When the #FeesMustFall movement began, we experienced only a glimpse of how powerful the internet can be. As a matter of fact, for Twitter people, this is a regular thing – something amazing always happens. This is also backed by the overnight “blow-up” of the #TholukuthiHey artist. I am here to show you one more thing that the internet can help you with – apart from making you dance.
Education is said to be the key to success but it is very expensive and NSFAS is not reliable. However, we cannot lose faith yet because the powers that be claim that fee-free education is a possibility.
In the meantime, there are online resources that provide free quality education. I don’t think I have to mention that you can learn almost anything on YouTube. YouTube will not give you a degree but you can always use a skill.
Recently, I came across MIT Opencourseware while searching for programming tutorials. Opencourseware is an initiative by MIT that provides online courses for free. You get lecture videos, lecture notes, assignments and sometimes free textbooks (PDF). All you have to do is download the offline websites (They contain most of the material you find online), go to their internet archive (for videos), and you are good to go. I hope you enjoy your free course! Good luck!