There are many programs available at no cost to Soldiers, Family Members, veterans
and civilians that are designed to improve one’s basic knowledge of math and English
and to provide content mastery that can be used to successfully pass national testing
programs examinations offered by CLEP and DANTES or to take and pass credit bearing
courses offered by colleges and universities. A recent trend within higher education is
the offering of MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses by many of the leading colleges
and universities in America and from around the world. MOOCs are offered at no cost
and do not result in the award of college credit, but do provide the user with incredible
The following list does not capture all of the options available to you, but is provided
as a starting point in your self-development journey. Each icon is a hyperlink that will
take you to the organizations website for more detailed information on their services.
Note: The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S.
Army of the Web site or the information, products or services contained therein.
The U.S. Army does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may
find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of
this Army Web site.
At no cost to the individual or their organization, all active duty soldiers, members
of the National Guard or Reserves, Department of the Army civilian employees,
and USMA and ROTC cadets are authorized to access over 5000 Information
Technology, Business Skills, and Interpersonal Skills courses from any location,
around the clock (24/7). All you have to do to use Army e-Learning is get an
AKO account and complete your registration through ATRRS (you do NOT need
an ATRRS Logon ID/Account to register). Be sure to browse the
Army e-Learning Course Catalog to see the courses available to you.
We believe in connecting people to a great education so that anyone around
the world can learn without limits. Coursera is an education company that
partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses
online for anyone to take, for free. Our technology enables our partners to
teach millions of students rather than hundreds. Classes offered on Coursera
are designed to help you master the material. When you take one of our classes,
you will watch lectures taught by world-class professors, learn at your own pace,
test your knowledge, and reinforce concepts through interactive exercises.
We offer courses in a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine,
Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many
others. Whether you're looking to improve your resume, advance your career,
or just learn more and expand your knowledge, we hope there will be multiple
courses that you find interesting.
A free world-class education for anyone anywhere. Khan Academy is a
not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing
a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources
are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler,
principal, or an adult returning to the classroom after 20 years. Khan Academy's
materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge. Course
offerings are continually expanding; courses are available in Math, Science,
Economics and Finance, Humanities, and Computer programming. Students
can make use of their extensive library of content, including interactive challenges,
assessments, and videos from any computer with access to the web.
A complete list of massive open online courses (Free Online Courses) offered
by many of the best universities and agencies.
The Online Academic Skills Course (OASC) for Military Success and the College
Placement Skills Training (CPST) for College success are available to Service
members, DoD civilians, and family members, to help prepare for college, build
academic skills, and prepare for exams such as CLEP or DSST. CPST is especially
helpful for those beginning their college program as most colleges require students
to take placement exams prior to enrolling in English and math classes. The
courses are self-paced and customized based on your answers on a pre-assessment.
Lessons utilize interactive exercises such as drag-and-drop matching, video
games style multiple choice, and dynamic flash cards. Quizzes and practice
problem sets also help students gauge their mastery of the material. Lessons
include the following areas: English and Language Arts, Essay Writing and
Math (basic and college level math)
O*NET is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database,
containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is
available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation.
Information from this database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, an interactive application for exploring and searching
occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments
for workers and students looking to find or change careers.
Service to School (S2S) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides free application counseling to military veterans to gain admission into top
Funded by the DoD MWR Library Program, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program,
Army General Library Program, and Navy General Library Program. Tutor.com
provides homework and study help from a professional tutor any time you
need it. It is FREE for students in the Army, Navy, Air Force Marines, National
Guard and Reserve families. Expert tutors are online 24/7 and available to
help in more than 16 subjects, including test prep, proofreading, Math, Science,
English, and Social Studies.