Community Resources: ACE MV’s Free Online Learning Hub

We’re here for you.

As Martha’s Vineyard’s community resource for adult education, ACE MV is here to help in every way we can. In addition to organizing remote classes for this and upcoming semesters, we’ve compiled a listing of free resources that can help you navigate your options.

Watch this space… new links will be added as they are discovered.
Please feel free to contact us with suggestions or questions at

Free classes on island

Our wonderful local libraries are offering loads of free online classes and webinars. See a partial list at — search by category and choose “Learning”.

If you would like us to add a link to your free class held on Martha’s Vineyard, please email us at

Free university courses

Learning How to Learn: Powerful Mental Tools to Help You Master Tough Subjects – in progress, but can be joined at any time.

Yale’s wildly popular ‘happiness’ course is now being offered for free online: The Science of Well-Being. Begins March 30, join any time.

Want to learn how to manage the stress of the Coronavirus Pandemic? Oregon State University is offering a free public undergrad course called Punch Through Pandemics with Psychological Science. Begins March 30 and runs for 10 weeks, join at any time.

edX – a comprehensive selection of FREE online courses from Harvard, MIT, and more. In some cases students can pay for completion certificates and credentials.

Coursera – Online courses from universities around the world. Much of Coursera’s content is free—though you can also upgrade to a paid plan to receive official course completion certificates or even enroll in online degree programs.

The Great Courses Plus – this site is offering a 30 day free trial.

Class Central – if you’re not sure where to start or even what you want to learn about, browse Class Central, which aggregates courses from several of the platforms listed here. You can search by subject or school to see the options available across Coursera, edX and more.

Class Central’s founder recently shared this categorized list of 450 free online Ivy League university courses.

Free general interest classes

LinkedIn Learning – currently offering 16 free classes about remote working, including Time Management, Productivity, learning WebEx and Zoom, and more.

Khan Academy – Free online classes including personal finance, math, science, engineering, history and more.

Rosetta Stone – If you have a child in K-12, you can learn a language together for free, thanks to Rosetta Stone’s free three-month access for students.

Free classes in specific subjects

NURSING“Acute Care Nurse Aid/Patient Care Technician” online course FREE from Jefferson Community & Technical College – starting April 1.

PHOTOGRAPHY – “Exposing Digital Photography” from the Harvard Extension School

ART“Stuck at home? Take free drawing classes from famous illustrators”

CINEMATOGRAPHY Free classes being offered at the Hurlburt Academy and MZed

PLAYWRITINGPlaywright Lauren Gunderson is offering a free class via Facebook live.

FITNESS“Where to go online for free home workouts, from cardio to yoga”

For information and links related to the Coronavirus pandemic, go to our COVID-19 resource hub.