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 semester, we’ve compiled a listing of free resources that will 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free classes on island
“Sourdough for Slackers” – The West Tisbury library presents a two-part livestream instructional sourdough course led by Moira Silva. Classes will meet virtually through Zoom on April 1st and April 8th from 1-2:30pm. Class will be limited to 12 participants. Please contact the library’s program coordinator Olivia to sign up: email@example.com.
Online Ukelele Lessons with Andy Herr – The West Tisbury Library is running a free series of five intermediate ukulele lessons with instructor Andy Herr on the online platform Zoom. Classes meet Thursday from 5-6 pm starting April 2nd through April 30.
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
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
CINEMATOGRAPHY – Free classes being offered at the Hurlburt Academy and MZed
For information and links related to the Coronavirus pandemic, go to our COVID-19 resource hub.