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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. Classes are provided by John Hopkins, University of Michigan, Princeton, Duke, Illinois and Stanford, to name a few. More info can be found at   EdX is a not-for-profit enterprise of its founding partners Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) that features learning designed specifically for interactive study via the web. Based on a long history of collaboration and their shared educational missions, the founders are creating a new distance-learning experience. They have recently partnered with California Berkeley as well.    
The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're 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, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
  Connections Academy, a division of Connections Education LLC, provides a proven alternative to homeschooling—free public school that students attend from home. The mission of Connections Academy is to help each student maximize his or her potential and meet the highest performance standards through a uniquely individualized learning program. We tailor our approach for students of all abilities—preparing students to succeed in school, and in life. This is a unique program that combines:
-Strong parental involvement
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-Flexibility of online classes

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