MOOC: Massive Online Open Courses
Hundreds of universities have begun to offer their courses free of charge in an online setting. In doing this, they have exponentially increased the number of people benefitting from their schools. There is an incredible variety of courses taught by esteemed professors. Classes can be interactive, and require presentations and conference calls with other enrolled students and the professor who teaches the course, or you can learn at your own pace by downloading the class materials onto your computer.
MOOC’s are a great way to find out your interests and learn about specific topics without committing yourself to a year-long class. Check out these websites for some great available classes in neuroscience: