified and you are in good company. So just hang on and try to enjoy the ride. In the meantime check out “The Avalanche is Coming”,

  7. Hi Bill,, the Homeless by choice is me, and I’m a male. was started a year before Coursera, Udcity, EdX….. and at the time it wasn’t a “Land Rush” I hope they don’t run me over. World Mentoring Academy is a LMS or MOOC<-hate that word. WMA has 170 courses that lead to University credit granting programs (AP/CLEP/DSST/NYU-SCPS etc) Also we have 740 Primary through Graduate level courses. WMA is Free with no outside funding or advertising. The LMS system has lectures, text, assignments, G+ hangouts, forums & Testing.

    • Hi Michael, Gender correction made. My apologies. You might want to contact Skilled Up about their efforts in mentoring both from their Learning Hubs and their efforts regarding Challenges. Also CoLearnr is developing a platform that sits on top of an LMS that allows for the creation of a personalized curriculum. They have some great tracking and assessment systems along the lines of The Khan Academy that can significantly enrich the mentoring process. I would encourage you to contact both organizations directly as they have some stuff in development that would be of interest to you.

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