Free Online Information and Communication Technology

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Students of Information and Communication Technology learn about the ways that television industries, the government, and web designers (among others) use modern technology to communicate and to store information. With Open Courseware from top universities, you can study these topics without the steep tuition.
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Free Information and Communication Technology Courses

There are a number of online Information and Communication courses offered free by top universities, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Open University and the University of Michigan.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

MIT's Open Courseware possesses a few courses in Information and Communication Technology. Courses focus on particular pathways for information: communities, cities, and the labor market. Another course, Introduction to Communication, Control and Signal Processing, focuses on probability basics, correlation funcitons, and modal analysis, among other complex concepts.

The Open University

Through the Open University, self-motivated learners can encounter courses on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) applied in a variety of ways, from government databases and verification systems to internet searches to network signal devices (including radios).

University of Michigan

The University of Michigan delves deeper into IT as used by the Government in a pair of courses: one focusing on politics, and the other on administration. Learn how democracy is assisted and altered by information technology.

University of Massachusetts (UMass) at Boston

One free course from the UMass Boston is all about effective electronic communication. Modes of communication discussed include audio, video, and forums.

Free Online Information and Communication Technology Courses at a Glance

Course & SchoolProgram LevelFormatAssignmentsQuizzes & ExamsDownloadable
Introduction to Communication, Control, and Signal Processing course from MITUndergraduateTextbookNoYesYes
Information and Communication Technologies in Community Development course from MITGraduateText LessonsYesYesYes
Information Technology and the Labor Market course from MITUndergraduate/GraduateText LessonsYesYesYes
Introduction to Technology and Cities course from MITGraduateText LessonsNoNoYes
Introducing ICT Systems course from Open UniversityBeginnerText LessonsYesYesYes
ICTs: E-Government course from Open UniversityBeginnerText LessonsYesYesYes
Finding Information In Information Technology and Computing course from Open UniversityBeginnerText LessonsYesNoYes
An Introduction To Information Security course from Open UniversityAdvancedText LessonsYesNoYes
ICTs: Device To Device Communication course from Open UniversityBeginnerText LessonsYesYesYes
ICTs: Technology News course from Open UniversityBeginnerText LessonsYesNoYes
ICTs in Everyday Life course from Open UniversityBeginnerText LessonsYesNoYes
Digital Government 1: Information Technology and Democratic Politics course from Unversity of MichiganGraduateTextbooksNoNoNo
Digital Government 2: Information Technology and Democratic Administration course from University of MichiganGraduateTextbookNoNoNo
Using Internet Communications course from UMass BostonUndergraduateText LessonsYesNoNo

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Kaplan University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSM in Information Technology
      • Master: Information Technology
      • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
      • Master: IT/Information Security and Assurance
      • MS in Cybersecurity Management
      • MS in Information Technology - Business Intelligence and Analytics
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
      • BS in Cybersecurity
      • BSIT - Information Management
      • BSIT: Network Admin
      • BS in Information Technology/Information Security and Assurance
      • BS in Health Information Management
    Associate's
      • Associate: Information Technology
      • AASIT: Network Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    2. The George Washington University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Educational Technology Leadership
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Baker College Online

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Leadership Studies - MBA (Master's)
      • Cloud Security Risk Management - MBA (Master's)
      • Cloud Security Risk Management - MSIS (Master's)
      • Information Systems - MSIS (Master's)
    Bachelor's
      • Information Technology and Security - Bachelor
      • Game Software Development - Bachelor
      • Business Intelligence - MBA (Master's)
    Associate's
      • Information Technology - Associate
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Regent University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
      • Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology - General
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology - Information Security
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Penn Foster Career School

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Career Diploma: PC Maintenance and Repair
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Georgetown University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Lewis University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Computer Science
      • MS in Computer Science - Intelligent Systems
      • MS in Data Science - Computer Science
      • MS in Computer Science - Cyber Security
      • MS in Data Science
      • MS in Data Science - Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Saint Joseph's University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Business Intelligence & Analytics
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
      • HS Diploma
      • High School with a Concentration in Information Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Utica College

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Professional Studies in Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis
      • MBA - Cyber Policy
      • MBA - Cybersecurity
      • MBA Economic Crime and Fraud Management
      • MS in Cybersecurity - Computer Forensics
      • MS in Cybersecurity - Cyber Operations
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Cybersecurity - Cyber Operations
      • BS in Cybersecurity
      • BS in Cybersecurity - Information Assurance
      • BS in Cybersecurity - Network Forensics and Intrusion Investigation

Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

Kaplan University

  • MSM in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Associate: Information Technology

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The George Washington University

  • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Educational Technology Leadership

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Baker College Online

  • Leadership Studies - MBA (Master's)
  • Information Technology and Security - Bachelor
  • Information Technology - Associate

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Regent University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

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Penn Foster Career School

  • Career Diploma: PC Maintenance and Repair

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Georgetown University

  • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management

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Lewis University

  • MS in Computer Science
  • MS in Computer Science - Intelligent Systems
  • MS in Data Science - Computer Science

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Saint Joseph's University

  • MS in Business Intelligence & Analytics

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