5 Free Online STEM Courses You Should Check Out

Do you wonder if your students’ brains are turning to mush by this point in the summer? Yes, many students have reading lists a mile long to get to before school starts up again in the fall, but as I’m sure many of you know, many of those books never get read, or they’re read nearly all at once right before school starts so that the brain can get minimal usage. Last year, the ‘rage’ of combatting summer learning loss involved mostly e-readers and apps to keep kids interested in reading during the summer.

This year, while I haven’t quite noticed one ‘rage’ or another, I have seen some pretty awesome MOOCS coming down the pipeline. Mostly suitable for older students, these STEM based MOOCS sound really interesting, fun, and not only would they combat summer learning loss, participants will likely learn something really fun and interesting!

Is there an upcoming MOOC you think is great that we haven’t included in this list? Tell us about it by leaving a comment below, mentioning @Edudemic on Twitter or leaving your thoughts on our Facebook page.

Baseball Analytics

Learn about the math of selecting baseball players. You know, like that movie Moneyball.

Genomic Medicine Gets Personal

The human genome is fascinating. Applying it on a personal level is even more fascinating.

Intro to Computer Programming

Computer programming basics – a great place to start.

AI For Robotics

Maybe someday, you can design your own Rosie to clean your house, make your dinner, and serve you up some sass.

Creative 3D Graphics

3-D graphics aren’t just found in your local IMAX theater anymore. And the red and blue flimsy glasses? Well, at least they’re a little bit cooler now (and not so red and blue and cheap). Learn about 3-D graphics in this course.

Intro to Game Design

A must for gamers, you can learn to design your own game! 


  1. Budd

    August 12, 2014 at 10:54 am

    The Computer programming basics link takes you to the 3-D graphics page…

  2. Budd

    August 12, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Intro to Game Design requires $49/month subscription.

  3. Bonnie Arnold

    August 12, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Five free???? Free to me does not include free trial.